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  • The Burden of Loyalty

  • The Horus Heresy
  • By: Dan Abnett, David Annandale, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

As the darkness of the war slowly consumes the galaxy, those who still serve the Throne are faced with a struggle for their survival and the continued existence of everything they hold dear. With the threat of the Warmaster's fleet looming ever closer to Terra, it will fall to such heroes to halt the tide, but the enemies arrayed against them are powerful, and the burden of loyalty is great....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Tenma13 on 18-12-2018

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

interesting short stories that at to various story arcs. highly reccomend!!! 1 2 3 4

  • The Crimson King

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 44
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Removed from the concerns of the galaxy at large and regarding the Warmaster's unfolding Heresy with cold detachment, he has dedicated his hollow existence to the preservation of all the knowledge once held in the great libraries of Tizca, should mankind ever seek such enlightenment again. But his sons can see the change in their primarch - he is a broken soul whose mind and memories are slipping away into the tumult of the warp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Standout in excellent series

  • By Tenma13 on 13-12-2018

Standout in excellent series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2018

Superb voice acting with an excellent story and varied cast of interesting protagonist. one of my favorites!

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deeper than the title suggests

  • By Thomas Brotherton on 20-02-2019

Very light content from disgraced pro

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2018

Very surface level understanding of the top. Great bluff, much like her Pro status. A more interesting book, and one she'd be very capable of writing, 'Fake it, until you make it' how I stole millions. Search Ultimate Bet and EPL.

  • Dark Age America

  • Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead
  • By: John Michael Greer
  • Narrated by: Michael Dowd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today's industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion. What is the world going to look like when all these changes have run their course? Author John Michael Greer seeks to answer this question, and with some degree of accuracy, since civilizations tend to collapse in remarkably similar ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, if not new territory for the author

  • By Tenma13 on 12-08-2017

Great book, if not new territory for the author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-2017

Would you listen to Dark Age America again? Why?

Yes, It synthesizes the authors past work well and adds to it I already own a physical copy.

What did you like best about this story?

Honest, no-holds bar look at the current crises we face in the world

What about Michael Dowd’s performance did you like?

well articulated and a very listenable voice

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

I'm a long term reader of JMG so not especially with this book, however the first book I read "decline and fall' had a profound impact as it brought together many of my other interests.

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun

  • By Tenma13 on 07-08-2017

Great fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2017

well acted and lots of fun. hope they make more of these audio dramas! 😀

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  • The Ecotechnic Future

  • Envisioning a Post-Peak World
  • By: John Michael Greer
  • Narrated by: Tony Craine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The industrial age made possible by fossil fuels will surely decline as these fuels run out. In The Ecotechnic Future John Michael Greer alerts the listener to possible changes future generations may face as these dwindling fuel supplies lead first to a deindustrial age, then to a society which salvages the remnants of our current plenty, and eventually to a time in which people may learn to live in balance with the environment: an ecotechnic society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, well organised and engaging

  • By Tenma13 on 02-08-2017

Great book, well organised and engaging

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2017

well worth your time and effort. covers a range of topics and links them all very succinctly

  • Suicide Culture

  • Why Modern Society Is Headed Towards a Social & Environmental Collapse
  • By: Ross Claire
  • Narrated by: Sonny Dufault
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This audiobook provides a fascinating and at times shocking glimpse into the not so distant future of our planet as well as the future of mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent analysis

  • By Tenma13 on 30-11-2016

Excellent analysis

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-2016

If you could sum up Suicide Culture in three words, what would they be?

Hard truth

What did you like best about this story?

Detailed analysis of current world wide foolishness

What does Sonny Dufault bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

It's written in an academic language which would be difficult to read, listening on multiple passes makes it much more accessible

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Most of the book is like being hit in the face with a bat, in a good way. Sets fire to much magical thinking.

Any additional comments?

Possibly self-reference too frequently. Listening to quoted website address is painful. In sum a book everyone should read, but almost no one will.

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