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  • Battlefront II

  • Inferno Squad (Star Wars)
  • By: Christie Golden
  • Narrated by: Janina Gavankar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022

After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera's Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire - no matter what the cost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Inferno Squad Squandered

  • By Michael Thomas Lamia on 08-13-17

Lacking from the Oldschool feel

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I understand the need to move from the OG characters. But this is a little out of the norm. I was looking forward to this thinking it was gonna be action packed and it just seemed to paint a dull picture. It was cool where they had the timelines intertwine in the book. And gave substance to the background characters but it lacked the feel of the Empire. It lacked the cause to make you rally around the protagonist or give sympathy to the antagonist. As I stated before these new books are not producing the flash and drive of the OG books. I am missing the lightsabers and the force. The truly in depth characters backgrounds and uniqueness. I liked this book but would hesitate telling a true fan to pick it up.

  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Star Wars, The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,047

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Character Development For Phasma!

  • By Michael Hicks on 10-03-17

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

This book seems to be the trend. What I grew up loving about Star Wars is being watered down and or extracted all together. The story wasn't bad. Just reminded me of the Wizard of Oz. The back story is cool if they continue with the three new characters going forward. But the whole Force aspect of Star wars is being written out and I am not digging it. Sorry I grew up with a mix of the Force heavy books ie. Jedi academy and the action packed stories ie. rogue squadron. For me bring back the lighsabers and/or the force users. The gangsters and cartels. The smugglers and bounty hunters. Sorry but this story didn't have anything that wowed me. But it did keep me in a wonderland/Oz world that at times was fun.

  • Monster Hunter Siege

  • Monster Hunter, Book 6
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,684

When Monster Hunter International's top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn't realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone. As if that wasn't bad enough, it's also the home base of the powerful creature behind the devastating attacks on the Last Dragon and Copper Lake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No conclusion some continuation

  • By Ronald on 09-09-17

Keeps you going

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Another hit from the series. I really was worried about it with the whole Pit on his own vibe in the book. What I come to love is the diversity of the different characters. They all seem to have something that makes them special and adds to the whole. But this book did not disappoint. It keep me reading (listening) to where I had to put it down because I was rushing through it. Can't wait for the next one. If you love the series this is a must.

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  • The Perdition Score

  • A Sandman Slim Novel
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064

The request from Thomas Abbot, the Augur of the Sub Rosa council, couldn't come at a better time for James Stark, aka Sandman Slim. For a man who's most recently met Death - and Death's killer - a few months of normal life is more than he can handle. He needs a little action, and now Abbott wants Stark and Candy to investigate the disappearance of a young boy - and help uncover council members who might be tied to Wormwood's power brokers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par.

  • By William on 07-12-16

It flowed well

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

The book had a different tone then the other books and opened up the door for a lot more characters and villains. This is good but Sandman Slim seems to have lost his shine in this book. Plus he still have not come to terms with the power I think they will exploit in the next books. Which is frustrating. They hinted to it in other books and it seems like they keep doming him down. but it is still a great story and fits well in the whole Sandman Slim series

  • Staked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,317

When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have to agree. . .

  • By Jessica on 02-04-16

Good but not the best

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

This was a great edition but did not wow me like the other books. With some of the plot lines going on and the different directions all the main characters were going in it made it hard to follow at times. But with that said it was a good over all book. And brought the characters you love back to the forefront.

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,675

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Peggy Beckerdite on 01-04-17

Keeps me coming back

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

The series reminds me of an eighties action flick. And this did not let me down. i was a little put off that this come out and not the next chapter of the main story. But man I couldn't put it down. You will not be disappointed

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  • Clash of Iron

  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

Iron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they must defend it. A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to defend their home, the British tribes go to battle with each other - and see Maidun as an easy target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story with humor, complexity and with good ending

  • By Adnan on 09-14-15

A return to some of the same

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

This was a great second edition to the story line. it was a little show at first. but kicked it up. It was still a little off. it seemed like they made a few of the characters more jaded then needed. But all in all worth the buy

  • Queen of Fire

  • A Raven's Shadow Novel, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 26 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,576

After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant - those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark - and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named battle lord of the realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Completion of the Collapse of Potential

  • By Joe Chad on 07-14-15

fun but felt lacking

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

I gave it 5 overall as it closed out the series the best way it could. But it seemed to reach to much. Don't get me wrong it had everything the other two books had and more. A lot more. But I was left wanting. The characters keep evolving and the action is well done. The backstory for me is what kind of killed it. Plus i was waiting for something that never came. And that kind of killed it for me. If you read it you will understand. This is a must if you read the other books and it closes out the series in a tight little bundle. And opens up for some more if the writer wants but doesn't push the button.

  • Age of Iron

  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join - and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ambercrombie style

  • By Stephen on 09-19-14

Better than Expected

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Brought this on whim and was surprisingly surprised. It was well done and the characters really fleshed out by the end of the book. Angus paints a great picture but sometimes to much. It bring a little of everything to the table with a humor and action. Worth the read/listen. can't wait to read/listen to the next one in the series... this will either break or make the trilogy for me

  • Deathless Collection: Books 1-3 and the Prequel Novella

  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 40 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed, it heralds the end of our species' reign.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little different

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-14-16

Better than Expected

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

This was a chance taker. I wasn't familiar with the writer on his works. But it was surprisingly good. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I loved this new take on mythological characters. The writing is descriptive and moves along at a great pace. Character wise, there are many but all of them have a central role to play. Some of the plot and twist get you looking forward to the next. While others are see-through glass. All in all I would tell anyone who is looking for something different this is the book for them.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful