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  • The Long Road Home

  • A Learning Experience, Book 4
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

In the wake of the Solar Union’s stunning victory over the Tokomak - the masters of the galactic community - humanity has been invited to send a diplomatic mission to the Kingdom of Harmonious Order, one of the oldest and most significant races in known space. It is an opportunity that cannot be missed, a chance to forge ties with a powerful ally. And so a lone starship is dispatched to the galactic core to open discussions. But when that starship runs into a deadly trap, she and her crew must battle their way home before they are merely the first casualties in a renewed war. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book. But the narrator was lacking.

  • By David on 03-05-19

awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

I just want to settle an asteroid in this universe. I loved the suspense. I also like the character development. The captain is definitely not the same afterwards.

  • UnArcana Stars

  • A Starship's Mage Story
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

It has been over a year since the UnArcana Worlds of the Protectorate of the Mage-King of Mars seceded, shattering the unity of the human race. The new Republic of Faith and Reason has raised new banners in defiance of the power of the Protectorate's Mage aristocracy. Now, Hand Damien Montgomery commands a relief mission to a Republic world ravaged by famine. His humanitarian mission collides with a newborn military beginning to flex its muscles - and a newborn nation prepared to accept no violations of its sovereignty, regardless of their needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Joe from New England on 05-23-19

Great

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

Reviewed: 05-23-19

I can't wait till the next book. Things are getting interesting. The audio book can't come off soon enough.

  • Semper Fi

  • The Empire's Corps, Book 4
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Two years after the empire abandoned them on Avalon, Colonel Edward Stalker and his marines have established the Commonwealth, a union of worlds intended to take the place of the vanished empire. But now contact has been made with a remnant of the empire, a successor state controlled by a ruthless dictator bent on crushing the Commonwealth and expanding her rule over the entire galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventures of the Corps Continues!

  • By Philip D. Mann on 02-23-15

Good with some exceptions

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

I wish more of the same characters appeared in the books. I don't feel as interested in the stories without a set of common characters. The author leaves loose ends with some characters.

  • Discovery

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

Exploring New Earth should be a thrilling undertaking. Instead, the more the colonists learn about the planet, the more alarmed they become. Alien ruins hint at a species who fought great wars among themselves and disappeared centuries ago. When Connor Gates discovers a hidden bunker, he finds something he never expected. Everything the colonists have learned about New Earth’s previous inhabitants is wrong. Connor must race to unravel the mystery. The colonists must face the possibility that they are not alone and that New Earth was never theirs for the taking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow unraveling of New Earth mysteries-Disappoints

  • By Donald E. Mansell on 12-06-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I love how this story is progressing. I can't wait till the audio is ready for the next book.

  • Ascension

  • Ascension, Book 6
  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Earth’s greatest protection will become its biggest threat. When the Confederation gathers a grand armada ostensibly to liberate Earth from the Boxans, the crew of the Athena must stop them before it’s too late. Some species believe they can avoid war and endure the oppression of the Confederation while others choose to resist. The Athena and her crew struggle to keep the Star Alliance from splintering apart by offering them something unthinkable. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth every single second

  • By Jerry A. Ryder on 05-22-19

Great Ending

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I loved the ending, but I'm still sad to find the story, and the characters' journeys, at an end. I completely recommend this series.

  • Croma Venture

  • The Spiral Wars, Book 5
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

Upon the ancient drysine moon/city of Defiance, the UFS Phoenix is being rebuilt, but her crew cannot do so in peace. Parren factions jostle for control of not only Defiance, but of the drysine data-core that Phoenix won at such an awful price. But the parren do not lay sole claim to that ancient knowledge, and within the bowels of the machine-city, something long-dead is awakening. While aliens battle, Captain Debogande struggles to decide his next step. Human emissaries beckon him home, while a terrible new threat drives him toward the far edge of Spiral space. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Scott on 02-11-19

I can't wait for the next book!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I loved it. The crew seems to go from bad worse. It seems like SOP for them.

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  • War on a Thousand Fronts

  • Orion War Series, Book 6
  • By: M. D. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

The Allied fleet has stopped the Nietzscheans at Pyra, but the battlefront grows wider day by day. While Sera distributes the Transcend's fleets to protect the alliance, Tanis must come to grips with what happened to her on Pyra's surface. In addition, Bob conveys a number of hard truths that will force her to re-think her role in humanity's future. But the allies' enemies are not sitting idle. General Greer, Justin, the Caretaker, and Airtha are all advancing plans to see their visions of the future come true.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!!

  • By Joe from New England on 10-26-18

Excellent!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I can't wait for the next book. I couldn't stop reading this book. Even though there was a lull in the story, it stopped when it was just getting good.

  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-06-19

The best yet!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This has been the best book in the series. He included more Treecats in the story.

  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

Great.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I really enjoyed the story. I can't wait to read/listen to the next book. I know I'll be eagerly awaiting the 5th book.

  • To Honor You Call Us

  • Man of War, Book 1
  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637

The Terran Union is engaged in a vast interstellar war against the Krag Ruthless aliens intent on exterminating humankind. In 2315, the wily Max Robichaux is given command of the USS Cumberland, a destroyer with state-of-the-art capabilities but a combat record so bad, she’s known as the “Cumberland Gap.” Capt. Robichaux’s first mission: to take his warship to the Free Corridor, where the Krag have secretly been buying strategic materials, and to seize or destroy any ships carrying enemy cargo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the story

  • By Stephanie Pitts on 03-19-14

okay

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I couldn't hear some of it unless I turned up the volume. At times, the story sounds like a macho bravado laced PR campaign.

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