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Rules of Redemption

Firebird Chronicles Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
Series: Firebird Chronicles Series, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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The war everyone thought was over is just beginning.

Kira Forrest is a survivor. She's risen above the pain of her beginnings to become a war hero only to leave it all behind in the pursuit of a simple life. Now a salvager, she makes a living sifting through the wreckage of dead alien ships from a war that nearly brought humanity to its knees.

After her ship takes damage, she's forced to re-route to a space station where her past and present collide with dangerous consequences.

Kira's existence holds the key to a faltering peace treaty with the Tuann - a technologically advanced alien race who dislikes and distrusts all humans. Winning her freedom should be easy, but a powerful and relentless Tuann warrior stands in her way. Deceiving him seems impossible, especially when he strays dangerously close to secrets she struggles to hide.

Can Kira reconcile the pain of her past with the possibilities of her future? The fate of two races depends on her success.

©2019 T. A. White (P)2019 Tantor

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Enjoyable!!

Great Listen. I enjoyed the story, the characters, the sarcasm, the action and the last but certainly not least, the narration.

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Great story, disappointing narration

I am a big fan of T A White's books, and love the audiobook versions of her Broken Lands series. I was looking forward to enjoying the same experience when listening to Rules of Redemption, but am very disappointed by the narration. While Ms Soudek has a pleasant enough tone through the general reading, her characterizations lack emotional expression in my opinion. The "voice" she used for Greydon made him sound like a villain rather than the male romantic lead to me and I couldn't warm to him at all. In fact, I haven't been able to listen to the whole book because of the voicing of the characters. Sadly, while I normally enjoy revisiting my favourite reads through audio books, I won't be purchasing further audio versions of this series without a change in narrator...

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Exciting story, Brilliant Narration

I absolutely loved it! The story is exciting and the characters wonderful.... and the narrator was brilliant. I got totally lost in her voices and didn’t want the book to end! Best science fiction narration I’ve ever heard, and best science fiction book starring a powerful female character, too! Should be a movie! Thanks, T.A. And Natasha for an exhilarating ride!

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Great Story - Terrible Narrator

I have read and enjoyed all the stories by this author and was looking forward to listening to this book. However the narrator is just terrible. It sounds like she is reading a book in front of a group of 8 year olds at the library. I would love to hear the rest of this author's books in audible, but not using this narrator.

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Write quickly!! Need 2nd book ASAP!

Loved the world you’re building super interesting only thing is descriptions of ppl/aliens. I still don’t have a clear picture in my head if anyone except horn guys...I read/listen to 100s of books and am very excited to continue this series. Also pathfinders series was great too!

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Good book, really wrong narrator

Groan! This is one of the few books that is sadly lessened by a poorly narrated or produced audio. Done right, it could have definitely moved a good book up a level.
Soudek has a pleasant voice, but sounds like a 38-50 year old suburban housewife who is half asleep and IN NO WAY fits the dynamic Kira. On top of that FUBAR, Soudek just doesn’t have the range of character voices. I can’t tell if she was going for Zombie Apocalypse or Witches Coven for the Luathan dialect !?!? Then so much of the narrative was read in a kind of monotone that blurred multiple sentences. I had to keep backtracking sections to see if I could figure out if the audio was keeping to the book. And did I mention the mispronunciations?

Do yourself a favor and READ IT IN KINDLE. I liked it a lot, and have read it through twice, some sections more.
Recommend ebook, NOT the audio.

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Fun Story--But the last 13 minutes are cut off

T.A. White does a great job slowly unraveling the plot and character twists. I was glued to the story up until the last 13 minutes. Then the story abruptly ended. I tried downloading the book again, thinking the file might be corrupted. Didn't help. I recommend this one and hope that someone at Audible or Tantor Media will read this and fix the file. Would have like to have heard how it all turned out in the end. The narration by Ms. Soudek was excellent.

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surprisingly good

the performance was good and for the first time in a while a woman who is intuitive and in control of herself instead of the ridiculous needy characters too many writers create. She reminds me a little bit of Kate Daniels.

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Book 2 please

Very engaging and captivating. Loved all 10+ hours. Waiting for the second book. T.A White never disappoints

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Excellent 1st Book. Refreshingly Unexpected

This story creates new worlds with rules and abilities I've not read before. Character development very 3 dimensional.

I regret I can't buy book 2 immediately.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-30-19

Wow

T A White has done it again another great read . Love the story this one is a keeper If you like a good book with plenty of action then this is the book for you

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  • C. J. Dunne
  • 09-27-19

Great book cannot wait for more

Having listened avidly to this book and been thoughrouly transfixed by the story I cannot wait for the sequel as the writer has left me suspended in air in anticipation of the continuing story line. I do hope that audible produces the next chapter and eagerly wait its publication. I can honestly recommend this book to any avid science fiction fan it is a fascinating listen.

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  • Book addict
  • 09-21-19

Loved this book!

I enjoyed T.A. White’s Pathfinder series, but I think I liked this book even more. Looking forward to more books in the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-19-19

Wow, story and performance was well done .

wow, it was a pleasure to hear, loved this book highly recommended good performance and overall great book.

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  • MadHatter
  • 10-18-19

Great start to a new series

TA White gives us another amazing heroine, full of humour, faults and strengths. I can’t get enough of this author.
The narrator seems to be getting a bagging from other reviewers, but I found her performance enjoyable. Her pacing, emotions and range of voices were excellent. Graydon was vocalised a bit too growly, but everyone else’s characterisation was great.