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Drysine Legacy Audiobook

Drysine Legacy: Spiral Wars, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix is on the run in Outer Neutral Space. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity's warring factions, away from Fleet's strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace's past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix's destruction….

©2015 Joel Shepherd (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Sally Filler 04-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The Adventure Continues"

    A good second installment. Overall enjoyable, enough twists and turns, unexpected developments to keep it interesting. Performance of Mr Lee is outstanding. I enjoyed his voice selections for the various characters. At times gets bogged down by too much emotional baggage from the various characters tormenting themselves with self doubt, second guessing, etc. Overall I highly recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Connor 06-21-16
    Connor 06-21-16 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "First-Rate"

    Identical to the first book, this starts out slow, but then the engines ignite, the G’s hit and I was thrust into Military Sci-Fi that consumed all my free time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 05-29-16
    Jamie 05-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Fun"

    Sci-Fi as it should be. Can't wait for the next book! My only regret is that is should be longer so I could enjoy it more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 04-28-16
    Amy 04-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "So sad when it ended."

    Really love this story. Can't wait for the next one in this series. Also really like the reader's reading and hope he continues as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. Kuhn 04-25-16
    D. Kuhn 04-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Good space opera..."
    Would you listen to Drysine Legacy again? Why?

    Yes once enough of the series is out I'll likely listen in order.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable story, plenty of action, bigger than life characters, exciting large scale space combat... what's not to like!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    StuartS 04-14-16
    StuartS 04-14-16
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    "brilliant, buy, listen, love!"

    the best kind of sci fi military space adventure action mystery. subtle humour, edge of seat constant action, great universe with heaps of potential

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Skipper 04-21-17
    Skipper 04-21-17

    I prefer 3rd person point-of-view, and books with fewer than 500 pages.

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    "Worlders, Spacers, Aliens, & Intelligent Machines"

    I'm hooked on this series now, and the narration is perfect. I'm glad Shepherd decided to write in 3rd person, and from more than one character's perspective. The first book began slowly, but I skimmed the celebration speeches / infodumps and bookmarked the spot for future reference. (I did refer back, later). Then, at about 25% it got going with action, suspense, conspiracies, battles, etc.

    Now, with book 2, a new element is brought into the mix, and the conspiracy grows, spanning space and time across the galaxy.

    I like the new character, Styx. Her characterization deliberately leaves me guessing about her true intent, but I want to trust her, somewhat. And given her age, and her memory banks, she's a living history lesson. I appreciate how this author slowly reveals the past, beginning with the Ancients 3 million years ago, and the Fathers 50 thousand years ago, etc. Readers slowly realize that history books have been severely revised over the eons. What to believe? Who to trust?

    The crew of the Phoenix are renegades because they know too much. Erik, Major Trace, and the rest of the outcast are learning to trust one another and to seriously question Fleet propaganda. Tentative trust develops with a few allies from non-human races. These credible, three-dimensional, and mostly likable characters continue across the series, although some fall in battle.

    This feels more and more like the unveiling truth in Sullivan's Riyira series, even though that's dirt-bound fantasy. The characters are upbeat and likable, but imperfect, as with Riyira. It also feels a bit like the space opera series The Expanse, with the political mess between Worlders and Spacers, and an unknown secret 3rd element.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kayson Saint Albans, NY, United States 08-27-16
    Kayson Saint Albans, NY, United States 08-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Every enjoyable"

    Great character development. Kept me thinking. I only problem might be i have to wait a year to listen to the next book

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    NICOLE 05-16-16
    NICOLE 05-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous"

    A class book. I was hooked and couldn't stop this book! One of the best books!

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    My new name is caught in the red tape Philadelphia, PA United States 05-04-17
    My new name is caught in the red tape Philadelphia, PA United States 05-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Military SF at its hardest & Finest"

    I put off reading these books for a long time. I really have to be in the mood for military SF. Once I started, however, I found out that these are truly un-put-downable. I was surprised, since this was not an author I had ever read before, and I have not seen a plethoraof glowing reviews about this series.
    As is common in this genre, the book glorifies Marines significantly, but does present their shortcomings.
    The engagement descriptions managed to not be repetitive, and stay interesting, and are relatively easy to visualize. With the exception of the FTL and AI Systems, the technology used is comprehensible and can be easily extrapolated from what we know today.
    This is a very tightly bound series, and while the story in each book is complete, you do need to read the entire series sequentially, in order to get a high degree of appreciation for it. While there is slight recap in each book for the previous one, the universe is complex and wide, and the politics are somewhat intricate, although not as deep as some other series.

    Lee is an excellent narrator of course, although he seems to forget some of, though not all, the voices, tones, and accents employed for characters in the previous book, and periodically with in the same book.

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  • Mike
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    "Stocking good read. A real page turner!"
    Where does Drysine Legacy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Has a feel of a Peter F Hamilton. Certainly ranks alongside.


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Comfortable with the genre. Feels right.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    couldnt put it down


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Steve L
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    "Epic continuation of a gripping story"

    Another superbly narrated story continuing the gripping saga of the Phoenix! Great characters and brilliant setting. A must "read"...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Smudger444
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    "Brilliant SiFi"

    This has been a pleasure to listen to. i hope the story continues as it appears that it can develope into a film worthy story. to pleasure us readers of better SiFi . brilliant thank you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    10/28/16
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    "it's a good story but...."

    it needs an editor. A list of characters would also be helpful. And I don't like English voices saying lootenant. Either use a US accent or say the word properly.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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