The Freeholders return in a new novel in the nationally best-selling Freehold universe series. A return to the libertarian world of Grainne and its battle against an Earth government that will not let the Freeholders remain free!
Angie Kaneshiro never planned to be a spy. She was a veteran of the Freehold Forces of Grainne and was now a tramp freighter crew-woman who hadn't set foot on the dirt of a world in 10 years. Angie was free, and that was the way she liked it.
Then the war with Earth started. One thing Angie knew was human space. She knew where the UN troops garrisoned, the methods they used to scan and chip their own to control them. Even better, she had a mental map of the access conduits, the dive bars, and the make-out cubbies people used to get around restrictions.
The UN forces may hold most of the stations, the docks, and the jump points, but now the Freehold of Grainne has its own lethal weapon. The Intelligence branch sends a freighter crewed with Blazers, special forces troops. All Angie has to do is lead them through the holes. Responsibility for the explosions and wreckage will be theirs. But war is complicated, and even the most unwilling of heroes can be forged in its crucible.
©2016 Michael Z. Williamson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
It's your basic MZW book. He tries adding sex to it. Could have just as easily left it out.
Worth a credit.
This was my first audiobook (aside from some lectures from the Great Courses but that is a different matter than this) and while I still most enjoy the written word, this was an excellent introduction to the format.
The story was well done as always from Mr. Williamson and a good addition to the Freehold universe. A good expansion on the black ops that ultimately made the difference in the Grainne - UN conflict, sort of like The Weapon only this detailed actions in the space based industries, stations, etc. It is interesting in that it is from the POV of a woman who clearly enjoys sex and makes no bones (ba-dum, tsss) about it. She is a person who differs somewhat from the primary characters of previous books in the universe in that she did her service in the Freehold military and is very capable vet but is now a civilian and is initially in the conflict for her own purposes though later it becomes so much more than that.
The narrator was obviously enthusiastic about the material and did an excellent job throughout with appropriate inflections throughout depending on the character's thoughts or words, also voice tones and accent changes that lined up well with other characters' origins and personalities. Made the main character come alive and feel real, look forward to more of her work.
Michael Z. Williamson has brought the Freehold universe to a whole new level with "Angeleyes" both figuratively with his ability to write captivating characters and literally as he more fully opens up part of the universe we had only had brief glimpses of before, The Halo. He introduces us to a new character and brings her and us on an emotional rollercoaster through troubled times. "Angeleyes" also brings a much harder sci-fi feel to it as he shows us his ability to describe life and times in the unforgiving vastness of space. I can certainly say that of what I have read of his works so far that in my opinion this is his best work yet.
Thanks, and keep them coming!
Retired but still consulting.
This should be listed as X. At least put it in the Adult area. If I had wanted to listen to explicit sexual encounters I would have expected to be warned.
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