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Publisher's Summary

Philip Palmer, the best-selling author of Hell Ship, crafts science fiction works that have earned him a reputation as one of the best in the business. In Artemis, con artist and killer Artemis McIvor took the collapse of the galactic government as the opportunity to go on a crime spree to end all crime sprees. But when the law finally catches up to her, she’s given a choice: spend the rest of her life cooling her heels in prison or accept a deadly mission to save all of humanity.

©2011 Philip Palmer (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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I would NEVER recommend this book.

What disappointed you about Artemis?

The book was nothing like its description. It was a suggested book at the end of the On The Edge Series which was absolutely amazing. I was expecting Artemis to be good as well. The narrator didn't help make the book interesting.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I listened to the Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan (a great book with an excellent narrator- Tim Gerard Reynolds).

How could the performance have been better?

If it was a different book or majorly edited with a different narrator, it would have been much better.

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The book was so boring and lacking in any entertainment. I always love getting in the car to listen to books while I drive, but with this one I dreaded driving anywhere to have to listen to it. I'm not sure if you can pass out zero stars, if that's possible it would be a zero.

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A little confusing

This is written in the first person. The story jumps around a bit. I had to re-listen to parts of the story in order to keep things straight. I did enjoy the story. It was interesting to have a science fiction story with emphasis on the characters. This is first story I have listened to by Philip Palmer. I have added him to my list of authors. I enjoyed Heather O'Neill's narration. Robert Ian Mackenzie does a good job too. At first I thought his inserts were actually from the editor.

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Way to much cussing and way way to much wondering.

This book is over the top and just not my type of story. I can handle and often like a story with crass comments but this book just has so much of that and not a lot else.

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Future biography of an interesting antihero

The premise of this book is different from its description in a few ways. It is presented as a recollection from a far future as a look back on an antihero who has major flaws and still plays a pivotal part in a sci fi history. The protagonist is scary yet likable with a crass sense of humor. Be prepared to hear about drugs, sex, cursing and plenty of violence. The narrator's do an amazing job. Its definitely worth listen just not around kids.

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Weird but fun

That was one of the strangest books I've ever listened to. The action sequences were so over the top absurd that I basically stopped paying attention to them in any detail. This left me with a humorous story of a remorseless but somehow still innocent serial killer.

Heather O'Neill's narration was spot on. I'll look for her other work on Audible.