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  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,698

Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families - the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire - have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the sequel

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-21-16

Absurd, hilarious, and insightful

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I wasn’t sure about this book at first, as it seemed to belabor ‘good form’ to the nth degree. The narration was inspired, though, and the characters diverse and engaging. Like all good humor, the book has kernels of truth from beginning to end, and I could not help but binge-listen to the perfect end.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,033

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Another wild ride

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Top quality shenanigans once again in the Skippyverse. Craig Alanson is the master of monkey-brained ideas!

  • The Bone Triangle

  • Unspeakable Things Series, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

Beyond the din and dancing lights of the Las Vegas strip, a young woman has mysteriously gone missing. All the facts point to something sinister - even paranormal. Quentin Draith, supernatural crime investigator, is hired to assist. However, the deeper Draith digs, the more otherworldly his assignment gets. Assassins, human and otherwise, put a target on Draith’s head and a ravenous alien beast starts rampaging through the city. The clues point Draith to Sin City’s infamous “Bone Triangle,” a neighborhood marked for its dark happenings and disappearances.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reader is nearly intolerable

  • By WK on 05-08-13

Sequel Letdown Syndrome

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

I really enjoyed the first Technomancer book, and got the Bone Triangle right after finishing. What a letdown! First of all, The new narrator gave Larson’s characters none of the grit I enjoyed in the first book, but made everybody sound like whiny children. Not that a sterling narration would have helped in any case. The story was terribly unpolished. Too much alliteration, passive voice and lame word choice bogged everything down. It’s as if the author was forced to produce a second book because the first novel had “Book One” as part of the title, and then gave up after the first draft. Very disappointed.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,412

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're on the fence about whether to read this, get off and read it!

  • By I Don’t Need No Stinkin Name on 09-15-17

Fun and Funny

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I only finished this Audible book a week ago, and already I've started it again. Ray Porter's delivery is perfect, and I found myself chuckling in public as I listened. It wasn't enough to simply listen during my commute. I soon found myself listening while doing homework (bad idea), or playing Space Engineers (great idea!), or while my wife was speaking to me (really bad idea). Anyway, for lighthearted sci-fi, it's intelligent and captivating. Can't wait for Book Two!

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