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  • The Falls

  • A Diving Universe Novel
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Fleet sector bases close as the Fleet moves on. Everyone knows and expects it. But still, the announcement that Sector Base E-2 will close - although still 30 years in the future - breeds a mood of tension and anxiety. So when Rajivk Agwu finds two pairs of shoes on a trail near Fiskett Falls but no sign of their occupants, his already heightened senses warn of danger. Those on the base fare no better.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pedantic

  • By JayCee on 13-12-16

Don't waste your money or credit

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Gave up on this book because of the poor lifeless narration I really wonder how the hell this person got a job. Let's hope they get Jennifer Van Dyck to redo this book she's an absolutely great narrator.

  • Starship Liberator

  • Galactic Liberation, Book 1
  • By: David VanDyke, B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

The Hundred Worlds have withstood invasion by the relentless Hok for decades. The human worlds are strong, but the Hok have the resources of a thousand planets behind them, and their fleets attack in endless waves. The long war has transformed the Hundred Worlds into heavily fortified star systems. Their economies are geared for military output, and they raise specialized soldiers to save our species. Assault Captain Derek Straker is one such man among many.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Flat and poorly performed

  • By Pete on 22-08-17

really boring

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Just couldn't get into this book. Very boring I think BV Larson really needs to learn it's about quality and not quantity and stop turning up ten dozen books a year. a very generic military science fiction nothing compelling in this book whatsoever good book if you've got insomnia and you want to go to sleep.
one of his best books is his first I think it's called Swarm that's a good book and a good series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Medusa Chronicles

  • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Following an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This was no chasm City

  • By MR C. on 16-08-16

This was no chasm City

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

Reviewed: 16-08-16

I felt the characters were very two-dimensional not a typical Alastair Reynolds book I don't know about Stephen Baxter as I've never read any of his books before.

The plot was very predictable, it only really got good in the last few chapters. The best thing about this audiobook was Peter Kenny who did superb performance as usual.




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  • Machine World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 4
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

In the fourth book of the series, James McGill is up for promotion. Not everyone is happy about that, and McGill must prove he's worth his stripes. Deployed to a strange alien planet outside the boundaries of the Galactic Empire, he's caught up in warfare and political intrigue. Earth expands, the Cephalopod Kingdom launches ships to stop us, and a grand conspiracy emerges among the upper ranks of the Hegemony military.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4th Hit

  • By Steve on 25-03-16

Stop doing Captain Kirk.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Stop doing Captain Kirk. The main male character does not have to sleep with every woman in all your books. Oh my god this is so boring!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Trafalgar Gambit

  • Ark Royal, Book 3
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Humanity is losing the war. The once-mighty space navies have been crippled, officers and crew have been stretched to the limit and Earth herself has come under heavy attack. The end cannot be long delayed. For Admiral Smith and the crew of HMS Ark Royal, the stakes have never been so high. The one hope is to make contact with alien factions that might oppose the war. But, as Ark Royal sets off on a desperate diplomatic mission, it rapidly becomes clear that there are both human and alien factions that wish to fight the war to the bitter end...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ultimately bland

  • By D. Deeks on 10-02-17

3 different voices

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Sadly the narrator of this book is awful he only have about 3 different voices in his repertoire. There are so much better British narrators out there. Peter Kenny or John Lee are so much better and that is just naming 2.
The biggest joke about this is there is so many accents in Britain and this person can only do one accent so all the characters pretty much sound the same.
I like the story of this book but the performance of the audio reading is awful don't waste your credit or money on this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sarek

  • Star Trek Pocket Books, Book 69
  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement. But just as his wife's illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away, once again sowing the seeds of conflict between father and son. Yet soon Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far-reaching plot to destroy the Federation, a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AnnieM

  • By Ann on 03-06-15

At last a unabridged Star Trek audio book!!!!

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

Reviewed: 17-12-14

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator did a very good job on this audiobook. He gave each character a distinct and recognisable voice.
I found the story really interesting and it is very well written.
I just hope there will be more unabridged Star Trek audio books on Audible. Hopefully by this narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful