From a galaxy torn by civil war to a sleepy planet on the edge of the known universe, Enforcer Jakai del Quint pursues the failed Warlord Dorno Ban Sant to final showdown leaving Jakai alone and stranded on a planet called Earth far from the civilization he fought to protect. More than a hundred years later Jakai awakes, freed from his hibernation by a curious hiker. Together, hunted by Earth’s most powerful governments, fleeing from covert alien “observers,” they join together to pursue Jakai’s need to bring long delayed justice to the vicious warlord now using his advanced technology to dominate Earth.
With only the belief in his mission and the support of a woman with nothing to lose, Jakai crosses the world only to be caught in the web of violence that blankets the Middle East. In a sprint to a final confrontation, Jakai faces not only his past, but his future, and the future of Earth itself as he challenges the hidden forces of the Galactic core and those who would make Earth nothing more than stepping stone to a renewed cycle of galactic war.
©2014 Irene Radford and Bob Brown (P)2015 Irene Radford and Bob Brown
The story seamed to be good, it was just the reader. she is HORRIBLE
plot line was good, reader was horrible
The reader was like listening to a female version of Garfield the cat who had just smoked a pound of weed. i'm not kidding. excruciatingly S-L-O-W and ill-timed. she read almost all the characters in a really brain baked way that made them sound like idiots. it was VERY difficult to tell who was talking in a character dialog. because she used the same voice and often didn't break between.
i could not get through the book.
please god don't hire that person again.
i really think with a decent reader the book might have been alright.
but she ruined it.
Science fiction addict.
It seemed an interesting story idea
Sadly, the narration has ensured the name "Darla Middlebrook" will stick in my mind for a long time, I will certainly avoid any other books she narrates. Seriously, did you mob listen to this before you released it to the public? If it were my first Audiobook, I don't know I'f I'd have bought a second....
Nothing! Her voices for male characters brings to mind a person of exceedinlgly slow-wit who's either been up too late and or is very drunk...or both.... AND they're all the same! If she just read the book in something slightly less than a monotone, it would be preferable! She stresses all the wrong syllables and I just don't think I can listen to any more of this book. Yes. I think I'll need a refund. It could be that I'm an Australian and hence her voice sounds wrong...but if that's the case, then why have none of the other excellent narrators bothered me even the least? I WANT to listen to the story...but I just can't. Every now and then one encounters somebody who you just KNOW has decided on the wrong line of work...OMG, I just googled her to see she is a speech pathologist...that is handy, she should investigate who murdered her ability to speak, there's ample evidence of the crime....
It inspired me to write a review, which I just don't normally do...before even listening to more that 2 hours of it. I have listened to +100 Audiobooks and none have ever done this to me.The narration is simply that bad
I feel deeply sorry Irene + Bob, I promise I shall try and find another book you have written and give it a go and if it's half decent I promise to give you a positive review!...But Darla has ruined your creation...
I am an avid lover of books and stories. Audible has provided a great outlet for me to read when otherwise I couldn't. I love dogs.
Were it not for the Narrator, it would rank near the top. The story is well devloped, complex and easily followed, however the Narrators inept handling of pronunciation and accent almost made me stop. Once past the first couple of chapters, the story overcame the performance and held me entranced.
The complexity of characters was woven in the fabric of the work, the characters seemed real, with actual motivations, not simply as if they walked on stage and did their lines.
She does female parts well, but her application of a James Bond Villan russian accent, horribly delivered to the male characters was distracting and lessened my enjoyment of an otherwise great experience.
I would have liked to, but 13 hours of sitting would make my butt hurt.
The book is exceptionally well plotted and flows well.
Story ok but reading left much to be desired. Inflections and accents were not good. Kind of ran together, had a hard time with her accents telling who was who.
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