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  • Salvation

  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but slow at first

  • By Grant M. on 2018-10-22

Solid book. Hard to get into at first.

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-17

It took me a while to get into, but by the enf it was worth it.

  • Dead Moon

  • Written by: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "What's going on out there..."

  • By Steven on 2019-02-21

The Worst Book in the Series

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-06

This book doesn't add anything to the series or really even develop the world further.
It's zombies on the moon.
And it's not even a particularly good zombie story at that.

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  • In Times Like These

  • Written by: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Benjamin Travers has been electrocuted. What's worse, he and his friends have woken up in the past. As the friends search for a way home, they realize they're not alone. There are other time travelers, and some of them are turning up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing series

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-03

Pretty good time travel book

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Not perfect, but a fun book that has an interesting take on time travel. There were a few storylines that could've been dealt with better, and the voice acting always sounds strange when a man does female voices and vice versa, but it's not as bad as some.

  • Lightning

  • Written by: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that also has time travel in it

  • By Jayson on 2018-09-16

Strong Start, Weak Finish

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-07

A time travel story that started strong, but lost me 2/3 of the way in.
*Some spoilers*
The story is at its best when the main character is a child; horrors lurk around every corner, monsters haunt her world and stalk her relentlessly. Every chapter draws you in, and you genuinely fear for the safety of this poor child.
The trouble comes when she grows up and morphs into a Sara Connor-type character who stockpiles guns and fights time traveling Nazi's (really?). Perhaps if I read this in 1988, my review would be different, but in 2018, it doesn't really hold up.

  • Illuminae

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 1
  • Written by: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Audie Award, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2016. The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-13

Terrible execution. Almost unreadable

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-31

Seriously, about a third of this book is wasted on reading out the time stamps on communication logs.
It's as if the authors are desperately trying to meet a word count, and are using every trick in the book to make it seem like there is something of substance under all the repetition and nonsense.
Is there a riveting sci-fi narrative buried in the mess of logs and text messages, or is it merely another mediocre teen romance? Who knows?
If you're going to tell a story, just come out and tell it. If you have to rely on a crappy gimmick, it might just be a bad story.