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Runs in the Family Audiobook

Runs in the Family

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An outcast of the Eden Academy, physically unfit for military duty, and lacking a civil service assignment, Mairin Shields is going nowhere fast. With little hope of leaving the outer rim of the Milky Way, Mairin agrees to participate in a classified experiment offering her genetic perfection and a chance to see the galaxy. Now, armed with her great-grandfather's military knowledge and combat-refined instincts, Mairin is tasked with leading inexperienced troops in a war against a shadowy enemy using hauntingly familiar tactics.

But the first rule of the military is "hurry up and wait", and Mairin learns this firsthand. Without transport to the fight, Mairin spends the downtime on a lush paradise world, getting to know her new body, her imprint, and her heart. Mairin meets Tallenaara, a beautiful Styrahi architect whose mission and past will come to challenge them both. Faced with the most difficult choice of her young life, Mairin Shields can only watch as her world spins out of control.

©2016 Kevin Ikenberry (P)2016 Kevin Ikenberry

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    Brian 10-16-16
    Brian 10-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting read"

    This was an interesting sci -fi book. I knew the author several years back so I was excited to see what he wrote.

    It makes interesting points about possible first contact and earth's relations with aliens (both on a large and personal level). It also address the possibility and consequences of interstellar war, with a unique way of looking from the soldier/company level officer view.

    While similar themes have been explored I though this was very unique in several aspects without copying previous themes. At the same time it pulls from and even mentions many of the great sci-fi novels and series prior.

    A prequel would also be interesting set up of the loose backstory given.



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    @cafarrell 12-05-16
    @cafarrell 12-05-16
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    "Outstanding Space Sci-Fi"
    Where does Runs in the Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was the best audiobook I heard all year, and I listen daily!


    What other book might you compare Runs in the Family to and why?

    Ikenberry's style reminds me a little of Robert Heinlein, but Ikenberry has a better grasp of romance.


    What about Cici Kay’s performance did you like?

    Loved her voices! She nailed Mairin's voice perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending, it was so brilliant and heartrending, I wanted to howl out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    Tremendous novel! Outstanding.

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    clearly off the beaten path for delivery 11-26-16 Member Since 2014

    always on the road so im always listening to books

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    "not much for space stories but"

    I received this book free of charge for an honest review, not really sure what to say I liked it, most things with a space topic seem to usualy be either to long or to short even with a good story line they leave you thinking there's either something missing that should have been covered or you lose interest (well I lose interest at least since star wars and star trek have such dedicated fallowers) this was neither, had a good story wasn't really rushed or to slow and preformed well

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