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  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 238

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Story is out of order

  • By Charles on 20-03-2018

If you loved Firefly, then listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2018

It may not best book ever, but it feels like a worthy spiritual successor to Firefly. Great characters, great world building, and excellent value for money.

  • The Sword of Shannara

  • The Shannara Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long-dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed good solid fantasy

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-02-2019

"Inspired" by Tolkien...

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2018

A decent story, BUT but if you have read The Lord of Rings, don't bother reading this. The rest of the series might be different, but this is effective The Lord of Rings with all of the names having been replaced, some of the characters roles reversed or switched and the order of the storyline reshuffled in places. It's not a exact copy, but to say it was just inspired by Tolkien's work is a bit of a stretch. If you haven't read Lord of the Rings, just read that as it's much better.

  • Redemption Ark

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reynolds continues a trend

  • By Thesle on 29-05-2015

Long, but worth it!

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2017

To say I loved it doesn't really do it justice. The story maybe long, but in a sense that helps to emphasize the fact that the story is told over a number of years.
If you have read the first two, you get to meet many old favourite characters, and not all of the ones you would expect.
And as for the narrator, if I didn't know better I would have to say their must have been more than one. The story shifts perspectives and characters rather often, but rarely do you miss cues to show that(ones that would be obvious in written word by use of paragraphs, new pages, etc).
This is becoming fast my favourite science fiction universe!

  • Revelation Space

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well told and complex narrative

  • By Thesle on 05-04-2015

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2017

It starts off deceptively slow and disjointed, but enjoyable all the same. As the hours go by listening to it, you began to wonder how all of it fits together as story. It seems like there are multiple separate books being told at once, but as you realise that nothing can travel faster than light in this book's universe, it begin to realise that there is just one story being told on a scale that is hard to imagine. No words are wasted, all are slowly add to whole that crystallizes brutality fast like a rollercoaster.

As for the narrator, if I didn't know better I'd say there were at least a half dozen of them. By the time you're familiar with the main characters, hearing he said this, they said that, etc is mildly distracting because you can simply hear who said what.

Could not recommend more, but be prepared to have your mind turned on as it more than simple journey.

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