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End Game

By: Lindsay Buroker
Narrated by: Kate Reading
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Alisa Marchenko has reunited with her daughter, and even though she hasn't figured out how to get Jelena to accept Leonidas yet, she dreams of the three of them starting a new life together. They can return the Star Nomad to its original purpose of running freight and staying out of trouble (mostly).

Before that can happen, Alisa must fulfill the promise she made to Jelena: that she and her crew will retrieve young Prince Thorian, the boy who has become Jelena's best friend. But Thorian was kidnapped by the rogue Starseer Tymoteusz, the man who wants to use the Staff of Lore to take over the entire system - and the man who may have the power to do it. Alisa doesn't know why he kidnapped Thorian, but Tymoteusz once promised to kill the prince, so she fears they don't have much time.

Unfortunately, Tymoteusz hasn't left a trail of breadcrumbs. Finding him will be difficult, and even if they're successful, facing him could be suicidal. To have a chance of surviving, Alisa will have to come up with her greatest scheme yet.

©2018 Lindsay Buroker; 2016 Lindsay Buroker (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Sex sex snd still more sex... Enough already!

Absolutely awfull! Enough sex more story. The sex was used as filler in my opinion. This book was boring! Sandwiched between sex and more sex! Tired of reading my description.... Well imagine listening to it I only held on to hear the end and what a waste of time and $$.

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Pretty good

The stories are kind of silly but fun. Without Kate Reading they would be rather boring; her narration is wonderful; I would enjoy listening to her reading a shopping list. I will look for other books she has narrated.

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Lost interest

Lindsay Buroker has just given up science fiction and switch to cyborg erotica. The last two books have spent more time on the love/sex story then anything else. I’ve completely lost interest in these books.

Kate Reading is as always a dream. She’s wonderful. Even when reading a bad book.

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And the Big Bad’s goal was …?

Yes, I recognize that the primary purpose of this series was the Firefly-like crew and banter. But, if the Starseer plot was built over the course of eight books, I expected more … more screen time with a villain to chew the scenery, more thrilling scenes, and more sense, frankly, as to what motivated the Big Bad (aka Tim) to take over the universe. In the end, however, you just need accept a 14 hour book with minor capers, major banter, and the Big Bad’s fifteen minutes of screen time amidst one meaty climax. Don’t try to make sense of going undercover at a crime boss con-fab or never explained red herrings, like making robots that look like Starseers (yet obviously have no Starseer power). Just enjoy the hijinks.

Putting aside the lukewarm Starseer arc, I did enjoy the new dynamic between Alisa, Leonidas, and Jelena. I better enjoyed the endless sex jokes, even the tired gag about Alisa smacking Leonidas’s armor-clad butt, perhaps because there’s finally nookie scene at the end of all that teasing. Ignore the pearl clutcher reviews… there’s a single, still on the tame side, scene that you can fast forward past with ease. And honestly, if you can’t handle a little romance or fun with your sci-fi, just stick with Galaxy’s Edge or Hell Divers.

MVP for this series ended up being supporting character Abolardas; he was funny and insufferable, and in this book, revealed a hidden cache of selflessness.

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very engaging

I very much enjoyed this series. Kate Reading's narratives are always exceptional. Lindsey Buroker is a very fine author, who always entertains me.
thanks

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Not enough sex!

This series is an amazing science fiction series but I was here for the romance arc as well. I thought the conflict in this area was hilarious and it kept us focused on the main storyline until the last couple books. I was content to wait but once we got to the intimate sections the author completely glossed over them. The buildup to the first intimate moments were for nothing because the timeline jumped ahead completely skipping them. There was one sex scene that was written in (finally) in this book. It was brief and lacking passionate description. From the beginning the author wrote the heroine and most of the supporting characters as adults who were comfortable joking about sex. This book is for adults, and written by a woman. As an adult woman with an appreciation for both romance and sex, I am disappointed. It’s like there is this stigma towards writers. I say, write in the sex. The people offended by a realistic romance can skip it.

As it stands this series is not appropriate for children so why can’t we have a couple tasteful love making scenes? I try erotica romances and it’s far too much sex and it tends to be fetishized or the plot is poorly written. Where is the in between? I loved this series and hope the author can manage the romance aspect a little better in the future.

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Aw×, I hate to see it end!

