She has a lot to live up to and a lot to prove in the long-running struggle among her powerful family, a highly defensive - and offensive - Earth, and the hundreds of warring colonies. Then an ill-conceived attack brings the war close to home, putting Kris' life on the line. Now she has only one choice: certain death on the front lines of rim space - or mutiny.
©2004 Mike Moscoe; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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The plot is predictable and the narration is long wined and drags out the predictability to horrific lengths. Dina Perlman keeps pausing at awkward moments as she tries (and fails) to give the shallow dialogue some depth.
I am sorry, but I recommend that you skip this series. Try the Lois McMaster Bujold series instead.
I didn't do much for the first twenty years of my life, spent the next twenty in the military, and the twenty after that in college. Then, I mostly retired.
Character development for a start, a story line that was less predictable would have also lent some entertainment value.
I bought and listened to three of them, and I had just as well have listened to one three times. The scenery changes, but the story line stays the same. One dimensional characters, as deep as the print on this page.
The reader did well, and hopefully she will show up on other books.
It is a straight up space opera, but could have been much more. I like the genre immensely, but a little more authorship was expected.
A delightful read. A little predictable in spots, but the overall book was very good. Enough interest to purchase the next book in the series for sure!
Nothing. Couldn't get pass the narration.
Don't know. Didn't read pass the first hour or so and kept drifting off because the story was not interesting
Apparently a lot of us, men, sound like pirates. Didn't like the performance.
If it wasn't for the poor taste in religious fouling, this story would've received close on to 4,5 stars from me. And this is only the 1st book in the series. I shudder to think how the other books would go in this division - keeping in mind that it was written in even more liberal times than the first.
Story started very slow and "heavy" on the emotions.
Apart from abovementioned issues, it was a good listen.
Can anybody inform me on the religious blasphemy and swearing in the rest of the series - would like to know before I try...
After listening for about an hour I just gave up. The reader sounds like she is reading to a room of grade school kids. Many miss pronounced words just made it worse.
This gal is the prime minister's daughter and trying to make her mark on her own. interesting missions lead up to a final battle.
I really wanted to like this book but for me there were several problems. The main character had major problems but for me there were 2 big ones. The first was for me this character is a prime example of why guys shouldn't write female characters and vice versa. In a lot of ways the main character was just a guy with boobs. She didn't read like a female. The second problem was that she spends all the book trying to convince people that she isn't like her family and she acts like it the whole way. Arrogant and entitled. And even by the end of the book she'd come to think this was a good thing. To me it just made her more unlikable. Then there was the logic that was demonstrated by everyone. Maybe I just haven't read enough political fiction, but I couldn't fathom why people did the things they did in this book. I will be reading the next book but if its not better that will be it. I managed to finish this one but only through my will, not because of the book.
Mike Shepherd writes strong characters with engaging storylines. Once you get grabbed you have to find out what happens next. Can't wait to start the next book.
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