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Cut off from home, Princess Kelsey Bandar needs a place to hide from the vengeful Rebel Empire.

The secrets she stole give her people a fighting chance in the war that brought down the original Terran Empire. If she gets them home. If her prisoners cooperate.

Should that prove impossible, she must then convince a long-hidden people to help her. After she finds them, of course.

If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, listen to Behind Enemy Lines and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

©2017 Terry Mixon (P)2017 Terry Mixon

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The ever unfolding space opera of the decade!

As a life long avid SF fan of 67 I find this saga to be truly unique... An ever expanding universe with solid new & unfolding plot ideas at both the micro and macro level. It is such a fun and engrossing series... Which I began just two weeks ago!

Often such stories grow old and repetitive after a few books or they just become so disjointed that my interest wanes. Not so here... As I get ready to begin the last book I know I'm going to be very frustrated having to wait for Mixon to finish another...

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I love this series

Another great addition to this ongoing space opera!
I have all seven books, each time a new chapter comes out, I load them all into my player and start at the beginning, absolutely riveting. They have everything I look for in a science fiction novel. Compelling drama, humor, interesting characters that are well developed and not shallow. Veronica is not just a narrator, she is the ultimate story teller, I wish I could have her show up at camping trips just to tell stories around the campfire.

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Great continuation of the Series

Where does Behind Enemy Lines rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 25

What did you like best about this story?

Everything about this series just draws you in. You really do need to start from the beginning or you will get lost with everything going on

Which scene was your favorite?

When Kelsey's mother was found as a stowaway

Any additional comments?

Veronica Giguere does a great job on the narration


Well worth the purchase

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  • MelHay
  • Adamsburg, PA
  • 02-15-18

Space opera to love, characters and storyline.

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Oh Veronica. My hats off to you. How do you create and keep all the voices straight in your head? LOL! Such an amazing job with each person. (And there are more than a few.) She's amazing at giving each their own voice and personality to fit their mood and persona. As I've come to expect, it's a huge treat to listen to Veronica narrate a book. It's like listening to a movie.

Seriously? Seventh book? Already?!?! It does NOT feel that way! I've loved every book for different reasons. To me the series is amazing and I think everyone should pick it up! We have a threat through the books but the characters grow and cross new bridges with each event.

Terry starts with Kelsey in a heated moment with her mother. Kelsey is not happy. Her mother doesn't believe things are as bad as Kelsey is saying. And we get a quick rundown of where we are after the last book. Oh yes, I so fondly remember.

Kelsey is born to rule. If you had any question about that before, you'll not doubt her now. Kelsey's come a long way with learning the way of things on a ship. She is great with her people and knows how things are to flow. She takes what her crew has to say to heart and uses it.

Wow. Kelsey has her hands full. They are on the run and where they find themselves is between nothing and war. Kelsey has all the right people in her possession to do what needs to be done, but there's a lot to do. (I'm starting to think no one has time to sleep with all they have on their hands.) They have a whole boat (aka orbital) load full of prisoners that could start problems. They have no place to turn, and research on the weak flip point has to be done along with research on what they took in the orbital. There is a habitable planet, though fridged on most of the surface, with residents here.

All of these people have different stories to share. But I'm curious about the ones on the planet. These people seem a bit different and bring the Ghosts to our attention. There is more to these Ghosts than we know. And I'm curious as to which home these people had called home prior to being put here. Along with the woman and children that are their families, they are somewhere else. We do learn some of these answers, but it's also a turning point to new details we will be learning.

As our characters move along to new systems and planets, they learn more and more of the people that came before them. There are so many pieces to the history and Terry guides us through it. When we come to a new planet and problems there, we see what we've started to learn is of importance here. And it grows in detail. I find this manner of writing easy to follow as it gradually guides me through the history, story, and problems we come to.

We have many more people from the other Fleet Empire that works for the AIs in care of our crews. Of course the new prisoners don't know of the old Empire that our friends are from. When our crew members finally show some of the prisoners who they are and the difference, Terry does a great job of using different ways of showing. Like with Annette, she takes one out in a small craft to show the space they are in and ships.

As I've mentioned in previous reviews, this is like living a space opera. It is NOT over the head science fiction that you have to focus on or phase out while listening. It's full of life and problems the characters live through, and some deadly and lingering problems. Also, there is a large cast of characters, but don't let it deter you! Terry has kept them all itemized in the story for us, also with it being audio, Terry couldn't have picked a better narrator. Veronica keeps each character as their own voice - physically and mentally.

This book has your action, as we see in previous books, but more of it is learning and strategical. There is a lot happening for Kelsey and her limited number of crew and ships to handle. Kelsey does a great job of bring things into order, and still trouble finds her. We also learn a lot of information here. Things are going to get even more dicey in the next book with how things work out here. Can't wait!

At this point, I love Terry's writing style so much, I think I want all books he's ever written!

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Just as good as books 1-6!

I enjoyed this installment of the Empire of Bones Saga just as much as those that came before it. While there may not have been as much action as some of its predecessors, there was a lot of new information and further development of the overarching storyline. Just as well written as books 1-6, and just as much fun to listen to. Veronica Giguere continues giving us a lovely narrative performance. Looking forward to reading/hearing the other books in this series!

I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review. Many thanks for this opportunity!

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Poorest of the series.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Can't say really. This book isn't for military sci-fi fans who want a good story. If you want that, earlier books of this series are better. Skip this one.

What was most disappointing about Terry Mixon’s story?

The series had started great and first 4 books were awesome. But then it kept getting less n less interesting. This book #7 is the poorest of the series. This one is slow and full of cliches and implausible scenarios. The characters go out of their way to do stupid things, to move the "plot" ahead. The plot being a side-mission at best. This one doesn't look like it contributes anything to the larger story of this series. I was highly disappointed.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. See above.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Continue the ride!

Characters you can care about. Very good space opera. Got a little bigger down with rapid changes from one narrative thread to the next that I got lost. Will have to re-read to figure out what happened.

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The Space Opera Continues

This is a great series. A feel good adventure. I never feel that the story drags and it is always exciting. I can't wait for the next adventure. Listen to the first six books in the series for a great yarn.
The narration is very good.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • August
  • LA VERGNE, TN, United States
  • 12-29-17

A little draggy in the last third, but still great

This book was well in keeping with the Empire of Bones series, remaining true to the tension of the world and the current situation. While the conflicts were solid, I feel like the last third of the book or so sort of dragged. I am, as always, eager to continue with the series when book 8 comes out, but the last bit was kind of a slog. To be fair, it wasn't quite as much of a drag as the second half of book 3, but this one was a little weaker than the others of the series.

Still, Mixon has my attention quite strongly in his grasp. I'm ready for the next installment.

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least impressive of the series

The premise of the book is that the enemy is smarter, more capable and larger than the Terran Empire. I certainly hope the AI's win since the hero's are dumb and incompetent.

I understand the necessity to build plot but the premise is much too weak for a story.