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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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    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 03-21-11
    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 03-21-11 Member Since 2008

    I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print

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    "Get a life it's fiction enjoy it as such . . ."

    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

    Nuff said

    Enjoy live long and prosper

    Kelvin

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Stockdale, TX, United States 02-09-11
    Robert Stockdale, TX, United States 02-09-11
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    "Ouch"

    Ouch! This is really a painful audio to hear. It reads like the author wanted to be a writer of romance novels for 14 year old girls. Lots about Kris Longknife wanting kittens, hugs and father figure attention.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Werner Centurion, South Africa 06-20-14
    Werner Centurion, South Africa 06-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, tells about the start of her career


    Would you recommend Mutineer to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


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

    Good voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Would've like a bit more development of the people around her

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darry 02-14-13
    Darry 02-14-13
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    "Awsome Sci-Fi series!!!"

    I am writing this because i think it is one of the best series books out there. Mike Shepherd always tells a good action packed story. This one has a female lead and she has some great friends that are willing to die for her and what she stands for. The narrator Dina Pearlman is also one of the best !!
    ALWAYS REMEMBER TO READ THE BOOKS IN ORDER.

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    Steinar Stroemen, Norway 02-05-13
    Steinar Stroemen, Norway 02-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story"

    Engaging, well written story.
    The plot works for me, some scientific short cuts, but who cares.
    The reader gives a good performance.

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    Abel 01-15-13
    Abel 01-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good but formulaic"

    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.

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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben United States 05-18-12
    Ben United States 05-18-12 Member Since 2011

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "Not One of His Short Stories"

    Mike Shepherd (aka Mike Moscoe) puts together an ok opening to this new series. It has always been my belief that Moscoe needed to work on holding his longer stories together. He makes a legitimate effort with Mutineer, and does a much better job later in the series with some of the other books. Two things left to work on are first his tendancy to be predictable (also something he works on in later books), and second his habit of underdeveloping lesser characters. Many readers with a military background would also say he needs to work on his overall military understanding; however I would disagree. Many of our wonderful men and women that have served in the armed forces have never served with someone like a Kris Longknife. They've served with alot of "important" people, but only about 1 in 1000 have ever served with someone that is "important" and the military is trying to discredit at the same time. Politics play a huge role in the Longknife world so if you have a hard time grasping it you won't like this book. I could see the plot, the politics, and the main characters, but had a real hard time picturing some of the side characters. This was a little distracting and thus made this good story line, just an ok book.

    As for Dina Pearlman's performance it was very good. I think it could have been better, but I'm not sure that it was entirely Pearlman's fault. I believe that some of the blame falls on Moscoe and his writing style. There were a couple of times in the book that I thought Pearlman's performance was the one thing holding the book together and keeping it moving. I think that without Pearlman's performance this book may actually have rated a lower star.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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