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Smuggler's Dilemma Audiobook

Smuggler's Dilemma: Privateer Tales, Book 5

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There's guerrilla warfare in the main asteroid belt. The Red Houzi pirates have launched a deadly campaign, sacking defenseless mining colonies and then vanishing into the deep dark of space. No one can predict where or when they will show up next, not even the great Mars Protectorate Navy.

Liam Hoffen and Nick James have returned from their last encounter grateful to be alive, but wondering what they'll do next. Sterra's Gift is nothing more than a broken heap, strapped to a pile of ore. Replacing their beloved ship is hopeless - or so they think until a crazy old man introduces them to an old British warship named Hotspur.

News of Red Houzi attacks near Colony 40 spurs Liam and his crew into action and they set off on a desperate race to save their families. But, what can one ship possibly do against an entire fleet? They'll put everything on the line, but the question is - will it be enough?

©2015 James Greenwood (P)2017 James Greenwood

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    Kindle Customer Byron, GA 03-28-17
    Kindle Customer Byron, GA 03-28-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Love this series"

    The series is an awesome space opera. David Weber worthy. Please read these books.

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    Amazon Customer 03-21-17
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    "Story good, audible bad"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Nope; the audible program stuttered, locked, crashed and skipped chapters; the book was better than audible's capability to have a decently working program. Better,easier to use kindle for pc with audio plug in with narrator and speakonia added on, bit robotic voice but at least it actually usually works.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was space opera, duh.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It could have not stuttered, locked, crashed, skipped, but that's all on audible not the story.


    Do you think Smuggler's Dilemma needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Why would it matter if I did or didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible has totally useless questions as well as rating...what is overall, versus performance {audibles or the story's? The book was better, the computerized audio was at least okay, audible program was total crap.

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    James Audubon, NJ, United States 03-13-17
    James Audubon, NJ, United States 03-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great installment in the series."

    If you have read the previous four books, or otherwise consider yourself a fan of the series, you'll want to get this book as well.

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    peter morington, Australia 03-11-17
    peter morington, Australia 03-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "please more!!!"

    great story easy to get in to not to over done
    please more of these privateer tales.

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    Connie Spring Branch, TX, United States 03-07-17
    Connie Spring Branch, TX, United States 03-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrific Story!"

    My husband and I both really enjoy this series and wish the audible versions would keep up with the print versions! As the author says, "That's another story."

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    Christine Sandy Hook, CT, United States 03-07-17
    Christine Sandy Hook, CT, United States 03-07-17 Member Since 2015

    Im actually Christines husband piggybacking n her Amazon account. That said, I am a bit of a geek, and work in the engineering field.

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    "excellent addition to the series"

    this is a very enjoyable series, primarily targeted to younger audiences.
    I as an adult found it to be a vey pleasant listen and will be continuing the series.

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    Amazon Customer Curtis Wright. 03-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "And the saga continues."

    As always in a narrated story a great deal of the story's life and readers enjoyment. is in the narration. Mikael Naramore does a good job.
    I have a list of Narrators that I like and another for those I find unacceptable. Mikael falls into my good list.
    This book can be a standalone story but to really enjoy it one should start with book number one of the series. That would be Rookie Privateer.
    I have all the Kindle books so far in this series. That would be one through eleven and all the short stories.
    And as they become available in Audible I purchase them.
    So yes of course purchase this Audible version it is a good if not excellent Sci-fi yarn.

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    Barb S. 02-25-17
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    "Great Audio version of Smuggler's Dilemma"

    Loved the Audible version of Smuggler's Dilemma. I have read the Kindle edition of all the Privateer Tales books and now I am enjoying revisiting these stories thru Audible. I had forgotten how much happened in this book! Jamie McFarlane packs a lot of action into this story. Particularly loved the descriptions of the mechanized suits. I think Liam did alot of growing up in this book. I find myself much more sympathetic to Tabby this time around too. Mikael Naramore is a really good narrator. I can easily recognize each characters voice. Can't wait for the next audible installment in this series!

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    The Mysterious Amazon Customer 02-20-17
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    "Really well done"

    This was actually my very first audible book. I have to admit that it would never replace reading for me. Having said that, I thought this particular book was very well done. The narrator's voice was crisp and clear. It was easy to tell when he switched between characters and he did a great job of conveying the sense of excitement in the action scenes. If I ever have a need for a voice reading of a book I will certainly hope he is the narrator.

    Now, as to the actual book. Bottom line: if you like Weber and Heinlein (the highest of praise in my book) then you'll enjoy Rookie Privateer.

    This was a truly well wonderful book with strong characters and an excellent action-filled plot line in an extremely well constructed universe. The only negative is that it took about 1/5th of the way in before the main plot got going. That first fifth was relevant and necessary backstory about life where the main characters grew up, but with the word "privateer" in the title I just knew they'd be going elsewhere and was over eager for that to happen. I suspect that if I hadn't known that then the backstory (well written in itself) would've been more fun. I know that I will be re-reading (if that's the correct audible term) this book again (which in itself shows how much I enjoyed it) and I'm sure I will savor those opening chapters more when I do

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    2/16/17
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    "Just when you think it can't get any bigger"

    Another great story from the Privateer serries.

    What to do when you are left with no choice, Liam steps up to the plate again.

    A great listen.

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