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.
good narration, good story, good technology, very nice space action
you should read the first couple books of this series at least..after the third, it becomes same old same old
The main character is not well formed and all others are even worse. The story is weak and just lumbers on and on and on...
Dana's review is 100% correct. Except she was too nice. This book SUCKS! It is just BAD. Just because you put a space ship on the front of the cover of a book doesn't make it Science Fiction! First let me say that I have never written a review for any Book or Audio Book before. The reviews I read for it were good, but after reading halfway through this book I felt completely duped I felt as if I had wasted a credit on crap! The only reason I wanted to finish this book was to write this review so that I could warn other people to stay away from it.
Like Dana, I choose this book because of the review that I read about it. The series sounded promising from the reviews and the other books in the series. So I decided to take a chance. Let me be clear. This is the worst Audio Book that I ever listen to. The plot was just bad. The military themes and references didn’t make sense. And they kept put the heroine in situation that would be militarily wrong. For example (from the beginning of the book) you would NOT assign a boot ensign to be in charge of team of Marines on a special ops mission. The Marines have there own officers corp. The presented scenario would never happen.
The Narrating was equally awful. The bad country/Irish/Scotish accents just got on my nerves! The only thing good I can say is that she knows how to read.
Like Dana I believe that Mike (the Author) must be an alias for Michelle (or has to be a woman), because men don't think, write or care about the dribble she wrote about in this book. I would also guess that she is an alcoholic that has a low opinion of military procurement as a while.
I would give this book 0 Stars out of 5 if they let me. Again, save your credits and avoid this book like the Plague! If you buy this book anyway, you won’t be able to say you weren't warned.
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
For those that slag the narrator and the series i have just one sentence . . .get a life . .
This book is NOT as bad as some would have you believe and I personally found no issues with the narrator who some seem to have a issue with because of her accent . . . KK anyone . .
The story is long winded yes but still keeps you reading for more and except for a few mishaps eg the main leads computer suddenly becomes dumber than dumb eg can't read code because it has not been run yest . .DUH (no comment . . if I did it would fill this review and more re AI and programming & computers . .). . etc it is is still a good read along the lines of the Vada series . . .
Enjoy this for what it is a FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF WHAT MAYBE , , , not a factually account based on what is . . .
somethings you have to take with a pinch of salt and move on and enjoy . . not dissect and feel superior about because you have found flaws . . . loose yourself in fiction people because it is not FACT . . . it's why it's called fiction LOL
Enjoy live long and prosper
A less distracting narrator. Seriously, I listened to the sample and thought it was "not so good, but doable". 10 minutes in I realized I was BADLY mistaken.
Trying to return it now.
No. While I'm sure she's done some wonderful work, I'm not looking to taking any chances.
Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes
I almost didn't get passed the first chapter because the narrator was such a drama queen, but I toughed it out. The story is good, so I'll try the next in the series. Hope the narrator tones it down, though.
Too much...drama, voice, passion
When the main character Kris, a newly minted officer, leads marines she’s known for only four days on a hostage rescue, I thought I was reading the story of a degenerating navy and the people caught in the drama surrounding. By the time Kris successfully leads a platoon of untrained rear echelon, many of whom have never fired a rifle before the day, against 200 desperate locals, on their home ground… I was pretty sure the author hadn’t done much research on how such things usually go. The sci-fi elements seem equally poorly considered. It’s just not well thought out.
This was a decent story. Your basic poor little rich kid/underdog makes good type of story. Nothing spectacular but still a worthy listen. My only complaints are the lack of detail in the space battle sections. The author made it sound like the battles were a video game, just point and shoot. Character development was good but also predictable. I'll definitely listen to the next book in the series to see how the characters develop.
The narration was fairly well done. Lots of interesting accents for the various characters. My only complaint is the obvious one of how difficult its is for a female narrator to do a credible gruff male voice.
I've just started the book but want to make a comment before I forget: It would be great if readers of books about the military had military experience. Ms Pearlman reads well enough, but I cringe every time she incorrectly pronounces a term or puts stress on the wrong words in a phrase.
I'm not a space sci-fi reader but I was a Star Trec fan growing up. I enjoyed the story quite a bit, but the cultures and voices were all based on human cultures. If you don't mind the human references put into alien culture and listen for the enjoyment of a story please give it a try. I will be listening to the next one. It is an easy "read" for pure entertainment this summer.
As for the plot:
Kris is a wealthy girl who leaves home to get away from home. She encounters a lot of snubs along the way but rises above everything to show her true character. In the meantime, she earns honor and respect from those around her. So when trouble comes calling who does everyone follow.
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