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Furious: Kris Longknife, Book 10 | [Mike Shepherd]

Furious: Kris Longknife, Book 10

Having used unorthodox methods to save a world - and every sentient being on it - Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast Patrol Squadron 127 enforces immigration control and smuggler interdiction. But Kris is a Longknife, and nothing can stop her from getting back to the center of things - not when all hell is breaking loose.
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Having used unorthodox methods to save a world - and every sentient being on it - Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast Patrol Squadron 127 enforces immigration control and smuggler interdiction. But Kris is a Longknife, and nothing can stop her from getting back to the center of things - not when all hell is breaking loose. Now she’s on the run, hunted by both military and civilian authorities - and since the civilian authorities happen to be her immediate family, Kris soon finds herself homeless, broke, and on trial for her life on an alien world....

©2012 Mike Moscoe (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    A. Welch Traveling Around The World 12-05-12
    A. Welch Traveling Around The World 12-05-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Bridge Book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More action, less law?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Currently listening to Inheritance.


    What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A lot! She brings each character to life, especially Nellie the computer. Reading the book would be less enjoyable.


    Was Furious worth the listening time?

    Yes, and no. This book is merely a bridge between, I assume, two more active books. It resolves some things and sets up others, but doesn't have as much action as usual.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 11-25-12
    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 11-25-12 Member Since 2013

    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!

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    "War Criminal?"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 10-31-12
    Ben 10-31-12 Member Since 2012

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "How Fast Can She Run?"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-31-12
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    "One of The Best Books Yet"
    What made the experience of listening to Furious the most enjoyable?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Furious?

    When Kris found retia Longknife at the end of the book ( Kirs Great Grand mother )


    What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dina has returned to her original style which is beta than daring


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William Emerson, MB, Canada 11-02-12
    William Emerson, MB, Canada 11-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Great adventure in the Longknife saga"

    Kris as always is a living adventure. Thoroughly enjoyed this series, this book, the characters, and am look forward to the next book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Townsville, Australia 08-01-13
    Andrew Townsville, Australia 08-01-13 Member Since 2012

    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.

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    "nice but read too fast"

    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?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff KENT, WA, United States 01-02-13
    Jeff KENT, WA, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring! Boring! Boring!"

    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?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel O. Buchholz Arlington, VA USA 12-06-12
    Daniel O. Buchholz Arlington, VA USA 12-06-12 Member Since 2004

    Computer Geek

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    "Almost a placeholder book"

    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......

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    Johnny 5 Oakland, CA 11-30-12
    Johnny 5 Oakland, CA 11-30-12
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    "A real spellbinder"

    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?

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    Marilyn pearland, TX, USA 11-05-12
    Marilyn pearland, TX, USA 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A disappointment in the series"

    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.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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