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Michael Hurst

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  • Blood of Heroes

  • The Ember War, Book 3
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133

The Xaros, a galaxy-wide scourge of murderous drones, have their sights set on the planet Takeni. Captain Isaac Valdar volunteers his ship to defend the innocent civilians and evacuate everyone he can. Pressed by an alien fleet in space and a horrifying foe on the surface, the Breitenfeld must risk everything to save the doomed populace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome!

  • By A. Howell on 08-03-16

Last person on Earth please turn off the Sun.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

The only negative is the schmarmy look Richard's picture has. He has that "I just did your mom in zero G." kinda smirk. However, based on the books and how well I like them, he can do my mom in zero-G anytime. I don't often listen to Audiobooks. When I do they are books I fully endorse. I like to get behind a book that captivates me. Once I'm drawn in I can not let go. My need and hunger for the next drive me to push hard and fast. When that one is expended I already have the next lined up and ready to go. I know when I get toward the end and I am about to finish, I will slow down. Take every moment to savior the audible sensations I am hearing. swirl the endorphins around my nerve endings like so many trained dolphins performing for their master.

  • Legends Never Die

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Jason Burke is a broken man. The loss of his friend and crewmate on an ill-fated mission to a Pillar World has left him in a downward spiral of rage and self-destruction. But what if Lucky hadn’t actually died on that planet? While Omega Force tries to pull itself together for the sake of their friend, they also learn that a ruthless new faction has seized control of the ConFed Council and now threatens the stability of the entire quadrant. To make matters worse, the rise of this new regime might be their fault.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more

  • By Anders on 09-29-18

Cabbage rolls and coffee

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Every morning the same thing. Pull the covers back, grab my mobile reader... no Omega Force. I try running around the woods with my AR-19 looking for "downed" "aircraft" and once again, usually nothing. No workouts with crusher in the basement! No yelling at Cage when my computer slows down at work! Twingo never around to help change the oil on my Prius. Worst of, NO LUCKY to watch me shower. Look man! Get Josh and Paul moving! We don't have all day. I swear I'm so close to planting coffee beans and actually bidding on Mecum Auctions. Come on man! Do me a solid. I gots ta know. What happens to the Machine!

This book regardless of what is said by others is worth every credit. Also, I think the SciFi readers love saying "worth every credit". I know I do. I will give you more credit chips for the next in series. To Munte: I can say with utmost enthusiasm that you evoke a pompous attitude that portrays narcissistic tendencies and a self-loathing of your inner child. Please take a page from the Book of Hastings, chapter 12 vs 21-17 (read backward) "Take the challenge of hope and poor not the BeefEaters lest there be lime wedges. Use the wedge to render the Beefeaters pure and tasteful for the sacred consumption. Ya-Men

  • The Merrimack Event

  • Shieldclads Series, Book 1
  • By: David A. Tatum
  • Narrated by: Troy Duran
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Once every four years, the Earth Alliance Naval Academy is included in a war game...or rather, the Wargame: On a distant frontier colony, cadets must repair, recommission, and crew a fleet of old, mothballed warships for a simulated fleet action against a group of seasoned veterans using top-of-the-line warships. After some meddling on the part of the Admiralty, many of the Academy's best are assigned to the oldest, smallest hulk in the Wargame, the unfortunately named corvette, Chihuahua.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great story a little teenie bopper though

  • By Michael J Foley on 07-31-18

Need more

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

We are powerful. We need more. Write more or Jordi will die. Make writer go fast!

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  • Assault Troopers

  • Extinction Wars, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 911

The Earth died when aliens rained thermonuclear warheads on her cities and sprayed the surface with a bio-terminator. A deadly poison drifted to every corner of the planet, threatening the last survivors with annihilation. For a soldier like Creed, there is only one way to keep breathing untainted air. He must bury his hatred of the extraterrestrials and join the Jelk Corporation as an assault trooper, leaving the planet for outer space. In return for his and other people's services, the corporation will house the last humans for as long as the assault troopers keep winning.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Angry, Poor action, No reality, A lot of Yelling

  • By Edward on 10-26-13

Coffe stains on my shirt

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I woke suddenly and took stock of where I was. My crusted exo-layer, inability to swallow and low sunlight and defining silence brought home my reality. I was stuck in the dry hard ground. I was home. On this God-forsaken dead planet, I was the last of my kind and I knew without a doubt my time had come. I looked skyward and thanked the great makers for allowing me to witness my own death instead of allowing me to pass in hibernation. Regardless if no other life could hear me. I will shout till I am fallen and no more.

