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  • All Systems Red

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,138

All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE MURDERBOT

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 11-06-17

Too short for the $

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Great story, plot, and unique look at AI but all these books are so short they should be combined, like many of the other short books have been on audible. This feels like a giant rip off and so I won’t spend anymore credits on this.

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,749

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

One of two books; first good second Star Wars clone.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

The first book was quite good, I’f not a copy of the undying legion series by BV Larson without the undying. Not sure what’s up w the. Second book is almost a carbon copy plot of Star Wars; evil intergalactic government, a princess,- bounty hunter, she’s even stored in a space ship compartment by a unruly gun slinger/smuggler.

Note to self; don’t buy anymore audible exclusive books.

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  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,043

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Best way to fall asleep!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who really loves falling to sleep easily, every single time they put it on.

What was most disappointing about Olan Thorensen’s story?

The entire boring plot. Sci-fi, I think not. More like a tail of the Middle Ages.

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

Great as usual yes.

What character would you cut from Cast Under an Alien Sun?

All.

Any additional comments?

how the f**k did this get any good reviews?

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,901

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Best sci-fi I've read. Serious, funny, deep.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

This series made me laugh, upset, and triumphant. You can't ask for more. Amazing plot, voice acting, etc. I've listened to hundreds of books. This is in my top 3.

  • The Terran Gambit

  • The Pax Humana Saga, Book 1
  • By: Nick Webb
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin' space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can. A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a surprising show of devastating force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast - killing millions - and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds..

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 100 of years in the future, in a galaxy nearby....

  • By Kingsley on 03-20-15

Entertaining but lacking back story

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Decent book but limited on character development and back story. Plot was very standard. Not much Sci fi

  • Colonization

  • Alien Invasion, Book 3
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 504

Two years after first contact, Astral forces have established their fragile kingdom around the globe. Motherships occupy the cities. Shuttles patrol the lawless outlands. The pacifist class of Astrals known as Titans assist humans in running their alien empire while bloodthirsty Reptar peacekeepers ensure that order is kept. And unseen in the ships above, a third class of visitor calls the shots - the unseen Divinity, worshipped and feared by citizens in equal measure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Milking the story !!!

  • By Mark S Bowley on 03-29-17

Horrible story horrible ending. Book 1 was night and day

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

So much trivial info so little happening. This book was a disaster. I let thinking it must get better something must happen. Things will be explained. The plot never happened, it's like he made it up as he was writing it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,500

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

Disorganized plot with huge story gaps

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

After the first two it's a major let down. Gets stuck on the most boring subjects and skips over the action scenes. What he did with Neil made zero sense either

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,663

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

Instant classic. Top 3 I've ever heard.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

What made the experience of listening to Fear the Sky the most enjoyable?

Everything, the ever twisting plot, the narrator, the characters. This is going to go down as one of the best sci fi books of all time.

What did you like best about this story?

Epic believable characters, villains and hero's alike.

Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favorite?

Too hard to choose.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Also too hard to choose.

  • The Synchronicity War, Part 1

  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088

After almost a century of peaceful exploration and colonization of space, the United Earth Space Force stumbles across a shockingly xenophobic alien race that has more and better armed ships and refuses all attempts at contact. As the outgunned Space Force is driven back in battle after battle in what appears to be a war of extermination, one officer experiences precognitive visions that help him blunt the enemy onslaught, but he can't control or predict when they occur.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What's all the hoopla? Poor book imo

  • By c1rick on 06-30-16

So slow and trivial, endless meaningless fluff.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Author focused too much on trivial details and not on the story and hand, interesting scenarios would blow by without much explanation and military meetings would draw on for chapters.

Has The Synchronicity War, Part 1 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, BV larson has proven the genre fo rme

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Decent voice acting

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Synchronicity War, Part 1?

All the meetings from the admiral with his staff and council people. The political blather is so boring.

Any additional comments?

Save your time and money since audible doesnt do refund sanymore

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Exile

  • Star Force, Book 11
  • By: B.V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't put BV'S books down, including this one.

  • By Phil on 04-09-15

Redeemed

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Much better then the last book; fun, creative, believable and a solid plot. A plus

1 of 1 people found this review helpful