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  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun ride, if a little derivative

  • By Todd on 28-07-2015

Story about gamers for gamers

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2019

A book about video game fans for video game fans, I loved the referances and fan fic style story with an ending that feels like it needs another book to complete the story arc.

  • Ball Lightning

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. The more he learns, the more he comes to realise that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen's quest provides a purpose for his lonely life, his reasons for chasing this elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating speculation fiction

  • By Kyte Gurner on 14-04-2019

A great prequel to the 3 Body Problem series

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

Reviewed: 02-04-2019

Another captivating storyline, one which you could belive actually happens with in depth characters. an enjoyable listen.

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  • An Echo In Time

  • Ancient Future Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Traci Harding
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

The narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened into a huge marble plateau. Upon this stood a stone circle of nine of the largest hunks of polished crystal Tory had ever seen. A turbulent cloud erupted overhead, its core alive with electromagnetic activity. For 20 years the kingdoms of Prydyn, Dumnonia and Dalriada have prospered in peace under the guidance of their High King, Maelgwn of Gwynedd, and his good Queen, Tory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Followup

  • By Declan on 26-11-2018

A Good Followup

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

I greatly enjoyed the first book in this series which led me to listen to this book which is a good follow on, good narrative and character exploration, while I prefer the setting of the dark ages I am eager to see where the story will head next.