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  • The Last Full Measure

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In a transformed mid-19th-century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Maine, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation. In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a "threat to the security of the United States of America". Convicted, Chamberlain is sentenced to 40 years hard labor, while Lincoln's fate is indefinite detention at Fortress Monroe. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new approach for Campbell/Hemry

  • By Aaron on 02-11-19

Bad news/good news

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

So the bad news is that Jack Campbell has taken time away from writing more Lost Fleet/Lost Stars/Pillars of Reality/JAG in Space/etc. stories. Its been 6 months and counting!

[Update -- just realized this was written in 2013 -- now released as an audiobook. Still good reading]

But, the good news is that this alternate history short novel is really good. I'm not done yet, so am not sure if it's standalone or not. It's obviously a Jack Campbell plot (which is good). Whether by design or not, this also hits home to issues with our current directions in democracy.

The narrator is good...maybe reads a little fast at times.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,488

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Excellent story, good narration except for...

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Loved the story -- I even went to Amazon video and bought the six-part BBC version that the book is based on.

Good narration, EXCEPT for the times they felt it was necessary to "dramatize" the speaker with background noise, static, echoing, etc. The reader does the mood fine enough without the "dramatic" distraction. At one point, it was very difficult to understand. Didn't happen often, but I dreaded when it did. Otherwise, great audiobook.

  • Ascendant

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

In the three years since former fleet officer Rob Geary and former marine Mele Darcy led improvised forces to repel attacks on the newly settled world of Glenlyon, tensions have only gotten worse. When one of Glenlyon's warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary's decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story while we wait for Blackjack to come back

  • By tekone on 05-28-18

Rob Geary goes to war against checklists

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I could listen to this without knowing the author or character names and would know it was by Jack Campbell. That's a good thing, because the book has all the features of his books that I like. It could have been longer and the sequel will not appear soon enough. This is a good continuation of the saga of the Alliance's formation (as well as the Syndicate I expect). Christian Rummel does a good job of reading and voices as usual.

So Mr. Campbell, tell me what you really think about checklists.

Great listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gone World

  • By: Tom Sweterlitsch
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 531

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family - and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship USS Libra - a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing find!

  • By Veronica on 03-07-18

Confusing and unfinished story, but captivating

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Spoilers here. I'm not a horror fan, and this book is near to that. Lots of blood and guts -- very descriptive with smells and horrible deaths. The time travel approach is innovative and unique -- any future destination is an "IF" that might come to pass -- and then disappears as a reality when the time traveler leaves. I felt the ending was just incomplete -- maybe the author wanted it that way, but I needed another chapter.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,466

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

Unusual but engaging book

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Sometimes hard to follow (as an Audible book since I can't easily go back to re-read something), but a very engaging and interesting book. I am not sure how, but a sequel would be fun to see what happens after the book.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,707

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Excellent book -- clever and satisfying conclusion

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I was glad this wasn't a trilogy -- it has a satisfying and clever conclusion. Lots of twists and unexpected events -- unpredictable in a good way.

The writing, narration, and science is excellent.

  • Vanguard

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great begining of a new series

  • By Duncan R Campbell on 05-17-17

Great story -- definitely a Jack Campbell tale

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

I enjoyed the various references via names/concepts/ideas that foretell parts of the Lost Fleet stories. If toy like Lost Fleet -- you'll like this. Now to wait for the next one in the series.

  • Daughter of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teen emotion

  • By Ray on 08-28-17

Worthy and excellent sequel

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Great read -- over too soon as usual. No surprises here -- appropriate Jack Campbell tension, excitement, and danger without being tragically dark.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,773

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mohannad Ahmed on 03-10-18

Loved it until the lend

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

Great protagonist and characters. Starts off great and was very engaging -- one of those audiobooks that makes me want to listen after the commute. But the end is just weird and inconsistent with the rest of the book.The Publisher describes a "a terrifying final twist you'll never see coming." True.

0 of 1 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 6,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,768

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

Worth listening

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Good story and kept me entertained until the end. The only "problem" was that I have listened to Mark Boyett in B.V. Larson's books -- I was continually reminded of that series' main character (Kyle Riggs), since he has a similar irreverent personality to the protagonist in Warship. Otherwise good performance.