• Layers of Force

  • Star Kingdom, Book 8
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (505 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The exciting conclusion to the Star Kingdom series.

Even though Professor Casmir Dabrowski has been fighting for months to help the kingdom and humanity as a whole, few people in positions of power have appreciated his unorthodox methods. Now, he's a captive of the king and being taken back to his home world without his friends or the crushers he relies upon to protect him. The king believes Casmir is responsible for the prince’s death and plans to have him publicly executed.

But bigger troubles are brewing for the Star Kingdom, and Casmir may once again be needed to find a creative solution to save his people and reshape the entire future of the Twelve Systems. But first, he’s got to escape and survive; no easy feat for a man stripped of his allies and marked as a rebel and a traitor.

Includes "The Main Event", a bonus story from the Star Kingdom series.

©2021 Lindsay Buroker (P)2021 Podium Audio

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This is Awesome Storytelling

I can't say enough about the magic of this series! Everything is perfect. The story pulls you in and the writing makes you feel like you are hanging out with old friends. The dialogue - just perfect. I've listened to some of Lindsay's other stuff... And it's good, but just - this series is special. Just... Damn!!! I'll listen to these books again and again. Top shelf. I'm gifting the first book of this series to friends and telling everyone I know about it. How has this not sold 10K+ copies here on audible? How? I had never listened to Fred Berman before this series, and without a doubt, he is part of why this is sooooooo good - Sanderson w/ Kramer & Reading - Sullivan w/ TG Reynolds, Will Wight w/ Travis Baldree, Abercrombie w/ S Pacey - and now Buroker w/ Berman. When the writer finds the narrator - and both are this good - just... damn lucky to have found this series! I hope she continues to build this world.

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perfect ending.. next series with the main event!!

I often compared this series and character to miles V. and that wonderful series from a teen with angst through to be a husband and father but still the savior of the universe.. dispite the many physical issues.. This series was not that epic.. but because it was set in a shorter time frame, and concentrated on a small group of heros ( most of the time reluctant hero's) but I am so happy with this ending.. and hoping that a new series with the main event could begin. I'd also like to see that ring built.. and Zee become the great and glorious leader that he knows he is.

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I haven't enjoyed a series like this in a while

I feel this was a very well put together ending for these characters. Thank You

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Nice finish to a series with a big heart

This is a fine ending to a delightful story. If you have made it this far, you just have to listen to the last book. Everything is sewn up very nicely, and there's even a bonus at the end with the back story of a certain "sort of" villain.

This is not heavy stuff, so it is a perfect break from something like Sanderson while you are waiting for more brain cells to regenerate. At the same time, the characters are likable and well made, so it's not "just" a break from heavier stuff, either. It has a proper place and is worthy of the time and credits spent.

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tgk

I liked the characters, the settings' believable descriptions, the variety of action scenes and the dramas with the awkward romances all fitting together to build the story and all come together with an ending that left me with a happy feeling.

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more fun then playing video games

This book is engaging, thrilling, and just plain fun to listen to. The whole series is great. I will most certainly be recommending this book series to others.

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loved it!

Thank you for the series. And thank you to the voice actor who brought it to life.

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I want more

I enjoyed it very much and hope for it continue as I couldn't stop listening

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An enjoyable story with plenty of wet humor .

Layers of force, and star lord omnibus 2, were quite enjoyable and it’s characterizations and reading of the stories. Quite often I found myself chuckling or laughing right at some of the situation and statements made by the characters. Humor and fused into science fiction is wonderful.

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Sooo good!

Great series all the way through! None of the books felt like filler, and everyone's storylines were wrapped up nicely in the end, without feeling rushed. I flippin' love affable, clever, noble Casmir and his hilarious crushers. I really hope the author decides to continue the series, because I want at leeeeast three more books!

Also, Fred Berman is amazing. I couldn't imagine this series with any other narrator. He performed Casmir perfectly, Rache was deliciously menacing, and even his female voices were spot-on.

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  • Ian M.
  • 02-22-21

Terrific series

I have totally enjoyed this series. I love Lindsay Buroker’s books but this series is her best in my opinion. On top of that, Fred Bergman is absolutely perfect with his performance. Great characters and a good storyline with humour. Superb

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  • TCB
  • 01-22-22

Great imagination told with sence of humor

I have loved this series ( & all of Lindsay Buroker’s work). I am so sorry to be at the end. Each book - brilliantly narrated have been strong stories in their own right. Twisting & turning, provoking & illuminating. All told with humor. A great read/ Audible.

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  • NIGGLEPIGGLE
  • 10-13-21

Layers of force

great book loved it hope there are more can't wait to read them ,riveting

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  • Truthful minion
  • 05-30-21

outstanding

This series of books has been outstanding, not to taxing and the story always moved along at a good speed, I will miss my daily listen wondering what the characters will get up to next.

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  • Tin Viking
  • 05-23-21

Thoroughly enjoyable series!

I have just finished the 8th and last book of the Star Kingdom series and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Also the first books listened to on Audible. I find that all of Lindsay Buroker's books are very easy to read (or hear, thanks to Fred Berman) and I'm looking forward to finding more! My only disappointment is that Casmir and friend's adventures are over.
Or are they?
Lindsay?

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  • gill marks
  • 05-19-21

Loved this whole series of books!

This series had everything for me! Great story, great narration, twists and turns and proper laugh out loud moments!! I’d definitely recommend these books to anyone! I could see this as a movie

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  • Daryl
  • 03-08-22

outstanding

loved it, this series goes from strength to strength with each new book. Great characters, with witty dialogue and great purpose.

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  • Jayne
  • 01-29-22

Future tv series!

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series and found myself envisioning Simon Helberg as Cassie/David.
This is a perfect balance of plot/ action/humour to be completely enjoyable.

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  • Yasser Robi
  • 03-03-21

This was an awesome way to wrap up the series!

The characters are easy to fall in love with and are constantly making me laugh. This is an amazing series that rivals the best scifi I have read.