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  • Fleet Academy, Moon Wreck 4

  • The Slaver Wars, Book 3
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The starship New Horizon is Earth's first attempt at an FTL capable spaceship. But others don't want the mission to succeed. The mission goes suddenly and horribly wrong with the possibility of inadvertently leading the Hocklyns to Earth decades in advance of their estimated arrival time. Can the cadets on the New Horizon stop the deadly plot before it's too late?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling action suspense

  • By red eric on 04-02-19

Badly edited interesting story

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

"Eyes opened wide", "sparks came out of the consol", "blue white vortex" etc are repetitive phrases that rapidly grate and give a childish feel to the writing. In general the people are poorly described and don't feel real. When there is no action this weak character description makes the story boring (not helped by flat narration).
These clear faults are compensated by a good story and strong long term narrative. So I do keep buying the next (rather short) "book" in the series.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,967

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake was made and corrected

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

Really good concept, story jumped confusingly

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

If you could sum up All These Worlds in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, confusing, enjoyable

Would you be willing to try another book from Dennis E. Taylor? Why or why not?

Yes

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Clear, lively

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not at all.

Any additional comments?

Lacked emotional involvement, rather cerebral, fairly gripping but also jumped about confusingly and I got lost quite a bit. Overall enjoyable.

  • Moon Wreck

  • The Slaver Wars, Book 1
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Disaster has struck the first Moon landing to be attempted in years. Commander Jason Strong and his fellow lunar explorer Greg Johnson have become stranded with no way home. In desperation, they set off in their lunar rover to check out an anomaly they discovered on their descent. What they find will shake their beliefs and what they know of human history. It is the beginning of an adventure that will take them far out into the Solar System and to a discovery that is beyond belief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • who on earth gave liam owen a job as a narrator?

  • By paul on 17-03-17

Irritating voice, repetitive writing, good story

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Editing the text to remove the weak and repetitive characterisation and reading by someone who put a bit more enthusiasm into it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Liam Owen’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Put up with dull performance and poor writing to follow the story.