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  • Interstellar Mage: Starship's Mage

  • Red Falcon Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon Jennifer Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down. His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice - and old friends are only making things more complicated!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • omg boring

  • By Brendan on 12-09-2018

omg boring

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

disappointing, confusing web of poorly developed characters and disjointed concepts, semi-understandable since it a related series but a frustrating read/listen.

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  • Battle Group Avalon

  • Castle Federation, Book 3
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The Terran Commonwealth has proved a nigh-unstoppable juggernaut in its war against the smaller Castle Federation and her allies, but an almost accidental victory by Captain Kyle Roberts of the carrier Avalon has opened a chink in its armor. Desperate to change the course of a war they are rapidly losing, the Federation assembles a new forward fleet with orders to retake the systems that have fallen to the enemy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • the story is ok but disjointed

  • By Brendan on 11-09-2018

the story is ok but disjointed

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2018

The start of this book feels like a short story mashed on the front off a novel. It flows poorly and is difficult to follow, I suspect all it needs is a re edit or slight rewrite of this section.

  • The Garden of Stones

  • Echoes of Empire, Book 1
  • By: Mark T. Barnes
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Fueled by visions promising him prolonged life and political power, the dying Corajidin, leader of a millennia-old dynasty, has brought the nation of Shrian to civil war. But is his bright destiny assured, or do the events unfolding around him promise a more ignoble, and finite, future? Indris, warrior-mage of the Seq Scholars and scion of a rival Great House, is caught in the upheaval. Driven by loyalty and conscience to return to a city that haunts his past, Indris reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing man, the only one able to steer the teetering nation toward peace.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wow, a confusing mess of character and place names

  • By Brendan on 05-06-2018

wow, a confusing mess of character and place names

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2018

I swear the author used a random name generator for this book. This with minimal character development whilst excessive numbers of characters make this a difficult book to appreciate

  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly exciting

  • By Millsy on 23-07-2018

A children's version of hellequin, disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2018

all your favourite characters thrown together in a children novel with no cursing, no swearing and minimal starwars, disappointing.

  • Heirs of Empire

  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Deric McNish
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power - with violent and devastating consequences.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Brendan on 24-06-2017

Boring

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

Reviewed: 24-06-2017

holy hell. feel like pissing away a portion of your life for no conseavible reason listen / read this book....awesome

  • Damocles

  • By: S. G. Redling
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Earth is rocked by evidence that extraterrestrials may have seeded human DNA throughout the universe, a one-way expedition into deep space is mounted to uncover the truth. What linguist Meg Dupris and her crewmates aboard the Earth ship Damocles discover on Didet - a planet bathed in the near-eternal daylight of seven suns - is a humanoid race with a different language, a different look, and a surprisingly similar society. But here, it’s the "Earthers" who are the extraterrestrial invaders, and it’s up to Meg - a woman haunted by tragedy and obsessed with the power of communication - to find the key to establishing trust between the natives and the newcomers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • could get past the character accents

  • By Brendan on 06-05-2017

could get past the character accents

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2017

tempted to say hell no, avoid, terrible audio, apparently it's a good book. 2 words remaining

  • TFS Theseus

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 2
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

"Welcome to the Pelaran Alliance...." With those simple words, the Guardian spacecraft openly revealed itself to humanity, heralding a new chapter in its 500-year-long mission to cultivate our world. Earth's population must now make its first planet-wide decision - join the most powerful alliance in our galaxy or chart our own course, deciding for ourselves which civilizations are worthy of our trust. Will we be the first world to decline the Pelarans' invitation, or does their offer come with an implied threat?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit short.

  • By Steven on 22-05-2017

book with no meaningful conclusion, disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-05-2017

a book that really captured the military hurry up and wait concept with no real conclusion

  • Espero

  • A Silver Ships Novel
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Trouble infiltrated the Harakens' capital city of Espero, in the form of New Terra criminal gangs who grew wealthy and powerful on the moons of Ganymede, hiding behind the cover of an ill-conceived mining charter. The gangs brought stims and addictive hallucinogenic drugs to Espero, distributing them to the young on the planet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The speed camera was wrong

  • By Brendan on 29-04-2017

The speed camera was wrong

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2017

oh dear god, it appears the wheels have fallen off on this novella. The authors musings about technology evolving faster than the law leading to miscarriages of justice. Was there a speed camera and GPS involved? To all about to read this don't, pretend the series stopped with sol.

  • Dryad-Born

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Rumors stir of a hidden child who can stop the devastating plagues — and the race to find her has begun. The ruthless ruler of Kenatos, the Arch-Rike, and the people pledged to stopping him will do anything to make sure they’re the ones to reach her first. Because even though young Phae may be unaware that she is the long-lost daughter of Tyrus — the Arch-Rike’s rival — there is no mistaking her gift.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • narrator is difficult to listen to

  • By Brendan on 15-04-2017

narrator is difficult to listen to

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2017

narrator is difficult to listen to, recommend not wasting your time with this book. (need at least 15 words)

  • The Xaros Reckoning

  • The Ember War, Book 9
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 101

The Xaros Masters destroyed Bastion, the Alliance against the alien invaders has failed. Earth stands against the full force of the enemy's unending drone fleets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • conclusion

  • By Kindle Customer on 31-07-2018

a rushed work

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

Reviewed: 02-04-2017

The conclusion to the series feels like a rushed work. There are too many plot lines which are run shallow as the ideas are not filled in depth. should have been split into 2 books and allowed to develop at the same rate as the other books.

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