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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 322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 308

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

solid again.. need an open mind though

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

Reviewed: 06-04-2019

Renegades takes us back the the pirates journey, questionable flat story paths.. and mistakes like shutting a door twice in the same scene, and questions on 'next steps' when the next steps are already spoken about. waiting for the next book.
oh and loved the last 7mins of the audio.. thank you Craig

  • The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Book 3
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan. An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all. But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the story goes on. then stops

  • By John on 27-03-2019

the story goes on. then stops

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2019

the performance of this book is the most outstanding part of it.
still, it has enough twists to keep the interest and mind ticking.
and I would recommend you to listen. the humanity of everyone is a deep point to take away and think about.

  • The Forever, Part II

  • The Forever, Book 2
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Endless fighting. Hopeless odds. Then things got worse. Jon Ryan has beaten the odds so far. He saved humanity from a sinister alien threat, and he stopped the insane android president of the United States three separate times. But the president won't stay dead, and a super race threatens to end Jon's hopes for a peaceful future. Jon's mind-boggling alien technology has been enough to keep everyone alive. But, just when there's reason for hope, a new, more deadly race sets its sights on him. This threat may just be unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loveeee

  • By Anonymous User on 10-10-2018

story has taken a dive

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

I will still listen to the whole story as it still has my interest.
some of the interaction is predicted and at time monotonous.
Having some characters, change position, gave new life to the story.
but still the main character misses massive cues, ones androids should not be capable of.
a simple story worth the listen, as the reading is brilliant

  • The Forever

  • The Forever, Book 1
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

Jupiter, thrown off orbit, will destroy Earth in less than a century. Jon Ryan volunteers for the most ambitious, desperate mission ever conceived: His consciousness must be transferred into an experimental android host, where he'll live an immortal - and lonely - life. Jon's only companion on his 50-year voyage is his ship's irritable AI. The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, either on Earth or wherever they might run. Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It’s so bad! But strangely good.

  • By Paul on 26-11-2018

solid story, but a bit predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2019

loving the story and humor.
the story gets let's down by obvious events which the main characters miss the point. even though they are supposed to be highly intelligent.
but a solid story which I am enjoying.
and read really well!

  • 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 697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

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 solid B

  • By Christopher Edwards on 08-10-2018

solid .. again. love this series

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2018

when I was notified there was another book was available.. i was giddy with excitement..
and was not let down! combining the story lines, creating more romance, bringing more laughs and "blowing up sh$%" .. just does not get any better

  • Night Without Stars

  • Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 2
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It has finally escaped the Void, emerging into regular space. But it's millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This rapacious adversary, evolved to destroy all sentient life, has infiltrated every level of human society - hijacking unwilling bodies so its citizens fear their leaders, friends and family. A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mr Hamilton nailed it again

  • By John on 03-10-2018

mr Hamilton nailed it again

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

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

such an expansive idea all bought together beautifully.. I love the continuing stories of the Commonwealth

  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning- Highly Addictive

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-2018

hit the nail directly on the head

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

Mel brings out the emotions in all of us as we can all relate to one aspect of each of the interviews. thank you

  • Record of a Spaceborn Few

  • Wayfarers, Book 3
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat. Tessa chose to stay home when her brother, Ashby, left for the stars but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened. Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as the other 2

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-2019

stunning.. as always

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

Reviewed: 26-07-2018

Becky has extended her universe. familer names linked to a great scifi story with an emotional roller coaster which leaves you satisfied. never let this end!

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • By: Jason Fry
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent adaptation

  • By James on 07-10-2018

solid story

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2018

as a massive Star Wars fan who knows the timelines, this story is a bit disappointing..
but.. as a new franchise it is a solid story and the book explains far better than the movie.

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  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weak start good finish.

  • By Bradley on 25-09-2017

kept me captivated

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

A very solid story, sort of bought undone by an abrupt finish. looking through the keyhole at someone was great