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  • 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 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

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
  • this book was awesome!

  • By mike english on 01-11-18

confusing

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

first quarter and the third quarter I enjoyed but the rest seem to be just rambling

  • Ben Aaronovitch

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Ben Aaronovitch is the best-selling author most well-known for his urban fantasy series, Rivers Of London. He joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss, among other things, his latest book The Hanging Tree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good insite

  • By david on 21-11-18

good insite

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

first time I've known anything about an author. good to hear there is more coming

  • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,908

Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short vignette for the fans

  • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

he can do no wrong

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

nice short story and still good. hope these keep coming and hopefully get them on films

  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series, this book follows on nicely

  • By MFW on 15-11-18

missed this so much

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

the same charicters and the same type of story's and I loved it all. didn't think I would miss a story much.

  • 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 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

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. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb.!... It will leave you demanding more...!

  • By UnwashedMonkey on 12-12-18

too political

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

I felt this was the build up to a new story I hope. I felt like I was listening to a foreign office discussion

  • Bound by Law

  • Vigilante, Book 3
  • By: Terry Mixon, Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

 

In the aftermath of the destruction of the Cadre’s main base, there was a period of quiet in the Solar System. Now, however, pirate attacks are on the rise again. When the Cadre ambushes a medical convoy under the protection of Brad Madrid and the Vikings Mercenary Company, the attacking warship turns out to be of a type and class the pirates should never have come into possession of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • no change

  • By david on 12-10-18

no change

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

this could be anyone of the other stories just a different name. there doesn't seem to be much of a story apart from shoot them up against unlikely odds

  • Earth Fleet

  • Rebel Fleet, Book 4
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

At long last, Earth has a handful of starships. Surrounded by Rebel Kher, Imperials, and the mysterious Nomads, humanity dares to assert our right to independence. The interstellar community reacts harshly. In the eyes of our neighbors, we’re upstarts, dangerous beings who don’t know our place. For the Kher, freedom can only be won through battle. War fleets arrive to instruct us, and Captain Leo Blake is again sent out to voyage among hostile stars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • And then there is a time to move on....

  • By adele on 18-09-18

another one

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

this is so similar to the others. the charicters are too repetitive now saying the same things with the same feeling over and over just in a different location

  • 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 1,251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

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

still good

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I love this story. Skippy's parts are getting a little too much but all still good

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • Galaxy's Edge, Book 2
  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Galaxy's Edge, 2 Parts

  • By Matt Carter on 26-06-18

too much

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

way too much info on times locations dates. it became way to confusing for me to follow. I had to just keep going and hope I would catch up

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sci-fi with a Modern Style

  • By Simon on 07-06-18

I was expecting more

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

I enjoyed the story and although a lot seems to happen it didn't move very fast