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  • UnArcana Stars

  • A Starship's Mage Story
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

It has been over a year since the UnArcana Worlds of the Protectorate of the Mage-King of Mars seceded, shattering the unity of the human race. The new Republic of Faith and Reason has raised new banners in defiance of the power of the Protectorate's Mage aristocracy. Now, Hand Damien Montgomery commands a relief mission to a Republic world ravaged by famine. His humanitarian mission collides with a newborn military beginning to flex its muscles - and a newborn nation prepared to accept no violations of its sovereignty, regardless of their needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still a good read

  • By david on 24-04-19

still a good read

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

it was nice to see the old characters again but it felt like so many other space battles and little else

  • Capital Fleet

  • The Complete Ixan Legacy Series Box Set
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

 

We had 20 short years of peace. Twenty years to put worlds back together. Twenty years for Captain Vin Husher to convince us the aliens would return. We didn’t listen. Warmonger, we called him. Washed up, we called him. But now, the enemy has returned, with high-tech weaponry well beyond anything of which humanity has dreamed. If Husher and his ragtag crew can’t manage to stop them, they will smash us.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • another good read

  • By david on 17-04-19

another good read

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

Reviewed: 17-04-19

great to get all 3 books in one hit. at times the battles were relentless and I got lost a few times but still a good story

  • Tiamat's Wrath

  • The Expanse, Book 8
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 408

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another outstanding sequel

  • By Chris I on 05-04-19

another good read

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

the story seemed a little dark at times but glad that things picked up at the end

  • Renegades

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 892

The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skippying Across the Galaxy!

  • By Simon on 27-03-19

good ending

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

long awaited book. little too much of the Skippy and Joe story and not enough of the other characters but still a very good book

  • Leviathan

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 5
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Two Syndicate World star systems have fallen prey to a mysterious fleet of warships - a fleet controlled entirely by artificial intelligence - that is now targeting Alliance space. The warships are no mystery to Geary. They were developed by his government to ensure security, but malfunctioned. If the Syndics learn the truth, the war with the Alliance will resume with a vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still good

  • By david on 13-03-19

still good

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

Reviewed: 13-03-19

the space battles are becoming too numerous and long. I'm waiting for him to sort the main problem

  • Steadfast

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still good

  • By david on 11-03-19

still good

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

Reviewed: 11-03-19

still the same style with great characters. not the best story but I'm enjoying the whole series

  • Guardian

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 3
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

Admiral Geary's First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary's mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire - an empire that is on the brink of collapse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good as usual

  • By david on 06-03-19

good as usual

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

Reviewed: 06-03-19

nice story. little long winded but that's normal for these book's. still keeping me interested to carry o

  • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet--and himself--in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Campbell Strikes Again

  • By Master Martin on 05-05-12

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 28-02-19

another good story. it nice it links up to previous story's and fills in gaps

  • Dreadnaught

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell - introduction
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series Beyond the Frontier returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the Lost Fleet series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet. Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic continuation series

  • By Gruffydd on 09-03-18

still good

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

Reviewed: 25-02-19

love the characters and the narrator. I'm still enjoying this style although a bland ending

  • Planetside

  • By: Michael Mammay
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big - and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated - but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Distinguished Butler!

  • By Simon on 01-08-18

love the narator

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

this was a good story and as mentioned i love the narator, i felt ideas ran out towards the end