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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

SUPERB......!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

I'm UTTERLY hooked on this series now..! Well fleshed out just enough going on to keep you on the edge of your seat...! It makes good on its promises too..explaining mysterious secrets.... Unlike some sci-fi we could mention...!

  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • As if a different writer

  • By lee fardoe on 08-03-19

Another great story in the series.

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

Reviewed: 23-02-19

The fold is till my Fav but this is another great story from Peter Clines. And.. As usual.. Ray porter delivers a great performance..

  • Imperator

  • Galaxy's Edge Series
  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

As a crumbling Galactic Republic falls to the relentless assault of a merciless foe, so begins the rise of an enigmatic emperor intent on saving a corrupt galaxy-spanning civilization from itself…and from something much darker that lies beyond the reaches of the known. Just as the reins of power fall into his iron-fisted grasp, an assassination attempt by a hidden cabal within his own inner circle jeopardizes every plan he has set in motion for his Dark Legion, his Imperial Navy, and his ultimate conquest of the stars. But the assassins have no idea who they're actually dealing with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At the begning I was very against the "magic", but

  • By Anonymous User on 01-02-19

It's everything books 1-4 promised....

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

I Really enjoyed this. Its a real journey of a tale.. Fleshing out the world and lore of this series. From the exodus of earth to the galactic Republic...

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult

  • By S. Smith on 06-03-18

A great book.. Accomplished world building

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Chapters = 11 - 19mins....
Epilogue.= 40 mins
End credits = 10 Hrs....?
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I don't get it..
EDIT: Chapters sorted now.. Just listened to it again after completing the other 5 parts. Its even better second time round... Those little details that are just brushed over and forgotten, now stand out a mile and give it greater depth... I'm Absolutely Hooked....!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Croma Venture

  • The Spiral Wars, Book 5
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Upon the ancient drysine moon/city of Defiance, the UFS Phoenix is being rebuilt, but her crew cannot do so in peace. Parren factions jostle for control of not only Defiance, but of the drysine data-core that Phoenix won at such an awful price. But the parren do not lay sole claim to that ancient knowledge, and within the bowels of the machine-city, something long-dead is awakening. While aliens battle, Captain Debogande struggles to decide his next step. Human emissaries beckon him home, while a terrible new threat drives him toward the far edge of Spiral space. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • too political

  • By david on 16-11-18

Superb.!... It will leave you demanding more...!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The usual mix of valour and excellence..! If you liked the last 4 books, this will not disappoint.

  • The Junkie Quatrain

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad zombie story.

  • By matthew on 13-04-13

Great but very short for 1 credit worth of book.

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

I really enjoyed these short stories, they had everything one might expect from a Peter Clines novela. And it builds a " just" post pandemic world that requires further material. But these short stories are just that... Short... And a 4hr audio book is not worth the single credit purchase considering most audio books are 14 to 18 hrs long.
Fans of 28 Days Later will enjoy this..

  • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,374

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very atmospheric

  • By Solaire on 27-12-12

Not what was expecting. Didn't like it at all

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

I didn't finish it. I just couldn't get in to the premise. And i ended up all bitter..

  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #1: Betrayal

  • By: Aaron Allston
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master, has unified the Jedi order into a cohesive group of powerful knights. But as the new era begins, honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties. The Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict, with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order, and for the entire galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Starwars book review

  • By paul on 01-12-13

It's a bit short...

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Having read most of this series and now realising my disappointment in the new Skywalker movies, I thought I'd return to them to see if they were as good as I remember... This was pretty good.

It was a bit short, but when you consistently resign your self to series of 9 books there's a lot of padding out and the occasional short book.
Overall very good.

  • Kantovan Vault

  • Spiral Wars, Book 3
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

The UFS Phoenix is on a mission to find a lost data-core that may contain the secret to defeating the alo-deepynine alliance. But the means to find the data-core is hidden deep in tavalai space, in a highest-security vault where the tavalai's manipulative State Department keep all their most treacherous secrets. To recover it, Phoenix must pull off the most daring heist the Spiral has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We come in peace.... Shoot to kill, Shoot to kill

  • By UnwashedMonkey on 26-02-18

We come in peace.... Shoot to kill, Shoot to kill

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

More trouble and strife for the crew of phoenix! Is there anything this crew can't turn their hand too?

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,491

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

Another great listen... Couldn't turn it off

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

I did love this, but I thought it missed an opportunity to answer at least 1 or 2 of the galactic mysteries it created in the first few books. The last thing I need is another "LOST", where it creates intrigue and fails to deliver...!
Can't wait for the next one... In which I hope the Filthy Monkey whis writes this will answer some freaking questions....!