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Outcast Mine | [Jamie Craig]

Outcast Mine

There is nothing Aleron Pitre can’t steal, nobody he can’t con and no situation he can’t slip out of until he’s sent to the prison planet Tantoret, where every sentence is death. If the prisoners don’t kill each other, they’ll die slowly and painfully from mining the poisonous drug chojal. Yet Aleron still hopes that he can escape.
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Publisher's Summary

There is nothing Aleron Pitre can’t steal, nobody he can’t con, and no situation he can’t slip out of until he’s sent to the prison planet Tantoret, where every sentence is death. If the prisoners don’t kill each other, they’ll die slowly and painfully from mining the poisonous drug chojal. Yet Aleron still hopes that he can escape.

Only 30 Athaki guards keep the chaos of Tantoret in check, a race of aliens stronger and faster than their human charges. Most intimidating of all is the head guard, Jasak, who has his own reasons for being sent to Tantoret.

Amidst the darkness and desperation, Aleron and Jasak share an unexpected attraction. An attraction neither can resist when Jasak claims Aleron as his mate to protect him. Then they discover that both guards and inmates are planning a coup, while a traitor from an enemy nation threatens the whole planet. Suddenly, escape from Tantoret isn’t just Aleron’s dream - it’s a matter of survival for them both.

©2011 Jamie Craig (P)2011 Harlequin

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    K.S. 11-29-14
    K.S. 11-29-14
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    "Very good"

    I like the world the author cresated in this book - its a brutal and unforgiving place where both the prisoners and the guards are s... out of luck. But the love between the prisoners and the chief guard is heartwarming and the story about the other prisoners and the way the guards have their own motive for being there are not easily predictable. Well done!
    Jack LeFleur is always good, and this is no exception.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nina 06-24-14
    Nina 06-24-14
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    "Jack LeFleur is the only good in this book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It needs a plot, a point, and a revision.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jamie Craig again?

    Maybe.


    Have you listened to any of Jack LeFleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I bought this book because I love his voice. He was the only reason I kept going. But even he couldn't make me finish this mess of a novel.


    Could you see Outcast Mine being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Just no. Of course with all the crappy books out there that have been made into films....


    Any additional comments?

    This book had a good start. But it just began to drag on. I didn't know what was going on, and I didn't see the point of what was happening. It felt like the author was manufacturing actions to force the story forward instead of allowing them to make logical choices. The characters were stupid. Not badly written but made to do things that were silly. Like if one had to choose between A or B and B was the best answer, the hero would choose A for no logical reason. And the author didn't write the character as if he were rash or illogical...or stupid. The choice was just there to set up some action scene later on. I was seriously annoyed by this book, to the point where I stopped halfway through it. Right now I am trying to force myself to finish out of pure principle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-24-13
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    "Great Sci-fi story, too much sex"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I acquired this book based on it's sci-fi aspect and did not expect the inter-species homo-erotic aspect. The story here is well thought out and the idea of a prison planet where the guards are as much prisoners as the inmates is an interesting concept. Both of the lead characters are strong well defined characters with interesting backgrounds. This story can stand alone without the erotic romance aspect.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William R Snellman Duluth, MN United States 03-12-13
    William R Snellman Duluth, MN United States 03-12-13
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    "Great start then completely random"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More consistent theme, better development of and coordination between the plot lines, and less focus on the romance which, while intriguing, was overplayed.


    What could Jamie Craig have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The invasion plot eventually drives the story, but the focus on interpersonal relationships in the mine, both romantic and platonic, took up most of the book.


    What about Jack LeFleur’s performance did you like?

    LeFleur's reading was great.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Outcast Mine?

    I would cut about 80% of the romance scenes and add more about the invasion plot.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd pass on this book - there are better ones out there for your time and money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-30-12
    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-30-12 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.

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    "Nice Jail Lover Story"
    Where does Outcast Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ok, so it's in the middle. It had a lot of violence, of course, because it's set in a prision filled with men. The violence, though, leads to the main characters falling more in love with each other. You know the twist is coming at the end, and you hope that Aleron doesn't betray Jasak, but then it wouldn't have that good ending, would it?


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how Jasak was finally able to keep his honor and Aleron without guilt. I felt so bad for him throughout the whole story.


    What about Jack LeFleur’s performance did you like?

    He differentated the characters well. That's my biggest peeve when narrators don't do that, but Mr. LeFleur does it well.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan ANTIOCH, CA, United States 06-15-12
    Bryan ANTIOCH, CA, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A gay sci-fi adventure..."
    Where does Outcast Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is near the bottom of the list, but my list is relatively short. The story held my interest enough to enjoy most of the read. As with most books like this, some of it was a little too sexually graphic for me to enjoy thoroughly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the sci-fi mixed with gay characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cared for the first half of the book a lot, then it got slow till near the end.


    If you could rename Outcast Mine, what would you call it?

    The Gay Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


    Any additional comments?

    If you are gay and like sci-fi, you'll probably enjoy this listen.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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