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C. J. Dunne

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  • River God

  • Ancient Egypt, Book 1
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Taita is a humble slave, an expert in art, poetry, medicine and engineering as well as keeping important secrets. He is the most treasured possession of Lord Intef. Yet when Intef's beautiful daughter, Lostris, is married to the Pharaoh, Taita is commanded to follow her and swiftly finds himself deeper than he ever could have imagined in a world of deception and treachery. But outside the palace, the great kingdom of Egypt is divided and in even greater danger. Enemies threaten on all sides, and only Taita holds the power to save them all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read/listen

  • By C. J. Dunne on 06-02-19

A very good read/listen

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

Having been an avid fan of Wilbur smith for many years I took the opportunity of repurchasing river god now on audible having listen to taita and his mistress the story sounds anew and takes the listener back in time as if you are part of this story. I can thoroughly recommend anybody to purchase and listen to River God as it is one of the best stories that I have ever listened to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Errant Conflict

  • Errant Series, Book 2
  • By: T. Michael Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Leaving the planet Fleece far behind them, the Aurora and her mixed crew have two missions. The first is to return the human research vessel Geoffrey Laird back to Earth safe and unharmed. Afterward, the second task is to return to Quetanae space and search for any pockets of survivors from Kodo and Kalaya's home world. Sounds simple enough. But, of course, unknown sinister forces are gathering. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captive listening

  • By C. J. Dunne on 13-01-19

Captive listening

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

Just finished this book the second in the series have thouroughly enjoyed the listen and hope that the author will continue the series. Very enjoyable

  • The Riss Gamble

  • Riss Series, Book 1
  • By: C. R. Daems
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

A young girl dreams of seeing the stars and meeting aliens. Her chance comes in the form of a project offering a college education, a commission in the SAS Fleet, and a partnership with an alien. She successfully qualifies and wins one of the coveted 10 positions. Of Course everything comes with a price - the alien is a parasite that inhabits the body and mind, and is there for life. Is it a dream or nightmare come true? Maybe both?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining listen

  • By C. J. Dunne on 20-12-18

Entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

This book being the first in the series has grabbed my interest and I do hope that audible will continue to make available the rest of the series as I am keen to follow the exploits of Nadia and her Riss symbiot on further adventures finding out the interaction between them and how it developers. This is a different type of scyfy story to which I am totally hooked much more please and soonest.

  • Mutineer

  • Alexis Carew Book #2
  • By: J A Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

Just as Midshipman Alexis Carew thinks she's found a place in the Royal Navy, she's transferred aboard H.M.S. Hermione. Her captain is a Tartar, liberal with the cat, who thinks girls have no place aboard ship. The other midshipmen in the berth are no better and the only advice she's offered is to keep her head down and mouth shut - things Alexis is rarely able to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous story

  • By C. J. Dunne on 13-04-17

Fabulous story

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

Reviewed: 13-04-17

Any additional comments?

Having been a fan of historical novels set in Nelson time this series has been extremely well created to follow life as it was at sea in the early 1800's transposed into a space faring society. Do not be put off by the thought of sailing ships in space as it has been very well constructed and abely read by the narrator. I have greatly enjoyed the first two books in the series which I listened to consecutively. I look forward to the next two novels in the series and hope that the author will continue to expand the series in the future. I am now listening to all the Richard Bolitho novels by Alexander Kent for the fourth time and I do Hope that this new space opera series carries on and on and on. Well done keep writing please
an avid fan.
Chris dunne

  • The Terran Privateer

  • The Duchy of Terra, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Earth is conquered. Sol is lost. One ship is tasked to free them. One Captain to save them all. When an alien armada destroys the United Earth Space Force and takes control of the human homeworld, newly reinstated Captain Annette Bond must take her experimental hyperspace cruiser Tornado into exile as Terra's only interstellar privateer. She has inferior technology, crude maps, and no concept of her enemy, but the seedy underbelly of galactic society welcomes her so long as she has prizes to sell and money to spend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A comedy of accents

  • By Chez on 06-01-17

Great book great syory

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Terran Privateer to be better than the print version?

Do not read printed books

What other book might you compare The Terran Privateer to, and why?

EE doc smith skylark series, storyline is a natural progression of what could happen

Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but will look out for other performances

Any additional comments?

