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  • Homefront

  • An Expeditionary Force Audio Drama Special
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto, R.C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

After the latest mission of the starship Flying Dutchman, Earth is safe not just for a year but for hundreds of years. The ship’s weary crew wonders what they will do with their lives in peacetime, but the enemy has other plans, and there is danger on the Homefront. Starring Zachary Quinto, R. C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and everyone's favorite AI, Skippy the Magnificent, alongside a full cast. Includes plenty of pew-pew-pew, original sound composition, and maybe some singing by R. C. Bray.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It grew on me.

  • By Jay on 18-06-2019

What a ride!

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

Reviewed: 23-06-2019

Boy this was something different and amazing. A must for Joe and Skippy fans! loved every minute.

  • Nothing Like It in the World

  • The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise comes to life. The U.S. government pitted two companies - the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads - against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. As its peak the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. The surveyors, the men who picked the route, lived off buffalo, deer, and antelope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Marg Pelenyi on 31-05-2019

Magnificent

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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: 31-05-2019

This is the third time I've listened to the story of the great men who built the railroad!

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  • Primordial Threat

  • By: M.A. Rothman
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The year is 2066, and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces. The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA's Near Earth Object program. He's been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats. Yet Burt knows that despite the world's best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he's just received.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Marg Pelenyi on 08-09-2018

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-2018

This is real edge-of- the -seat sci fi. I was busting to find out how they were going to do the thing the thing they set out to do. The sub plots were great but science is the star of this book. Just how I like it! More please MA Rothman!

  • The Captains

  • The Brotherhood of War Series, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

It was more than an incident: It was a deadly assault across the 38th parallel. It was the Korean War. In the fear and the frenzy of battle, those who had served with heroism before were called again by America to man the trenches and sandbag bunkers. From Pusan to the Yalu, they drove forward with commands too new and tanks too old, brothers in war, bonded together in battle as they had never been in peace....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • magnificent saga

  • By Marg Pelenyi on 15-08-2018

magnificent saga

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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: 15-08-2018

Really enjoying this series. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys great story, action and characters.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

  • By Kaz on 29-07-2017

Excellent in every way

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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: 28-06-2018

I cannot convey how much I love this series. the banter between Joe and Skippy is amazing. Best narrator ever!

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent series

  • By michael on 29-09-2017

enjoyed every minute

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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: 10-06-2018

on to the next one. this series is awesome. the narrator is top notch. so glad I'm only on book 3, I want it to last forever.

  • Reclaiming History

  • The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • By: Vincent Bugliosi
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history. Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Marg Pelenyi on 30-12-2017

loved it

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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: 30-12-2017

Very informative and well written. it's a shame that audible Australia doesn't carry "outrage" the o j Simpson story by the same author

  • Helter Skelter

  • The True Story of the Manson Murders
  • By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By Marg Pelenyi on 13-12-2017

gripping

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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: 13-12-2017

This is a long book in which you can become totally immersed. Could not put it down. excellent narration. it's a shame "outrage" is not available in Australia

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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 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

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

excellent sci fi

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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: 18-11-2017

loved this book a lot. Great story and excellent narration. on to blood of heroes!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That audio though....

  • By Craig on 24-04-2017

everything sci-fi, everything!

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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: 30-09-2017

sorry no time for a review, I've got to rush over to kindle and get the next book!