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I felt sorry for the narrator

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

"Starfleet's Finest" seems to have a new definition. Apparently they can be easily captured by primitives, have no idea how to scan for life signs, think that landing a starship with blazing landing lights is a stealth landing, and cannot use a communicator while trying to outrun giant slugs.

I bought this book because I love Star Trek and Robert Petkoff's narration. His voice will always be the voice of Travis McGee to me. Mr. Petkoff did not disappoint me, but everything else about this book did.

Pitiful.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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It never goes where you expect it to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-16

This one was a change of pace. The mystery wasn't resolved until near the end, but it was a fun ride all the way. The character development continues and the characters get more real with every chapter. I am really looking forward to the next installment!

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What a hoot!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-15

Most of the stories in this book were a joy to listen to. The Chinese one and the Jules Verne one were my least favorites. The Texas Ranger, and the Teddy Roosevelt ones were my favorites. Overall it was a very entertaining book. Give it a listen!

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Pure Joy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-15

I had never read any John D MacDonald books before Audible introduced me to Travis McGee. After devouring the Travis McGee series, I have set out to read everything that I can that was written by MacDonald. I had heard rave reviews about this book from a friend years ago but until recently I had no idea that John D MacDonald had written it. Listening to this book was pure joy. Yes, some of the romantic dialog sounds silly today, but that doesn't make the book less enjoyable. I was also pleasantly surprised that the physics of altering time was so well thought out. I certainly did not see any of that in the made for TV movie, but being a Larry Niven fan, this touch made me enjoy this romp of fantasy all the more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I loved it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-15

This is not the type of book that I normally read / listen to. But I was blown away! Great narration, great story of strength, courage, and faith. My wife warned me that this book would depress me, judging it only by the synopsis. She couldn't have been more wrong! Yes Louie endures stuff that would crush most people, and he does so with great personal loss, but the overall theme is triumph against impossible odds. I simply can't say enough good things about this book. I have not seen the movie, but I plan to once it is out on DVD, but I know it cannot be more than a pale shadow of this wonderful book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Exceptinoally entertaining!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-15

I really didn't think that I would like this, but I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline sounded silly, and in fact turned out to be silly, but the story was told so well that I couldn't stop listening. Scattered throughout the book were zingers that lampooned our screwed-up world. To paraphrase my favorite - Knowing what you know now, how could Microsoft Windows be anything but an alien conspiracy to slow down our development as a species! The barbs launched at ATT&T were also great! In short, I loved it!

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Suprisingly entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-15

I love pretty much everything that John Scalzi has written. Unfortunately, I despise Will Wheaton as a narrator. He always seems to be in a hurry, like he really needs to go to the bathroom. That is why I put off listening to this book for so long. But, I discovered that Will Wheaton's style actually makes this book more enjoyable. The basic premise of the book sounds silly, but the plot and the characters all work together so well that it quickly becomes a roller-coaster ride filled with laughter and smiles. The bottom line is that I expected a stinker and I found a jewel.

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I'm hooked

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-15

I was skeptical, but this book was a delight to listen to. The narrators were perfectly chosen, and the story flowed perfectly. The mashup of Steampunk and hard science fiction actually works flawlessly. I can't wait for the next installment!

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I feel like I just finished a marathon

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-14

OK, I've listened to all seven books. It was a very long journey and only covered 7 years of what has to be a 100 year story arc. It was long and tedious, but throughout it was entertaining. Sure the details got tedious, and the huge cast of characters got confusing at times, but all in all, I enjoyed it. I mostly listen to pass the time while driving, and these books helped me pass a LOT of time. I'm actually looking forward to the next book, since this one ended with a teaser that bigger things are about to happen. The narration was great, and a HUGE improvement over the 6th book.

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Riviting!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-13

This is my kind of science fiction! Long on science, authenticity, and character! This one was a joy to listen to from the first word to the last!.