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
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    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.

    Worst Narrator Ever
    Reviewed on July 26 2015 by M. Spencer (OH)
  • 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
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    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
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    Performance
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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    The Devil Wears Prada... But He Eats Raspani

    '31 Hours and 26 Minutes of Superior SciFi ' pretty much sums up book 4--

    It's an awesome addition to the series, well crafted with excellent..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 31 2015 by Amazonymous subPrime ()
  • 5
    A Federation Forged in Fire: Koban Volume 5 | Stephen W Bennett

    A Federation Forged in Fire: Koban Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephen W Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (307)
    Story
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    When the enemy discovers their hidden home, Mirikami is forced to lead 117 Kobani ships in a desperate attack against 3,000 Krall ships and uncounted warriors. Armed with a 22,000-year-old computer virus, and sheer courage, they must disable every enemy ship and weapon. The last time this tactic was tried against them, the Krall eradicated the entire Olt'kitapi civilization.

    Consistently excellent

    Koban 5: A Federation Forged in Fire expands the story from the first four books and serves as a transition between the previous story arc and the nex..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2015 by Philip D. Mann (Oklahoma City, OK, United States)
  • Koban Universe 1 | Stephen W. Bennett

    Koban Universe 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Here are four stories derived from the same universe as the Koban series. Listening to the series is not required to understand and enjoy these stand-alone tales.Australian Krall: A fully gene-enhanced Kobani woman finds herself trapped in total darkness and underground, pursued by hundreds of slavering, semi-sentient, maniacally aggressive, and hungry aliens. Walk with her on the dark side!

    Collection of stories mssing from the main books

    This series fills in some- not all of the questions in the original series

    Reviewed on August 16 2014 by Amazon Customer ()