A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
Yep, Kris Longknife is in big trouble again - and her grandpa Trouble isn't helping matters any, or is it grandpa Al? Or grandpa King Ray? Or dad? With a family like hers, who needs enemies? Another great adventure that ends with a cliff hanger that had me looking forward to the next book in the series! When it comes out I may have to listen to the whole series again, just for fun! Well worth the credit.
Mike Shepherd's Kris Longknife is back, and this time she's on the run. A bounty on a corporate planet, smart cops, assassins, 160+ planets, and half the military are all gunning to see who can put Kris Longknife down for good. And all she wants to do? Talk! Talk about the aliens, get the word out; have something to show for the lives sacrificed. Oh and find Jack! Kris is back and this time King Ray isn't going to get his way. General Trouble sticks his nose in and is; well TROUBLE. And some suprising cast members show up in the oddest of places. All in all Shepherd has put together his best Longknife to date and this one's hard to put down. I went through all 11+ hours in one sitting and I'm seriously thinking of starting it over, just to I make sure I got it all. It was worth the wait, and Shephard delivers with FURIOUS.
Dina Pearlman is back for the tenth installment of Kris Longknife, and she has really made this series her own. Pearlman brings Shepherd's vision to life, and makes it live and breathe. Shepherd puts his best work to date in the Longknife series on the table and Pearlman delivers and takes it to another world.
I really enjoyed furious, it has set up the next book greatly, Not as much action as other books but still enjoyable, The next book look's like it will be really enjoyable
When Kris found retia Longknife at the end of the book ( Kirs Great Grand mother )
Dina has returned to her original style which is beta than daring
Kris as always is a living adventure. Thoroughly enjoyed this series, this book, the characters, and am look forward to the next book.
Space Sci-Fi fan. Stopped 'Reading' books when I had kids and lost my spair time, lissen to Audio books now while I drive to work.
A nice continuation of the story and it is good to see some variation. But is it me or did it seam as though the back half the book was read like Dina was not allowed to go to the toilet until she finished the last word?
I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately it just didn't deliver much in the way of a story. The narrator did a good job with some pretty boring material, but not enough to save this stinker. Hopefully the next book will be a bit more enjoyable?
This is the style of SF that I grew up on. I guess that is why I have read the past 9 books, making this one a no-brainer.
In a lot of ways this is perhaps the most boring of the series. No cataclismic fight against overwhelming odds and very little fleet action (even the ground fighting/espionage, another big factor for this series, was tame). Mainly just a bunch of hiding/escaping from pursuers, a break in, more fleeing and then a courtroom drama (set in the Japanese empire, which is entertaining). And oddly enough, more romance than we have seen in almost the entire series combined.
Kris starts the story exiled, stuck on a planet far away, seperated from most of her friends (except Abbie). After yet another assaination attempt coupled with some key intel that needs to be resolved back in Wardhaven, she promptly escapes. Making things difficult for her is that her father and her grandfather have both sworn out warrants against her, and her other grandfather locks her out of her massive funds.
Overall entertaining popcorn novel. The most frustrating part of the book was the end, which so horribly teases the next book I was kind of annoyed......
I've enjoyed the Kris Longknife series and watch eagerly for each new book to come out. In addition to fast paced action, there are interesting moral dilemmas presented each time and I love the evolving community of personalities created by Kris's self-aware personal computer & her offspring.
The book does seem to feel a little more tired to me...perhaps because Kris herself is hard pushed, stalked and harassed and seems ever more cynical of her culture and the powers that be ....but then, who could blame her?
I really liked the other books in the series, but this one feels more like a piece of 'tween girl fan fiction. All the characters loose their depth and the audience gets exactly what they've wanted over the years. There is even a Longknife fan character in the book who prattles on like a 14 year old Twilight devotee. Kris and Jack hook up, but Shepherd's usual depth and insight are missing. In fact, depth and insight are missing from the entire book.
The war crimes trial was more in keeping with the standards of the previous books, but that's pretty much the only well-written part of the book. There is plenty of action, and the overall story is advanced, but this book is definitely the low point in the series so far.
The audio performance was on par with the previous books in the series. It's not Dina Perlman's fault if the book is a stinker.