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Asbaran Solutions Audiobook

Asbaran Solutions: The Revelations Cycle, Book 2

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Nigel Shirazi was first in line for the chairmanship of Asbaran Solutions, one of the prominent "Four Horsemen" mercenary companies. First in line...until his drinking and temper caused him to fail out of college and get disinherited by the family.

Now he leads the life of a playboy, enjoying a stipend from the family to stay out of the way. But someone is out to get his family, and Nigel is all that stands between the hidden enemy and the destruction of Asbaran Solutions and the Shirazi family.

Nigel will have to learn to control himself if he's going to take the reins of the company, figure out who's behind the vendetta against Asbaran, and work out a way to stop them. But they've taken his sister hostage, and that makes him a very, very angry man!

©2017 Chris Kennedy (P)2017 Chris Kennedy

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    Mark 06-18-17
    Mark 06-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I tried to like it. Seriously, I want to like it.."
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    I made it 1/4th through the book and gave up. The story might be worth reading a few times like I did with the first book but the performance was awful. The narrator was mostly monotone with all the characters, There wasn't enough variance in the reading to distinguish male from female or alien from human. It was not an enjoyable experience.

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    Fireball454 06-26-17
    Fireball454 06-26-17
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    "What a let down in the Revelations Cycle"
    What disappointed you about Asbaran Solutions?

    Not only did the story not have anything unique about it, the main character was a whiny hot head that couldn't hold my interest for 5 minutes. Plus, most of the characters that were worth liking (and few there were) got killed. In fact, most of the people were killed in this story, and quite needlessly. Poor character development, and way too much worthless introspection. Unlike the first book, there wasn't any interesting plot twist or even a unique concept presented like the Ragnar or Splunk were in the first of this series.

    Now, onto the narrator. Absolutely horrible. It was painful to listen to him. Almost felt like he was reading from an IBM basic language manual. So monotone, very little to no change in character voice, and nowhere near consistency in what the common characters sounded like in the last book. In fact, he presented the characters so blandly that it was very difficult to follow who was talking. No emotion at all. Never will I listen to a book again where his name appears.


    What could Chris Kennedy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Let Mark Wandry rewrite it for him. At the very least, get a better narrator. A new narrator may have helped a bit. Didn't love any of the characters, much less like any of them. He needed to develop them more.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of E. M. Carberry?

    Craig L. Good, the same person from the Cartwright's Cavaliers. At least the shared characters would have sounded the same.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Excessive disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope any additional installment in this series has a new author and a different narrator.

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    Vorthe Audubon, NJ, United States 06-25-17
    Vorthe Audubon, NJ, United States 06-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good follow up to the first book in the series."

    If I have one criticism, it is that this book is darker than the first.

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    Czernovog 06-24-17
    Czernovog 06-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "acceptable military sci fi"

    Without spoilers, the story itself was good enough. Hopeless battles, sacrifice, stompy power armor, that good stuff is all here.
    I feel, however, that the experience was hampered by a mediocre narrator; characters all speak with one of two voices, neither of which is describably "female", and no attempt at all is made to portray characters who are stated to have accents, with accents. Some words are mispronounced, and the performance is simply lacklustre.

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    dee 06-24-17
    dee 06-24-17

    Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.

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    "The Four Horsemen, each one redefining Mercenary!"

    Author Kennedy has found a quasi militaristic group that threatens the Marines for honor, blood, and guts with his series appropriately named the Four Horsemen. Asbaran Solutions is the second of the four and though shorter than the first, it is a full compliment of conspiracy, plotting, wild solutions, and bloody battles with no survivors good and bad. Unlike other listens, this one does not sugarcoat the blood for hire and no hero's abound. Survivors, a meager few, are creatures filled with a bitter need for vengeance and I certainly hope that somewhere in the future, a book brings it to light so we all can enjoy it. I've not listened to Mr. Carberry before but his performance was as dramatic and arresting as this second of the Four Horseman required. I'm sure that anything less than his talented narration would have diminished this listen. Overall a credit very well spent.

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    jess 06-21-17
    jess 06-21-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I liked the book."
    Would you try another book from Chris Kennedy and/or E. M. Carberry?

    I don't believe that I would try another book by this writer or narrator other than for "The Revelations Cycle".


    Would you be willing to try another book from Chris Kennedy? Why or why not?

    Most likely not. I felt that the book didn't flow. In later parts of the book the port of view were thrown back and forth way to much. Also I don't feel the writer followed what had been set fourth in the first book.


    What didn’t you like about E. M. Carberry’s performance?

    The saving grace was that the writer felt the need to quote every person talking to each other due the lack of inflections of the Narrator.


    Do you think Asbaran Solutions needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. hopefully this stays a stand alone book, But I do hope that this book ties in with the over all story arc.


    Any additional comments?

    While I liked the book. This book really falls short of the first book. If the writer writes another book for "The Revelations Cycle" I would probable buy it. But I will say in closing, This wasn't the worst book I have heard/read. and I did get some enjoyment out of it. If you try this book just use a credit.

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    James 06-19-17
    James 06-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read but could have gone into more details in certain areas"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and how the hero like the previous book Cartwright cavaliers is not the typical character. I would have like to have seen a more elaborate plot for this book but it is overall still a good book

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