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M. Wilson

Australia
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  • Fluency

  • By: Jennifer Foehner Wells
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,610

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I "drug" myself away as quickly as possible.

  • By Aurochs on 08-10-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

What disappointed you about Fluency?

I looked forward to this series - a couple of friends male and female) recommended it but sadly I found it to be mills and boon in space. The amount of angst and the laughable character development of the males made listening to the end difficult. Good concept.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Poor

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was good - considering what the narrator had to work with.

What character would you cut from Fluency?

Any to varying degrees

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,085

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief - she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust but no people and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself - her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin. She finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth two credits!!!

  • By Spamy Jr. on 07-15-15

Not another Arc ship story..............

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

Would you try another book from Scott Sigler and/or Emma Galvin?

No.

What was most disappointing about Scott Sigler’s story?

Too junior fiction'ish - filled with teenage angst - irritating voice.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Emma Galvin?

No

Could you see Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Could be made -yes. Successful - no, better stories already put to film e.g. Hunger games

Any additional comments?

Scott should go back to scifi/horror - he's best at that.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Black

  • Odyssey One, Book 4
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840

The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting!

  • By Marcus A on 07-15-14

Loved it all !

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - good story telling - easy to follow - kept me hooked.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of the Black?

Battle in New york

Which scene was your favorite?

Battle in New york

Any additional comments?

As usual - when is the next part coming !

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Rising

  • Alex Hunter, Book 2
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

A sudden burst of radiation is detected beneath the desert in Iran. Alex Hunter – code name Arcadian – and his highly trained incursion team are dropped into the ruins of Persepolis. All they find is an empty underground facility – nothing to explain the gamma spike. It is as if a black hole has swept everything away.... Israel is threatening nuclear war. And someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Author flattens plot

  • By M. Wilson on 07-29-13

Author flattens plot

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

Reviewed: 07-29-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Rising to be better than the print version?

Have not read the print version.

Have you listened to any of Sean Mangan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Love Sean Mangan's work

Any additional comments?

Please, much as I like and have listen to the authors work, his comments at the start of the story gave away the basic plot line ! It's deflating knowing whats going to happen.

Please! No more author spoilers at the start of stories !

9 of 9 people found this review helpful