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Ben Parkin

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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
  • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
  • Durée: 17 h et 21 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

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.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but heavy lack of the Merry Band of Pirates

  • Écrit par Scott le 2018-10-22

Good change of pace

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-20

I don't think it's a spoiler to say that most of the book takes place from the perspective of Emily Perkins and her Paradise team, and Joe and Skippy and the Merry Band of Pirates don't really factor in the story until much later, which good change of pace from the previous books.

My only substantial complaints are that the writing is still a little janky, and dialogue somewhat stilted.

But I love these books just the same. Keep 'em comin'!

  • Dune

  • Auteur(s): Frank Herbert
  • Narrateur(s): Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Autres
  • Durée: 21 h et 2 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 512

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story... but inconsistent voices?

  • Écrit par KT_TO le 2018-01-11

Drops the ball on narration

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-25

Each character's dedicated narrator/actor is only used about half the time. Every otger chapter the primary/omniscient narrator does all the dialogue, rather than the actors jumping in where their characters speak. Makes for an inconsistent listening experience.

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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
  • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
  • Durée: 17 h et 20 min
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • once again a great listen

  • Écrit par Kevin le 2018-02-14

Cheesey Goodness

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-29

Really dig the series, even though by this point most of the details of the plot is really just alternately creating or plugging plotholes.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • Auteur(s): Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrateur(s): Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Durée: 45 h et 29 min
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 877

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Near Impossible to Put Down!

  • Écrit par Nicole le 2017-11-02

Great Start

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-17

The world is interesting, the characters likewise. It doesn't come up often, but I wish that for books where multiple narrators are used, they would agree on pronunciation of made-up words beforehand. The character Sadeas has his name pronounced differently by Michael and Kate, and it took me a minute to realize who the character was talking about. This isn't to say that either pronunciation was wrong (though seeing it the name written out, I would go with Michael's pronunciation myself), just that the inconsistency was jarring.