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  • Out of the Dark

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, over half the human race has died. Now Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize the scattered survivors without getting killed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Show me, don't tell me!

  • By Emma on 27-01-11

Really good

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

Any additional comments?

Great sci fi book really enjoyed it.
I hope there is some more books to follow it

  • Off Armageddon Reef

  • Safehold Series, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 29 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

When Earth herself lay under siege by an enemy humankind could not defeat, mankind undertook one last throw of the dice: Operation Ark. Earth's final colonizing expedition was meant to build a new civilization, on a planet so distant even the Gbaba might never find it, and without the high-tech infrastructure whose emissions might betray its location.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Yarn

  • By Mary K. on 02-02-15

Dull

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

Any additional comments?

If you like sci fi then you'll like the first five minutes of this book , if you like Kings,Bishops,Vicars and that boring stuff then you'll love the rest of this 30 hour book.
Don't waste your time or credits !

4 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

Do not buy

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

Reviewed: 24-06-13

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is def

What was most disappointing about Max Brooks’s story?

The documentary style

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment,anger

Any additional comments?

Do not buy, if you like zombie books then you wont like this DO NOT BUY!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Existence

  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shame that the whole book is not on the download.

  • By Rod on 10-11-12

Not my thing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-12

I like a book with alot more action and alot less philosophy i also found it quite annoying in places especially the rasta man !
So not my thing but some people might like it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Hot Gate

  • Troy Rising, Book Three
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What? Not sure what the Story was about

  • By Trevor on 05-01-15

confused

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-12

The first two books were brilliant so what happened with this book ?
The book is about 16 hours long with about 15 hours devoted to south american politics that really has nothing to do with the story line , it should have been one space battle after another getting better and better instead it was boring and pointless.
Take my advice listen to the first two books and use your imagination to finish the trilogy.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star's 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

  • By CJSILV on 23-04-19

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-12

I've listened to the other books in this series and they we're all great so is this book their just getting better and better.

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  • Halo: Primordium

  • The Forerunner Saga, Book 2
  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Timothy Dadabo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring: Worst Halo story ever

  • By Andrew R. Green on 16-05-19

Shame

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-12

How is it possible to mess up a halo universe book ??? Well it is just listen to this load of boring rubbish.
I've listened to the first book and its ok , this book is not worth your time.
Give it a miss !!!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,790

Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb production of a sci fi classic!

  • By Peter on 21-07-07

Rubbish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-12

Worst so called sci-fi audiobook ive ever listened to,its was stale dull boring political religious and had very little sci-fi.
Try March Upcountry its 100% better.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • March Upcountry

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 1
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sci-fi.

  • By Oliver on 22-11-10

March Upcountry (Unabridged)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-10

I really enjoyed this audio book i would say it was a cross between starship troopers and avatar.
This if the first book of four and i look forward to getting the rest.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful