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  • Ascendant

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260

In the three years since former fleet officer Rob Geary and former marine Mele Darcy led improvised forces to repel attacks on the newly settled world of Glenlyon, tensions have only gotten worse. When one of Glenlyon's warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary's decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story while we wait for Blackjack to come back

  • By tekone on 05-28-18

Better than the first

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Feeling fairly positive about book 1, I started book 2 expecting the same slow build up. What a surprise to see parts of blackjack start to surface and a few interesting name drops that will become an important part of Geary’s future. Book 2 is a faster pace with more excitement. Looking forward to book 3.

  • Vanguard

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great begining of a new series

  • By Duncan R Campbell on 05-17-17

Building to something big!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

We all know where this story will eventually lead for blackjack. However how exciting to see him in a new setting and slowly building to his ultimate potential. This new series is going to be good.

  • Tales of Anyar

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 5
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

The Destiny’s Crucible series chronicles the incredible adventure of Joseph Colsco, a college student of no particular importance who is thrust into an unimaginable fate by an accident that couldn’t happen - but did. Cast naked on the planet Anyar, he forges a new life for himself and rises to prominence and responsibilities he would otherwise never have imagined. However, much is left undone and uncertain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Managing Expectations

  • By Bryan on 08-21-18

Really this is book 4.5

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I have no doubt Olan is hard at work getting ready to deliver a true book 5 to this series and really appreciate the release of smaller tales that give us a hint of what is to come. Love the series!

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,222

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

Well rounded story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Well developed with a strong ending that leaves the door open for many more books in the series. I was surprised to find myself worried about the characters and nervous for their fates, a strong trait for a new series.

  • Awaken Online: Evolution

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137

After exiting Awaken Online to find himself holding a knife and standing over two dead bodies, Jason is now being investigated for murder. To make matters worse, Claire has stumbled upon evidence of Alfred's involvement in the incident, and the CPSC is circling - just waiting for Cerillion Entertainment to make a mistake. With his real-life in shambles and his enemies in-game growing in strength, Jason re-enters Awaken Online truly desperate - the game now his only lifeline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome and terrible!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-13-18

Great setup for book 4 and beyond

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Book 3 focuses more on personal character growth of the three major forces in Awaken Online and is surely setting us up for an epic book 4. A bit of a cliff hangar at the end, but nothing terribly unexpected or dramatic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken Online: Retribution

  • Side Quest
  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911

Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank. With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic expansion of the AO universe

  • By Mike on 11-03-17

Great side quest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book entirely devoted to Riley. However, her character and the Awaken Online world is fleshed out nicely here adding many details that continue into book 3. While book 2.5 is not needed to enjoy book 3, it does add many details that will add to your enjoyment and deeper understanding of book 3.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,317
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,309

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great continuation of the series

  • By Melissa and Josh on 09-02-17

As good as book one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Narration continues to be top notch with male and female voices distinguished very well. Great story building and interesting cliff hangar ending. Be ready to grab book three when finished.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken Online: Catharsis

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,608

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life. Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn't expect. In this game, he isn't the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gravely entertaining!

  • By Bryce Bilbo on 04-21-17

Great new series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Great new series on par with Alterworld, The Land, The Gam3, and Way of the Shamen. Written mostly as a YA novel, nearly everything carries over well for an adult listener.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,835

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Interesting enough

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

While not at the same caliber as the Bobiverse series, this novel delivers interesting new concepts on Fermi's paradox and Drake's equation that will make you think. Well written, but just not as entertaining as the Bob books.

  • Odysseus Awakening

  • Odyssey One, Book 6
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Defy the inevitable. Such is the stance of Confederation captain Eric Weston and the crew of the starship Odysseus, patrolling the outer limits of Priminae space, anticipating the Empire's next attacks. Connected with the Terran FTL tech - the transition drive - humanity might stand a chance against the overwhelming forces. Until the entire planetary system goes dark. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Odysseus arrives to find the Empire securing critical intelligence from Priminae ships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • getting repetitive. speed it up Currie!

  • By Brindysam on 01-21-18

Short and sweet

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Most of the book takes place with one battle. I feel the story is returning back to what made the series great. I'll be picking up book seven next.