Freehold
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  • 1
    Freehold: Freehold, Book 1 | Michael Z. Williamson

    Freehold: Freehold, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Molly Elston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (195)

    Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government? Answer: The Freehold of Grainne.

    wow ! great story and homage to Heinlein

    This was overtly political, which usually turns me off. However, I found the open and intelligent portrayal to be so persuasive on both an economica..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2015 by Jon (Clackamas, OR, United States)
  • 2
    The Weapon: Freehold, Book 2 | Michael Z. Williamson

    The Weapon: Freehold, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (251)

    Kenneth Chinran was a disaffected youth who joined the military and was recruited for an elite deep cover unit, completing training and exercises so tough that several of the recruits did not survive. At the peak of his career, he was sent by his star nation to infiltrate a fascistic, militaristic planet: Earth.

    Sci-Fi action on steroids, but with a story

    This was just a fun book to listen to with the bonus of a creative plot, good character development and a storyline that enriches the experience. I f..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2012 by Anthony (WA)
  • 3
    Better to Beg Forgiveness: Freehold, Book 3 | Michael Z. Williamson

    Better to Beg Forgiveness: Freehold, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By David Doersch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    Celadon, a poor nation on a poor planet, engaged in civil war and a haven for every type of villainy in space, is ripe for cleanup. The military could pacify it handily, but it would take a statesman to fix it. But statesmen have ethics, which politicians and megacorps find inconvenient. Celadon's President Bishwanath compounded the sin by being astute, ambitious and capable. Something had to be done, because a working nation isn't much use for pork and graft.

    Interesting Series

    I like a series where every story is only loosely connected to the other stories.

    The different perspectives are more enlightening than the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2015 by David (LANCASTER, CA, United States)
  • 4
    Contact with Chaos: Freehold, Book 4 | Michael Z. Williamson

    Contact with Chaos: Freehold, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    The Galactic Rumble Is On! First contact with an alien species - and, surprise, the human race is far from united. The Freeholders want trade. The U.N. wants to manage. The eco-warriors want "purity" at all costs. Humans - you gotta love 'em! Once again, a historic meeting between potential friends is about to turn into a free-fire zone!

    FINALLY!

    I've loved the Freehold Series for years, but somehow I missed THIS book until now. I've followed Mr. Williamson's Books for a LONG time, and knew he..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2014 by Trip Williams (Upstate, SC, United States)
  • 5
    Do Unto Others: Freehold, Book 5 | Michael Z. Williamson

    Do Unto Others: Freehold, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Molly Elston
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    The Prescot family were miners. At one time, they were contracted to develop technology for a mineral-rich but uninhabitable system. Gradually, all the investors shied away. Then the Prescots broke through with the technology needed to exploit entire planets, and incidentally develop domed playgrounds for the perversely rich, including indoor ski slopes and cable cars over megavolcanos, casinos and rides.

    Ripple Creek at it again!

    A great story with in depth characters and phenomenal narration. I can't endorse this enough!

    Reviewed on October 30 2016 by David ()
  • 6
    Rogue: Freehold, Book 6 | Michael Z. Williamson

    Rogue: Freehold, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    Kenneth Chinran commanded the elite unit assigned to take out an entire planet in a terrible war. Millions died; billions more perished in the aftermath. One doesn't send a sociopath on such a mission. A sociopath might not stop. Chinran did stop, but in the process nearly lost his sanity and his soul. But one of Chinran's men was a sociopath going in. Now he's a trained sociopath with the knowledge and firepower to take out entire tactical teams, evaporate through security cordons and change identity at will.

    The galaxy's greatest and deadliest dad ever

    Rogue picks up where Weapon left off. Ken Chinran has returned to Freehold with his daughter in incognito. He is nothing if not a hard working, keep-t..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2012 by Michael G Kurilla (ROCKVILLE, MD, United States)
  • 7
    When Diplomacy Fails: Freehold, Book 7 | Michael Z. Williamson

    When Diplomacy Fails: Freehold, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By David Doersch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    Alex Marlow and Ripple Creek Security's best personal security detail return to action. This time, they really don't like their principal, World Bureau of State Minister Joy Herman Highland–a highly-placed bureaucrat with aspirations to elected office. Even worse, Highland’s assistant wants to publicize every movement and action for her boss’s pending campaign, which is anathema to good security. With a person of this status, it's not a case of someone wanting her dead. The only question is how many people want her dead, and what are they bringing to the fight?

    Another winner from the Freehold universe

    While Williamson has placed this story in his Freehold universe, the characters are from the Ripple Creek series (this is their 3rd installment, but t..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2012 by Michael G Kurilla (ROCKVILLE, MD, United States)
  • 8
    Angeleyes: Freehold, Book 8 | Michael Z. Williamson

    Angeleyes: Freehold, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Samantha Prescott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Angie Kaneshiro never planned to be a spy. She was a veteran of the Freehold Forces of Grainne and was now a tramp freighter crew-woman who hadn't set foot on the dirt of a world in 10 years. Angie was free, and that was the way she liked it. Then the war with Earth started. One thing Angie knew was human space. She knew where the UN troops garrisoned, the methods they used to scan and chip their own to control them.

    Not bad MZW book - lot of odd sex stuff

    It's your basic MZW book. He tries adding sex to it. Could have just as easily left it out.

    Worth a credit.

    Reviewed on November 29 2016 by Phil (edelestein, IL, United States)