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  • Iron Dragoons

  • Terran Armor Corps, Book 1
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922

Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery. Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely hands-down favorite

  • By Wes on 11-25-17

Averagely good

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

A story of training armor is ok, but not 100%. compelling. I suppose it sets the scene for subsequent books

  • Iron & Blood

  • The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760

The Federation's military command is desperate, and with their fleet still in tatters, they make a last-ditch effort to free the planet: They pull Captain Jackson Wolfe out of retirement and put him in command of a ship they hope can get past the defending armada and provide support to the beleaguered Marines and civilians fighting on the surface of the contested world. There is no reasoning with this enemy. If the Terran Federation wants their planet back, they will have to pay the price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost finished in one sitting

  • By Thomas Allen on 06-28-17

Premise flimsy but a good story anyway

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

If you can suspend the disbelief of the unlikely military situation it’s a fun story.

  • Celus-5

  • Silver Ships, Book 8
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered, not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Space Opera

  • By Jean on 11-25-17

Getting increasingly silly and contrived.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

to numerous to list really. I skipped several books in the series, and this will be my last.

What was most disappointing about Scott H. Jucha’s story?

Some glaring ommisions in the story line that are out of character (of book characters) and blatantly setting up for another book

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fields of Fire

  • Frontlines, Book 5
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the series!

  • By Mgarneau on 03-02-17

Surprisingly Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

What made the experience of listening to Fields of Fire the most enjoyable?

Starting listening to this book thinking that the story maybe getting a bit tired by book 5 but was pleasantly surprised. A few unlikely and cheesy parts, but overall well worth the listen.

  • Libre

  • A Silver Ships Novel
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

The surviving Méridiens have returned to Confederation space, aided by their recently discovered cousins, the New Terrans. They expect a celebration after their 71-year absence. Instead, they're shocked to find the silver ships have destroyed half the Confederation. The Méridiens are fleeing in advance of the horde of alien ships. But Alex Racine and his crew didn't come this far to run away from humanity's enemy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An entire book about logistics!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-16

An entire book about logistics!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Any additional comments?

Really only a worth a chapter or a short story not an entire book. Endless about the logistics of evacuating a planet. Some interesting elements but not enough to redeem this installment. Some characters are beginning to deteriorate in to cringe worthy stereotypes.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Silver Ships

  • The Silver Ships, Book 1
  • By: S.H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

An explorer tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict. Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart protagonists!

  • By William R. Brown on 05-28-16

A satisfying space drama with enough difference

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Any additional comments?

A good story within the first book. The author has created a good scifi scenario to explore human responses and technology. Occasionally the plot lacks a bit of sophistication, but is mostly very entertaining. The narrator is not great at different voices, but once you learn you need to pay attention to who is saying what, it is possible to follow dialogue.

  • Discovery of the Saiph

  • Saiph, Book 1
  • By: P. P. Corcoran
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

The TDF Marco Polo embarks on its maiden voyage outside Earth's solar system, leading to the discovery of an extinct civilization destroyed by orbital bombardment. Deep underground is a mysterious library of alien secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listening...

  • By Dennis on 08-01-15

Engaging Story

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

Would you listen to Discovery of the Saiph again? Why?

Yes, I'd enjoy it enough to listen in again in a couple of years. The story moved quickly between the important parts, balancing some character development without spending excessive time on it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The parts with military crews sacrifice themselves for the great good was a little moving, Good to see the good guys dying. Makes the story a bit more 'believable' even if the military discipline seems a bit too perfect.

  • Alice

  • Alice Series #1
  • By: Charles Lamb
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 982

Captain Jacob Thomas, USMC, is a divorced combat veteran just trying to get his life back on track. Returning to the marine corps after a failed attempt at reconciliation with his estranged wife, Jake volunteers for a DARPA experiment that catapults him into a future where humanity has been stripped of 200 years of technological advancements and more than half its population. With the help of a faceless benefactor named Alice, he escapes the confines of an abandoned lab facility.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star sci-fi, 1 star lame romance novel

  • By Trudy Owens on 09-27-15

Adolescent

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Story is a collection of simplistic "perfect" scenarios working to elevate humanity ( US centric) toward galactic superiority. Thrown in is a healthy dose of adolescent soft porn scenes. I felt sorry of the narrator wading through much of that. Narrator was reasonable. Overall: Stay away from this unless you are a spotty teenager.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Starfire

  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,272

On June 30, 1908, an object fell from the sky, releasing more energy than a thousand Hiroshima bombs. A Siberian forest was flattened, but the strike left no significant crater. The anomaly came to be known as the Tunguska Event, and scientists have never agreed whether it was the largest meteor strike in recorded history - or something else. Alien artifacts have been uncovered since the 1908 event, and a new star drive is discovered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spy flick meets First contact. :)

  • By Antonio Stevens on 04-27-15

Interesting concepts and story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Enjoyable story with some thought provoking concepts. Becomes a little 'unlikely' at the end. A good narration.

  • Leviathan

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 5
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,713

Two Syndicate World star systems have fallen prey to a mysterious fleet of warships - a fleet controlled entirely by artificial intelligence - that is now targeting Alliance space. The warships are no mystery to Geary. They were developed by his government to ensure security but malfunctioned. If the Syndics learn the truth, the war with the Alliance will resume with a vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Alliance Strikes Back!

  • By Tizroc on 05-05-15

Ok but nothing special

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

Like the previous book - steadfast, it is a quite ordinary addition to the series. Characters continue to be a little infantile and stereotyped. Overall it's ok but better to finish after the first 3 in the series to be left with fonder memories. Narration is very good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful