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  • Amber Magic

  • Haven Series, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

The humans have no magic and are hunted for sport, but that is about to change. War is coming.... The Sun Dragon spawned nine lesser dragons which devoured their parent for the power the elder possessed. These young dragons fought for choice bits of the Sun Dragon, but each only managed to eat a portion, thus giving them specific powers. Over time, these foul dragons were hunted down and slain by heroes of old.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very ordinary

  • By Alan on 02-05-2019

very ordinary

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2019

this is the most disappointing book I have listened to.

kudos to the production team but there is only so much you can do when the story is non-existant

  • Storm Assault

  • Star Force, Book 8
  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

In Storm Assault , the eighth book of the Star Force series, the story moves in a new direction. Massive fleets are built by both Star Force and the Imperials - but there is a third player in the game: the Blues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Yarn This One

  • By Alan on 26-02-2019

Great Yarn This One

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

back to the high standard of sci-fi hartn we have com to expect from B.V. Larsen, accompanied by a great listening experience.

  • Rogue World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 7
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Today, Battle Fleet 921 is returning to Earth. It hasn't been seen by human eyes since our blissful day of Annexation. But what should be a joyful occasion, a chance to grovel at the feet of superior lifeforms, is rapidly becoming a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Lee on 25-06-2017

very average

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2019

Even for the greatest Sci-Fi tragic, the story is repetitive and lacks imagination trees that are sentient and capable of space travel?
I have read some great BV Larsen yarns, but like the characters dying g and being re-generated every second paragraph, time to move on.

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashion B grade action

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-2014

A good yarn

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

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

This was a geeat Sci- Fi yarn, it was a typically intersting presentation and a goos story leading you to the next in the series

  • Starship Pandora

  • A Star Force Drama
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Jamie Jackson, Tim Gerard Reynolds, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The alien race known as the Ancients vanished before Earth's last ice age - but not before building interconnected rings that form a highway system across the galaxy. Humanity has used these rings for years but has never figured out how to build its own, or even how to alter the connection pattern. Now, the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. While on Venus, an unexpected guest arrives - Marvin, a rogue robot who puts his strange mind to work on reconnecting the rings into a new pattern. Everything goes haywire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • reminded me of a great old fashoned radio play

  • By Alan on 03-01-2019

reminded me of a great old fashoned radio play

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

Reviewed: 03-01-2019

this was the first Audible peoduction done in this way, I enjoyed the performance and the foemat immensly

  • Mech Wars: The Complete Series

  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Jake Price has always dreamed of joining the Darkstream military like his father before him. When he’s told his gaming scores are good enough to qualify him for a brand-new training program designed to find recruits talented enough to pilot humanity’s first mechs, he can hardly believe it. There are hundreds of other recruits competing for the same eight jobs, and they’re all as skilled as he is. But Jake refuses to give up, because humanity is facing its greatest threat yet. If someone doesn’t step up, it could all be over for the human species. Contains the complete series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Si Fi action aplenty

  • By Alan on 18-12-2018

Si Fi action aplenty

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

i could use one of these mechs jn Melbourne traffic to clear the path on the way home

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  • Dogs of War

  • Ixan Legacy, Book 3
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Progenitors are here, and Captain Husher knows the galaxy isn’t ready. He spent his entire military career preparing, but it wasn’t enough. As the Interstellar Union continues to flail and colony after colony is consumed, Husher must make some impossible choices. About what to save. And what to let fall to the onslaught. If he can’t find a way to oppose the Progenitors, they will sweep through the multiverse like fire through a parched forest. It all comes down to this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good series

  • By Alan on 02-12-2018

good series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-2018

the trilogy was a rattling good listen and will certainly get a second and possibly 3rd listen before I am done, great sci- fi

  • Capital Starship

  • Ixan Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The Ixa smashed the galaxy to bits before they were defeated. Captain Husher has sounded the alarm in the decades since: the Ixa’s creators will return to finish the job. But unlike Husher, the galactic government didn't battle the Ixa, and the politicians have convinced themselves that maintaining peace means limiting the ability to wage war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-2019

great start to a trilogy

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

this was a great start to a three book series, looking forward to hearing the next in the series

  • Starship Liberator

  • Galactic Liberation, Book 1
  • By: David VanDyke, B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The Hundred Worlds have withstood invasion by the relentless Hok for decades. The human worlds are strong, but the Hok have the resources of a thousand planets behind them, and their fleets attack in endless waves. The long war has transformed the Hundred Worlds into heavily fortified star systems. Their economies are geared for military output, and they raise specialized soldiers to save our species. Assault Captain Derek Straker is one such man among many.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good military SciFi

  • By Kindle Customer on 18-08-2017

A great yard well performed

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2018

Ths is a great yarn for the science fiction devotee, Mark Boyett does a fantastic job and keeps the listener entertained

  • Destroyer

  • The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The Darshik war machine is flagging, but the war is far from over. Even as an exhausted Federation military tenses up for a counterattack after repelling the last Darshik invasion, reports are coming in of a new, more powerful class of ship that's striking deep into Terran space. Captain Jackson Wolfe has been given the fleet's newest, most advanced destroyer and tasked with eliminating this new threat before it can claim any more human lives. What he finds, however, is immeasurably more dangerous than just some new class of starship....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hreat story, well told and well performed

  • By Alan on 08-11-2018

Hreat story, well told and well performed

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

This trilogy was a great follow-on from the original trilogy. I'm looking forward to more.