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  • Privateers in Exile

  • Privateer Tales, Book 16
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Liam Hoffen is used to straightforward missions going off the rails. But when he emerges from a crash-landing, one look tells him he’ll need more than a simple repair job. Having spent years inadvertently trapped in stasis, life has done more than pass him by...it’s dumped his entire team into an alien revolution. Stranded on a rugged world hundreds of thousands of light years from home, Liam and his crew are immediately swept up in incomprehensible planetary politics. Choosing the wrong side to defeat a fresh menace could be the difference between life and death. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost jumped the shark...

  • By fryguy on 01-18-19

Wanted to wash my ears out with bleach

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Terrible. if you like Priveer Tales please stop at 15. This book ruins all you thought about several characters. It also wrecks future stories.

  • A Just Determination

  • JAG in Space, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the orbiting, military spacecraft, USS Michaelson, as its sole legal advisor. But when the ship's captain faces court-martial following the destruction of a civilian research vessel, Sinclair finds himself defending a doomed officer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Leadership is leadership, regardless of setting...

  • By carl801 on 08-21-09

Not what I thought it would be - in a good way

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I am a huge fan of of John G. Hemry a.k.a. Jack Campbell.Despite this, for quite a while I avoided this series because I like military sci fi, not courtroom dramas. I thought this would be a courtroom drama set in space. However, I tried the series based upon Hemry's great skill as a writer. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that these books are really the story of a young officer in space who acts as the legal officer as a side duty. There is military justice involved but that is only a portion of the stories. So far, there has not been a lot of combat -- but there is a lot of military in space with Hemry's very strong knowledge of shipboard operations.

If you are a fan of Jack Campbell, give these books a try.

  • Platoon F: Big Ass Bundle (Platoon F eBook Bundle 3)

  • By: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Narrated by: John P. Logsdon
  • Length: 35 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Lieutenant Orion Murphy is facing execution due to a military mistake, but he's offered a deal that will allow him to live. He must go through a physical transformation, take on the new name of Don Harr, and agree to lead a crew of misfits known as Platoon F. Over the course of nine missions, Captain Harr slowly begins to understand what the 'F' in 'Platoon F' truly means. Jump in today and grab nine missions (plus the bonus) that will seriously push the boundaries of insanity, absurdity, and reality. If you're looking for laughs, you'll find them in Platoon F! 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Funny... but not to me.

  • By Oma on 08-21-18

Mindless and lame humor

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This book is completely awful. The humor is childish and largely based upon sexist and homophobic humor. There is no real story underlying this trash.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden Horde

  • Revelations Cycle Series, Book 4
  • By: Chris Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Michael Hinton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

The slaughter is on! Across the galaxy, human mercenaries are being ambushed, and an ever-increasing number of companies aren't returning from their contracts. Someone even appears to be plotting the demise of the premier Four Horsemen companies, and disaster for the other three companies has only been averted by the narrowest of margins. Sansar Enkh, the president of The Golden Horde, knows her company is likely to be next, but has no idea who is behind the attacks, or when they will strike her beloved Horde.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emotion?

  • By Toney Dimiceli on 05-23-18

Warning - unresolved cliffhanger - bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

What would have made The Golden Horde better?

1. ) Finish the story arc rather than end on a cliffhanger2. ) A narrator capable of expressing emotion

What could Chris Kennedy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Finish the story.The first 50 percent of this book is about simulations of battle. Then, finally the book starts to work on the conspiracy theme from the previous books. However, the book does not close the arc -- it just leaves it hanging. None of the future 5 books released so far close the cliffhanger.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator lacks emotion and all characters sound the same. He reads sentences in a fashion that totally blow the meaning of the sentence.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed and angry that the authors were too lazy to finish what they started. Very angry at the bald attempt to string readers along.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and do not start this series -- it goes nowhere. Five additional books in this universe have been released after this travesty and yet the main story arc is never closed. Horrible!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alpha Fleet

  • Rebel Fleet, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032

The Imperials have devised a cunning new method of destroying Rebel worlds. Captain Leo Blake is largely responsible for both our survival and our current predicament. He and his crew are infamous among the stars. As a result, when ships of an unknown configuration begin flowing out of swirling rifts above Earth, Blake is called upon again to deal with the problem. But the approaching fleet isn't what it seems. They're employing an entirely new way to exterminate Rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of the Rebel Fleet series

  • By Jason on 10-17-17

Good but not as strong as the first two.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

This moves the story but lacks what made tge first two books, esoecially the first book, stand out. There was nome of the take no prisoners rebel cur interaction. Would like to see more like the first in series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill the Queen!

  • Chaos of the Covenant, Volume 4
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

While Olus works to prevent the Nephilim from engulfing the entire galaxy in war and the Rejects plot to escape from General Kett, Abbey finds herself trapped in an ancient Seraphim stronghold and surrounded by more enemies than she even knew she had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this series just keeps getting better

  • By austin benning on 08-24-17

Very solid episode. Really advances the story.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

There was a lot of adventure and surprises in this episode. one of my favorites in this series.

  • The Devils Do

  • Chaos of the Covenant, Volume 3
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

The devil you know or the one you don't? For the Demon Queen and her Rejects, things are guaranteed to get ugly whichever they choose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-22-18

Many cliffhangers

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

a good story. this installment advances the story line but ends in cliffhangers to all of the sub plots.

  • 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 5,431
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,058

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

As good as you would expect from Correia and Ringo

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

Where does Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best

What did you like best about this story?

The novel is a fantastic member of the Monster Hunter Series. This novel is very faced paced and enjoyable.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to pick one.

Any additional comments?

I expected big things from a collaboration between two of my favorite authors and this book did not disappoint. The narrator is excellent also.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,814

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling and satisfying underdog space opera

  • By Elliot on 12-22-15

Fast paced and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

This book was fast paced and enjoyable. the main character is well developed. I hope to see further development of the other characters in future books. The narrator is excellent.

  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,368

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, light read

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-27-12

Best Sci Fi Series -- Period

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

What did you love best about The Lost Fleet: Dauntless?

Jack Campbell provides the best science fiction series I have heard since -- well -- ever. The writing is crisp and the story is edge of the seat, action packed adventure. The premise is super intriguing and the series has great characters. I love sci fi -- but no mattter how many series I read I keep returning to the Lost Fleet to enjoy the genre done in exactly the way it should be done.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Fleet: Dauntless?

When John Geary first takes command of the fleet -- waking to realize that he has become a legend while he was in suspended animation.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Both author and narrator are consistently excellent. However, there is something special about Dauntless -- I enjoy it the most.

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

Spellbound.

Any additional comments?

Christian Rummel is an extremely powerful and engaging narrator. He creates clear, powerful, and distinct voices for his characters. Audible has many fine narrators but they do not come any better than Christian.