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  • The Siege

  • Arisen, Book 13
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,157

In the north, the collapsed section of the Wall is defended only by the decimated remains of 2 PARA. Even reinforced by Jameson and the exhausted Royal Marines of One Troop, it's a doomed delaying action at best - and the last choke point in the entire ZA faces an incoming tide of dead stretching to the ends of the Earth. Meanwhile, hunkered down at CentCom, the unified ranks of our heroes, led by Ali and Fick, work furiously to fortify and reinforce what will be humanity's final fallback position - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frick & Pred

  • By J. Gordon on 03-08-18

Something happened to the writing after Nemesis

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

The story has started to degrade into just a series familiar statements and American military hero worship.

If I follow the logic in this story most non-military personnel or civilians are idiots. It is tiring to hear this. Right now I am just enduring to the end

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Deathmatch

  • Arisen, Book 11
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,454

Humanity's most fearsome enemy is no longer death. Alpha and Marsoc meet their match. Lurking in the bush is the dark shadow cast by the operators - a terrifying force every bit their equal in skill, ferocity, and sheer resolve...but utterly unconstrained by humanity, compassion, or brotherhood. Now, to complete their mission and save the world, the operators will have to pay with their lives, or their souls, or possibly both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Enjoyable Half-book

  • By Ergon on 03-10-17

What happens next

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

You know what would be amazing? A true aftermath story. I mean what would it be like a decade or so after a zombie apocalypse? Especially if there are different kinds of survivors:

Uninfected
Infected but cured (maybe even with some memory of what they did)
Infected who have not yet been cured or cant be cured
Immune people (there are always some)

Can you imagine the politics?

  • WIRED

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 590

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania? David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-23-16

asinine crap

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

this is not sci Fi. not even fantasy. I am embarrassed that this made it into my library

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bionics

  • The Bionics Novels, Book 1
  • By: Alicia Michaels
  • Narrated by: Marissa Clay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

All Blythe Sol ever wanted was to be a normal girl. Yet, her dreams of following in her father's footsteps by joining the military after graduation are crushed when nuclear war comes to the United States in the year 4006. Tens of thousands are killed in a series of attacks on many major cities, while thousands more are left injured from the devastation of the blasts, or terminally ill from the effects of radiation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah-mazing, gripping, we'll narrated

  • By Lynn 2 Girls and a Book on 10-05-16

I just listened to a chick flick

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

my mistake. I just scanned the ratings and reviews and decided to take a chance. 10 minutes in and I realized it. chick flick. feel I just watched a movie with my girlfriend

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • By Heresies Distressed

  • Safehold Series, Book 3
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I want Oliver Wyman back

  • By James on 07-14-09

I feel tricked

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

Where are the Gbaba? Nothing to look forward to here, So wish I could return all these books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Diving into the Wreck

  • Diving Series, Book 1
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

Boss loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Sometimes she salvages for money, but mostly she's an active historian. She wants to know about the past--to experience it firsthand. Once she's dived the ship, she'll either leave it for others to find or file a claim so that she can bring tourists to dive it as well. It's a good life for a tough loner, with more interest in artifacts than people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Scubadiving... in space.

  • By Pascal Scheffers on 12-11-09

Andromeda

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

The more I look at and listen to these I cant help being reminded of Gene Rodenberry's Andromeda

  • Sleeping Giants

  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,861
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,851

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good.

  • By Fluffy on 06-05-17

Trust yourself not the reviewers

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

What did you love best about Sleeping Giants?

This is an interesting way to tell a story. Not a method I am familiar with. However I find that it was much easier to get absorbed in it.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It needs a sequel

Which character – as performed by full cast – was your favorite?

Mr Burns, then the main guy whose name escapes me now (or maybe it wasn't given?)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen at one sitting and went instantly to look for a sequel

Any additional comments?

People seem to have a tendency to categorize stories and authors. Sometimes that effort causes them to set expectations that may not be what the author was trying to achieve. Then they call the book a failure. Listeners should watch for that when they read reviews.

Another thing, there are very few readers that can do as good a job as a full cast. I really wish more books would be done that way.

  • The Speed of Dark

  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 460

In the near future, disease will be a condition of the past. Most genetic defects will be removed at birth; the remaining during infancy. Unfortunately, there will be a generation left behind. For members of that missed generation, small advances will be made. Through various programs, they will be taught to get along in the world despite their differences. They will be made active and contributing members of society. But they will never be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Recommended!

  • By Andrew on 01-02-09

This is such a good book!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

Where does The Speed of Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Normally I just go for straight Sci Fi and ignore everything else. It is my way of escaping the doldrums of this world. I rate this as one of the best I have ever listened to. My other time was the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. I think this one is at least as good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its hard to pick a favorite character. You tend to like one or the other more or less depending on the situation. Just like life.

What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The thing about audio books is that having a single person reading to you is sometimes a little annoying. I do wish women read female characters and men the male characters. Everything else requires a bit of a mental shift. Still Jay Snyder made it work. In fact I took this book because he was the reader.His style keeps me interested.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely could not put this one away. I had it playing while I was going to sleep so that I don't lose a moment.

Any additional comments?

I relate to these autistic characters in a way that makes me want to have my friends listen to this. Maybe they would understand me more. I hope there will be more books featuring these guys.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,835

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Starts off as Sci Fi, but turns medival

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

Reviewed: 03-03-14

What did you like best about Red Rising? What did you like least?

This is a well written book but the background story seems to have been forgotten most of the time

Would you be willing to try another book from Pierce Brown? Why or why not?

If this is part of a series then I would probably buy the others because I just want to see how this all really ends.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Given the nature of the story I think he did a good job but sometimes it is hard to tell who is who.

Could you see Red Rising being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

If this were made into a movie I could see Gerard Butler playing the lead with that blonde guy from the move The Firm being one of the. The only guy who could really play Pax has died though :(

Any additional comments?

I am not into medival stories. Its too much about fighting. I feel like I have been suckered into reading it but it was ok

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Purgatory

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735

When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've been spoiled!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-15-17

Earplugs anyone

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

Reviewed: 02-03-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Nice change from the rest

Who was your favorite character and why?

The driver, but he was so underused.

Any additional comments?

How come these heroes are so dumb. earplugs damnit

0 of 1 people found this review helpful