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  • Dead Moon

  • Written by: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71

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

Long time fan saying skip it. Frustrating

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-05

Peter Clines is one of my favourite authors of all time, “14” is one of my favourite books of all time so I’m sad to confirm that Dead Moon is not good. Tying it to the other 2 books in the series was not a good idea, but even as a stand-alone story, this is slow, confusing and not a lot of fun. I agree with other reviewers reasons as to why this is the case, but I have to say these really frustrated me:

*** Spoilers ***

I get that the moon is now a tourist attraction but they only have a sheriff and a deputy as security up there? On a station on the moon? I get that we needed the caretakers to become deputies at some point to get access to the station systems but come on. Also no weapons on the station at all? Not even tasers?

No general alarm ever goes off on the station, visitors have to be told there’s an emergency by word of mouth? And those visitors and the station director are dumbed down way too much.

Ray Porter is great as usual but I felt like even he wasn't sure how to define the personalities of the main characters and some of his choices felt wrong.

Finally, why do the main characters (who know what's happening), keep asking: “What’s going on?”, "What?", "Why", as frequently as they do.

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  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a tale of heroism and sacrifice

  • By Gavin on 2019-05-24

Cool premise, great action and it's not steampunk

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

For some reason when I read the description (very casually) and saw that humans lived in airships my mind immediately thought steampunk and that's not a genre I'm into so I left the book on my wishlist for a while. I recently looked at it again and I realized my mistake, the story takes place in our future so I took a chance on it and loved it.

I love the idea of floating over the apocalypse, where survival depends on elite teams diving down to scavenge and keep humanity floating. The story has a nice pace to it, there's a good amount of action, interesting world building and lots of room to expand this universe.

Will definitely get the next book in the series and recommend this one.

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