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GMJ

East Yorkshire, UK
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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,676
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,235

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

B V Larson watch out!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

If you enjoyed B V Larson's book then you will love this. A good start and I look forward to the serialisation.

The narrator definitely brings 'Bob' to life (although he is a replicant/AI now - sorry for the small spoiler!) and is very good at injecting the humour. Enjoy!

  • Machine World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 4
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

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

If you liked the Starforce series then.......

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

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

....you will love this. This is definitely in my top five audio books of all time

What was one of the most memorable moments of Machine World?

Every time James McGill (the lovable rogue) manages to get the girl or girls and kicks the butt of any threatening alien

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Him playing with the new tech (dragons)!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I can't say it without spoiling it!!!

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for 'Death World'!!!!

  • Tech World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked

  • By S. Morris on 02-09-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 25-06-15

Mark Boyett as fantastic a narrator as always. If you liked the star force series then you will love this. Can't wait for the next book!

  • Monster Hunter Alpha

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far!

  • By GMJ on 10-02-15

Best so far!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

More than exceeded my expectations. I can only hope that there will be another novel where Earl is the lead character. Wow!

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  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 623

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Such a shame

  • By Londongirl on 26-05-17

Never judge a book by its cover

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

Reviewed: 15-12-13

What did you like most about Swarm?

I picked up the 'Swarm' Soley on recommendations (and I am glad that I did). I was immediately drawn into a fast paced nightmarish scifi scenario which kept me constantly engaged. I was looking looking for a high paced classic scifi adverture that would keep me entertained and I was not disappointed. A definite buy for any scifi nut who cannot stand unrealistic plots.

What other book might you compare Swarm to, and why?

Similar pace to the vampire novels by Scott Mariani.

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

Have not listened to any other books YET!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first few chapters leading to his abduction.

  • The Vampire Lestat

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By GMJ on 14-04-13

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I read this book many years ago and many other titles by Anne Rice. This is a true vampire classic which has been given a new dimension by a very talented narrator. Well done!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful