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Mutineer Audiobook

Mutineer: Kris Longknife, Book 1

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Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the prime minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris' blood - and, against her parents' objections, she enlists in the Marines.

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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    pratalife Singapore 03-03-15
    pratalife Singapore 03-03-15 Member Since 2016

    imho - ymmv

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    "ok bar the narration"

    On the story itself - yes, I generally got sucked in and will likely try another in the series. Characters are I think better rounded than Honor Harrington, but the plotting not a shade on something like Vatta's War.

    As for the audiobook - I almost dropped it as Dina Pearlman's narration was a real grind: No, not everyone needs to sound like a pre-pubescent valley girl; she can't pull off a Scottish accent for chips; and when the text says "she mumbled" then don't ignore the stage direction!

    I think the audiobook producer must have been asleep at the wheel. However persistence paid off and by the end of the book I'd pretty much sublimated my narration hangups.

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    Amazon Customer 02-14-15 Member Since 2013

    SciFi nut from a very young age. Started with Doc Smith, Asimov, C. S. Lewis, Heinlein, Bradbury. Can't get enough of the good stuff.

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    "Good storytelling. Not very original."

    Another space opera retelling of the Horatio Hornblower tale. David Weber plainly admits that Honor Harrington was imagined from the tales of the original HH. This is another saga painted with the same colors. However, Shepherd is a good story teller so it is entertaining. if you've never read the Honor Harrington books go ahead and enjoy. If you have, be forewarned rabid fans of Weber might be a little put off.

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    Brian Seattle, WA, United States 02-06-15
    Brian Seattle, WA, United States 02-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story!"
    What did you love best about Mutineer?

    A Tough Female Hero coming of Age and overcoming her family and inner demons


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    Very Well Read and Engaging!


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    vaporus 02-01-15
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    good stuff contained within 5 word 7 word 9 word 11 word 13 word 15

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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 12-25-14
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 12-25-14 Member Since 2016

    74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books

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    "It just didn't catch me - but it might be me"

    Sometimes it's just the wrong moment. This should have been good and it's gotten good reviews. But it didn't grab me. I might give it another try at another moment.

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    Amazon Customer Lewisville, TX, United States 11-03-14
    Amazon Customer Lewisville, TX, United States 11-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I liked this one"
    What did you love best about Mutineer?

    Love is a strong word, so lets just stay with I liked this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kris and the Sergent


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

    Very good narration


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's not Serenity, but then nothing is.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book

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    Stephanie 10-17-14
    Stephanie 10-17-14
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    "Wow, that was boring"
    Would you try another book from Mike Shepherd and/or Dina Pearlman?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    unsure


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dina Pearlman?

    Yes. The voices and accents were so, so bad. Good effort, terrible execution.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mutineer?

    I would cut out a lot of the technical explanations and stick to the plot... the very hard to follow plot. The almost indiscernible plot.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure which was worse - the story or the narrator. The plot was hard to follow, the technical descriptions were long-winded and pointless, and the characters were not empathetic. The narrator did her best to alter her accent and tone to suit the specific person speaking, but it was painful to hear. Maybe it would be better to read instead of listen to, but I have no intention of finding out. I would not recommend this book.

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    Lostime4me 10-14-14
    Lostime4me 10-14-14

    Books speak to the soul.

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    "Good Reintroduction to Sci-Fi"

    I used to love Science Fiction many years ago and gradually went to other books. This was my first Sci-Fi book on audio & I must say that I loved it. There was plenty of action, adventure with a tiny bit of a hint of romance. The narrator couldn't do all the accents but did a credible job with her reading...let's just say that I have heard MUCH WORSE, many times so she gets 4 stars for her reading.

    The storyline came with several points of view and politics played a huge part...just as it does in life. It was a credible story but with that being said... many times I knew what was going to happen before it did. However, I usually do - so there weren't many surprise factors. I attribute my knowing to reading / listening to books constantly & there just aren't many plot twists that haven't been done. The author had the military & politics perfectly.

    Kris is a Naval Ensign with a long Military Family history to live up to which she does well. She has the additional burden of being from a wealthy political family & I liked her POV of what that felt like along with the jealousy and envy of others who see her only as a RICH LONGKNIFE.

    Overall, it was an enjoyable listen...so much so that I did get another book in the series that was "on sale". Hopefully, some of the others will be on sale in the future & I'll flesh out the series.

    I'm glad to say that this book made me want to read more Science Fiction. I didn't realize that I'd missed it that much.

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    Frank Lamb Wellsville, UT USA 10-09-14
    Frank Lamb Wellsville, UT USA 10-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "The series has promise...."

    I will be looking forward to reading the next book. As a fan of Honor Harrington, I think the series has promise.

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    JanHet 05-22-14
    JanHet 05-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A good story!"
    Where does Mutineer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Lots of good and interesting characters. Kris is head strong and very determined. Lots of fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters.


    Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

    I love her performance of all the characters. Very enjoyable.


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