This book has a great storyline and is well written and is very well told. I look forward to continuing to listen to further episodes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Few

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 4
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Prince Roger is coming home, but home isn't what it was when he left. Traitors have murdered his brother and sister, his nieces and nephews. His mother, the empress, is still alive but in the hands of Roger's own biological father, who controls her through drugs and physical and psychological torture. A new heir to the throne has been conceived, and once the child is born his mother will no longer be necessary to the traitors' plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the last five minutes

  • By M on 17-10-17

Patients needed but well worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 19-09-16

Any additional comments?

Having listened to this book I was most disappointed to find out that it had been Miss listed as book 1 when it is actually book 3 of 5 very good novels. Having said that it was very enjoyable and do hope that audible add books 4 and 5 to there listings. I can recommend this book to anyone but listen to books 1 and 2 first.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Errant Contact

  • By: T. Michael Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A survey crew of the human starship Geoffrey Laird lands on a small, unexplored planet quaintly named Fleece as part of a standard scientific mission. The planet looks benign, but a small mix-up with "hostile life-forms" has the three surviving members of the team on the run. Drik, Max, and Laree seek shelter in a small cave, completely cut off from their ship and communications. But it turns out the cave is anything but small.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT BOOK

  • By DENNIS on 22-12-17

Please sir I want some more

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

What did you like most about Errant Contact?

Just like Oliver I want more, this book being first in series (we hope ) explores the hopes and fears of humans meeting new challenges and overcoming adversary. I greatly enjoyed this novel and do hope that the author will decide to continue this enthralling saga.

  • Destroyer

  • The Void Wraith Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

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. Defying command, he leads his misfit crew into hostile territory in search of answers. They encounter a technologically superior foe unlike anything humanity has ever seen, one bent on the destruction of all sentient life. After 26,000 years the mythical Void Wraith have returned to begin the next Eradication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New sf author brillant

  • By C. J. Dunne on 25-06-16

New sf author brillant

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

Reviewed: 25-06-16

Would you listen to Destroyer again? Why?

Yes the author has a greate feel for keeping the action going wanting the reader/listener keen to ear more

What was one of the most memorable moments of Destroyer?

Commander Nolans maturing into responsibility

Have you listened to any of Ryan Kennard Burke’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Any additional comments?

For a first science fiction novel this author has got it right for those who like to listen to space opera type novels. The action was pretty well continuous from start to finish with lots of openings left over for continuation in the second novel of the trilogy leaving the listener wanting more. I cannot wait for the next novel in the series to be published and hopefully be available on Audible. Bring it on I cannot wait.

  • Constitution

  • By: Nick Webb
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

The year is 2650. Seventy-five years ago, an alien fleet attacked Earth. Without warning. Without mercy. We were not prepared. Hundreds of millions perished. Dozens of cities burned. We nearly lost everything. Then the aliens abruptly left. We rebuilt. We armed ourselves. We swore: never again. But the aliens never came back. Until now. With overwhelming force the aliens have returned, striking deep into our territory, sending Earth into a panic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent space opera

  • By Russell Ridley on 19-10-15

Fantastic space opera

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

Reviewed: 21-01-16

Where does Constitution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Just finished listening to this book with tears streaming down my face as the climax and finish is very emotional as the writer has embroiled you into the main character of the Constitutions captain. The books finish leaves quite a few questions unanswered which I do hope means that we will be presented with a sequel to this novel, if so cannot wait. Give us more.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Spaceship

  • Course of the Worlds, Book 1
  • By: J.A. Hawkings
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Year 2076. The colonization of the solar system has begun. Engineer Jeff Baker and exobiologist Nicole Price find themselves on an exploratory mission. Destination: the Jovian moon of Callisto. As the two are about to land, however, their ship is compromised by a malfunction of its electrical system. Having reached the surface without serious damage, they are startled by the sight of an unknown spacecraft. It appears to have crashed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing space saga

  • By C. J. Dunne on 15-12-15

Disappointing space saga

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

Reviewed: 15-12-15

What disappointed you about The Last Spaceship?

Worst reading of a book that I have listened to. Very disjointed gave up half way

What will your next listen be?

Unrelenting by Mike Shepherd read by Dina Pearlman book 13 so far a Chris longknife novel a very good space saga thoroughly well narrated

What didn’t you like about Fred Wolinsky’s performance?

Very disjointed, did not able the listener to bond with story. Very unemotional telling of story

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Story started to be interesting but the narrator spoils the listening

Any additional comments?

Don't use this narrator again, I certainly will not listen to a book narrated by him