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Jane Carver of Waar Audiobook

Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1

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When tough-talking biker babe Jane Carver accidentally deals a death blow to the unfortunate guy who gropes her outside a California biker bar, she makes a run for it - and wakes up naked on an alien planet called Waar. Thus begins Nathan Long's Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1, a hilarious satire on the ribald, retro space fantasies of the 20th century. Soon, Jane's hopelessly wrapped up in bizarre adventures on this planet of sky-pirates and gladiators, including a bid to help a fallen nobleman win back his sexy space princess. Listeners will be bewitched by actress Dina Pearlman's portrayal of Jane, whose Marlboro-cured voice and confident panache makes her swashbuckling space adventures a delightful listen.

Publisher's Summary

Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry. Caught up in a disgraced nobleman's quest to win back the hand of a sexy alien princess, Jane encounters bizarre wonders and dangers unlike anything she ever ran into back home. Then again, Waar has never seen anyone like Jane before.

Both a loving tribute and scathing parody of the swashbuckling space fantasies of yore, Jane Carver of Waar introduces an unforgettable new science-fiction heroine. Nathan Long is a screen and prose writer with two movies, a Saturday-morning adventure series, and several TV episodes to his name. His official website is: www.sabrepunk.com.

©2012 Nathan Long (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    William Emerson, MB, Canada 08-31-12
    William Emerson, MB, Canada 08-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Read"

    I enjoyed the SF adventure, I didn't put it down till I finished it!
    I hope there are more books to come with Jane.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu 07-29-13
    Zulu 07-29-13
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    "Fun and Entertaining"

    Jane Carver is on the run from the police and is suddenly transported to another world. She is a funny, smart cracking biker chick who can take care of herself and tells of her adventures when she becomes involved in helping the sole survivor of a kidnapping to get back his bride to be. It's a roller coaster of a ride with twists and turns from beginning to end in a fascinating world vastly different from our own.

    The narrator was terrific and put life into Jane Carver's adventures.

    Looking forward to listening to the sequel.

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    Bryan S Guzman 08-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "not bad if you have a credit you wanna spend"

    I just hated the voice actress it's an ok story and maybe more enjoyable as text her voice just something I couldn't get past

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    Mike T. 05-31-16
    Mike T. 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Shameless but fun knock off."

    I enjoyed Burroughs' Barzoom books when I was young. And I enjoyed this shameless copy (homage).

    Actually the book might have benefited from less nods to the John Carter novels. And it absolutely would have benefited from less similes- "My heart pounded like the subwoofers on a cholo's Chevy". "The dawn light was like the electric pink of a hookers hotpants". Fun, but she story is so heavy with contemporary "cool" similes, that it actually becomes an annoying immersion breaker.

    Still, It's a fun pulp action romp. Won't win the Nobel Price, but I liked it.

    Good narration by Dina Perlman.

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    clayda nicholas 02-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great listen ..would not change a thing Mark 9"

    original strong female lead no silly women roll just hardcore fun totally enjoyed it looking forward to the rest

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 05-11-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Same story only added modern dayisms."

    I must be the only one who read this parody and thought there wasn't that much difference than with John Carter, except that it is a girl and there are more modern day comparisons. Two hours into it and while the story wasn't bad, I did not see the humor that all the other reviewers saw. Maybe I just didn't pay that much attention in the original story that I didn't catch the nuances that made this version funny. I will not be continue on with this story since I have already read most of the original version and this just felt like a cheap knock off. So with nothing new to offer and I know the ending this is the end for me, I'm glad I got this with a sale. Narrator did a good job she is very clear and understandable and with science fiction book that is a must since there is so many unusual names, she does make this book rate better.

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    Amazon Customer benson, AZ, United States 01-07-15
    Amazon Customer benson, AZ, United States 01-07-15 Member Since 2012

    Aging hippie

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    "Good, Clean (mostly) Fun"

    First off, don't avoid this book because you haven't read "John Carter of Mars". This book stands quite well on it's own. I only tried to read that book after enjoying "Jane" so much, but in comparison "John" is rather boring. (personal opinion, ymmv).

    This author has taken the blue-print provided by "John Carter of Mars" and sculpted a very entertaining read. It is rather like comparing black & white movies with technicolor. The original will always be referred to as "classic" but reinterpretations can add detail, flavor and nuance to improve the trope.

    "Jane" has brought humor as well as a well fleshed out (in both senses) female character to the table. Read it, it's just plain fun.

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    Carol Scott 12-24-14
    Carol Scott 12-24-14

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    "very good hack and slay. clean, some swearing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Carver of Waar to be better than the print version?

    don't know did not read it yet. but loved the audio.


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    easy to sit back and do other things while the book is on ( housework). lol her voice is easy on the ears.


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

    When Jane gets back to Earth. and wants to go back. at first she thinks she has been sent to...??? .lol


    Any additional comments?

    try it

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    Sherry Daly City, CA, United States 11-22-14
    Sherry Daly City, CA, United States 11-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not ashamed to 'read' this book.."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would have to select the right person to read this book, they'd really have to have an open mind and a great sense of humor


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane Carver of Waar?

    I just love when she returns to Waar and is totally willing to give up on our not so interesting world here


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

    Dina is always a strong voice but, I always seem to associate her with Jane. It's just such a unique character


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Too many laughs to count!


    Any additional comments?

    Just 'do it' and listen to Jane talk about her adventures...Hysterical from a woman's viewpoint of some wimpy Dudes-exposed...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Hernandez 11-16-14

    Books books books

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    "HOW FREAKING FUN"

    Loved every word spoken to tell this story. Mistress J is a hoot on to book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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