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  • Hard Lessons

  • A Learning Experience, Book 2
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Fifty years after Steve Stuart and his friends captured an alien starship, the Solar Union is a thriving interstellar power while Earth is increasingly backward and falling into barbarism. For two youngsters from Earth, the Solar Union offers the only chance they will ever have to make something of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By laura on 05-11-18

Waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 28-03-18

After many hours of waiting for the action to start, fast forward to the last 2 hours, listen for about 1 hr then turn off. Boring and pointless 7hrs with no relation to the overall story.
Very disappointing story and a lot of political VIEWS

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • Rama Series, Book 1
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well read with distinctive character voices.

  • By In car listener on 16-01-17

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

This was a complete waste of time and money, very little to the plot.i.e ship shows up, it empty, they explore find nothing and then it moves off again oh, and there are 2 other ships on their way, can’t wait not to hear them

7 hours I will never get back

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Libre

  • A Silver Ships Novel
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

The surviving Méridiens have returned to Confederation space, aided by their recently discovered cousins, the New Terrans. They expect a celebration after their 71-year absence. Instead, they're shocked to find the silver ships have destroyed half the Confederation. The Méridiens are fleeing in advance of the horde of alien ships. But Alex Racine and his crew didn't come this far to run away from humanity's enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ripping Yarns in space (part deux)

  • By Del on 20-06-17

Disappointing book

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

Reviewed: 19-06-17

I was from the last book looking forward to an engaging performance of a good story....this book did not delivery in any way. The book basically talks through a planet getting ready to flee the aliens, that's it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Semper Fi

  • The Empire's Corps, Book 4
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Two years after the Empire abandoned them on Avalon, Colonel Edward Stalker and his Marines have established the Commonwealth, a union of worlds intended to take the place of the vanished Empire. But now contact has been made with a remnant of the Empire, a successor state controlled by a ruthless dictator bent on crushing the Commonwealth and expanding her rule over the entire galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to the Rim

  • By Poppey on 25-02-17

Awful story line

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

The story was all contained in the last 1hr of the book the rest was, at best awful. As my teacher would have said....could have done better.

  • The Empire's Corps

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but still enjoyable book. Well read.

  • By Gary Sereno on 28-05-15

Nice listen same about the ending

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16

I liked the build up to the story line however it felt like the writer was just wanting to finish the book. The ending is rushed and could have been a lot more detail

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Britain's bestselling SF writer returns to outer space.In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across. When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very solid and enjoyable space opera

  • By Stephen on 21-09-13

Time I will never get back

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

A weak plot and many pointless hours of describing a fictional set.
Put me to sleep more than once