LISTENER

Cameron

highfields, Australia
  • 29
  • reviews
  • 31
  • helpful votes
  • 165
  • ratings
  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-06-19

Another cracking Honor adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Allyson Johnson again does justice to the lastest installment in the Honorverse series. Bit of a tearjerker at times which I am sure has had fellow travelers wondering.

  • King of Thieves

  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934

Earth's survivors face devastating new challenges in the wake of recovering from an alien conflict. Battered and mourning tremendous losses, the once fractious peoples of enemy nations must work together to rebuild their shattered world - and prevent the possibility of their attackers' return. What they don't know is that a new, deadlier enemy unlike anything they've ever faced will usher in the dawn of another war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gave up half way through

  • By Andreas on 04-11-15

Really enjoyed this offshoot to the Odyssey epic

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Todd did a really good job with this one from Evan Currie. Not sure what some if the other reviews are on about. Maybe the pronunciation of drusin could be different but its the only error. ENJOY

  • Emissary

  • Kris Longknife, Book 15
  • By: Mike Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Kris Longknife has discovered that this desk job is not at all what she expected. Being desk bound hasn't even decreased the number of assassination attempts! Then Kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an Iteeche. Ron has come back to human space with a request. Should Kris take it? Can she finally get some straight answers for her Grampa Ray, King Raymond to most? Does she risk taking the kids into a situation with a whole lot of unanswered questions?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kris as Ambassador

  • By Jean on 07-22-17

Mike Shepherd and Dina Pearlman deliver

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Mike Shepherd and Dina Pearlman deliver again.
the Longknife saga continues to deliver. is there anything Kris cannot do?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragonbone Chair

  • Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and 14 years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard. As Simon's learning to read and write under Doctor Morgenes' tutelage, forces greater than he could possible imagine are gathering: forces which will change Simon's life - and his world - forever. Following the death of Good King John, Osten Ard is plunged into civil war as his sons battle for control of the fabled Dragonbone Chair - the country's throne as well as the symbol of its power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tad Williams and Andrew Wincott ...simply awesome

  • By Cameron on 06-16-17

Tad Williams and Andrew Wincott ...simply awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

excellent narration. Andrew brings the characters to life in a way that fits so well

  • Cold Welcome

  • Vatta's Peace, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful

  • By Jean on 11-22-17

awseome awesome awesome is all i can say

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Goid to have one of my favorite authors back. the narration is well done and the characters come to life.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished

  • Heartstrikers, Book 3
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,617

When Julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But sharing power isn't part of any proper dragon's vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it takes to get their claws on it, including killing the Nice Dragon who got them into this mess in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold on tight

  • By Tracey Grubb on 09-15-16

great narrative

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

i have enjoyed listening to this whole series. the narrator does a great job with all the characters

  • The Demon Apostle

  • Book III of the DemonWars Saga
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

With the demon dactyl and its foul minions defeated, the war-weary citizens of the kingdom of Honce-the-Bear wish only to begin rebuilding their broken lives. Yet the specter of civil war haunts the ravaged land - and a specter more fearsome still. For the demon, though defeated, was not destroyed. And now its vengeful spirit has found an unholy sanctuary. The elf-trained ranger Elbryan Wynden presses north to reclaim the savage Timberlands from retreating goblin hordes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DOESN'T START AT CHAPTER 1 BEWARE

  • By Anonymous User on 11-10-18

excellent narrative great story <br />

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

another great story from the master of fantasy paired with an excellent narrator who can bring the characters to life

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extremis

  • Starfire, Book 6
  • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness - no faster-than-light travel - and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

  • By Cameron on 07-02-16

Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Marc Vietor really bring the story to life. the starfire series continues to deliver with another ripping galactic epic.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Exodus

  • Starfire, Book 5
  • By: Steve White, Shirley Meier
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Long ago, much of the population of an entire planet fled their world before its sun went nova in thousands of ships, each one larger than a city. Now, the armada has arrived at the world they intend to make their new home. They regard the fact that the planet is already colonized by humans as a mere inconvenience, and their mode of communication is so different from anything humans use that they do not consider humans and their allies to be truly intelligent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome,leave you thirsting for more

  • By GMart80 on 10-01-18

Great Narrative

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

well worth the listen. narrator does a great job with the number of accents and charaters. storyljne is pretty good too

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crusade

  • Starfire, Book 1
  • By: David Weber, Steve White
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004

Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry. No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206. Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions", have eased at least a little.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An OUTSTANDING Story Line Excellent Military SF!

  • By Brian on 03-12-16

good job

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

the voices and accents were very good and made the listener appreciate the story a lot more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful