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Mr. S. P. Campbell

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  • End Game

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Alisa Marchenko has reunited with her daughter, and even though she hasn't figured out how to get Jelena to accept Leonidas yet, she dreams of the three of them starting a new life together. They can return the Star Nomad to its original purpose of running freight and staying out of trouble (mostly). Before that can happen, Alisa must fulfill the promise she made to Jelena: that she and her crew will retrieve young Prince Thorian, the boy who has become Jelena's best friend. But Thorian was kidnapped by the rogue Starseer Tymoteusz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A to need for cyborg

  • By Mr. S. P. Campbell on 15-10-18

A to need for cyborg

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-18

The usual romp.through space with her unusual crew and chickens ,light hearted humour and pad battles ,just beating the bad guys

  • Remnant Population

  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia’s home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days - until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony 3245.12 is to be disbanded, its residents shipped off, deep in cryo-sleep, to somewhere new and strange and not of their choosing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the all time great stories

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-07-16

Beware under rating the elderly!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

A great story told well by a good author. And a marvellous narator. A grandmother conspires to be the only human left in an earth colony after it is deemed to be unprofitable but that's just the start of a wonderful tale woven by the master story teller Elizabeth Moon. Best thing I have read since the Speed of Dark

  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Luke Daniels, Peter Berkrot, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams collects ten of the best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic PKD but avoid the introductions for spoile

  • By Max on 11-01-18

An old favourite

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I read this many years ago and was then surprised how many became films and tv series. I enjoyed all the stories. If you love old scifi and can enjoy it as a product of its time then enjoy.

  • Into the Black

  • Odyssey One
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unable to finish this (minor *spoiler*)

  • By Andrew on 29-10-12

first contact with humañs

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

Good panspermiia story with some twists Good characters with a rollicking story which seems tone a had relentless on the protagonist's. Going boldly with less than a 0perfect knowledge and and coming out tolerably well if somewhat dented, well worth the read\ listen!

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  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Military SciFi in Classic Style

  • By Andrew John Rae on 09-02-14

lucky man

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Great space opera looking forward to more in the next volume. Joining up to escape poverty as a soldier and ends up in the navy!

  • Gray Vengeance

  • Tom Gray, Book 5
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Da Sunan Annabi has a ruthless new leader whose aim is to train British nationals to bring England to its knees. As their plans unfold with deadly precision and Britain is crippled by a series of attacks, the government is forced to deploy its new secret weapon: a surveillance network that can spy on nearly every human being on earth. It is nearly foolproof - but is it ethical? And does that even matter now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big brother is watching

  • By WillPower on 26-03-18

Surveillance gone wild

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

A further adventure for Mr grey with an all too real plot line, especially in this time. A page turner well worth the time. Whilst belief has to be suspended at times it in no way diminishes the story a thundering good read. If you haven't read the preceding novels it would enhance your understanding if you read them first!

  • The Desert and the Blade

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Reiko, empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Órlaith understands all too well the power it signifies. Her own inherited blade, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to form

  • By Mr. S. P. Campbell on 06-11-17

Back to form

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-17

An enjoyable story of magic swords and evil thwarted, read by Todd McLaren in his own inimitable way well worth the time to listen to. I look forward to another of this ilk

  • The Rogue Prince

  • Sky Full of Stars, Book 1
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Starseer, pilot, and animal lover Jelena Marchenko wants to prove to her parents that she's ready to captain her own freighter and help run the family business. When she finally talks them into getting a second ship and letting her fly it, it doesn't faze her that the craft is decades old and looks like a turtle. This is the chance she's craved for years. But it's not long before the opportunity to rescue mistreated lab animals lures her from her parentally approved cargo run and embroils her in a battle between warring corporations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Set in the Brilliant fallen Empire Universe

  • By Trish on 07-08-18

Rouge prince

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Another romp with characters that grow on you even if you don't like them, joy to read and listen to look forward to more of a similar vein

  • The Golden Princess

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Princess Orlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady - and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan. To combat their mutual foe, Orlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House - but they'll face great peril along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Given princess

  • By Mr. S. P. Campbell on 28-09-17

Given princess

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-17

I enjoyed listing to this story but it really is setting the scene for the next part of the epic tale and as such left me dissatisfied at its end .will I buy the next one , oh yes of course I will.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Martin McDougall
  • Length: 23 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Epic, entertaining, blasphemous, this is the most influential and controversial of Science Fiction novels. Stranger in a Strange Land caused uproar when it was first published as it savaged conventional religious, sexual, and social ideals. Many years in the future, Valentine Michael Smith's upbringing is exceptional. Orphan child to two astronauts killed in space, he is raised on Mars. Twenty-five years later he is "rescued" and brought back to Earth. The initial enthusiasm of the administration in Smith's safe return is soon dampened by the realisation that they cannot control him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A point in time

  • By Simon on 31-08-15

Stranger in a strange land

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-17

This. Is a classic Heinlein , thought provoking with echoes of modern times. His characterisation of the press is amusingly accurate, even if he could not have guessed the technology at this distance in time. I first read the book some 30+ years ago and the authors cynical views on government ring true especially since Trumps election. He also takes a run at religion and the zealots. With a strong plot it is a thoroughly good story that I heartily recommend.

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