Koban
Books in series2
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(4.3 based on 1132 ratings)
  • 1
    Koban, Book 1 | Stephen W. Bennett

    Koban, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Patrick Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (633)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (593)

    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.

    Artificial noises expose poor storytelling

    Lose the artificial lion noises, after the first 50 times they get annoying

    Reviewed on December 21 2014 by James Boone (Kirkland, WA USA)
  • 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
    (499)
    Performance
    (459)
    Story
    (463)

    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)