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SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
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  • Salvation

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New universe but same high-quality

  • By Chris on 14-09-18

GOOD SPACE OPERA

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

AN OBVIOUS FIRST PART TO A SERIES WHICH INTRODUCES CHARACTERS THROUGH SEVERAL EPISODES OF BACK STORY.THE CHARACTERS ARE WELL WRITTEN AND BELIEVABLE AND THE NARRATION IS EXCELLENT.A LITTLE SLOW AT TIMES,MAYBE COULD HAVE BEEN SHORTER.THERE IS A CONTINUING THEME OF MYSTERY THROUGHOUT THE BOOK WHICH IS PARTIALLY REVEALED AT THE END.LEAVING MANY QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN FUTURE BOOKS.

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  • Xeelee: Redemption

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Michael Poole finds himself in a very strange landscape.... This is the centre of the Galaxy. And in a history without war with the humans, the Xeelee have had time to built an immense structure here. The Xeelee Belt has a radius 10,000 times Earth's orbital distance. It is a light-year in circumference. If it was set in the solar system, it would be out in the Oort Cloud, among the comets - but circling the sun. If it was at rest, it would have a surface area equivalent to about 30 billion Earths. But it is not at rest: it rotates at near light speed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good hard sci fi story telling

  • By D. Marsh on 26-09-18

EPIC UNIVERSE SPANNING SPACE OPERA

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

SHADES OF LARRY NIVEN'S RINGWORLD ON A VASTLY LARGER SCALE,TRAVEL TO THE CENTRE OF THE GALAXY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE AS YOU PROBABLY NEVER IMAGINED IT.WITH A CREW OF FASCINATING CHARACTERS.IF YOU LIKE SPACE OPERA YOU SHOULD LIKE THIS.

  • The Soldier

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

A hidden corner of space is swarming with lethal alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It's guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained at any cost - as it has the power to destroy entire civilizations. She schemes from her state-of-the-art weapons station, with only an alien intelligence to share her vigil. But she doesn't share everything with Dragon....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book and narration

  • By paul sparks on 14-06-18

HIGH TECH SPACE OPERA AT IT'S BEST

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

LOVED THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE ALASTAIR REYNOLDS OR PETER F HAMILTON GIVE THIS A TRY IT IS IN THE SAME STYLE,FULL OF INTRIGUE,SCHEMING CHARACTERS AND MYSTERY SET AGAINST A BACKDROP OF HIGH TECH MACHINES CLASHING AND MANOEUVERING ACROSS SPACE AND TIME.COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN,CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.WILL BE READING MORE FROM THIS AUTHORS BACK CATALOGUE.

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  • Intrinsic

  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Kalian Gaines has a secret; he just doesn't know it yet. He looks like us, he lives like us...but he is not one of us. Kalian knows nothing outside of his mundane life teaching history on 30th-century Earth, until a day like any other triggers a series of events that will tie his fate to that of humanity. A human handprint, embedded into a rock with alien script, is discovered on a moon that mankind has never set foot on. This discovery holds a secret, which will sweep Kalian into the heart of a conspiracy that has corrupted the galaxy for 200,000 years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Feel the force, Luke

  • By Martyn. R. Winters on 10-06-18

ENTHRALLING WHEN AT IT'S BEST

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

IN MY TOP TEN OF THE YEAR SO FAR,STARTS FAST WITH ACTION AND MYSTERY COMBINED,SLOWS DOWN A LITTLE TOO MUCH AT TIMES TO FILL IN THE BACK STORY AND INTRODUCE NEW CHARACTERS,IF YOU LIKE SPACE OPERA YOU WILL LIKE THIS,HAVE BOUGHT THE SECOND BOOK.

  • Drowned Worlds

  • By: Johathan Strahan - editor
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp, Basil Sands, Jay Aaseng, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Drowned Worlds looks at the future we might have if the oceans rise, good or bad. Here you'll find stories of action, adventure, romance, and, yes, warning and apocalypse. Stories inspired by Ballard's The Drowned World, Sterling's Islands in the Net, and Ryman's The Child Garden. Stories that allow that things may get worse, but remembers that such times also bring out the best in us all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as i hoped

  • By DENNIS on 25-04-18

not as good as i hoped

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

THE STORIES ARE VERY SIMILAR,THE NARRATORS VARIED FROM POOR TO GOOD,THE INFINITY SERIES IS BETTER.

  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 527

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every thousand years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just good spoiler free review

  • By England fan 1 on 24-12-16

GOOD MILITARY SCI-FI

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

SOME PARTS WERE A LITTLE DRAGGED OUT AND TOO MUCH FILLER BETWEEN REAL ACTION,OVERALL GOOD IF PREDICTABLE STORY LINE,GOOD NARRATION.

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  • Edge of Infinity

  • By: Jonathan Strahan
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorenson, Adenrele Ojo, Laura Waddell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Edge of Infinity is an exhilarating new SF anthology that looks at the next giant leap for humankind: the leap from our home world out into the solar system. Featuring stories by Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, James S. A. Corey, John Barnes, Stephen Baxter, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Elizabeth Bear, Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD COLLECTION OF STORIES

  • By DENNIS on 08-03-18

GOOD COLLECTION OF STORIES

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

OVERALL GOOD THERE ARE STORIES HERE FOR EVERY ONE TO ENJOY,SOME NARRATORS WERE VERY GOOD OTHERS NOT SO GOOD,IF YOU ENJOY SHORT FICTION YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS BOOK.

  • Nova War

  • Shoal, Book 2
  • By: Gary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Dakota and Corso discover not only that the Shoal are caught in an aeons-long conflict with a rival star-faring species, but that the Bandati have resolved to make an alliance with this race by giving them deadly knowledge acquired from the Magi starship; forging an unholy alliance with the Shoal-member Trader. Dakota is determined to stop them - but the destruction of millions of inhabited worlds appears inevitable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • TOO LONG,FAR TOO MUCH FILLER,OVERALL GOOD

  • By DENNIS on 08-03-18

TOO LONG,FAR TOO MUCH FILLER,OVERALL GOOD

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

READ TWO OF THE THREE BOOKS,FAR TOO MUCH UNNECESSARY FILLER THAT DOES NOT ENHANCE THE STORY,OVERALL GOOD STORY,VERY GOOD NARRATOR.

  • Elysium Fire

  • Inspector Dreyfus, Book 2
  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Featuring Inspector Dreyfus - one of Alastair Reynolds' most popular characters - this is a fast-paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday...and unless the cause can be found - and stopped - within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By AndyMackenzie on 29-01-18

excellent,can't wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

FOLLOW ON TO BOOK TO THE PREFECT,HELPS IF YOU HAD READ IT,BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS,WELL PLOTTED WITH LOTS OF TWISTS AND TURNS,HOPE THERE WILL BE MORE BOOKS ON THIS THEME.

  • Steel World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

In the twentieth century Earth sent probes, transmissions and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should I start this series

  • By luke on 10-06-15

GOOD WELL BALANCED STORY BUT NOT EXCEPTIONAL.

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

STARSHIP TROOPERS WITH LIZARDS,AND A TWIST,WELL WRITTEN,BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS,GOOD NARRATION,JUST LACKS THAT SOMETHING EXTRA.DON'T THINK I SHALL READ THE NEXT ONE.