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  • Deathtrap

  • Expeditionary Force Mavericks, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 264

The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an alien legion to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won't do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It's a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter 18

  • By Pete on 20-05-2019

spin off

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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: 21-05-2019

Great story, take the leap. works just as well as skippy books, brings a new dynamic.

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  • Red Storm Rising

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

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
  • I loved it 20 years ago and I still love it now

  • By Anonymous User on 29-07-2019

Fabulous

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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: 09-04-2019

This book became the benchmark on release, it continues to be the guide for this genre.

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  • Renegades

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 611

The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Last quarter is best part

  • By Calista on 28-03-2019

maintains the high standard

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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: 03-04-2019

I love this series. so much so I paused listening to the latest Expanse book (Tiamat's Wrath) because I was spent my time wondering what was going to happen to Skippy. I wont spoil it but man, another one well written and enough innovation in story line to keep each novel individually brilliant to each other. Cannot wait till the next.

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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A change of pace

  • By Jono on 07-10-2018

Awesome series

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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: 04-10-2018

They cannot write it fast enough. Enough science comedy to keep you entertained through the whole series

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  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but!

  • By Peter on 08-06-2016

great book

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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: 23-08-2018

I love scifi, this book has changed it for me in a way I really appreciate. Great ending too, it doesnt let you down.

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  • Only Human

  • Themis Files, Book 3
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Sylvain Neuvel, William Hope, Charlie Anson, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a returning cast. We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And, with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some performances were irritating beyond belief

  • By Lauren Stone on 09-06-2018

Great three book production.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

Multiple voice actors lends itself well to the storyline. This whole trilogy is worth the credit or buy in cost

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  • Sleeping Giants

  • Themis Files, Book 1
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Christopher Ragland, Charlie Anson, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger.... That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once finished immediately purchased book 2.

  • By Ann on 16-04-2017

Amazing production

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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: 16-05-2018

great listen, only down side is the advert at the end, for the third book. Might have spoiled second book for me.

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,647

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

great story, Will Wheaton is great.

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2017

Good performance from Whill Wheaton. So many nods to an 80s kid childhood. The end seems rather abrupt.