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Steve James

London, London United Kingdom
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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice ideas well put together

  • By Vicki Edgley on 08-11-2016

Unique story

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2018

totally drawn in and felt like I was living bobs new life. very tongue in cheek

  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilisation on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them or to fight against the invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-11-2016

Slow paced but deeply engaging

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-2017

was a little slow going at first but became completely engrossed by the end. Hang in there.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By paola favaretti de graaf on 14-08-2018

engrossing and nice to have strong female leads

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

Reviewed: 03-11-2017

the world and magic system very well thought out the mythology deeply engrossing.

a theme running s through the story of some untold mystery

  • Pilot X

  • By: Tom Merritt
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Pilot X is Ambassador of the Alendans, a race with the ability to move through space and time as guardians of the timeline. Locked in ongoing conflict with the Sensaurians, an organic hive mind that can send messages in thought throughout its own history, and the Progons, a machine race who can communicate backwards in time, Pilot X finally manages to create peace among the three races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We laughed and sat on the edge of our seats

  • By Steve James on 29-09-2017

We laughed and sat on the edge of our seats

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

Pilot X is an unlikely hero who has a wicked sense of humour. Verity his ship is his dry straight man. We knew the end but enjoyed the ride to get there.