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  • The Human Division

  • Old Man's War, Book 5
  • Auteur(s): John Scalzi
  • Narrateur(s): William Dufris
  • Durée: 14 h et 53 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series is flagging a little.

  • Écrit par Joe le 2019-02-20

Series is flagging a little.

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

Évalué le: 2019-02-20

Not quite as good as other books in the series. Not as much discovery I guess.

  • G-Man

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
  • Auteur(s): Stephen Hunter
  • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
  • Durée: 14 h et 5 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws - it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob - Baby Face Nelson.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a Bob Lee story.

  • Écrit par Joe le 2018-12-19

Not really a Bob Lee story.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-19

Passable. I was neither blown away nor completely disappointed. Calling it a Bob Lee Swagger story is a bit of stretch since he's only in the book to anchor the actual main character.

  • Red Mars

  • Auteur(s): Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrateur(s): Richard Ferrone
  • Durée: 23 h et 51 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was monotone, not distinct characters.

  • Écrit par Tiffany Carlyle le 2018-08-07

Not what you're expecting.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-10

The cover copy states that there was mountains of scientific research that went into this book. Unfortunately it never actually made it onto the page. The first 100 fly to Mars and poof the colony is built and running. No explanation. How do they get around on the surface? They jump in a car and go. Food production? Heat and power generation? Waste and water management? Oxygen production? Physiological effects of lower gravity and increased radiation? Psychological effects of living in such an encapsulated environment? No exploration or explanation. So what are you left with? A twenty-three and a half hour squabble over what is the best political, social and economic ideology. It's as dry as the Sahara.

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • Auteur(s): Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
  • Durée: 17 h et 22 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would listen to RC Bray read a phone book

  • Écrit par Justin le 2018-03-17

Middle of the road.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-22

Standard story and plot for this type of science fiction. Annoying cliche brainless officer corps frequently used in these stories. Not terrible but neither was it anything new.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
  • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
  • Durée: 17 h et 21 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 334
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    5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

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.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent outing for the merry band

  • Écrit par RockwoodON le 2018-10-08

Six books and no progress.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-12

This book series just keeps going in circles. Humans on Paradise are in trouble. Humans stranded on a barely habital world. Aliens are going to crush Earth. It's your favorite characters stuck in line at the DMV and then stuck in line at the grocery store every single episode. To make matters worse they only ever manage to maintain the status quo. We're SIX books into the "series" now. Piss or get off the pot.

  • On a Pale Horse

  • Incarnations of Immortality, Book One
  • Auteur(s): Piers Anthony
  • Narrateur(s): George Guidall
  • Durée: 12 h et 49 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In this, the first novel of the best-selling Incarnations of Immortality series, Piers Anthony combines a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of romance and loyalty, all set in a world of magic and technical wizardry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the greatest.

  • Écrit par Joe le 2018-10-01

Not the greatest.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-01

I really had to struggle to push through this one. Bland boring characters and a story so transparent it's easy to see where it's going long before it happens.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • Auteur(s): Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrateur(s): Ray Porter
  • Durée: 8 h et 59 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 672
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    5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • Écrit par Andre Yelle le 2017-10-05

Another win for the Bob.

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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

Évalué le: 2018-05-27

Great story, narration and characters. The struggle of the Bobs is a fun ride that moves at the perfect pace.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrateur(s): Ray Porter
  • Durée: 9 h et 31 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
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    5 out of 5 stars 859
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it

  • Écrit par Eli le 2018-01-11

Solid 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

Évalué le: 2018-05-21

Great characters and engaging storyline. Definitely going to add the next one to my library. #Audible1

  • Moby Dick

  • Auteur(s): Herman Melville
  • Narrateur(s): Anthony Heald
  • Durée: 23 h et 52 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 98
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4 out of 5 stars 96

The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good story, I see why people like it.

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-01-31

A classic but it hasn't weathered the storm

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

Évalué le: 2018-05-14

More footnotes than... I can't think of anything that has more footnotes. Textbooks have less. Long plodding story which doesn't see the white whale until the last 1:45 left in the book. It's a classic true enough but what was a great book then doesn't mean it holds up to books today. Lots of errors and misconceptions about whales that I had a hard time overlooking.

  • 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 819
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 760

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

How do books like this one get published?

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

Évalué le: 2018-04-27

The author is lazy with naming characters and places. He comes up with a name and then changes the first consonant sound to make other names. It makes it difficult to distinguish individuals in the book from each other and places in the world. Eventually you will figure it out but it's a pain.

The world that the story is set in would have worked much better as science fiction. All of the flora and fauna are alien. Everytime I started to connect with the world the story squashes it by constantly reminding you how alien everything is.

The last thing that could have saved the book would be characters. Unfortunately they range from bland to cardboard cutouts. Every main character is impervious to everything making them less interesting.

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