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  • Mission One

  • By: Samuel Best
  • Narrated by: Nathan Hawkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Diamond Aerospace launches a ship with an experimental engine that will get a crew to Titan in five months. Their mission is to lay the groundwork for a permanent orbital research station, one that will be the future base of operations for activity on that distant moon. Shortly after launch, a devastating malfunction forces the crew to make a choice: continue to Titan, or go back home. As the truth about their mission unravels, one thing is clear: someone on Earth knew about the system flaw and covered it up. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • YA sci-fi

  • By Tm on 10-14-18

YA sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I bought this book before any reviews were posted. Always a gamble. This is a descent story but not very deep. I get a made for TV movie vib. I’m not downing the story. It’s just not as sophisticated as my usual choices. Btw it’s completely PG. Nothing graphic.

  • Sanctuary

  • The Frontiers Saga, Part 2 (Rogue Castes Series, Episode 8)
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Captain Scott has lost his entire family, save his sister, who needs better medical care than the Aurora can provide. Nathan, his friends, and the crew of the Seiiki must leave the Karuzari fleet to fend for themselves while they try to find a way to save Miri.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Space Opera

  • By Jean on 08-30-18

Should have skipped this one

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I really have liked the series up till now. I’ve adjusted to the authors propensity to repeat plot themes. But.... this book is pure filler. I not sure if I will continue the series.

  • Planetside

  • By: Michael Mammay
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big - and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated - but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing Sci-Fi

  • By Chris Duemig on 08-01-18

4.7599999 stars

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Nooooooo! I mean yes.... I mean nooooooo! Great story. RC Bray great as always. No spoilers here but man oh man. If there ever was a book that deserves a sequel......demands a sequel it’s this book.
When the story ended I screamed noooooo in my head. There has to be more! I must have more. I don’t know if there is a sequel but I am going to search right now. Great story.

  • The Disappearing Spoon: Young Listeners Edition

  • By: Sam Kean
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice history stories but....

  • By Tm on 09-25-18

Nice history stories but....

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Nice history stories but a bit disjointed. The editors brief is a bit vague. I now know why. This collection of stories while interesting I don’t think could keep the interest of a teenager. It could barely hold mine.

  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author who understands science fiction and true story telling!

  • By Alan McDonald on 07-03-18

Arrrrggghhhhh

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I just can’t continue. How did this book get so many 5 star ratings? The other critical reviews are 100% correct in my opinion. I’m about 4 hours into this book a could not care less what happens next. I am sending this one back. Btw Mays did a fine job. I don’t think he was a good choice for this book. His performance didn’t help or hurt this book it just is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forgotten

  • The Forgotten Series, Book 1
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him. That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs to be content. Until a malfunction forces his engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect the damage. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised

  • By Tm on 07-28-18

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

At first I thought it was going to be a police thriller. Then I thought it was going to be a monster story. It turned out to be much more. I have already downloaded the next in the series. Well done.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Faded Star, Book 1

  • By: Michael Freeport
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 258

A forgotten colony of humans live on a water world circling a tiny, faded star on the edge of the galaxy. The crew of their newest flagship, the Rampart, encounters an alien scout who is being chased by a dangerous foe. The encounter shakes the beliefs held by the people of Lashmere. With the aid of the mysteries of the origin tablet, they discover the true origins of their colony. These may be the last humans in the universe. Can they survive against their ancient enemy? Their only choice is to embrace an unknown past and fight with everything they have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Performance

  • By James on 06-03-17

A proper sci-fi story

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I was very pleased to hear a proper sci-fi story. Hopefully this turns into a long saga. Looking forward to a sequel. Well done.

  • Blueshift

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

The members of the Polaris Project knew what they were giving up when they volunteered to fly to the star named Angel-21, but the allure of being the first explorers to leave the Solar System far outweighed the risks. As it turned out, the most dangerous thing they faced wasn't the mission, it was the homecoming. Eight hundred years have passed, and Earth is nothing like they thought it would be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea.

  • By shirley on 07-11-18

Very solid 4.5 stars

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Part science fiction and part thriller this novel is a solid 4.5 stars. The characters are interesting. The story is compelling. I enjoyed the narrator. Overall very well done. Will there be a sequel? I don’t know. If there is I will certainly buy it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

  • The Ship, NFI, and NEO
  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 32 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

This boxed set contains 3 complete science-fiction novels. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact. It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night, and you won't be able to stop.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Something almost happens then nothing.

  • By M. Pratt on 07-28-18

I wanted to like it

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The good:
I liked the premise. Inside this 3 book set is one really good book.

The Bad:
The editor should be sent to the coal mines. The author seems to skip lightly over the areas were real drama and storyline development could happen in favor of clumsy forced dialogue. I made it half way through book 2. I just could take it any longer. I really want to know how it ends but I can’t slog through the clumsy forced dialogue any more. Can’t recommend this one. After a total rewrite there would be one good book.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Sanctuary

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

The colony is still recovering from its war with the Vemus, but now they face a new threat. Something is causing a major upheaval among the creatures of New Earth, and the Colonial Defense Force is in trouble. A new discovery sheds light on what happened to the alien race that inhabited New Earth, and their fate may affect whether the colony survives. As the scientists race to unravel the mystery, hordes of super-predators are rushing toward colonial settlements, and Connor must find a way to stop them before all is lost! 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have stopped at book 3

  • By Teskillz on 09-25-18

Hmmmmmm.... not sure.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

The first two books in the series were pretty good. This one I’m still not sure about. It has a YA feel with a lot of college student type of angst and the characters were a bit cliche. This angst leads to all of the drama in the story. Our merry band of college students get into trouble over and over and the parental figures rescue them again and again. I will analyze the reviews closely before I go any further in this series. If this pattern continues I will not continue in the series.