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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,496

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Another great listen

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Another great listen by Andy Weir, good follow up to the Martian, very enjoyable. Narration by Rosario Dawson was a pleasure to listen to.

  • The Complete Void Wraith Trilogy

  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Mankind's outer colonies are disappearing. Without warning. Without a trace. Fleet command chalks the attacks up to pirates, but Captain Dryker of the UFC Johnston isn't buying it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid series

  • By Mr on 27-03-18

very enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

What made the experience of listening to The Complete Void Wraith Trilogy the most enjoyable?

the whole series is fantastic, from the characters & attention

What other book might you compare The Complete Void Wraith Trilogy to, and why?

has to be the Ganog Wars, same author & narrator & is infact the next story leading on from the void wraith story this in turn will lead on to what I assume will be a final trilogy against the nameless ones.

Any additional comments?

Chris Fox's style of story telling & Burkes narration is a winning duo for me, the last 14 books I have listened to have been Fox & Burke combinations between the deathless, project solaris, void wraith & Ganog Wars series each book i have enjoyed & has left me wanting to dive right into the next one.
I love the "previously on" section at the start of the books where the previous book is recapped in a funny tv style & have found myself suddenly tittering with laughter to the surprise of people standing next to me at checkouts or while walking the dogs.
if you haven't already done so you should check his other books.

  • Exiled: Void Wraith Prequel Story

  • The Void Wraith Trilogy, Book 0
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Void Wraith are not yet ready to begin their war against the Milky Way. Experiments must be conducted. DNA mapped. Slaves created. They move cautiously, their agents infiltrating the governments of every major race. But every invasion leaves clues - clues that one OFI officer has stumbled across. Stations are disappearing. Whole populations gone seemingly overnight. Commander Nolan convinces the Office of Fleet Intelligence to dispatch him to investigate. He discovers something far more sinister and far reaching than he imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable listen

  • By stephen on 12-01-18

very enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

What made the experience of listening to Exiled: Void Wraith Prequel Story the most enjoyable?

it was good to find out how Nolan ended up in the 14th fleet & it laid the ground work for the main story.

What about Ryan Kennard Burke’s performance did you like?

I loved the performance from burke, he is quickly becoming one of my favourite narrators & suits chris fox's style of story telling.

  • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set

  • Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 25 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By James on 28-02-17

i wanted to rip off my ears

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it was different to the normal apocalyptic novels that I listen to & I did enjoy the story line. man kinds demise brought about by its own hand instead of the normal zombies. the book was recommended by a friend who enjoys the same kind of books that I do & he did say once you get past the narration its enjoyable.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

in such a huge way for me It was almost unbelievable, right from the first chapter I disliked the narration, felt rushed & felt like I was listening to a narration of the worst cheap b movie ever, but I persevered as I didn't want to waste a book & wanted something to listen to that was long & slightly different to my normal listen, I had also already bought the second box set aswell on my friends recommendation.

it does have to be said though that it seemed like the narrator was scared to pause for a second to take a breath & the whole thing was read in one breath, by the time I had finished the box set I was beginning to wish I was one of the variants so I could rip off my own ears. the voice that got to me the most was kate's I swear I just wanted her to get eaten so he would stop doing her voice

Could you see The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I could imagine this entire book being turned into a tv show or mini movie series & if that ever happens I would like to go on record & say that Bronson Pinchot should definitely play a part in it & be one of the first to be turned or preferably eaten as pay back for the narration.

Any additional comments?

a few of the characters in the book really got on my nerves, like kate who gets pregnant early in the books & seems to know within days that she's going to be a mum & at times she's unable to finish a sentence without bursting into tears or saying the words "im sorry", other characters would repeat the same lines over & over again also like "quick & steady Rachel, quick & steady" or "all it takes is all you got marine".

however i did like that the characters you expect to be untouchable in the books & go the whole way through a story & only receive a scratch (like so many other books) do infact get infected, killed off or injured showing that they are indeed just as vulnerable as everybody else. the entire series of books are good & worth a listen & spending credits on but only if you can stand the narration which is the weak link in this chain of books.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,993
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,056
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,028

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

I had doubts

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

I had serious doubts about whether to buy this book or not & couldn't make up my mind for a few months, even after I eventually bought it I let it lay in my library for a few weeks before I listened to it & have to admit it was a terrible mistake.

Not the book! but putting off buying it & listening to it.

30 mins into the book I was so completely hooked I couldn't stop listening to it until it was finished, and even though it didn't finish until 2:30am & i was to get up at 6:30am for work it was so worth the headache I had the next day from lack of sleep.

R.C Bray has delivered a terrific performance yet again & has never left me disappointed & is certainly one of my top narrators.

The Martian audio book has quickly become a favourite for me & despite my early reservations about buying it I have now listened to it 3 times and ive smiled each time.

The only thing that left me disappointed with the Martian was the movie! Matt Damon did a great job but the movie just left me mentally screaming at the screen for the same kind of experience I got from the book.

Such a good listen I wish I could have given more than 5 stars.