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Andrew Garrison

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  • Order of the Centurion

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 306

Tired of sitting out the war on Psydon in a mobile office lab, Legion Lieutenant Washam agrees to undertake a covert and unsanctioned mission with a band of Republic Recon Marines. Inserted deep behind enemy lines, the strike force uncovers a surprise key to ending a bitter war. Now they must navigate a hostile jungle teeming with murderous alien rebels, pushing themselves to the limits of their abilities, to get this vital intel to Legion Command - if they can survive that long.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t be thrown off by the new narrator

  • By Anonymous User on 03-06-19

The best one yet

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This is it! The best Galaxy’s Edge story to date. Although many may be hesitant as RC Bray is not involved, Anspach and Cole picked the perfect narrator for this story and these characters. I can’t begin to describe how perfect of a performance this is by Mark Boyett. He captures the mood of every moment flawlessly. I am at a loss at just how unbelievably wonderful this story is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Unending

  • Forgotten Earth Series, Book 3
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

A menacing wasteland. A destructive new weapon. A planet on the edge of catastrophe. Sheriff Duke can’t rest. There’s no time to slow down. The threats are unending. The enemy unyielding. If he wants to stop the apocalypse, he’ll have to cross a treacherous wasteland where the cannibals and murderers are the least of his worries, and the creatures infesting the landscape aren’t the most dangerous thing in his path. The race is on, the doomsday clock is counting down, and if he fails it will be more than his wife and child that are caught in the fallout. It’ll be the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hit and miss

  • By Andrew Garrison on 03-03-19

Hit and miss

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I definitely have a love hate relationship with all of the forgotten books. There are some great moments and underneath it all a decent story. However, there are so many cliche elements, unnecessary action that is too drawn out at times, and every element of every other science fiction story thrown in for good measure that there are times that I just want the whole thing to end. Then just when I have resolved myself that I won’t be continuing the series the author finally reveals something interesting or original that makes me interested again.

Narration is top notch and if nothing alone any performance by Jonathan Davies makes it worth it. He could make a reading of a menu at Chili’s interesting.

All in all, the story’s are fun, and a good listen. However, I have a hard time imagining I would reposted to the series a second time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,475

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

A surprising and exciting ride

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I originally checked the audiobook out of the library using overdrive. I honestly did not think this was going to be my style of SciFi. Boy was I wrong, post apocalyptic with elements of BSG and Aliens in a fresh original story, this has become one of my favorite new series! I like this series so much that I ended up buying all of them on audible so that I can listen to them over and over again. Read or listen to the book, you won’t be disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,376

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome entry in a great series!

  • By Lisa L on 05-15-18

Another great Hell Divers Story!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I couldn’t wait for this book to come out and to find out more about X and his time on the surface. This book does not disappoint and also leads to new areas for the author to explore in the future. I can’t recommend the whole series enough.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,405
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,825

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Continuation of a great series

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This book picks up a few years after the first.
Hell divers 2, answers many questions while raising new ones. As usual RC Bray is phenomenal.

  • 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 10,025
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,376

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

Fantastic end to a great trilogy

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

This is a great book and a good end to a wonderful trilogy.

After finishing the second book I was excited to start this one. I was shocked by some of the mixed reviews. It seems as though some people were not a fan of how some of the different people's story developed. I thought everything was done very well. The characters have flaws. They make good and bad decisions and justify them because of what is at stake. In short the characters are real and the story leaves one questioning if they would have been able to choose a different path if faced with the same circumstances. For those that want a science fiction story were an unlikely hero makes all the right decisions and defeats an alien race single handedly, there are hundreds of story's like that. If you are interested in a novel about what it means to be a human trying to succeed against unbeatable odds without losing ones humanity then this book is top notch.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,898
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,726

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and watered-down

  • By Daniel on 04-26-17

Good, but...

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

I will say first that I really enjoy this book and the series as a whole. The overall story is really wonderful. I do think, that the book would have been improved with a good editor to cut out some of the redundancies. Other reviewers have complained about similar situations occurring over and over again. That may be true but it really didn't bother me. I just got a bit tired of being Of being told multiple times throughout the book the same Joe Bishop thought over and over. I won't give any spoilers, but having Joe explain how he is intimidated by having different people in the crew or how many that he warned everybody that they may not be coming back to earth over and over again gets a bit repetitive.