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  • The Originator Wars: Conflict Unending

  • A Lost Fleet Novel
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The Eternals continue with their plans to conquer Originator space. Huge war fleets are sent to isolate the Dyson Spheres and force the Originators to surrender. Massive space battles erupt across Eternal and Originator space as Fleet Admiral Jeremy Strong commits his forces to push the Eternals back. Across the Dyson Spheres, the search continues for sleeping Originators who can be awoken from stasis to aid in the expanding war. The Eternals are convinced they are the most intelligent and powerful race in the universe and should rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurry up with the next book

  • By stig1875 on 08-05-18

Hurry up with the next book

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

The Raymond Weil never fails to deliver, I would highly recommend this to any Science Fiction addict like myself, I couldn't put it down right from the start.

  • Alpha Contact

  • By: P.K. Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Peter Coffin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

One week ago, the human race learned they were not alone in the universe when a mysterious ship appeared in orbit around Earth. All attempts to contact it have failed. That's where Captain James Bernhard comes in. As the lead military officer in charge of what is called the Alpha Contact Contingency, he will lead a team of scientists and special forces operatives in a recommissioned space shuttle to explore the gargantuan alien spaceship.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother sent me to sleep

  • By stig1875 on 21-11-17

Don't bother sent me to sleep

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

Reviewed: 21-11-17

The narrator drones on as if he is in a reading contest with no passion or expression in his voice and there are times where he repeats himself at the start of sentences, not sure if it is a stutter or a mistake in the recording, I managed about 45 mins before giving up, the storey is sort of ok but I would not recommend it, I am going to send it back and I don't very often do that!!!

  • 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 2,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133

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 Highly Recommend this book and Author

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

What made the experience of listening to Columbus Day the most enjoyable?

The story line, the narrator and contents of the book, Skippy and the Sergeant/ Colonel's banter backward and forward and the down to earth language between them and the rest of the high-racy in all of the armed services and government. being ex military I can relate to his moans and groans.

What other book might you compare Columbus Day to, and why?

Quite a few books that have the same M O the earth gets invaded, governments topple and the hero of the book once again saves the day, but this book is a fresh look at the subject.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

Mr Bray's contribution to making this book a great Listen, is paramount to this Authors book storytelling, he match's the character perfectly and I hope when the next book is released he is the one telling the story.

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

first was when the rag tag band of merry troops bring down the two Elephant transport planes while they were under the plasma tube/tunnel and when they sent the Lizards battle group into the sun, I could feel through Mr Brays telling up to these points that the satisfaction the Colonel was feeling for the loss of his men and women and the whole of humanity up to that point, then again when he slammed his fist down onto the Red Button on the counsel, as they approached the earth which put and end to the occupation of the Lizards.

Any additional comments?

I was looking for a New Author to listen to, because I am running out of good books by my favourit authors and the waiting for them to be added to Audible is agonizingley slow to say the least, then I saw this book and all of the Five Star ratings so I took the plunge and now I cannot wait for the next installment, come on Audible get your finger out

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Double Share

  • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4
  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In his first assignment as an officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself fresh out of school, wet behind the ears, and way out of his depth. Aboard the William Tinker the senior officers are derelict and abusive, the crew demoralized and undisciplined, and change unwelcomed and dangerous. Can Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship's heart? Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good listen

  • By stig1875 on 20-09-16

A really good listen

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

Reviewed: 20-09-16

What made the experience of listening to Double Share the most enjoyable?

The out come where the bullies get there comeuppance, plus I didn't expect the ending.

What other book might you compare Double Share to, and why?

I can't say that I have read/listened too another story line the same as this, it is a good heartening storey line, because there are no aliens trying to wipeout man kind.

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

Jeffrey Käfer makes the storey come alive, he is one of the narrators that I look for when purchasing a book, because he never does a bad one.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Sail to the ends of the universe.

Any additional comments?

Yes, hurry up with the next book please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Serengeti

  • By: J. B. Rockwell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

It was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengeti - a Valkyrie class warship with a sentient AI brain - on her own, wrecked and abandoned in an empty expanse of space. On the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into space. But the escape pod sticks in her belly, locking the cryogenically frozen crew inside.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Feeble

  • By Jeffrey Slater on 16-08-16

An Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend to a friend, it was a refreshing storey line to listen to, I hope that there will be a follow on book.

What did you like best about this story?

