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Martin James

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  • Space Team: The Time Titan of Tomorrow

  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Cal Carver's space team is broke. When they pick up a distress signal from a luxury space cruiser, they think their luck might be about to change. And it does; sadly, not in the way they'd hoped. Someone has detonated a time bomb aboard the cruiser - an experimental device designed to shatter time itself. As the team passes through the fragments, their personal timelines begin moving at very different speeds, and an ageing Cal is forced to live out decades aboard the ship surrounded by his now statuelike crewmates and the mutated, inbred descendants of the cruiser's former inhabitants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funking great series

  • By Martin James on 22-01-19

Funking great series

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

What a great series of books. Narrated by Phil Thron brings the characters to life and you will see them as he reads. The end of this where Phil laughs as he reads parts of the book is priceless.

Honestly I read/listen to many Space yarns and this is the best .... go Kal You shis nod 👍😂

  • Shadow Planet: Mission 1

  • Black Ocean: Astral Prime
  • By: J.S. Morin, M.A. Larkin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

With nothing but the bankrupt station as severance pay, Director Fujita Hiroko moves to the edge of the galaxy to keep the station afloat as an independent mining operation. When the nearby planet vanishes with her and her survey team still on the surface, hopes of mining are quickly replaced by a more pressing goal: finding a way back to her station.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of age

  • By Martin James on 06-07-18

Coming of age

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Coming of age for Cedric ...... father like son Mort will be proud. Mr Naramore is one of the best narrators. Just brilliant.

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  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, loved it

  • By B.Watson on 08-05-18

Absolutely fantastic

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

Reviewed: 23-06-18

Great series Mr Morin, I miss the characters already having just finished listen them all back to back.
Naramore is a legend he brought them all to life fo me in my minds eye.
Thank you both

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance on a new author and....

  • By Graham on 27-11-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

This was an unusual story, extremely well read. The characters were well constructed and you were drawn into there lives immediately. I would like Soren to have learnt more about his gift when on the island. I also expect or hoped that having killed the Mage, there would be room for more? Fingers crossed.

  • End Game

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Alisa Marchenko has reunited with her daughter, and even though she hasn't figured out how to get Jelena to accept Leonidas yet, she dreams of the three of them starting a new life together. They can return the Star Nomad to its original purpose of running freight and staying out of trouble (mostly). Before that can happen, Alisa must fulfill the promise she made to Jelena: that she and her crew will retrieve young Prince Thorian, the boy who has become Jelena's best friend. But Thorian was kidnapped by the rogue Starseer Tymoteusz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great instalment

  • By Chanandler on 01-12-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Great series and the humour is brilliant.
Kate Reading is absolutely fantastic.
Worth every penny.

  • Echoes of Glory

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 4
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

On the worlds of the Iron Belt, the heavily industrialized sector near the Confederation's Core, massive shipyards operate around the clock, producing the great vessels that can end the war. The Union knows it cannot win the economic struggle with its wealthier, more productive enemy, and Sector Nine, its feared spy agency, is not idle. Their focus is not on the front lines, the ravaged border between the two nations, but far off, beyond the Rim, in the strange, militaristic realm known as the Alliance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Again all happens far to quickly

  • By Martin James on 11-10-17

Again all happens far to quickly

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Thank goodness for Fritz she is the real hero. Why does the enemy use the bombers so effectively but Baron doesn’t?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ruins of Empire

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 3
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of Dauntless are finally enjoying the rest they've earned while their aging battleship gets the repairs and refit it desperately needs. But their respite will be short-lived. In the Badlands, deep in the haunted vastness of pre-Cataclysmic space, a new discovery threatens to upset the balance of power. Orbiting a world in a distant system is an ancient battleship, vastly larger and enormously more advanced than anything possessed by the contending powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book 📖 😄😃😄😃

  • By CJSILV on 15-06-18

Everything happens so fast?

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

I thought space was a big place? But still it’s a good yarn that I have to listen to, so onto the next book.

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,249

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificatly awesome

  • By TERENCE on 12-01-17

Absolutely excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

I can not praise this book and series more highly. I have well over 100 audible books this is one of the best. Now for book 3

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly excellent!

  • By Aaron on 02-10-16

Well worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

You'll get hooked as I am, great characters and the story is vibrant and worth pursuing.

  • Duel in the Dark

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 1
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. Three generations of its warriors have gone off to war, held the line against the larger, more powerful enemy. Now the fourth conflict is imminent, and the Confederation's navy is on alert, positioned behind the frontier, waiting for the attack it knows is coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abandon Ship

  • By Sean Dynan on 04-12-18

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 13-08-17

I enjoyed the story but found some of the scenes to wordy to descriptive. It ended up distracting from what was actually happening. But I have bought the next book and await the confrontation with the next foe.
Ps - bad Irish accent