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Kill the bad guys. Save the Galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. 

Eddie and Julianna are hell-bent on tracking down Vas and making him pay for his crimes. He’s armed and dangerous, and to make matters worse, he’s on the hunt for a devastating weapon that could bring destruction to the Federation and all its people.

Someone has to stop him.

Eddie and Julianna, along with her trusty E.I. named Pip, must seek out the expertise of specialists who can break into the enemy’s network. That’s the key to beating Vas. They’ll also need more pilots and better ships.

But as Ghost Squadron grows, so do the dangers on the fringe of Federation space. They still don’t know who is behind all the attacks - the one pulling the Brotherhood’s strings - but no matter what, they’re going to bring this faceless enemy down. 

Whatever it takes. 

Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit Universe. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect, Firefly, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera.

*NOTE: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.

©2017 Sarah Noffke, Michael Anderle (P)2018 LMBPN Publishing

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Best combination of Syfy with Fantacy

i like Hatch, but he is predictable. I keep coming back to these books to hear more about Larse and hopefully - his family. I imagine him being key to aligning his species and the Federation in establishing a Species-Collaboration in their universe.

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Another great effort!

Another great effort from authors Sarah Noffke, J.N. Chaney, Michael Anderl & narrator Chris Abernathy My second read from the collaborative efforts of authors Sarah Noffke, J.N. Chaney & Michael Anderle. In the beginning, the pace slows down but the tension ramps up only to speed up again. Well-written with well-developed, memorable characters. An exciting, enjoyable read. Narrator Chris Abernathy again adds greatly to the book’s enjoyment. I can’t wait for Ghost Squadron #3.

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Rough and tumble

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by the collaboration of these authors. This book is much better than the first. Apparently Sara Noffke has more involvement in this book and the remainder of the series.

Julianna is an enhanced human soldier and she’s kick ass. She’ll let others have their share of the action, but once they are ineffective, she cleans up. Eddie is a sarcastic, fly by seat of his pants kinda guy. Hatch is an Octopus-like being who’s the innovator and builds them all kinds of ships and weapons that are unmatched. There are other equally, diverse characters in their crew. They all get into many conflicts and squeeze out of them due to their expertise, luck, and Hatch’s toys. Which is good, because it’s up to them to stop Vas and save the galaxy.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Chris Abernathy) there was improvement with the narration too. Eddie does not yell as much when talking. Hatch’s voice is still gravelly and sounds like he’s yelling but it seemed more subdued. It seems whenever Chris uses the gravelly style voice, the character also has the drill-Sargent yell. Julianna’s voice isn’t always distinct, so occasionally I’d think it was Eddie speaking. He has good cadence when reading, but the voices need work.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is some swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Great book

Loved the narrator. He did a great job. Really enjoyed the way new characters are added a lil each time in the books. Not all added at once in book 1. I’m off to purchase the next in the series.

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Edge Of My Seat

It doesn't matter if you've read this book before, even if you've read multiple times, listening to this series with the words written by Sarah Noffke and read by Chris Abernathy will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! Especially love his rendering of one of my favorite KGU characters , Hatch, that now that I'm reading the newest series that he is also featured in, I hear Chris's voice in my head each time Hatch speaks. Listening to this series is definitely worth your time! An added benefit of using Alexa's Echo Dot in listening distance of most of my rooms, I can take the story with me as I move room to room doing my chores. I'm not admitting anything, but this book may have something to do with my chores being done more thoroughly lately 🤔! LOL I was almost at the end last night as I finished up the dishes and found myself deep cleaning the stove while I continued to listen. Anyone who really knows me will confirm how unusual this is since I hated doing chores any longer than the minimum! But there I was, cleaning out the stove for the third time this week! lol Highly recommend this book both to read and then to listen to.

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Falling down is key, as well as getting up.

