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  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading for the conclusion.

  • By Dale Christopher on 02-10-2016

What can you say???

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2016

I don't know where to begin.

There was plenty of the story that I hated (the injustice of it all) but then I was heartened at the end...

Spoiler alert


Dear Stephen, I'm not too impressed what you did to Neal and Ayallah and how you lifted Jim up out of it all, but your one saving grace was the end of the book at least you brought him back. The icing was Banu's take at the end, banks for that.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story.

  • By Nathan on 16-06-2016

Wow. Just wow

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

Reviewed: 28-01-2016

If you thought the first book was good, hold on to you britches, book 2 will rock you and leave you begging you for more... Bring on book 3!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Human Division

  • Old Man's War, Book 5
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story

  • By darko on 24-12-2015

Awesome story

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

Reviewed: 24-12-2015

Awesome story but I was really put off by:
By the amount of times 'said' is used... Surely other words can be used.
The premise was excellent and the narrator engaging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steel World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Macho Space Shoot 'em Up

  • By Anthony on 17-04-2014

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2015

Excellent narration and an intriguing story. Great start to the series and will have you sitting in the car or transport ship wanting to hear more!

  • Dust World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of boyhood fantasy

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-02-2019

Excellent series!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2015

Pretty good book, plenty of action and worth a listen. The narration is fantastic and puts you in the story.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hanging out for book 2.

  • By Amanda on 04-10-2015

One of the best new age sci fi thrillers!

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2015

Read the reviews and thought I'd give it a try, wowsers! Awesome story and great production!
Highly recommended!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Red Storm Rising

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

When Moslem fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralise NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuvers to cloak a crash military build-up. When Soviet tanks begin to roll, the West is caught off guard. What looks like a thrust turns into an all-out shooting war, possibly the climactic battle for control of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • stunning war drama

  • By Anonymous User on 16-01-2019

One of the best novels ever written!

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

Reviewed: 25-05-2015

My favourite paper back and now on audio book! The spoken word was excellent and easy to follow the story.