Koban
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  • 1
    Koban, Book 1 | Stephen W. Bennett

    Koban, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Patrick Freeman
    Overall
    (812)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (755)

    We colonized 700 planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

    Koban is an uninhabited high-gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability.

    New, Revamped, Narration is MUCH Better!

    I listened to the samples of this book back when the all of the complaints were being written about the narration.. I admit, just from the sample, I p..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2014 by Trip Williams (Upstate, SC, United States)
  • 2
    Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2 | Stephen W. Bennett

    Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (582)

    Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. After testing humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding.

    One of the best stories in a long time

    I was intrigued by the first volume of the series although I felt that it dragged in places. The second volume doesn't have that problem at. This is o..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 07 2014 by Douglas (Clovis, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Koban: Rise of the Kobani: Koban, Book 3 | Stephen W. Bennett

    Koban: Rise of the Kobani: Koban, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (435)

    The Kobani use captured Krall ships to return to Human Space. They seek expert training for their genetically modified fighters, modern weapons and new medical technology. There's a possible block to this help in the form of death penalty laws of the Planetary Union, prohibiting gene modifications of humans. A holdover from the Gene War, which nearly extinguished humanity. A perilous descent through a war torn planet's space defenses is a first step.

    Human genetic upgrades galore, Good Book
    Reviewed on October 18 2014 by Ron ()
  • 4
    Shattered Worlds: Koban, Book 4 | Stephen W Bennett

    Shattered Worlds: Koban, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephen W Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (296)

    The Kobani continue their offensives against the Krall, attacking production worlds, and destroy or steal ships from the Krall fleet, which the enemy needs to resupply their invasions. The Kobani create a multispecies settlement on Haven, a gentler habitable world near deadly Koban. They gain the trust and technological assistance of freed former Krall slave species, the Torki, Prada, and resurrected Raspani. Their ranks and Mind Tap learned skills are increased by spec ops recruits from Human Space.

    Pure Kobani Awesomeness!

    An awesome next installment of the Koban series. I love how the story is opening new arcs while closing others. Well worth purchasing!

    If y..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2015 by Iceworm72 (Wasilla, AK, United States)