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Poor Man's Fight, Book 4
Narrated by: Tess Irondale
Series: Poor Man's Fight, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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The Union of Humanity exists only because the aliens demanded it. After a hundred different treaties and countless broken promises, mankind's powerful neighbors forced humanity into a common defense and a single diplomatic voice. Yet within the Union's borders, the human race is as fractious as ever. When the star system of Archangel is invaded by the three greatest corporations in human space, the Union is powerless to intervene.

Corporal Alicia Wong thrives on the front lines. She doesn't like the war, but she likes the challenges and the clear-cut goals. She likes knowing who her friends and enemies are, too. Yet after uncovering evidence of alien contact in violation of Union laws, Alicia finds herself in a world of espionage and covert missions. Before it's all over, her choices may change the course of Archangel's war - and humanity's future.

©2017 Elliott Kay (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Warning!

This is not book 4 in the series. Tanner Malone is nowhere to be found. This is another of those in the universe of type stories. Having said that I like the writing of Elliot Kay and I like Tess's narration. This is a good work but it is misleading because you expect a continuation of the Tanner Malone story arc.

So if you're looking for a good story buy this. If you're looking for a continuation of the Tanner Malone story this is not it.

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voices are all wrong

09/2018: I really hate when they change voice actors. She does a good job and his other books but certain characters have a specific voice that I'm used to and I can't get over it I'm gonna actually read the paperback version because this is too difficult to continue she does a very poor job with this book.

update 04/2020

a little under 2 years later and it is still too annoying to listen to. so disappointing.

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they changed the narrator

I couldn't even get past the first chapter with a new narrator. It just changed the whole feeling of this story. What a disappointment, but I'll try again at a later date .

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Worst of the series

This book seem to be a stand alone or maybe a spin-off of the series. The narrator is difference and the lead vanish after the first chapter. Bring back Malone the lead and the old narrator. Its not a bad book just didn't expect the lead to not be in the book.Never change Narrator four books into the series unless a death or illness happen to said narrator.

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Reads Like a Different Author

It's hard to believe that this book was written by the same author that wrote the first three books. In my opinion, the characters acted and spoke differently then they did in the first books. They repeatedly used new phrases like "ooo, that's gross." The book feels like it was written by a female author instead of the regular author. I may be off base on this, but I frankly did not enjoy the book or the audible performance all that much. If this was the first book in the series, I would not have continued with the next book.

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Abysmal Narration

Why they changed narrators 4 books into a aeries is beyond me but the narration is so bad that I couldn’t get through the first 5 minutes of the book. Don’t waste your money until they re-record it with the narrator who voiced the books leading up to this one.

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Narrator did not have the voice range for multiple

it hurt my ears. For this book a team (man and woman) would have been better.

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2.5 in the series

timeline seems to be after book 2 but before book three. good addition to the series hard to go wrong with the gunny on your team

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Not a bad story but don't change the narrators

Story wasn't bad but if you are binging the entire series, the switch in narrators ruins the immersions. The Narrator did a decent job......BUT it did suck if you listened to the first 3 books in a row, then they switch narrators, and the accents and voices you remembered instantly change and it ruins the immersion. Like I said, decent story, and the narrator did a decent job, but switching a narrator during a story series is a big NO NO. Not her fault.

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Extremely Hard to Like

I hate giving this book a bad review, because it isn't poorly written. The voice actor is decent. The main character is alright if a little generic.

However there are some serious issues that make this book very hard to like if you've read the previous books in the series.

1. Main character swap. We get a change of perspective to that of a side character. While I've always hated it when series do this, it's made a bit worse this time by swapping to a more stereotypical "Marine McDude" character, who this time happens to be a women. I don't want to play it up like Tanner was hyper-original or something, but the fact that for all the non-fight scenes in the book, he departs pretty far from the usual macho badass MC of most military Sci-fi. Had we moved to the viewpoint of a more different character similar to Tanner, this might have been a better spin-off.

2. Reader swap. While the reader for this book isn't terrible, swapping mid series feels awful, and the previous narrator was perfect. I even preferred his version of Alicia, this books protag, better than the female narrator who came on for this one.

3. Side story. Alright, maybe I'm biased here, but I hate cut-out side stories in general. This one feels particularly poorly handled though, and is the one aspect in which the writing itself fails, in that where exactly you are in the timeline, and what the hell is going on in the world, is very confused and remains so well into the book. I'm listening to it now about 40% of the way in and I'm still not sure what's going on.

All in all, it's not bad. However it feels like it belongs in its own true spinoff, not listed with the main series. It also would have benefited a lot by keeping the same narrator. The beginning of the book sorely needed a little more exposition and context as well.

Ultimately, I'm not enjoying this at all, more just struggling through it as painful as it is so I can properly appreciate the next book, which returns to the original narrator and MC.