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Mr. R. Chvapil

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  • Bright Light

  • Star Carrier, Book 8
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Trevor Gray has been stripped of his command of the starship America and is unsure what to do with his life. Having dedicated so much of himself to the service, he knew following the super-AI Konstantin’s advice could have severe consequences. He just never thought he would be out of the fight. Because that’s what Earth is in: a fight against a sinister alien force so technologically advanced that there seems little hope. That’s why he disobeyed his orders in the first place - to figure out a way to stop them. But now he’s beached.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Mr. R. Chvapil on 24-01-19

amazing

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

Whole series is captivating. I loved every book. Narration is great. I wish this story could continue beyond the transcendence.

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again

  • By L. on 12-10-18

As great as the first book

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

Reviewed: 14-10-18

greateful to the author for this great creation. it is clear that a lot of work and thought went into this.

  • Life in the North: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

  • The System Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

All John wanted to do was get away for his life in Kluane National Park for a weekend. Hike, camp, and chill. Instead, the world comes to an end in a series of blue boxes, animals start evolving, and monsters start spawning. Now, he has to survive the apocalypse, get back to civilization, and not lose his mind. Life in the North is book one of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 25-05-18

Interesting idea for a story

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

Reviewed: 24-03-18

Do you have any additional comments?

During action it was easy to follow the story but often I found the changes between scenes and enviroments erratic and abrupt. It is just my feeling though so don't let me put you off this book. The idea for the story is really good and characters are unique. It's just the way the story flows made me loose track of it more times than I can count. But if you can ignore it, this is a good book overall.

  • The Pen and the Sword

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 2
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

The Narthani, a militant realm who believe their manifest destiny is to rule the entire planet, Anyar, plan to absorb Caedellium into their empire. Yozef Kolsko (a.k.a. Joe Colsco) works to find ways to increase the chances of resistance to the Narthani's planned conquest. The enemy is coming. The odds seem overwhelming, and it will take all Yozef can do, the courage of his new people, and luck, to survive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Vivien Z. on 16-11-17

Excellent again!

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

Reviewed: 13-01-18

Second book as good as first. One of my favourite books. The story sucks you right in.

  • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

  • New Era Online, Book 1
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected suprise

  • By Stephen on 16-11-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I was captivated. The story gripped me and I didn't want it to end, frequently checking how much is left. Great narration also contributed to overall feeling. Great job. I really need more please

  • Forming the Company

  • Alpha World, Book 2
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

How does Alburet feel about Stacia suddenly becoming his Succubus? How will her family react to her sudden change? While trying to handle this sudden transition, Mindblown is also going to take the server down for maintenance. Alburet will have to deal with emotional turmoil, all while continuing to play the game he has been sentenced to play for life. What else is about to change in Alpha World? Mindblown announces the ability to form guilds. Alburet sees an opportunity to form a guild himself and takes it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have gone better

  • By Dustyfox on 20-11-17

really good

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

Reviewed: 18-10-17

It is getting better and better. I can't wait to listen to another book. Great storytelling

  • Altered Starscape

  • Andromedan Dark, Book 1
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The year is 2162. Thirty-eight years after first contact, Lord Commander Grayson St. Clair leads the Tellus Ad Astra on an unprecedented expedition to the Galactic Core, carrying more than a million scientists, diplomats, soldiers, and AIs. Despite his reservations about their alien hosts, St. Clair is deeply committed to his people - especially after they're sucked into a black hole and spat out four billion years in the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imagine it.

  • By Krzysztof on 24-06-17

Thoroughly enjoyable ride as always

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

I enjoy Ian's portrayal of mankind's future every time. It is easy to let the story take you and accept it as believable future.

  • Citadel

  • Troy Rising, Book Two
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and has begun entering the galactic millieu. But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity's only ally, it becomes clear the war is just beginning....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dips in the middle

  • By CM on 20-06-12

This series is one of my favourites

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

Mr Boyett is perfect Vernon in my mind. Key characters are nicely thought through and help paint live story.

  • Earth Strike

  • Star Carrier, Book 1
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence. There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point. But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the kindle edition

  • By JBL on 05-12-18

Humanity under attack, not knowing why

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

Reviewed: 19-12-14

What did you like most about Earth Strike?

Thorough insight into what our High Tech future might look like and how it affect human interaction and society.

Who was your favorite character and why?

all characters play their part

Which character – as performed by Nick Sullivan – was your favourite?

great narration by Nick Sullivan, again no favourites

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have giggled often when listening to exchanges between the military personell

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  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Military SciFi in Classic Style

  • By Andrew John Rae on 09-02-14

from fatface to badass

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

Reviewed: 13-04-14

If you could sum up Terms of Enlistment in three words, what would they be?

how a young boy was transformed into a confident soldier and how he followed his heart's dreams despite all difficulties. Sounds familiar? Always works for me! Nicely written by Marko Kloos. The story flows easily. Characters are well defined and Mr Luke Daniels is easy on the ears which helps :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Terms of Enlistment?

Andrew's last combat experience in TA. It felt like Black Hawk down all over again. Only difference being that some of his squad actually survived...just

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favourite?

I liked all characters. None stood out. Very balanced performance by Luke Daniels. 5stars

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Against all odds

1 of 1 people found this review helpful