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Cursed Command Audiobook

Cursed Command

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Captain Kat Falcone owes her life and career to her former right-hand man, William McElney, and she did everything in her power to make sure he was front and center for a promotion. But now that he has it, she fears he'll have to watch his back. Captain McElney has been assigned to HMS Uncanny - nicknamed Unlucky - a heavy cruiser tainted by the mysterious deaths of two former captains and rumors of mutineers. Nevertheless, as the interstellar war with the Theocracy rages on, the Uncanny will travel in tandem with Kat's starship, HMS Lightning, to the notoriously lawless Jorlem Sector to forge alliances for the Commonwealth and quash rampant piracy.

As Captain McElney struggles to whip a hostile crew of miscreants into a disciplined fighting force, Kat is saddled with an undermining new executive officer - an untested aristocrat whose bigotry colors his sense of duty. Both captains wage war against ruthless pirates while conspirators aboard the Uncanny plot to seize the ship. When the starships find themselves locked in a death match with an enemy juggernaut, Kat must make a desperate and devastating sacrifice.

©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Brilliance Audio

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    Amazon Customer Birmingham, Alabama United States 03-10-17
    Amazon Customer Birmingham, Alabama United States 03-10-17 Member Since 2010

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    "Fun series that is staying fun"
    What made the experience of listening to Cursed Command the most enjoyable?

    It was just a fun light listen like the other two


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cursed Command?

    Taking the pirate base


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bridge scene at the climax of the mutiny


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The chief mutineer pointing out that the difference between his being a mutineer and being a mustang was just a matter of prejudice in the kingdom.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun series and Nuttall is keeping the standard up with each book. No drop off and each book ends satisfyingly not in a ridiculous cliff hanger.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-18-17
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-18-17 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "A good military Sci-Fi"

    This is book three in the Angel in the Whirlwind Series. Captain Kat Falcone’s XO, William McElney, receives a promotion to Captain and is given command of the HMS Uncanny whose nickname is “Unlucky”. The prior two captains of the Uncanny have died mysteriously. There are rumors of mutiny among the crew or spies from the pirates. The Interstellar War with the Theocracy continuous from the prior books. The HMS Uncanny is to follow Falcone’s ship HMS Lightning to the lawless Jorlen Sector. Their mission is to obtain allies, fight the Theocracy and pirates. At the end of the book, Falcone and McElney both faced boards of inquiry for losing their ships.

    The book is well written. The story flips back and forth between Falcone and McElney. The characters are continuing to develop. Nuttall is creating an interesting universe. The space battles are nail biter. Nuttall also has a political plot intertwined with the war and pirate’s activity. Looking forward to next book.

    The book is just over twelve hours long. Lauren Ezzo has done an average job narrating the book. She has narrated the series. I think I would have preferred a female narrator with an alto voice instead of Ezzo’s soprano voice.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Philip 09-20-17
    Philip 09-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but not grreat"

    I've liked all three of the books so far. Not great but good fun, enough so I will buy the fourth book.

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    Kindle Customer 08-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen"

    I have enjoyed this series very much!! And this book was no different!! Well written and we'll performed!! Can't wait for the last book!!

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    DH950 08-12-17
    DH950 08-12-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator is getting better"
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    Narrator is getting better at separating characters, I liked the story-line, but almost quit after the 1st book. Now that it's easier to know who is saying or doing what, the books are much more enjoyable.

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    James 05-27-17
    James 05-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    great book, but some bits were rendered un-understandable by static. overall great story though. multiple threads woven very well.

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    ssemerys 04-25-17
    ssemerys 04-25-17

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    "Better than books 1 & 2, but still not his best."

    Good if you like the setting of a war against a fanatically expansionist, male dominated theocratic society with a "submit or die" doctrine. In my mind this is one of the weaker Nuttall universes. The reader seems to be improving.

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    Joe 04-09-17
    Joe 04-09-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Another fine chapter in the Cat Falcone story"

    Fast paced action and colorful chapter in the Commonwealth/Theocracy War...timely political snapshot.

    Well worth reading. Need the next book, now

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    Jerry Kenosha, WI, United States 04-06-17
    Jerry Kenosha, WI, United States 04-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Recommended "

    Good story! looking forward to book two. The science fiction does not overwhelm the characters.

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    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 04-02-17
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Kat can't catch a break"

    Curse Command is Christopher G Nuttall's 3rd installment in his Angel in the Whirlwind series. Kat's former XO takes command of a ship with a history of some pretty bad luck. She leads a taskforce including this unlucky ship on a show the flag mission in supposedly neutral space only to encounter or create quite a bit of adventure along the way.

    The sci-fi elements are in line with the overall series. Nuttall seems to be fleshing out this universe beyond the main superpowers, the Commonwealth and Theocracy. At the same time, there is ample display of societal organizational variation as well as a more nuanced, and complex internal societal and political conflict within the Commonwealth itself. It's unclear where Nuttall is taking this series, but he is taking his time getting there. In addition, a straight up Theocratic defeat doesn't appear imminent.

    Narration is unremarkable with minimal gender distinction, while pacing is good.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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