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Mutineer: Kris Longknife, Book 1 | [Mike Shepherd]

Mutineer: Kris Longknife, Book 1

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.
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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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    Andrew 02-06-13
    Andrew 02-06-13
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    "Not so military. Not so sci-fi."

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CJ 12-12-12
    CJ 12-12-12
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    "So Far So Good"
    Did Dina Pearlman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Baton Rouge, LA, United States 12-11-12
    Eric Baton Rouge, LA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Slow Story Line"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story was very slow to develop for a book about a solider there is far to much politics for a low level officer.


    If you’ve listened to books by Mike Shepherd before, how does this one compare?

    First Shepard book


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    Good inflection


    Was Mutineer worth the listening time?

    Once the story developed yes but it takes 3-4 hours for that to take place


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 07-21-12
    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Entertaining."
    Any additional comments?

    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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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 10-05-11
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 10-05-11 Member Since 2007
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    "enjoyable space opera"

    I really didnt think i would like this one. but i took a chance and now im on book three. it gets a bit lengthy on the political parties and issues with the leas character but it comes around and your glad you listened to it, on to book 2 not a lot of repeat catch you up stuff thats so annoying with other writers. i found it over all fun and enjoyable. the narrator, does a very good job and is a great female narrator!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 09-04-11
    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 09-04-11
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    "pretty good"

    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

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    12-24-10
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    "Excellent story, inappropriate narrator"

    I quite like the story, but the narrator doesn't do a good job for this story. For other stories, she'd probably be good, but for the Kris Longknife series, she's not as appropriate as others would be. Make sure you listen to the sample before purchase. I still enjoy it, even with the narrator, so I'm getting the others in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey Schaumburg, IL, United States 02-07-10
    Tracey Schaumburg, IL, United States 02-07-10
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    "Boring, boring, boring"

    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...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron highfields, Australia 09-21-09
    Cameron highfields, Australia 09-21-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Series"

    For those who like having a female character as the focus, this is another one to listen to.Having listened to the whole series available I can highly recommend this audio book. Finish this one and you won't be able to help yourself but download the rest of the series.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Smyrna, GA, United States 04-28-10
    Scott Smyrna, GA, United States 04-28-10
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    "Not *quite* so bad ..."

    Narrator sounds like she's reading to a kindergarten class. The words chosen make the action sequences hard to visualize. Story is based on modern situations - plot feels very non-sci-fi.

    Characters are pretty well-developed (I disagree with many prior reviews on this point). All in all its worth the time ... but if you haven't bought it yet, I'd advise getting something else.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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