Although billed as military science fiction, and, yes, the crew of Archangel are fighting their way through the multiverse, this has the feel more of a space romp. Captained by a rather juvenile personality, even if he's a dependable, hard fighting, hard drinking rogue, and an exceedingly old, but ever young and beautiful, genetically modified woman, given the right weapons they can conquer with ease any foe they encounter. And given the weapons they are. The hardware comes virtue of a genius, eight armed inventor engineer and more cerebral assistance is boosted in this episode with the addition of two new recruits: a super hacker and a female archeologist with a knowledge of numerous intergalactic languages. There are battles but concentration is on fun characters and lots of drinks at the bar in between.

Narration by Chris Abernathy is very good, with many character voices to perform, each one individual and sometimes outrageous. He moves along at a fine pace, echoing the text faithfully.
This is a fun series to hear. So get out the nachos and settle down for a relaxing, galaxy saving listen.

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A great add to this space story

I’m left with a few questions after this book but that’s good it means that if I’m patient I’ll get my answers. I’m finding I’m loving all of the characters in this series so far Hatch and Lars and even the dog along with all the other newcomers are making this story even better.

I love how Chris narrates you can hear the humor in his voice when need, the sternest when he’s reading say the general’s character. He can install fear in his tone when he’s reading one of the bad guys.

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Narrator has limited voices

Overall, I enjoyed the story. Lots of action and fun characters. But the narrator only seems to have two voices - a gravelly voice, with different levels of gravel, and his natural voice. He uses his natural voice for the narrative and the female characters, but all the male characters get different levels of gravel that aren't even consistent for each character. I dislike a gravelly voice to begin with, I think it is unpleasant to listen to, but the inconsistent usage also makes telling who is speaking extremely difficult.

Each of these separate series are supposed to be self contained within the series without needing to have read any of the other series. They are somewhat, but it is quite obvious that the reader is missing a lot of background information. That won't stop me from reading the rest of this series, but it provides incentive to start at the beginning of the Age of Expansion arc at the very least.

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A fun Kurtherian space opera

Exploration is an entertaining space opera that is part of the Kurtherian universe. It is a fun story- think Star Trek with cursing. This is the second book in the series, and while it's better if you read the first book first, you can enjoy this book independently as well. The narrator of the audiobook does a pretty good job, even though he can't pull off a female voice. His narration brings out the humor in the story.

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Outrageously funny!

Title: Exploration: Age of Expansion
Author: Sarah Noffke and Michael anderle
Publisher: LMBPN Publishing
ISBN: b077XKPWNK
Buy Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Exploration-Age-of-Expansion-Audiobook/B07BTB76DB?ref=a_a_library_c4_libItem_0_B07BTB76DB&pf_rd_p=ae76b2bb-e63d-4a67-b357-dab3dee05ca1&pf_rd_r=A9JTR02NCWGP70T1D9EH&
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Blurb:
The Ghost Squadron 2
Kill the bad guys. Save the Galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. 
Eddie and Julianna are hell-bent on tracking down Vas and making him pay for his crimes. He’s armed and dangerous, and to make matters worse, he’s on the hunt for a devastating weapon that could bring destruction to the Federation and all its people.
Someone has to stop him.
Eddie and Julianna, along with her trusty E.I. named Pip, must seek out the expertise of specialists who can break into the enemy’s network. That’s the key to beating Vas. They’ll also need more pilots and better ships.
But as Ghost Squadron grows, so do the dangers on the fringe of Federation space. They still don’t know who is behind all the attacks - the one pulling the Brotherhood’s strings - but no matter what, they’re going to bring this faceless enemy down. 

Total Score: 5/5

Summary:
They have down it again. I love the interaction between Edward (Blackbeard) and Julianna (Strongarm) as they along with their teammates to protect humans against others who would hurt or destroy them. Eddie’s irreverent almost comical behavior at first seems at odds with his superman like belief in protecting other, but the they combine into a fascinating character who leads the plot as it unfolds. Don’t forget Lars who joined the crew when he turned against the Brotherhood to help them thus making a place for himself in the crew. Not to forget PIP, an EI and the rest of the unique crew rounding out this fun sci-fi book and series.