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  • Cibola Burn

  • Book 4 of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • They replaced the "bad" narrator with the good one

  • By Finlay on 22-06-18

Can these books get any better?

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

Reviewed: 11-03-19

I can’t get enough of these books.
The authors keep the pace in each book.
This was apparently the slowest book of the first four. If it was then the next few are going to be hyper luminal.

  • Abaddon's Gate

  • The Expanse, Book 3
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. These books only get better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-02-19

Wow. These books only get better.

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

This has been one of the best finds and or suggestions by Amazon I’ve ever had. Since book 1 I’ve been fixed to these books. Book 3 is no exception. They really get better with each book.

  • Caliban's War

  • The Expanse, Book 2
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it.While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy. Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent sequel to Leviathan Wakes

  • By Stephen Amos on 18-08-15

Even better than Book 1

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Wow what a story. I thought it even better than book 1. I’m abs loving these books.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • The Expanse, Book 1
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Work

  • By RG on 24-01-15

Bloody freakin amazing

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

Bloody freaking amazing book. Narration okay , not Toby Longworth, a bit more somber but okay. Enough said.

  • Consider Phlebas

  • Culture Series, Book 1
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,566

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Great Sci-Fi Novel

  • By scotty on 09-04-12

Typical Iain Banks

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

If you like Iain Banks books and haven’t read this one. Then you will like it.
One thing I always find optimizes his books ... it doesn’t go the way you want it to. It goes its own way often unpredictably.

  • The Visitor

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Visitor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army highflyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story with twists. Great narration.

  • By RavenBow on 24-12-17

The worst book of the first 4. Terrible

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I was so disappointed - the plot is totally exposed by the 5th chapter. Extremely predictable and you’re really just waiting for it to work it’s way through. I can’t see why it got such high ratings. I like the Jack Reacher books, but this one ....

  • The Evolutionary Void

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Peter F. Hamilton’s startling perspectives on tomorrow’s technological and cultural trends span vast tracts of space and time, his stories are as compelling as they are epic in scope, and yet they are always grounded in characters – human, alien and other – who, for all their strangeness, still touch our hearts and fire our imaginations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great end to the trilogy

  • By John on 25-01-11

Fracking Amazing

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

Found this the best of the lot. You need to read Pandora’s Star first. But this one is just the pinnacle. Magnificent.

  • The Temporal Void

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

The Intersolar Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream’s deadline for launching its Pilgrimage into the Void draws closer. Not only is the Ocisen Empire fleet fast approaching on a mission of genocide, but also an internecine war has broken out between the post-human factions over the destiny of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book from a fantastic author

  • By R King on 15-10-12

Terribly Recorded.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Peters Books are 5/5 no doubt. And John Lee is great narrator. What I hated about this book was how bad the recording was. I’ve never experienced it before. The narration volume changes constantly, sometimes even distorted, at other times so soft to have to up the volume tot the max. I went starlight from book 1 to book 2. No problem in book 1.
I can’t believe audible would let quality slip like this.

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern classic historic novel

  • By Mrs. S. J. Caldwell on 17-08-16

The best book I have ever listened to.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book is a masterpiece. I doubt I will ever find one again that enthralled me to the degree Shogun has. In its 50hrs it never slows down. Is never boring and is always throughly enticing.
Ralph Lister is a superb narrator to the extent that I believe this book is better listened too because of him than read. It also paints Japan as alluring.

  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tripwired for Sound!

  • By Simon on 27-05-18

The slowest of the first three books

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

It’s a typical jack reacher story. I enjoyed it; however, I found it terribly slow. This book is a lot about reflection. There are only two distinct action sequences. Good and intriguing story. But very slow.