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Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1 | [Nathan Long]

Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1

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.
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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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    Lane D. Callahan Salt Lake City, UT USA 02-19-14
    Lane D. Callahan Salt Lake City, UT USA 02-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not even 2 dimensional"

    Alright, John Carter of Mars was written in the infancy of Science Fiction. I always enjoyed its simplicity and straight forwardness. The characters in it a two dimensional because of that infancy. This book is less than that. For one, I hate swearing in Science fiction. It is a genre that doesn't need it. 2. I TRIED to get into this book with the same excitement that I have for A Princess of Mars but I just couldn't finish it. The author tried too hard to be like ERB and failed in the attempt.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Coredapple Milford, DE, United States 02-11-14
    Coredapple Milford, DE, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Nothing special"

    Great performance but story was nothing special. Another present-day heroine with attitude sent to past/primitive society with typical sarcastic remarks at the appropriate situations. Having read a few urban fantasy novels with female leads recently, the typical sarcastic attitude has been getting tiring, despite the great performances of the narrators. Whether it's the performances being similar or the heroine's sassy attitude or the first person perspective, or the combination of all three, which do tend to go together in modern style fantasy these days, I feel like the modern female heroine has consolidated into one personality. I haven't read the John Carter book but saw the movie. This book has such a similar plot that there isn't really any point. The other reviews made me so optimistic that the new take on the story would make it fresh, or extra witty, but it was all just too shallow. If it's trying to be a spoof, it failed dismally.

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    Stewart Black Mountain, NC, United States 09-23-13
    Stewart Black Mountain, NC, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Jane Carver of Waar the most enjoyable?

    Fairly good writing


    Any additional comments?

    Seems like there are way too many parallels to John Carter of Mars. Similar name. Flip the first letter from M to W. Able to make incredible leaps. Similar humans just different color. Defeats an alien species in hand to hand combat and rescues a princess. Oh and only significant technology is in flight.

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    Glenn Anchorage, AK, United States 08-07-13
    Glenn Anchorage, AK, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very disapointed! Poor plot no imagination"

    Jane Carter after John Carter had no imagination.
    It was like eating cardboard after having a fine home made pizza!
    I made it to the second chapter and had to stop.
    Diana did a good job reading but she didn't have any thing to work with.
    It will take a lot for me to look at any other works by Nathan Long.

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    Wendy O FALLON, MO, United States 06-23-13
    Wendy O FALLON, MO, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2010

    I have been an avid reader my whole life. I love getting lost in a good story and letting the real world get lost for awhile.

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    "Just wish I hadn't bought it!"

    If the author had wanted the main character to be a guy, he should have written her as a guy... Think BIG, Think Butch and Think UGLY. The pretty guys are gay... the big butch girl is a lesbian in the story because no 'man' wants her (because of how big, butch and ugly she is)... I just felt insulted by the stereotypical roles playing out. I liked the John Carter setting.. but if the rest was supposed to be some subtle tongue-in-cheek, I just didn't get it.

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