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  • Battle Cruiser

  • Lost Colonies, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, Humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story

  • By Dimitar S. on 06-01-16

entertaining but ...

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

Reviewed: 25-05-16

b.v. larson has much richer stories in terms of story arcs and characters including star force and undying mercinaries series. with that said this story was just fine. not as good as the mentioned series but still fine. the narrator was not as good as mark boyatt but again he has done an ok job in my opinion. My biggest issue with the narrator was that some character voices can not be distinguished from one another.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Calamity

  • A Reckoners Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good conclusion

  • By Robyn on 19-04-16

Really came together at the very end

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

Reviewed: 24-02-16

Wow, did not expect calamity turning out to be ... Well lets just say did not expect that. The story was as no where as engaging as the first two but still it was fun listening to performance bringing the character and events to life. To be honest through out you'd think there is no way the author can explain calamity and all the other story unexplained anomalies. However, the author managed to tie everything neatly and satisfactorily at the end. I still would love another sequel although i doubt there will be.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long and rewarding listen....

  • By Lee on 29-04-15

Only on part 2 and completely hooked!

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

Reviewed: 14-06-15

Only on part 2 and completely hooked!

The characters are very colorful and the narrater brings this out fantastically.

  • 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 437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

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

so much potential for the series

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

Reviewed: 16-05-15

what happend after steel world??? the stories keep getting meh! i mean the first book of the series was epic, real epic. i couldn't stop all the way till the end. the following books simply felt uninspired and underdeveloped when compared to the authors other works, including steel world which again was an epic and engaging first part to the undying mercinaries series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,970

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

I feel enlightened on many question's

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

I feel enlightened on many question's but...
The rock and bacteria chapters of the book i can do without. that's why i gave 4 stars instead of 5 for the story. I almost stopped at those chapters several times because god they were booooooooooooring. good thing i continued as the following chapters grabed my attention right back, and i only continued past those boring chapters because they are basically at the last third of the book. dont know if that was good organization by the author or just his luck since i seriously doubt any one would have gotten through the book if the rock and bacteria chapters were at the beginning. would have been ashame since the book was so very informative on so many question i had and some i did not know i have. For example, the author brilliantly shed light on how the scientific community operates and i dont mean the nerdy stuff we all see on discovery channel. I mean internal poltics. The author also quite satisfactorily answers some scientific conundrums i had such as the fossil record of man and how much we actually know of our origins. Now you may think you know about the topic but youd be suprised with what is offerd in the book.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By stucody on 22-03-15

very predictable and unsatisfactory climax

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

Reviewed: 26-04-15

in fact you can say that about almost every twist and turn in the story. not to say it was not entertaining but still overall very unsatisfied eithe story and the narration. Excpected way more from both Stephen moss and R.C Bray

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    154 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • Army of One: FREE Short Story

  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

In BV Larson's "An Army of One" the Macros of the Star Force series invade from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My personal intro to Star Force.

  • By Neveoscar on 10-10-18

Got me hooked on the starforce series

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

Reviewed: 22-04-15

even though i had no idea who the characters were and what was going on in the story line (realtively speaking) this book had me hooked on the starforce series. as soon as i finished it i looked for book 1 (swarm starforce series ). from there i just couldnt stop listening to mark boyyat talking as kyle riggs. still waiting for the next part were its cody riggs turn to shine ( kyle riggs son intruduced in the 12th book i belive ).

  • The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, robotic reading.

  • By Rhiannon on 15-05-12

made me hate the movie

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

Reviewed: 22-04-15


I really enjoyed the hunger games movie, however after the audio book that changed. hate is a strong word so lets just say appreciate it less. the story in comparison to the movie is much more fulfilling much more engaging and much much more ... cant really find the word so I'll use addictive.

  • 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 1,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815

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

got my attention from the first sentence!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

just got to chapter 17 and iam hoooooooked !!!

cant wait to here what steel hearts weakness is :)