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  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super-Skippy-Just-Fantastic-Expeditionary-Force!

  • By Simon on 27-09-17

This series is up there with the best...

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

Reviewed: 15-12-17

I bought the first audiobook on a whim, it was enjoyable but not mind-blowing... Until Skippy came along. It got better and better and I'll now safely say that this series is one of my favourite sci-fi series, bested only by The Passage books.

Great author. Great story. Great narration.

  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,201

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Ernest Cline

  • By Evil RobotNixon on 18-09-15

On a whim

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

Reviewed: 20-06-16

After really enjoying 'Ready Player One' I looked for other books by Ernest Cline. This is the only other audiobook that I can find.

while it didn't grip me quite as much as Ready Player One, I still really enjoyed it. Ernest is obviously a keen gamer.... I keep finding myself comparing Armada to Eve online (a PC game) - I wonder if he plays? :)

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,581

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 16-06-16

This book was recommended to me by a friend who is new to Audible. As this was his first Audiobook purchase I wasn't sure what to expect... But I'm glad that I listened.

It gripped me from start to finish. I do alot of driving with work up and down the UK and I know that I've got a good audiobook when I find myself slowing down so that I can spend longer listening!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Twelve

  • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • even better the second time

  • By TSUK79 on 17-07-16

Flawless performance of a fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Flyers! Where to start with my review? Firstly, Scott Brick is an excellent narrator. He brings characters to life, he creates images in my mind that I wouldn't particularly get from reading the book.

Secondly, I have never cried over a book before... until now. I feel a deep connection with the characters and even on my second read through I cried at the second to last chapter of The Twelve.

In preparation for the third and final book (which has been released today) I have listened back through The Passage and The Twelve and both have been just as good, if not better than the first time I listened to them.

Definitely my favourite book trilogy of all time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By BM on 19-11-14

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

I was new to Brandon Sanderson before I got this book. Seeing as most of his books are trilogies, I thought I would give this book a listen.

A fantastic story with great narration and most definitely a brilliant introduction to Brandon Sanderson, I am now officially a fan.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tor and the Dark Art of Anonymity: How to Be Invisible from NSA Spying

  • By: Lance Henderson
  • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

This manual will give you the incognito tools that'll make you a master of anonymity! Other books tell you to install Tor and then encrypt your hard drive...and leave it at that. I go much deeper, delving into the very engine of ultimate network security, taking it to an art form where you'll grow a new darknet persona - how to be anonymous online without looking like you're trying to be anonymous online.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • informative read overall

  • By Matt on 22-02-16

Very informative

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

Reviewed: 27-01-16

I bought another, more popular book expecting to learn about TOR and hopefully give myself some lessons and education on the subject. However, this isn't what I got.

So I found this book, with some reservations as there wasn't any reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. The narration is good, but obviously narration isn't something that takes away from this as it is just an informative book with plenty of 'do's' and 'don'ts'. Exactly what I was looking for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steelheart

  • Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sanderson never disappoints

  • By Robyn on 29-12-13

Gripping story, a great read!

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

Reviewed: 17-11-13

I travel all over the country with work. Audio books are used to make the travel less tedious. However, I know when I'm listening to a good book when I sit in the slow lane with cruise control on and take as long as possible to get to my destination.

This was one of those books. Though I felt it was a little short (the audio books that are less than 20 hours usually unfold relatively quickly, this did take its time) I really enjoyed the story, it had several unseen twists and turns. It is a fun book, not too intense, a really good fantasy. I hope to hear more about The Reckoners in a sequel, facing more mighty epics.

  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long and absorbing

  • By Tom on 20-07-10

An excellent read

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

Reviewed: 01-05-13

This was my third audible purchase and as the other 2 books I bought were only 10 hours long, I fancied something a little longer.

The book felt a little slow to get going, I did get a little bored during the first couple of hours but it does get going and towards the end I couldn't take my headphones out! The second book is £25 though, so I am waiting for more credits before getting it.

Without spoiling anything, the book is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is filled with history and details that really help set the scene. Having read this, enjoyed it and read other reviews mentioning Stephen King's 'The Stand', I shall also be checking that book out!