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  • Legion

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 7
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545

A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the Astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the Imperial Army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. But what drives the Alpha Legion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tied with Fulgrim...

  • By Outpatient8 on 10-15-18

Tied with Fulgrim...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

...for best in series thusfar. Timson is a fantastic reader and compliments Abnett's style with skill and flair.

  • Fulgrim

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 5
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Under the command of the newly appointed Warmaster Horus, the Great Crusade continues. Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe, unaware of the darker forces that have already set their sights upon the Imperium of Man. Loyalties are tested and every murderous whim indulged as the Emperor's Children take their first steps down the road to true corruption - a road that will ultimately lead them to the killing fields of Isstvan V....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite, but maybe the best of the Horus Heresy.

  • By Erik Rose on 01-07-18

narrator sucks

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

the narrator makes all the characters sound like pevish fops, not at all like the towering badasses they are supposed to be.

  • Red Team Alpha

  • Crimson Worlds Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Red Team Alpha. An elite military unit. Twenty highly trained veteran warriors, Mars' best. They are capable, dedicated, armed with the best technology Mars has to offer. And they don't exist, at least not officially. Now the team will be called upon to face its greatest test. On a planet in a newly discovered system, there is a mysterious wreck, the remains of an ancient ship. The discovery is a momentous one, first contact and proof that mankind is not alone in the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Race Against Time

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-31-18

WORST READER EVER

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

he never learned proper emphasis or vocal grammar. totally distracting from an otherwise entertaining story.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures, and religions, and it was the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the emergence of Greece and Rome to the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death, the struggles of the Great Game, and the fall of Communism - the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Really Makes the World Go Round

  • By Mom in Santa Fe on 07-29-16

New History?

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

This was meandering coverage of information I'd hardly call "New". I really don't see what all the hype is about.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,796
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,972

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spike makes good

  • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

Dresden is great, Marsters needs polishing

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I think Marsters voice and attitude fit Dresden perfectly. However, he needs to learn how to pronounce several words properly. I know this is early on for the Dresden books and have faith that the distracting pronunciations will get worked out.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,875

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

100% fun!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

this series is totally worth the time. great story, great voicing, great fun! definitely check it out!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,703

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

100% fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

This story is 100% nerdtastic fun and should not be passed up by any self respecting geek.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Pam Grier, Felicia Day, Stephen McHattie, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. "Aces" were endowed with extraordinary powers while "Jokers" were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And 1986 - the 40th anniversary - promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels is king

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-16

Weakest yet

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Day and Grier are really bad actors, voice or otherwise.
Martin needs to calm down with his weird sex focus.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,447

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

Confusing Voice Acting

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Herbert's tale is timeless, influential and must for any fan of literature. However, this production fails his epic by switching between two voice actors for The Baron and Paul.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,021
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,677

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Peggy Beckerdite on 01-04-17

fanboy

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

not bad for a writer that clearly WANTS to be a badass but can't get over his self fanboyism. if nothing else it's good source material for any modern rpg.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful