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  • The Lives of Tao

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good idea poorly executed

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

interesting concept but poorly executed in my opin

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

the main characters little bit windy keeps messing up and people keep say no it's ok you doing good.. spoiler alert the ending is completely his fault. i found my self skipping most the time when he became annoying am not really interested in continuing with the series. again very interesting concept I love the idea of aliens & spies.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Skippy Shandy?

  • By Simon on 28-09-18

Not as good as the previous books

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

I found a little bit boring and repetitive. don't get me wrong I still enjoyed it it's funny looking forward to the next one and hopefully the story will start moving forward now.

  • The Forever

  • The Forever, Book 1
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Jupiter, thrown off orbit, will destroy Earth in less than a century. Jon Ryan volunteers for the most ambitious, desperate mission ever conceived: His consciousness must be transferred into an experimental android host, where he'll live an immortal - and lonely - life. Jon's only companion on his 50-year voyage is his ship's irritable AI. The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, either on Earth or wherever they might run. Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry . but no...

  • By Gary on 09-11-18

I do not understand this book.

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

Ok I would describe the main character as Deadpool in space and complete lovable idiot.
stories interesting but I do feel like there was no plan is just write what ever came to mind by the author.
the audio narration performance was very good. it was one of the main reasons I kept listening to it and the other being hate unfinished story.
the most annoying thing about this book was the logic or the lack of it. No consistency at all frustrating.
Even with all that said its not a bad book.
I would give It 2 and a half stars many be to 3 stars all depending on your mood.

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  • Spellmonger

  • Spellmonger, Book 1
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: He found a quaint little shop, he befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and, best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give it an hour of your time and you won't regret it

  • By Michael on 31-03-17

good story great narration!!

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

I really like this book very interesting world somewhat likable main character. another wonderful performance by John Lee..

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  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD BOOK

  • By Teitur Ásgeirsson on 26-01-19

You can't end a story that way........

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Its a really good book has its up and down the main character is a bit inconsistent sometimes...

  • Orconomics: A Satire

  • The Dark Profit Saga, Book 1
  • By: J. Zachary Pike
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Professional heroes kill and loot deadly monsters every day, but Gorm Ingerson's latest quest will be anything but business as usual. The adventuring industry drives the economy of Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. Monsters' hoards are claimed, bought by corporate interests, and sold off to plunder funds long before the Heroes' Guild actually kills the beasts. Of course, that's a terrible arrangement for the Shadowkin; orcs, goblins, kobolds, and their ilk must apply for to become Noncombatant Paper Carriers to avoid being killed and looted by heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book!

  • By Astrid Deacon on 22-01-17

really a good book

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Loved the world building, loved every character in the book, loved the narration too can't wait for the second book..

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • started well

  • By people's bank on 06-03-17

good but don't buy it..

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

its a good book its has some issues but its too short. We don't even get to the main story line just focusing on the main character interaction and how they come to terms with their situation is just a set up for the second book. if I was you I would wait until the next book comes out or the next two and go thought it one time. I do want to see where the characters ends up and how the story progressive.... the narration is really really good 5 star...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Orion Fleet

  • Rebel Fleet, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

A year ago the Kher Empire was forced to retreat, but they were not beaten. In Orion Fleet, they return with a new weapon. A huge ship driven by AI begins methodically grinding inhabited worlds to dust. This unstoppable enemy is without fear or remorse, and the Rebels begin a desperate battle just to slow its advance. Leo Blake takes Earth's first warship into space to find a counter to this deadly new attack. The Imperial Fleets take notice of Earth's interference, and they're intent upon revenge. Even if he wins, Blake might have doomed our homeworld.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the 1st...

  • By Sully on 08-09-17

Not for everyone at all.....

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

B.V. Larson can't write a interesting and likeable main character. if you found the Kyle Riggs from star force frustrating sexist and a over all duck you will not like this mine character has well.. just the like star force the first book was very interesting with great promise but just become dumb and dumb has the books continued. the same thing is going to happen to this series has it contains the author can not find a good balance in the main character. there so much plot holes in the story line that its frustratingly stupid. I get the fact you have to suspend your disbelief but there is only so much you can take before you start noticing everything that is wrong with this writing.. I have only read two series by B.V. Larson and I had the same problem with both of them if only could get my money back...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rebellion

  • Star Force, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines...but for how long? In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great entry.

  • By Neil on 07-04-13

The 3rd book is interesting...

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

Reviewed: 24-02-17

Seen the second book the main character Kyle has been slowly by slowly becoming Dumber and arrogant to the point that its infuriating... and the story is starting to show some inconsistencies to what information we had before in how the technology works... but its still a good read/listen the world buildings is very interesting the narration is very good.. Overall 3 stars and worth continuing the story in my opinion.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

One of the best book I have listened to. The story is very interesting it has a lot of funny moments the characters are well written dynamic and interesting. It's all brought to life R.C Bray narration.... If you are reading this just buy it even if you're not a military sci-fi fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful