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  • Influx

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,798

Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: A device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics - the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid to Silly to Inane

  • By Craig on 05-15-14

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Brings reality to a completely different dimension.

The story is told in a way that feels as real as if you're in it yourself. Breathtaking! Full of emotions - I had to exclaim several times - No way! -, in amazement.

The reason I chose to try the book was because I read a review where someone mentioned its AI resembles Portal (the game). He was so right! There was a specific part in the book where it reminded of Portal a LOT - an amazing part, I might add - could've been longer.

The book reminds me of 2 TV Shows in one -- S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nikita. Technologies like in SHIELD, rogue agency like in Nikita.

  • Starfire

  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,247

On June 30, 1908, an object fell from the sky, releasing more energy than a thousand Hiroshima bombs. A Siberian forest was flattened, but the strike left no significant crater. The anomaly came to be known as the Tunguska Event, and scientists have never agreed whether it was the largest meteor strike in recorded history - or something else. Alien artifacts have been uncovered since the 1908 event, and a new star drive is discovered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spy flick meets First contact. :)

  • By Antonio Stevens on 04-27-15

Full satisfaction! Savored every moment!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

It was great to finally get to listen to something of such a great quality!

I gained a lot of satisfaction from both the narration and the story. I liked the way the story was presented - it was fast, gripping and entertaining but at the same time author managed to introduce us to the characters very closely and despite the fact that they were many and everyone had a separate story - it somehow didn't slow the book down and what is important - every story was interesting and didn't give the feeling I've had in other books of other authors - where one of those would be a favorite story and I would hate to detour. It absolutely wasn't the case here.

Also I liked the fact that the science behind the story was explained just enough to get the feeling of real science-fiction!

Can't wait for the next in series!