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  • The Last Mortal Bond

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Never reached the excitement of the first book

  • By Robin300378 on 12-04-16

Fantastic trilogy

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

Brilliant story and very well read - highly recommended. None of the books disappointed -
I'm just sad it came to an end!

  • Dominion

  • The Chronicles of the Invaders
  • By: John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

They have cheated death. Defied their people. Changed beyond recognition. Their love has survived the impossible. But now they must learn to trust again: the future of their worlds depends on it. It is whispered that Earth is lost. Once conquered and invaded by the alien Illyri, Earth has been surrendered twice over and is now prey to the parasites known as the Others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dominion

  • By Claire on 08-03-16

Great climax to a great series

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

Reviewed: 13-04-16

Loved this series right from the beginning. Great characters and very well put together. Brilliant narration - 5 stars

  • Mech 2: The Savant

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The Skaintz Imperium was eradicated from the backwater planet of Garm, but at great cost. The population of the world was decimated within weeks, and Garm will never be the same. At least humanity can breathe easily knowing that the mysterious aliens are all dead.... But are they? Using their natural form of communication, Skaintz radio signals did chirrup and click, however briefly. Transmissions in their ancient language now spread at the speed of light in a growing sphere.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This can not be the same bv larson

  • By david ayre on 06-06-16

Great story, much better narration

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

Again another great story - enjoy Larson so much. The narration on this book was so much better than the first

  • Mech 1: The Parent

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

After centuries in stasis, a lost task force returns home. Arriving from the infinite void the surviving ships discover that the Imperium lies in ruin. The Homeworld itself is destroyed, and nothing lives in the Ancestral System except an infestation of unknown bipedal beings - creatures soft, red of blood and warm of flesh.... When you colonize a planet, make sure the owners aren't coming back.... MECH is the story of a new Earth colony built upon the ancient Homeworld of a civilization presumed (incorrectly) to be long dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not great

  • By 1eddiemetal on 02-11-17

Great story - narration took time to get used to

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

Reviewed: 29-02-16

This is one of the best stories from Larson, really enjoyed it and looking fwd to the next saga.
The narration took me some time to get used to - I struggled at the start to understand everything but I got used to it at the end

  • Outcast

  • Star Force, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By S. Morris on 30-01-16

More star force!

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

Reviewed: 22-04-15

I thought the series had ended - it's more of the same but I love the battles so def worth a read if you enjoy this series! Son of Riggs now in charge!

  • Tech World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked

  • By S. Morris on 02-09-15

Love the undying mercenary series

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

Reviewed: 31-03-15

Another great book in the undying mercenary series - action all the way - some good plot twists - I love this series

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  • Pathfinder Series, Book 3
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Rigg’s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Guy wickenden on 18-01-17

5 star performance 4 star story

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

Reviewed: 19-03-15

I loved the first 2 books and was really looking forward to this one. For me the story was very good but not quite up to the standard of the first 2. There were some quite tenuous storyline paths which didn't seem to fully make sense, but it had a nice twist and was still an excellent read. Definitely recommended