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  • The Ember War

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance. In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent story with plausible tech...

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-07-2016

American Marines in Space, Again

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2019

America saves the world, again.
American military hierarchy dominates in the future, again.
Over sentimental company/squad leaders for their dead marines but hard as nails and herioc at the same time, again.

Otherwise the story is not bad. Narrator is good but needs to practice accents, particularly the Australian.

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  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great first 2 books

  • By Mr Timothy N. Clarkson on 14-09-2017

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2019

Have you ever played the game with a friend where you are driving down the street and you both imagine there has been an apocalypse and you can choose any vehicle you see and explain why and how you would use it? This book does that and the whole idea of this type of scenario has become overdone, worn, predictable and boring.
R. C. Bray is a very good narrator but I prefer genuine accents for the geography. The real world media is awash with north American voices so please give us a break.

  • Cibola Burn

  • Book 4 of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jefferson Mays nails another amazing Expanse Novel

  • By Tias on 16-05-2017

Re-discovered SF

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

Back in the 70's when I was a young man I lived and breathed SF novels. I consumed all that I considered good 'hard science' SF until none was left. At the same time Fantasy writing became the popular genre and SF, the way I liked it, waned. I stopped searching and reading SF and may have missed some good authors over the years but thanks to Netflix and The Expanse series, SF is even better then what it was in my youth. Thank you James S A Corey.