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  • 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 375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 337

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

the best and most complete of the series

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

narration is flawless in an ever improving series. standard of writing getting better and better. loved it

  • Gateway to the Galaxy

  • Gateway to the Galaxy, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Yanez, JR Castle
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

While the universe was still young, vambraces were forged, giving their users extraordinary abilities. A brutal war was won through the blood and sacrifice of patriots. Soon, the vambraces faded to legend. Now, Frank and Marine Space Corps-1 find themselves across the galaxy, where an ancient evil is growing. From exploratory crew to the front of enemy lines, Frank will have to decide whether to play the part of hero or to be the Marine needed to win the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised!

  • By SBRAL on 26-12-18

Green lantern clone. Waste of time.<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-03-19

Unbearable ripping off of green lantern super hero. Extremely poor story with enormous plot holes. First 3 hours is a dungeon and dragon not Sci fi scenario.. Glad I skipped it to the end so that I could write this review. It'll be returned for the credit. But I'll never get the time back.

  • Embers of War

  • By: Gareth L. Powell
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Amy Landon, Greg Tremblay, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

From BSFA award-winning author Gareth L. Powell comes the first in a new epic sci-fi trilogy exploring the legacies of war. The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organization dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • multiple narrators are great, in enjoyable story

  • By Sarah on 01-07-18

Excellent story let down by narration

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

Super imagination and excellent story. However the narration was across the board poor with the overwhelming sound of breathless sadness across everything becoming boring and keeping the listener from becoming as engaged as it could have been.
Will however get second book on strength of the story

  • 131 Days

  • 131 Days, Book 1
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Once every year, in the city of Sunja, gladiators meet within the arena known as Sunja's Pit. Some men enter for the lure of fortune, some for the fame, and some simply for the fight. The games continue for days until a champion is finally crowned. Or until all involved perish. Four companions struggle to change their lives in and out of the arena as it becomes clear that to be a Free Trained pit fighter is to live with a mark on one's head. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartwarming Blood Bath!

  • By Simon on 22-12-18

surprisingly good.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

I really enjoyed the author's " Mountain Man" zombie series but wasn't expecting such a seamless transition to another genre. Excellent story and characters , compelling storytelling and left with a desire for more.. I bought the second book before even halfway through the first.. highly recommended..

  • The Recruitment Rise of the Free Fleet

  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

James Cook was a gamer headed for the biggest gaming match on Earth. Instead the Planetary Defense Force kidnapped him, his team and 20,000 others. Their alien trainers don't care how many of them survive, they only care that they can fight. James Cook was a gamer, but his avatar Salchar, he was a fighter, a leader, and the man the recruits need. James must put his doubts about himself aside, there's no guide to this, no strategy and it's definitely not a game. He will need to become Salchar, with one goal, to protect his people.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WOW again

  • By kian on 29-12-18

childish and incoherent

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Honestly thought it was a YA story until the random swear words were shovelled subtly in to the story. Puerile and basic with enormous plot holes and inconsistencies. I finished it because I absolutely hate not finishing a book, but I'll be getting a refund for the credit wasted. narrator was decent without being noteworthy, apart from the normal narrator error of trying to do convincing female voices, with all female characters sounding like Victorian era caricatures.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the most tedious in the series so far.

  • By Steve on 24-01-19

well, that's 32 hours of my life I won't get back.

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

The idea behind the Safehold series was good, and the first book set up a reasonable world building concept and story. Religion being a fundamental (sic) story prop. However the authors tendency for verbosity, religious fervour and rightwing ideals became more and more to the fore throughout the series culminating in this glorious example of republican propaganda.
The innumerable and unending descriptions of births and weddings amongst the squeaky clean "good guys" and their glorious altruism was too good to be true. The characters without exception being one dimensional and unbelievable.. no faults of character.. all perfect examples of humankind spreading the word of God to the unbelievers and misguided heathens....
I stuck through it because I have never quit on a book that I've bought, but here I was seriously tempted. Of the 400 + audio books I've purchased this is one of the very few I've written a review about and the only one I would advise avoiding at all costs...
the narrator was reasonable and quite articulate except when attempting female voices. but no complaints.. I'll be sending this back for a credit refund...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Learning Experience, Book 1

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rednecks in space!

  • By C Dunkley on 21-09-16

rampant libertarianisn<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

the heavy handed pulpit thumping against all things government added to the complete lack of even a vague scientific framework made this a perfect Trump manifesto.. only finished it to have the chance to review it and warn the unsuspecting away.. stay away!!!!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful