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  • Steelheart

  • Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Performance

  • By Jess on 13-10-2018

Good well written book but for younger audience

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2015

I quite enjoyed this book which is a testament to how good it is, clearly aimed at a younger audience

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Egg

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me." A short story about the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind. Blown.

  • By David on 26-02-2015

Interesting perspective

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2015

Worth a read, provokes thoughts about the meaning of life and a perspective on the universe

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • The Expanse, Book 1
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent beginnings

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-2017

Good characters and interesting story

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2015

Decent story, I liked the characters and will definitely read the next in the series

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,931
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,930

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Mr on 19-06-2015

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 18-06-2015

Lots of technical detail and a great adventure, couldn't stop listening until it was finished!