• Cobra Slave

  • Cobra Rebellion, Book 1
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Cobra Slave

By: Timothy Zahn
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Cobras are technologically-enhanced warriors bred to fight an alien menace no ordinary human can withstand. At the center of action, on the Cobra world of Aventine, is the legendary Moreau clan. While the Cobras are necessary in times of war, in times of peace, they are often reviled by those they have saved. Now, the Cobras have resisted a second invasion of the alien Troft forces, forcing the Troft to a stalemate - even converting some thoughtful Troft into uneasy allies against their kin.

Yet all is not well in the human sector of the galaxy. A supposed sister empire, the Dominion of Man, threatens the Cobra worlds with what is, in effect, enslavement, as it moves to consolidate power over all of the Cobra worlds. The plan on Aventine is to extort from the Moreau family the location of the home planet of a mysterious human ally - one that may even be more powerful than the Dominion: The Qasaman Empire.

Meanwhile, Cobra Merrick Moreau is on a secret mission of his own, to a world where humans are enslaved by Troft masters. It is a world of barbaric cruelty, where humans are slave chattel to Troft gamblers. There the Troft force whole villages, even children, into life and death struggles served up for Troft entertainment.

But the totalitarian Dominion of Man and the Troft game-masters are in for a rude surprise: Cobras are not merely technological marvels. They are far more. For within each Cobra, bred by close family ties and hard testing in battle, there beats the heart of a warrior and the burning conviction that a Cobra will be slave to no one. Rebellion is at hand, and once again, Cobras lead the fight for freedom.

©2013 Timothy Zahn (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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What?

I was totally lost during the three hours I gave this. This is suppose to be book one, but I suspect there was a series before this. I listened to about three hours of this about three days ago and I can not remember anything other then I was totally confused.

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Lack Luster Intro, But I'll buy Book Two

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would rate this book a 3-star if not for the author's track record. Basically, the book re-introduces the Cobra as the underdog, who's biggest weapon is between their ears. Hopefully the next book will build on this.

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Caution: Like potato chips, you can’t just stop at one.

This is possibly the best book in the series yet! Zahn is definitely a seasoned author by this point. But I would definitely recommend reading/listening to the earlier books in the series first- and in order. There are characters that you get to know throughout the books, including their actions/history. To jump in mid-stream may be hard to follow. Zahn’s character development is a strength, and also his ability to flip the story in a very realistic way. I like the narrator.

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good book

good imagination! not much in their way of battles. has more intrigue between the good and eivl. cool personal weapons.

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good

written like you have already been read into the storyline. quality writing though, still recommend it.