  • Planet Strike

  • Extinction Wars, Book 2
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

Imagine a ship the size of a planet. It has an atmosphere of methane, but there is no water. Mysterious and dark, it sails through a gateway, leaving a path open to the most implacable enemies that mankind and the aliens of the Milky Way Galaxy have ever face. Genetically tailored, symbiotic body armor protects the human commandos that are to be dropped on the metallic surface. A trooper in his armor, with surgically enhanced, neuro-fiber speed, is the deadliest grunt in the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good continuation...

  • By tekone on 05-12-14

Weird

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Ever think about writing as a form of communication? We take what our minds produce and use symbols to translate thought into symbols. Someone looks at these symbols and their mind interprets the symbols. One mind spoke to another mind without any sounds or vocalization. Entire epics, knowledge, events all conveyed without the slightest whisper.

  • Omega Rising

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565

Jason Burke was a man hiding from himself in a small cabin high in the American Rocky Mountains when his simple, quiet life was shattered one night by what he first assumed was an aviation mishap. But when he investigates the crash, what he finds will yank him out of his self-imposed exile and thrust him into a world he could have never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Old-Fashioned Sci-Fi -- For a Change

  • By James on 12-21-14

Loncoln does not die!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

Would you listen to Omega Rising again? Why?

I would. I have OCD and need to listen 3 more times.

What did you like best about this story?

When the Lincoln Clone destroyed the alien moon base.

What about Paul Heitsch’s performance did you like?

I loved how saucy and quizzical he sounded. Like an angry bride o =n her honeymoon.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed, cried and never wondered why.

Any additional comments?

They need more about how the Fin faught off the Azka attack.

  • 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 6,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,816

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

Why do they always bring race into it?

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

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

The space ship was cool and then this guy was captin and he was all hay im gonna go and do these cool things cause I'm the captin and i dont care about no big shot admiral. So the trip had these figh s with this other people from some other planet which was so cool and they had a really freaky ship so the old one ship which the captin had was getting beat up but they kept fighting anyhow and this stupid guy that ended being cool saw it all.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the worm people that had a walnut for a ship and they had like a jelly fish outside for the ship which is cool and the best part was the missels and the other best part was when to stupid admiral had to go to jail and she was all like haha im your boos and you dont like it but this other stupid guy came in and was all your going to jail bacause yo suck. it was awesome.

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

there was one?

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i listened to it so i never touched it. i cryed when it was over

Any additional comments?

there was this other book where this wierd spacship had these people and they were all related and they had to go to this place way far a way and they had adveture while they where going to this cool place but the space police stoped them cause they left the pet outside when they went to a planet with teepee's and so then the oldest one died and they had to keep her body on the outside of the ship so they escaped a farm planet and when they got to the fun place where the ship landed it was crazy and they were attacked by the gaurd and they forced him to unliock the place and the people who owned this planet cam eback and they made peace but they were ascared alot.

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  • Search for the Saiph

  • Saiph, Book 2
  • By: P. P. Corcoran
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

The Commonwealth Union of Planets begin their mission to the Saiph Worlds. To seek out their genetic cousins cited in the alien database, to unravel the secrets of their enemy and exploit any weakness. The "others" capture The Happy Wanderer and her precious navigation system. The Union's future flounders, as they're fatally exposed to a catastrophic betrayal at the hands of the Alonian Empire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lost

  • By Dennis Looman on 06-29-17

I felt Saiph

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

The story is not as predictable to lesser minds. If you ever YouTube space battle scenes, then this book is for you. The formula used keeps the listener peeked. Just enough back ground on the development of various societies and technology to lend credence to the real meat of the book. I like that the author gives humanity and other sentient life a nobler then though core values. The only thing I didn't like was that it ended.

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  • Discovery of the Saiph

  • Saiph, Book 1
  • By: P. P. Corcoran
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

The TDF Marco Polo embarks on its maiden voyage outside Earth's solar system, leading to the discovery of an extinct civilization destroyed by orbital bombardment. Deep underground is a mysterious library of alien secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listening...

  • By Dennis on 08-01-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Loved it! Can't wait for this to happen for reals! Saw this coming and bam!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful