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  • Galaxy's Edge, Part III

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 288

Daring heroics, sacrifice, and courage come together as the Legion attempts to contain the fire sparked at the Battle of Tarrago. But the galaxy is spiraling into all-out war. Captain Chhun's Dark Ops squad is reunited with Wraith. When their mission to deny Goth Sulluss the shipyards he so eagerly desires goes awry, Chhun and Wraith must find a way to stop the Black Fleet's advance - even if it costs them their lives. Meanwhile, an old friend from Nether Ops executes a covert operation that will turn the focus of the Last War of the Republic in a terrible new direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3

  • By zombie reader on 02-09-18

Outstanding series and narration

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

The deeper you get into these books the more you want. Strong characters enhanced with great voice acting. A story that grows at perfect pace to reveal more depth, intrigue and entertainment. The whole series is outstanding and this book feels like the point where all the different storylines start to come together. Can't wait for the next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salvation

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, just a little slow getting going.

  • By Mr. B. Hirst on 01-10-18

Hamilton as always weaves a wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

subtle, deep and twisting story made beautiful by the characters he has narrating there roles and experiences. can't wait for book 2.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Galaxy's Edge, 2 Parts

  • By Matt Carter on 26-06-18

Outstanding. Game of thrones meets star wars

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

book 1 set the scene and though the jumping in story time line was challenging initially it worked and came together in book 2. can't wait to listen to book 3 now. as ever narration was excellent and made this book come to life - thank you R.C.

  • Waking Gods

  • Themis Files, Book 2
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Аmazon Customer on 11-04-17

original and compelling

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

Reviewed: 17-11-17

the storyline is engaging with wonderful characters. the narration is outstanding and theatrical. can't wait for part 3

  • Ultima

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Fresh from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challanges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel PROXIMA. In PROXIMA we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room. The universe opened up to us. Now in ULTIMA the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why, I remember once on campaign...

  • By Alan Nixon on 22-09-16

Original Brilliance

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

Staggeringly brilliant concept narrated superbly. Despite the depth of the science, the breadth of the scope and the wealth of characters you never feel lost or confused. A truly age spanning space opera that will expand your knowledge, love and appreciation of science fiction.

  • The Long Utopia

  • The Long Earth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series of four stories

  • By Simon on 01-12-15

The end of something wonderful

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you listen to The Long Utopia again? Why?

Yes - it is comletely immersive and absorbing and I will be listening to all 4 of them again and no doubt again. An original concept beautifully told.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Utopia?

Without giving too much away I would say the unearthing of Joshua's family history. It was a wonderfully conceived story which, if I am not mistaken, could open up a whole new storyline.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Has to be Lindsey keeping a load of bandits bottled up in an isolated shack chatting with Joshua inbetween the taking the occasional potshot. The interaction between these two is beautiful.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both laugh and cry - and in order to avoid spoilers I am not going to say where in the book.

Any additional comments?

So long Sir Terry and thank you for the laughter and tears ... but especially the laughter. You brought alot of pleasure in mine and my families life.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • The Expanse, Book 1
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Work

  • By RG on 24-01-15

SciFi Heaven

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Leviathan Wakes to be better than the print version?

Never read the book but have, since listening to it, bought it. Just hope my imagination brings the characters to life as much as the narrator did.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Miller is the picture of a 1950's private eye, Marlow esque, wonderfully rendered in a futuristic society.

What does Jefferson Mays bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The variety accents each of which captures the character and adds to their roundedness filling your head with an image of their portrayal.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had been able to I would have listened to this all in one sitting instead I had the eager anticipation of getting back in my car for the commute knowing no matter what traffic nightmares I might face on my journey I was going to be enjoying one hell of a good story read wonderfully.

Any additional comments?

Give me more more more - I cannot recommend this enough to scifi fans.

  • Exodus

  • Arisen, Book 5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

The world's last floating nuclear supercarrier looks into the face of oblivion as her thinned, exhausted, and beleaguered crew face the largest herd of dead ever recorded. Soon, the ship's five-acre flight deck will become the scene of a furious and desperate set-piece battle - like no combat any modern army has seen since Stalingrad. The ranks of the dead are infinite, and those of the living are tiny, depleted, and running out of time... and of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Genuine High Quality Series

  • By Simon on 26-08-15

Infectious

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

Reviewed: 23-06-15

Just grabs you and you don't want it to let go and read by an outstanding talent who submerses you in the characters.