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  • Dust World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,280

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They’re back ready to die; again

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-07-14

Another Good One

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

Reviewed: 06-14-14

Any additional comments?

Classic BV Larson book. Cool characters, Excelent dialog, witty, great one-liners, and lots stuff blowing up in the cosmos. What's not to like?

  • The Dead Sun

  • Star Force, Book 9
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225

Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, the end

  • By Jesse on 03-15-14

Sad to see the series end, but enjoyed the ride.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-14

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

Absolutely. It is a unique series, great plot, great protagonist, Excellent writing style.

What did you like best about this story?

Col. Kyle Riggs. One of my favorite heroes of all time. Considered an outlaw, looked at indifferently by most of senior officers, chased by the bad guys, good guys, friends, several world governments, multiple alien species that consider him to be Earths leader and greatest warrior. I love deeply flawed, but brilliant protagonist in a novel, and Riggs fits this profile better than nearly any character I've ever seen.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I stayed up late to buy it as soon as it went on sale.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book, and series. Col. Kyle Riggs is a true hero similar to John McClain in the Die Hard Movies. He gets thrown into extraordinary circumstances against his will, and ends up being the deeply flawed, but super effective savior of Earth. Riggs is the type of man that will ignore his government, and entire senior staff when directing an order. This order may result in millions of deaths on earth, but to Riggs millions of deaths is necessary sacrifice in order to save billions. He is a true Cowboy. The books are all well written with a perfect mix of action and dialog. I'm sad to see the series end, but I have high hopes for B.V. Larson as a sci-fi novelist going forward.

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  • iWoz

  • How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way
  • By: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,331

Before cell phones that fit in the palm of your hand and slim laptops that fit snugly into briefcases, computers were like strange, alien vending machines. They had cryptic switches, punch cards, and pages of encoded output. But in 1975, a young engineering wizard named Steve Wozniak had an idea: What if you combined computer circuitry with a regular typewriter keyboard and a video screen?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Another Apple History!

  • By Daniel Dennis on 04-08-08

You can't get the full Apple Story without Wozniak

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

Reviewed: 03-26-13

What made the experience of listening to iWoz the most enjoyable?

Wozniak's upbeat, non judgmental, and positive tone.

Any additional comments?

There are to many books about Apple's History, most of which are crappy and littered with falsehoods. The real story comes with a combination of Walter Isaccson's Steve Jobs Biography and iWoz. The two childhood friends are as different as night and day, but both were essential to the founding of Apple and the development to the first practical personal computer. Woz, was the engineering brains, and Jobs was the business brains, and both are required reading for the complete picture of the PC revolution.

Sent from my iPad :)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful