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  • The Neutronium Alchemist

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe. Governments teeter on the brink of anarchy, the Confederation navy is dangerously overstretched, and a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final Night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Anonymous User on 26-01-2019

why isn't this a TV series yet?

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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: 06-12-2016

so much vivid scifi detail. easy to spot the similar ideas used in his other series but still original.

  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in Night's Dawn, a sweeping galactic trilogy from the master of space opera. In AD 2600 the human race is finally realizing its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets across the galaxy host a multitude of wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary space-born creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic

  • By james olive on 16-11-2016

epic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-2016

so much vivid detail and advanced ideas for a 1996 book. voice acting was perfect as usual

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  • A Learning Experience, Book 1

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • someone get this guy a science book

  • By Daniel on 24-09-2016

cliche but original

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2016

a book about every space cowboys dream of alien technology making life better. great listen. a number of typical ideas but mostly original in ways. Although lacks details about the technology itself. Book just says "its a laser rifle" and thats it...
otherwise its great fun listening to. A big space strategy game in book form.

  • Magician

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. My name is Pug. I was once an orphaned kitchen boy, with no family and no prospects, but I am destined to become a master magician…War is coming to the Kingdom of the Isles from another world, bringing with it chaos and destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story narrator messes with key names

  • By Evie on 29-08-2016

a few loose ends but a FANTASTIC tale. 10/10

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2016

a very long story with unthinkable twists. a litle clique but original in its own way. plenty of room for a series of new books

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  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad for a first novel.

  • By Procrastinacious M.D. on 15-05-2017

well spoken story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2016

audio was nice and easy to follow with good generic voices for different charecters.
has no technical information when describing ships, tech, history ect but otherwise just a clasic underdog type story about his rise to greatness.

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