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  • Titandeath

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 53
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Horus’ armada gathers, and he has defeated all enemies sent against him, even the Emperor’s own executioner. One barrier remains before he can strike for Terra and lay waste to the Emperor’s dream. The Beta-Garmon system occupies the most direct and only viable route to the Solar System and Terra. To break it, Horus assembles a war host of incredible proportions and Titans in untold numbers. To lose here is to lose the war, and Horus has no intention of turning back. But the Imperium understands the importance of Beta-Garmon too. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad but not great

  • By Jonathan Crane on 16-03-2019

not bad but not great

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

Reviewed: 16-03-2019

the titan fight scenes are sadly boring or jarring but the dark mech bits rock

  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

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

interesting story uses a lot of tropes

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2017

interesting story but I felt it borrowed too much from other known SciFi series. But it did find it's feet and start making its own pace eventually.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Powder Mage Novella Collection #1

  • Stories from the Powder Mage Universe
  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Julie Hoverson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Enter a new world or return to see old friends in four Powder Mage Universe novellas featuring Erika, Tamas, Adamat, Taniel, Ka-poel, and Ben Styke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well wroth it if you are a fan

  • By Jonathan Crane on 19-06-2017

well wroth it if you are a fan

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

Reviewed: 19-06-2017

been a fan since the first book and this really fills in some of the interesting stuff that is kind of glossed over in the first and second series. if you enjoyed the books pick it up

  • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Nexus Uprising

  • By: Jason M. Hough, K. C. Alexander
  • Narrated by: Fryda Wolff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

They slept for hundreds of years, dreaming of a new home in the Andromeda galaxy. When finally they awake, their dreams of peace are shattered. These colonists - turian, salarian, asari, human, and more - face an uncharted galaxy and threats beyond understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gave a great insight into what happened on the Nexus

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-2017

good prelude to the game

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2017

so I got this as I am playing the game and it's a good prelude to part of the main story arc. would like it have seen a chapter more from where it left off but still overall it was decent enough

  • Sins of Empire

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collide. The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together. Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great new series

  • By Jonathan Crane on 20-04-2017

great new series

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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: 20-04-2017

i loved the original trilogy and keen to see where this goes. I like the writers take on magic and it was an interesting bit of spy/detective stuff in this one

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Perfection

  • By The Lazy Book Reviewer on 17-05-2015

Good story

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2017

I enjoyed this but I found the song but really annoying. I honestly would have preferred they skip it. the story is hunger games like apparently. It draws a lot on eugenics and caste systems along with British/Roman colonialism​. I will say it's very engaging and I found it hard to put down

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By madeline on 20-01-2017

fantastic series of short stories

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

Reviewed: 19-01-2017

love the idea, I was kind of sceptical going in now I really love it. will be recommending this one to mates

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ancillary Justice

  • The Imperial Radch series, Book 1
  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

The spectacular debut novel nominated for every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, a James Tiptree Jr. honour and a Kitschie. Currently shortlisted for the Hugo Awards. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration superb

  • By Amy on 12-08-2016

interesting ideas

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

Reviewed: 19-01-2017

Good book with some interesting ideas and a decent narrative. I did lose track of some of the characters though

  • Team Yankee

  • A Novel of World War III
  • By: Harold Coyle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WW 3 the way it might have been

  • By Andrew on 25-03-2018

interesting cold war gone hot book

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2017

Writer is a former member of a tank company that was in the area he is writing about. Shows through with the story feeling organic with slang and such. Worth picking up and wasn't as gung-ho America as I expected

  • The Horizon

  • Arisen, Book 6
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Mission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity. But the darkness leaves them alone with their demons - and those who have found love may yet learn that it is fatally incompatible with duty....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Arisen strikes again

  • By marcus woodlock on 02-11-2017

Probably one of my fav in the series

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2016

The last book wasn't great IMO but this one has me hooked again worth getting