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.
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.
The story was very slow to develop for a book about a solider there is far to much politics for a low level officer.
First Shepard book
Once the story developed yes but it takes 3-4 hours for that to take place
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.
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!
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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