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Keith LaDue

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  • Scion of Conquered Earth: A Science Fiction Space Opera Adventure

  • By: Michael J. Allen
  • Narrated by: A W Dickson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Alien fighters bombard Earth's ruins. Cannibalistic aerobics instructors hunt the wastes. The last free survivors struggle against starvation and enslavement. It's become a world where friendship costs too dearly and heroics verge on suicide. One young man can't resist either until a fed-up AI steals him off the planet. Alone with only a sarcastic, broken-down starship, he braves a whole new verse full of strange new enemies and tech he barely understands. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! This was a roller coaster ride!!!

  • By Keith LaDue on 12-17-18

Wow! This was a roller coaster ride!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Top tier sci-fi, space opera, thriller, slightly romantic....this book was a very thrilling experience. Elrick's brother's caustic chatter was funny. Now that I have completed the first audiobook, I'm hitting up Audible for the rest of them in the series. I highly recommend this book and series. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • A Steep Price

  • (Tracy Crosswhite, Book 6)
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent character driven mystery!

  • By shelley on 06-27-18

Great Detective audiobook

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I do not normally listen to detective novels, but this one grabbed me and spun me around a few times. I liked the characters, but there were mixed endings, so not so nice. I do recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Al Clark, Book 2: Avalon

  • By: Mr. Jonathan G. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

One thousand people left a failing Earth to embark on a 30-year journey to a promising new world. All passengers were placed in hibernation pods, to be awakened one month before obtaining orbit around their new home. The starship they traveled in was fully automatic and worked almost flawlessly. When they arrived, they found a virgin world of breathtaking beauty, with sparkling water and clean, fresh air. Avalon was paradise. What these pioneering colonists would soon discover is...paradise comes at a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SciFi

  • By Layla on 12-10-18

Great follow up story.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I connected and enjoyed the first audiobook in this series, and that has not changed. I highly recommend this series. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • The Awakening

  • The Judas Curse, Book 1
  • By: Angella Graff
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

The Awakening is a tale of immortals, ancient gods, and a Detective who doesn't believe in any of it. Detective Ben Stanford is forced to come face to face with theology, mythos and everything he refused to believe in as his world is turned upside down by Mark, the immortal Gospel writer, who requests the detective's help in finding his missing companion, Judas Iscariot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good book to read, and an enjoyable listen!

  • By Julia L Hamilton on 05-27-15

Terrific what-if

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I just loved listening to this book! While I am a Christian, I am able to accept this book for what it is. It does get me thinking though. About other what-if's along this same book. I recommend this book to all. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Eagle in Exile

  • The Clash of Eagles Trilogy, Book II
  • By: Alan Smale
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale's gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fine follow-up audiobook in the series.

  • By Keith LaDue on 11-15-18

Fine follow-up audiobook in the series.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I am still eagerly listening to this audiobook series. Again, I highly recommend it. Not sure if I spent a credit or was gratefully supplied a code, so just in case: Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Last of the Nighthawks

  • By: Greg Dragon
  • Narrated by: Cari Scholtens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Helga Ate is finally getting her chance. Chosen for a coveted slot in the glorious Nighthawks, Special Forces, she will certainly be able to prove herself as more than a half-alien outcast. But when her team deploys to the moon of Dyn, tragedy strikes, and Helga is put to the ultimate test - survival. Facing insurmountable odds and escaping torture, Helga and her mentor, Cilas Mec, are forced to face a fate worse than death. Battling brain-eating aliens and human pirates, the odds are stacked against them in every way. The rescue should be coming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic space opera that keeps you wanting more!

  • By richard r reeves on 11-05-18

Great story line :)

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I really liked this audiobook. Fine personality flesh out of the characters, both the "good" and the "bad". I recommend this book and hopefully the series. I will be listening to the next one in the series. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Human Element

  • By: AJ Powers
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The Neuroweb began as the greatest invention since written language. A simple brain implant allowed the user to access information, entertainment, and even pain relief. The Neuroweb was the beginning of a golden age for mankind.... Until it was compromised. Everyone with the implant lost his or her most important commodity: free will. The collective human consciousness was hacked and is now directed by artificial intelligence. Only those without the Neuroweb have a chance of resisting...if they dare. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everybody loves tech until it’s too late

  • By Mary Karowski on 12-04-18

Fine addition to it's genre

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I liked this audiobook very much. Fleshed out, fresh and unique characters. The only thing is that it left me sad and melancholy. Not a HEA book. That said, I highly recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Die by the Blade

  • By: James Mace
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The year is 77 AD. On the frontier of the Roman Empire, a Dacian man named Verus is captured and enslaved during an imperial raid north of the Danube. He is sent to a rock quarry known as The Pit, as one among thousands of fresh slaves needed to mine marble for Emperor Vespasian's new amphitheater. Funded by spoils taken during the Siege of Jerusalem, the Emperor promises it will be the largest gladiatorial arena ever; his personal gift to the people of Rome. Requiring years of herculean labor and millions of cubic feet in stone, Vespasian's son, Titus, worries if his father will live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cool Gladiator story

  • By KD on 11-16-18

Second attempt to review this fine audiobook

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I really am interested in this time period of history. I am fully aware that most history books are written by the winners. But the fiction about this time period is written from all sides. I believe I am still living under a Caesar now. With the wealth accumulated would have spent to wipe out the death by famine of Roman citizens. There would have been no need for the arena. Anyway, I highly recommend this book . Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Clash of Eagles

  • By: Alan Smale
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Set in a world in which the Roman Empire never fell, Clash of Eagles finds Praetor Gaius Marcellinus leading his 33rd Legion into Nova Hesperia. But there his conception of the world is challenged by encounters with the Powhatani, Iroqua, and Cahokiani tribes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rome invades the United States!

  • By Paul Vasquez on 12-04-18

One of the finest example of Alt-History genre

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This one hooked me in on chapter one. Tremendous, strong, tough character mind-sets. This is the finest audiobook in this genre that I have been exposed to. And I have read my share of Alt-Hist. I highly recommend this top shelf tier book, and I know the series. . Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Henry Gallant and the Warrior

  • The Henry Gallant Saga, Book 3
  • By: H. Peter Alesso
  • Narrated by: Rich Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In the 22nd century, the people of the Solar System have banded together against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, they're losing - badly. As the only Natural remaining in the genetically engineered officer corps of the United Planet's fleet, Henry Gallant has unique mental abilities that have proven essential to the defense against the Titan invaders. Nevertheless his fellow officers lack faith in him, and worse, he has angered prominent men by speaking truth to power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By cosmitron on 10-18-18

I am really enjoying this series.

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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 love following characters as they progress up the chain of command. Very good series in the space opera genre. I recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."