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Benjamin Watson

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  • Eternity's Mind

  • Saga of Shadows, Book 3
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Benjamin Watson on 24-09-17

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-17

I was unsure how all the different loose ends could be tied up in just one book, but this was a masterpiece and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. 10/10 would recommend

  • Blood of the Cosmos

  • The Saga of Shadows, Book Two
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

As the second book of the trilogy opens, the humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies in Book 1, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei. The mysterious alien Gardeners, who had helped them previously, turn out to be a disaster in disguise and because of them, the world tree forests are again in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Benjamin Watson on 07-09-17

Fantastic book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

The story was well rounded and it's development was amazing. It was read and paced well and I could barely stop listening!

  • The Dark Between the Stars

  • The Saga of Shadows, Book One
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. In Kevin J. Anderson's The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against one another.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well read, less hard science and a bit of fantasy

  • By Anonymous Coward on 21-07-15

enjoyable but predictable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-17

I enjoyed listening to this immensely, however several plot progressions are a bit predictable (not necessarily a bad thing depending on what you are looking for).