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  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashion B grade action

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-2014

Awful

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

Reviewed: 24-07-2016

Would you try another book written by B. V. Larson or narrated by Mark Boyett?

Mark Boyett, yes
B V Larson, no...

What could B. V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The is very little to recommend this book. The characters were steretypical cardboard cut outs and much of the action made no sense.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

  • The Counsellor

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 2

The Counsellor is the story of a lawyer whose desire to get rich, in order to impress his fiancée, leads him to become involved in a risky drug-smuggling venture. His contacts in the high-stakes cocaine trade are the mysterious Reiner and the seductive Malkina. As the action crosses the Mexican border, things become darker, more violent, and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing and boring

  • By Paul Whitfield on 26-01-2015

Confusing and boring

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

Reviewed: 26-01-2015

Weighty, confusing, boring, pretentious.
I well not be seeing the movie!
Maybe scripts just don't translate to audio books well.

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