It was the ship AI's and maintenance drone/bots that were the main characters.

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

I don't think someone else could have played the part, the warmth and feeling came through right to the end.

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

No, just a satisfied feeling that the fleet came back looking for Serengeti.

Any additional comments?

I hope that there will be other stories about Serengeti in the near future.
Thank you.

  • Invasion

  • Alien Invasion, Book 1
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

They are coming. The countdown has begun. First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter's orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with Internet) has already shown the populace what is coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well narrated disappointing story

  • By Jude on 19-09-15

Mind Provoking

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

Reviewed: 23-12-15

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

I wouldn't know I have not read the print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Invasion?

When the realization sets into the age old question "are we alone in the universe" is this real or just a nightmare??

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

I always listen to the narrator of audio books because I think that they bring the storey to life and if their passion shines through, it makes it makes the storey a good listen and Ray Porter did that for me.

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

I did have an emotional reaction because of my belief that there are other races out there and we maybe right at the bottom of the galactic pecking order.

Any additional comments?

I hope that Audible will soon get the next book in the series while the storey is still fresh in my head.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Wave

  • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

When Kell and his team return to Earth many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Ben Bova Classic

  • By stig1875 on 25-11-15

Another Ben Bova Classic

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

Reviewed: 25-11-15

If you could sum up Death Wave in three words, what would they be?

Another great book in the ongoing colonization of space by man, reaching out to the starsand that is why I like Bens books because they interlink the whole picture.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jordan Kell and his New Wife trying to bring the earth inhabitants to help by saving the other intelligent's in this galaxy before the death wave hits.

Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favourite?

Doug Stavenger the Old Man in the moon even though he didn't have a big part in the whole storey.

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

Yes the way it left me hanging after the abrupt end of the book and for the rest of the storey.

Any additional comments?

Yes Hurry up Ben and write the next installment of the Saga and keep the person who in my eyes makes your stories come alive, Stefan Rudniki.

  • The Lost Fleet: Into the Darkness

  • A Slaver Wars Novel Volume 2
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

For over six years, the Lost Fleets have been trapped in the Triangulum Galaxy. Every day has been filled full of danger as the galaxy conquering Simulins search relentlessly for them. With the arrival of the Distant Horizon, a daring plan is made. A message drone will be sent back home to give them warning of the deadly danger the Lost Fleets are facing. A danger that will soon boil over into the home galaxy as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Book in the Series

  • By stig1875 on 16-11-15

Another Good Book in the Series

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

Reviewed: 16-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Fleet: Into the Darkness to be better than the print version?

Yes, because Liam Owen creats the right tempo and I would not want another person narrating this storey, he feels as if he is/was there.

What did you like best about this story?

The way it has split from the main storey and is heading at pace into another storeyline intead of dragging the main storey to it's death.

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

Liam keeps the fire alight and burning hot in anticipation, where as I don't get that when reading, Liam Owen fits this storey line like Stefan Rudniki Fits Ben Bova's books, they are just not the same when narrated by anyone else "If it aint broke don't fix it" so to speak.

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

Neither, I just feel emotion when friends lose friends and colleagues on a ship destroyed.

Any additional comments?

Yes please keep the new books coming, the waiting is killing me.

  • The Silver Ships

  • The Silver Ships, Book 1
  • By: S.H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

An explorer tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict. Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Slow Start but got better - Worth a Listen

  • By stig1875 on 16-11-15

A Slow Start but got better - Worth a Listen

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

Reviewed: 16-11-15

Where does The Silver Ships rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I rate this book at about the 70% level in my Sci-Fi Library books.

What other book might you compare The Silver Ships to, and why?

This book is simlar to Ryk Browns Frontiers Saga, finding another civilization that is more advanced than the main charactors home world.

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

No not at the moment but I'm willing to give him a fair crack of the whip!!

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

No, but I listen to my books on the way to work and when walking my Golden Labrador.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to listening to the next instalment of the storey.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,379

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

Slow start but got better -- would recommend

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

Reviewed: 23-09-15

What made the experience of listening to Fear the Sky the most enjoyable?

At the end of the day this could be in our own future.

What did you like best about this story?

Evoked the what if, every time that I stopped listening with all of the signals being sent into space,

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No because they (audible.co.uk) haven't got the follow up books yet!!!

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

No

Any additional comments?

Hurry up Audible and get the two follow up books please.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful