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  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,963

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

this is a great listen.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-19

I truly enjoyed listening to this story. The author has a good sense of humor. there is a lot of vulgar language but it is normal for the characters and doesn't take away from story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Claws that Catch

  • Looking Glass Series, Book 4
  • By: John Ringo, Travis S. Taylor
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

Claws That Catch is the fourth volume from their popular Looking Glass series. Humankind’s only interstellar craft, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate an ancient civilization that may have left vital technology behind. But when the crew finds more than they bargained for, they’ll have to scramble to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious romp into SciFi

  • By Pope on 01-26-10

its Ringo what would you expect

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

I love Ringo he is one of the best authors I've ever listened to and read.

  • Salvage Merc One

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Joseph Laribeau was born to be a Marine in the Galactic Fleet. He was born to fight the alien enemies known as the Skrang Alliance and travel the galaxy doing his duty as a Marine Sergeant. He loved the life. But when the war ended and Joe found himself medically discharged, the best job ever was over, and he never thought he'd find his way again. Then a beautiful alien walked into his life and offered him a chance at something even greater than the Fleet, a chance to serve with the Salvage Merc Corp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chuckle-worthy Military SF

  • By T. L. Walker on 04-16-16

reminds me of zburbia

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

the leading character is a lot like Jase from the Zburbia book. I can see a few other characters from his previous works. its good mindless entertainment

  • Conflicted Home

  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382

The only possible thing that could make Morgan's world even more difficult happened. The Japanese fleet off the coast of California was wiped out. An even that Morgan and friends and family only knew about because of the radio broadcasts from the Radio Free Redoubt. So far removed from them it barely warranted notice. That is until the Chinese retaliated by launching a nuclear counter-strike against Mac Dill Air Force base. This, did warrant their attention and had the potential to profoundly impact their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I am used to from this series - Very slow

  • By Siggy on 04-17-18

please write more

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I love this series. I grew up on the Suwannee river and I live in west Ocala fl now. I enjoy hearing about people making it in the woods. The only issue I have is the reader doesn't pronounce some of the place names correctly. please keep writing on this series.

  • The Road to Hell

  • Multiverse, Book 3
  • By: Joelle Presby, David Weber
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

The war between magically gifted Arcana and psionically talented Sharona continues to rage. The dragon-borne Arcanan assault across five universes has been halted at Fort Salby by a desperate defense, but at atrocious cost. One of those costs was the life of Crown Prince Janaki, heir to the newly created Sharonian Empire, who went knowingly to his death in the tradition expected of the House of alirath.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I am ok with most of the book. But the ending?

  • By Bill on 08-12-16

I want another book to close out the series <br />

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

this series is wonderful. I always enjoy another book to wrap this out. right now I'm just hanging out wondering what is to become of the characters he brought to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Avenging Home

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 7
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,350
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,329

In Avenging Home, we see how the long-running battle between Morgan's people and their number one nemesis plays out. While Morgan thinks this is the biggest threat they face, there are things on the horizon he cannot yet see that are going to dwarf these problems. Morgan has lived in a vacuum. He's had little information about the outside world. While he's used radios to listen to what he can, there's been precious little real information.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series!

  • By Shea LeBlanc on 04-11-17

a few discrepancies

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I love the story line but I've lived in North Central Florida for most of my life, and a lot of the stuff in there isn't accurate. Anyway that being said the Russian Navy isn't what it once was. most of their subs are decommissioned and rusting away. they don't have an effective surface fleet either. they have only one aircraft carrier. they sold the other one to China. so to some extent I have to accet that I like the story and the characters. I like the values that the characters have. I have a friend who is a lot like sarge.

  • Citadel

  • Troy Rising, Book Two
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246

Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and has begun entering the galactic millieu. But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity's only ally, it becomes clear the war is just beginning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great story, with new characters

  • By Colin on 06-01-11

ringo is the best

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

once I read my first book by ringo I couldn't get enough. I enjoy the story lines and characters. I also live the values that the characters have. It always an enjoyable experience to read or listen to his books. The reader did a very good job also. the right reader can make or vreak a book.

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  • Fallout

  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The second installment in an all new series, set in an alternate 1950s in which General MacArthur ignites a nuclear war that nearly destroys the planet. With the destruction of Paris by the Russian bombers, an already hot war ramps up to scalding. And even those whose lives have not yet been substantially touched by the war now find themselves in the midst of a living hell as Russia and the US continue to raise the stakes, wiping more and more cities off the face of the globe forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turtledove has done better.

  • By Kodai on 04-10-17

turtledove is great

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

turtledove writes well, the charter development is very strong. Look at both sides gives a different perspective on conflict. he builds his charters with great care. I've noticed that all of the serries have a woman on each side of the conflict. there are a few other details that run through his stories.

  • Deadlocked 5

  • Aftermath
  • By: A. R. Wise
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Scott Aiello, Eve Bianco
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Twenty years have passed since the zombie apocalypse devastated the world. A single man is on a quest for revenge in search of the people responsible for the outbreak of the zombie virus. His journey leads him to a discovery in the western United States that will irrevocably change his goal. Meanwhile, a new world is revealed that is under the strict control of the same people that were responsible for the plague. Two innocent prisoners of this regime must escape and learn the truth about the world they never knew existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The start of another great story

  • By Tilo on 07-21-14

factual errors <br />

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

good story but some of stuff is unrealistic. I know Zombies arnt real either. But even treated gas or diesel won't last 5 years let alone 20. Also ammo goes bad. the story line makes up for the literary license.

  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,903

If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book can't wait for more!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 08-14-14

good story line

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

good story overall, but the author must not know this part of Florida well. Some mispronounced words, a really bad description of the Williston road area of Gainesville and I75. The characters are fun.