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  • Celus-5

  • Silver Ships, Book 8
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered, not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Space Opera

  • By Jean on 11-25-17

Great as always

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Great as always. I always look forward to the next silver ships novel. Great depth and character development.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,045

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Definitely makes you think!

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Reviewed: 03-12-17

It is an interesting perspective about life. It would seem the world could take a lesson or two from this book. I know I will. It might piss you off at points but maybe you need to know that about yourself.

  • Haraken

  • A Silver Ships Novel, Book 4
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Nine years of tranquility came to an abrupt end when a Méridien starship entered the Hellébore system, sounding a dire warning for Alex Racine, the Haraken president. Unwanted visitors had arrived again. But this time, they're not alien; they're human. Claiming to have followed the course of a colony ship launched a millennium ago when Earth wrestled with resource wars and climate change, the mission commander, Antonio García, requests a meeting with the planet's leaders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 08-17-17

Great Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

The characters are well developed and the story flows well. I have to admit that I am invested in all of the characters. Great story!

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  • 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 6,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,798

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

Great Story

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Reviewed: 02-08-16

Warship is a very captivating story. I didn't want to put it down. Hopefully the rest of the trilogy is as fun.