Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say "NO!" And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn't remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince…
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story line sounds like it might be interesting. I did not get that far due to horrible narration.
I'm a fan of many of Hogarth's books. While I enjoy reading them, I usually listen to them first. Her choices of voice actors makes listening to her books a delight. Daniel Dorse creates terrific voices, and uses them consistently. In addition, he understands her stories, and uses his narration to emphasize the points she is trying to make. Hogarth is excellent at describing different cultures through the relationships of characters in her books. While I may not always agree with her conclusions about culture and behavior, I always come away thinking more deeply about what she said. But she is not writing essays hidden in fiction. Her action and dialogue are wonderful, and the pacing of her stories draws you in. Highly recommended.
I enjoyed the mix of characters, but had a hard time with the Captain. I wanted to give her a 'chill pill'.
Her complaints were voiced a little too frequently and she had too many emotional fits about the wrong things.
I wanted her to be smarter because she was The Captain. She missed the whole pirate/trap angle which she should have caught.
Otherwise, I did like the book and I will read the next one.
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