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  • Angeleyes

  • Freehold, Book 8
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad MZW book - lot of odd sex stuff

  • By Phil on 11-29-16

A heavenly story!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Michael Z. Williamson has brought the Freehold universe to a whole new level with "Angeleyes" both figuratively with his ability to write captivating characters and literally as he more fully opens up part of the universe we had only had brief glimpses of before, The Halo. He introduces us to a new character and brings her and us on an emotional rollercoaster through troubled times. "Angeleyes" also brings a much harder sci-fi feel to it as he shows us his ability to describe life and times in the unforgiving vastness of space. I can certainly say that of what I have read of his works so far that in my opinion this is his best work yet.
Thanks, and keep them coming!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Do Unto Others

  • Freehold, Book 5
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Molly Elston
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book from mad mike

  • By A. Southard on 05-17-18

Ripple Creek at it again!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-16

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

  • Contact with Chaos

  • Freehold, Book 4
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

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!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Depth and Range

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-16

Awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Love this book! Action, adventure, and political intrigue this has it all. Enjoyed it immensely.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue

  • Freehold, Book 6
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The galaxy's greatest and deadliest dad ever

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-04-12

Stellar Interstellar Manhunt

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-16

Great story, wonderful narration, and characters you feel you know and care for. What's not to love?

  • Better to Beg Forgiveness

  • Freehold, Book 3
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Series<br />

  • By David on 10-17-15

Greatly enjoyed

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-16

A rich story packed into what felt like a three part series. Starts out strong and ends with a bang!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it.

  • By Earl on 09-17-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

Continue to be impressed with the amount of character development while keeping it interesting and action packed. Michael Z. Williamson did an excellent job of humanizing the main character and putting together a riveting narrative. He stated the writing gets better later in the series, this is a high bar if this book is still an early example.
Narration continues to be excellent with emotion, timing, and emphasis adding a great dimension to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Freehold

  • Freehold, Book 1
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Molly Elston
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 377

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow ! great story and homage to Heinlein

  • By Jon on 04-09-15

Fun and exciting

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Great story with great narration. Introduces and develops the characters extensively so you care about them as well as the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful