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Rod

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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  • 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 3,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890

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

Captivating and funny at the same time.<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

A "cracking yarn" that left me getting glares from my wife. The reason? I was sitting watching the boob tube with her trying to stifle giggles while I continued listening to a story that had hit the spot exactly for me. I don't think humour is out of place in SiFi and it certainly isn't here when it's combined with a great story line. The idea that a million year old AI with a brain much bigger than Douglas Adams's Marlon should be absent minded becomes believable and even understandable through the book.
Just loading the next in the series now, with that unnerving feeling that the rest cannot possibly be as good as this one.

I just hope I'm wrong!

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  • Existence

  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shame that the whole book is not on the download.

  • By Rod on 10-11-12

Shame that the whole book is not on the download.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-12

Don't bother. The end of the book is missing from the download.



Most dissappointing.



Shame that this was not seen by Audible.



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