"End Game" by Lindsay Buroker and performed by Kate Reading is an absolute joy and a very fitting end to a superlative series! Packed full of action, adventure, humor, and heart the entire series is wonderful. I simply wish it didn't have to end. *brava*

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Best book and story of the series. Books got better as the series progressed. Looking forward to the next series as I enjoyed the characters!

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Great finale

I still want more, but it was a great finale. All tied up nicely but still, what new adventures do Alisa and Leonidas get into?

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Entertaining

I enjoyed the storyline. Plenty of action with a love story. I would have enjoyed it more without the obvious misogyny. I was surprised the author was a female.
I would love to give it 5 stars but some of the comments toward females grated on my nerves.

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  • 06-16-19

loved the series

I listened to every book one after the other and loved the series. I got into the main characters and its so nice to have a strong woman lead.

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  • Ben L
  • 08-16-18

Fantastic series

Great finale to a gripping sci fi saga. Really great female protagonist and awesome characters. Thanks Lindsay and really well read Kate

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  • Andrew Armstrong
  • 05-31-18

A great end to a captivating series

I can't quite say why, but the narrator and the story went well together. The eccentricities of the main characters endeared them to me.

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  • Martin James
  • 03-06-18

Fantastic

Great series and the humour is brilliant.
Kate Reading is absolutely fantastic.
Worth every penny.

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  • jwebond
  • 11-18-23

Love it

Enjoyed to the last moment :) great futurystic story. You must listen to the previous books. Wish there was more.

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  • valerie potts
  • 10-24-23

Brilliant series

Humour, romance, fighting all mixed up in a great sifi series well worth a listen to

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  • HBENN
  • 09-11-23

Really enjoyable ending to the series

The production of this book is really great, I enjoy the storyline and the characters.

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  • Buyergalore
  • 08-26-23

Well done! Great series

Great, chilled reading with good plots, humour, characters and narration. Well done everyone connected to the production.

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  • Sardine
  • 07-23-23

Loved the last book loved the ending

I totally enjoyed every minute or the while series even after listening to the umpteenth time. As always I actually feel bereft now that the story is complete. Ah well I will just wait couple of months than listen to the series again

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  • Jane B.
  • 06-03-23

Loved it

I really enjoyed the characters and plot. Looking for more by the same author and performer

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  • julie H.
  • 11-27-23

Dropped a star on this last book review

Enjoyed all the books in the series until this one not that it was horrible I just didn't like the daughter that being said I'm not a fan of children and there was a lot of screeching and tantrums which I could've done without ....also perhaps she was getting a little tired of writing this series as I started noticing that all the characters growled : John growled hello... Jane growled what a nice day Fred growled let's get some lunch...... okay I am exaggerating but I started noticing it and it was annoying

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  • Dave Purse
  • 10-15-23

Excellent

A truly enjoyable series. Loved the characters, the sexual innuendo, the banter, the plot. In other words I can’t wait to listen again. Highly recommend. Narration is brilliant also!

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  • Adzyn
  • 05-07-23

Fallen Empire Series

Fantastic. I loved the characters and the Narrator was fantastic at really bringing each character to life. I don’t know why it isn’t a TV series yet. But they probably wouldn’t do it justice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-23

Enthralling read

Kept me intrigued all the way through the books. Loved the drama and storyline and the interspersed humour and dry wit made the read more enjoyable. I don’t often chuckle to myself during an adventure story but this was different. Straight onto another of Lindsay’s series now!

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  • OzzieScot
  • 03-31-23

Excellent series of books

Excellent series that was thoroughly engrossing and the narration was awesome, never a dull moment.

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  • Charm Harris
  • 03-03-23

Really really enjoyed this series

Even though individually much shorter than my usual fare (i devoured all 8 in the space of a week :'( .. I loved the series, and fell in love with Leonidas too. I read for enjoyment and escapism, and this delivered all round. And Kate Reading does it again.

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  • Felicity May
  • 01-24-23

Great series

Love the narrator! She reads the story so well and it is adventure all the way through!

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  • Lesley Wade
  • 12-16-22

Enjoyed this series

Really enjoyed listening to this series plenty of intrigue throughout with the really interesting crew

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  • Julien Marchand
  • 08-21-22

A good ending to a good series

I have been through the 8 volumes! Good story, even if sometimes a bit repetitive but enough suspense to make me want to pick up the next volume!
Great performance from the reader too!
Enjoy!

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  • Jayne
  • 03-10-22

Light hearted read.

I am really enjoying Lindsay Buroker books BUT many are broke up into smaller books mid story.

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