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Christopher

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  • The Weapon

  • Freehold, Book 2
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 360

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.

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  • I liked it.

  • By Earl on 09-17-15

Unrelenting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-11

Best reviewed in three parts. The training I found engrossing, horrific and exciting. The middle part of the book I found unrelentingly violent to the point I nearly gave up. The final third was brilliant as well as horrific. The exageration of where this planet is headed made me laugh and cringe, but it could be real, one day, when I'm long gone I hope. The taking down of the UN tense, well thought out and then full of bloody violence (but in contect this time, I thought) then the prolonged escape had me on the whole gripped till the end. Not for the light hearted, but well worth the effort, in the end

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