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Crystal Soldier: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 1 | [Sharon Lee, Steve Miller]

Crystal Soldier: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 1

Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly unbeatable adversary from sector to sector across the Spiral Arm until the war ground to a standstill and the Enemy withdrew. Believing that they had won, the citizens of the galaxy rebuilt. The Inner Worlds, which had escaped the worst of the war's ravages, became even more insular, while the Rim worlds adopted a free and easy way with law and order. Now, hundreds of years after their withdrawal, the Enemy is back - and this time they'll be satisfied with nothing less than the extinction of the galaxy.
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Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly unbeatable adversary from sector to sector across the Spiral Arm until the war ground to a standstill and the Enemy withdrew. Believing that they had won, the citizens of the galaxy rebuilt. The Inner Worlds, which had escaped the worst of the war's ravages, became even more insular, while the Rim worlds adopted a free and easy way with law and order. Now, hundreds of years after their withdrawal, the Enemy is back - and this time they'll be satisfied with nothing less than the extinction of the galaxy.

©2004 Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Ecko Khamillien SLC, UT 08-12-13
    Ecko Khamillien SLC, UT 08-12-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Story that builds momentum as it goes."
    What did you love best about Crystal Soldier?

    The 2 main characters. They are very compelling and able to pull in the reader.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first book read by Kevin T. Collins... and I fell in LOVE! I will now seek out other books he's read just to hear him read! He truly did an excellent job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can one man save the universe from destruction?


    Any additional comments?

    Book started off slow for me, by skipping some time... but picked up. I ended excited to read the next book.

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    I picked up this book based on the brilliant reviews. Unfortunately, I was somewhat disappointed by the series. While it is certainly not bad as such, it was not all that interesting either. I listened to Crystal Soldier and figuring, hey, with such good reviews, maybe it picks up in volume 2, I listened to that one as well. It was pretty much the same though, and I did not finish the series.

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    Rex Rosetta, South Africa 06-08-13
    Rex Rosetta, South Africa 06-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Good sci fi story that keeps up the tempo"
    Where does Crystal Soldier rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    about top third


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story kept up. It has an interesting story line and I did not get bored listening to it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight scene where the hero and heroine nearly get hammered!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable story. I want to read the rest of the trilogy.

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    Tom Escondido, Ca, United States 05-28-13
    Tom Escondido, Ca, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A epic analogy of the worlds condition."
    What made the experience of listening to Crystal Soldier the most enjoyable?

    In made me a fan of Jella, the soldier that keep on-mission with-standing the condition of those that had lost hope in that war and felt it there duty to destroy, what hope that they were shown.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crystal Soldier?

    When contra was returning from her mission, to rescue the scholar, and her memory became like broken shards of glass, effecting her physical experience.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    Contra


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the rescuer fell. Jumping out of the hatch of shuttle craft onto the dead sea bed.


    Any additional comments?

    A epic analogy of the worlds condition.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    george United States 06-10-13
    george United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2011

    I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.

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    "Average story, decent narrator, drags in places."

    I think this book could have used a good editor to trim some of the unnecessary fill from this book. Some parts were needlessly over dramatic. It kind of drags. The interview at the end of the book where Miller (author) interviews Collins (narrator) was interesting. I'll not be listening to the rest of the books, I think I'd rather Wikipedia it instead.

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