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  • Titanborn

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm's paychecks are clamoring for answers. They force him to team up with a strange new partner who's more interested in statistics than instinct, and they ship them both off to Titan. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn rebels who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth. Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he's learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery Sci-fi

  • By Bryan on 02-08-19

A good book.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

This was a well done near future bounty hunter story. The characters were well developed, the narrator excellent and the plot interesting. I do recommend this book. The best part is RC Bray. I could listen to him read the phone book. Worth the credit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Me Once

  • Privateer Tales, Book 2
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Celina has no friends on Mars and to make things worse, Boyarov is skating on thin ice with the Red Houzi. He lost their ship and prisoner. Retrieving both as quickly as possible is the only hope he has of preserving his own life. He's on the hunt. If there is to be any help for Celina and Jenny, it will have to come from strangers. Puskar Stellar is a big city and finding someone who is trustworthy can be a slippery quest . Fool Me Once, a standalone novella, is the second story in Jamie McFarlane's Privateer Tales

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story, but not as good as the first

  • By Desmond on 08-13-16

Much like the first in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Lena from the first book is the main character in this story. Much like the first book the bad guys are really bad and the good guys always win.

That being said I can sense the world building is coming to an end and the story will become more interesting. I’m in for one more. If it more of the same I’ll be done. This is to predictable.

  • Rookie Privateer

  • Privateer Tales, Book 1
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Solid Storyline well performed

  • By KittJ on 08-03-16

A nice romp through space.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I held off on this series because of some of the critical reviews. Some were valid others not so much.

This is a fun romp through near space. The bad guys are bad and the good guy always win. I will listen to the next in the series because I am intrigued to see what this crew will do next. I am hoping for some real drama and tension. Both things were missing from the first book. But that’s my only criticism.

  • Lost Solace

  • By: Karl Drinkwater
  • Narrated by: Marisha Tapera
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Opal is on a mission. She's been seeking something her whole life. Something she is willing to die for. And she thinks it might be on a Lost Ship. Opal has stolen Clarissa, an experimental, AI-controlled spaceship, from the military. Together they have tracked down a Lost Ship in a lonely nebula far from colonized space. The Lost Ship is falling into the gravity well of a neutron star and will soon be truly lost...forever. Legends say the ships harbor death, but there's no time for indecision. Opal gears up to board it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Sci-Fi!

  • By Michael Hicks on 02-09-19

It’s half a book. But a good half.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Ok it’s 7hr book that should be a 12hr book.
We are dropped right into the main plot with no back story. I ok with that. It was well executed. Later in the story we find out a bit of the back story, it could have been a very interesting side plot rather than a quick ‘here’s what happened’. The main plot line keep me interested but in the end the book finishes abruptly with almost no answers to the questions that arise. This maybe a case of making one longish book into two shortish books. We will see. Overall this story is well done. The low score is for the unsatisfying open ended plot line. That being said I will probably get the sequel if it available.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness Beyond

  • The Duchy of Terra, Book 4
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

The A!Tol Imperium and their new human subjects have had 15 years of relative peace. New colonies have been founded, new worlds explored, new ships built. Formal and informal alliances have been built with the ancient powers of the Core, leaving humanity and the Imperium seemingly on the brink of a new dawn. The devastation of one of the newly-founded human colonies sends ripples of shock through the Imperium, and a battle fleet under Fleet Lord Harriet Tanaka is dispatched to the edge of the Imperium to find the culprits and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-18-19

Another big win

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

The duchy of Terra series has been excellent. Book for is another great addition to the series. Tons of action from a well developed cast of characters and one notable new addition to the cast. Even though this book wraps up nicely, there is giant potential for a sequel. This whole series is a solid 4.5 stars. Well done Ms. Huber you are perfect for this series.

  • Level Five

  • By: William Ledbetter
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120

In Level Five, the debut near-future thriller by Nebula Award winner William Ledbetter, AIs battle for dominance, and nanotechnology is on the loose. And all that stands in the way of the coming apocalypse is a starry-eyed inventor who dreams of building a revolutionary new spacecraft and an intelligence agency desk jockey faced with the impossible choice of saving her daughter - or saving the world. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A firm 4 stars.

  • By Tony on 07-20-18

Very good in many ways

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

very good in many way. Other times a bit forced. My only criticism is in the way the family dynamics were handled. Overall a very good addition to the sci-fi genre.

The plot wraps up nicely. There is room for a sequel. Should that happen I will definitely purchase a follow up novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dauntless

  • War of the Ancients Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Alex Kings
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Captain James Hanson of the Solar Alliance Vessel Dauntless knows he has to help. But soon he finds the conspiracy goes deeper than he ever imagined. Hunted down by his own government, he scrapes together a ragtag team and goes hunting for the truth. He's hounded on every side - from the authorities, from alien warriors, from mysterious, faceless soldiers. From the criminal backwaters of the galaxy to idyllic colonies hiding dark pasts, he uncovers a threat to the entire galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story concept, but..

  • By Dennis on 06-12-18

Mark Boyett saves the day

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

The good:
Mark Boyett- saves a mediocre book. He is always a pleasure to listen to.

The bad:
This book is like Guardians of the Galaxy without the good parts. That’s a joke on many levels. This is a thin story. The only reason I finished it was because of Mark Boyett. I knew about an hour into this book it was going to for me. It feels like a graphic novel come to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Quantum Void

  • Quantum Series, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Phillips
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Particle physics was always an unlikely path to the stars, but with the discovery that space could be compressed, the entire galaxy had come within reach. The technology was astonishing, yet nothing compared to what humans encountered 4,000 light-years from home. Now, with an invitation from a mysterious gatekeeper, the people of Earth must decide if they're ready to participate in the galactic conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy addition to the genre.

  • By Tm on 12-18-18

A worthy addition to the genre.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I enjoyed the characters and the universe built by the author. While this story line wraps up nicely there is room for a sequel. The blend of real physics and imagery physics is well done. I will certainly purchase the next book if there is one. The narrator is good and does add a bit to the story. Overall well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Moon

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton, Joy Osmanski, Feodor Chin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

It is 30 years from now, and we have colonized the moon. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival, he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he, too, will find the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder and politics on the moon

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 01-25-19

An interesting political sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

The Chinese poetry was great. The moon sounds like a great adventure. The characters were interesting but the story was a bit thin. I think I will reread this in a few weeks just to hear the poems again. I will even write down some of my favorites. Maybe even seek out some examples on the web.
I wanted to like it more but I couldn’t get it to 4stars. It’s not a bad book you may really like it. Just a bit thin for me.

  • Gate Crashers

  • By: Patrick S. Tomlinson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

On humanity's first extra-solar mission, the exploration vessel Magellan, or, as she prefers, "Maggie", discovers an alien artifact. Deciding that finding advanced alien life is too important to ignore, Captain Allison Ridgeway chooses to return to Earth while ordering her crew to reverse engineer technology far beyond anything back home. Meanwhile, at mission control, the governments struggle to maintain the existence of aliens a secret while also combating bureaucracy, the military industrial complex, and everyone else who wants a piece of what could skyrocket humanity into a new technological age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully entertaining!

  • By Vicki L. Smith on 09-25-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I liked the characters. I liked the world building. Some interesting plot twists and I liked the dry humor. Overall 4 stars. This isn’t a shootem up space opera. It’s more of a thinkers space journey. The ending wraps up nicely but leaves room for a sequel. This was a nice change from lasers and running space battles through the galaxy. There is a little bit of that but it’s used sparingly. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I liked it and will be watching for a sequel. Nicely done.