Regular price: $6.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The world is falling apart, and it's Logan's task to put it back together. Logan is a peace-enforcement officer on Earth's flagship space colony of Nova Roma. Every day he fights to put intergalactic scumbags behind bars. But there's an evil growing on the street that threatens to take down Nova Roma. And it may be too big for Logan or anyone else to stop.

©2012-Current Kevin Michael (P)2015 Kevin Michael

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    3
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Quick fun read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes for a fast easy diversion that is creative with interesting characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Logan of course.

Which scene was your favorite?

Going forward in time is a great scene grabber for any story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Empires of the future.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not as advertised

I didn't feel like this book matched the blurb.

There was not a superhero cape in sight. I don't want to downplay the role that peacekeepers play in this book, they do an important and difficult job, but superhero?

I'm also missing the growing evil, yes there was lots of crime and society seemed to be spiraling down, but I totally missed a specific evil.

So what was right about it, there's lots of action, there's emotional drama and the lead character is really likeable. I did enjoy it, I just wish the blurb had been more accurate.

The narration is well done, good character voices and the delivery was clear and dynamic.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not what I expected

I have to agree with what a lot of the other reviewers have said about this book. The book itself does not match the blurb. I was expecting some sort of super hero and as the book progressed I kept expecting one to pop out but that never happened. I did find it confusing at certain points, however, there was something about it that had me gripped. There is a few mysteries that get solved quite quickly which I was not expecting. This is more to do with Logan and his inner conflict.
Others might like it too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

nice use of sci-fi for modern issues

I like what the author was doing - using science fiction to point out the problems with our society. This is a common use of sci-fi. The ideas that the author has were great.

My problem with the whole thing was that it didn't feel like a story so much as a synopsis of a story, like a cliffs notes version. There was so much of it that should have been fleshed out into a whole story, but instead was just a condensed telling of "here's what happened...."

It was a bit jumbled and I had a hard time pinning down what the actual story was about. I also couldn't tell what it had to do with superhero, as it didn't really have anything superhero like about it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • TU
  • 05-08-18

Just OK

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a rather confusing book and nothing like I was expecting. I was expecting something more... super hero-like. The audio quality wasn't great, but the narrator's voice was pleasant enough. All in all, I would classify this as just ok.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kingsley
  • Henely Brook, Australia
  • 04-26-18

Not sure where the superhero part comes in

This book, while enjoyable, is not as advertised.

Fallen Empire is subtitled as a Science Fiction Superhero Thriller. It's not really a thriller. And there is not superhero things in it. I think the subtitle is added to help it come up in online searches. A somewhat false advertising to bring people in.

The blurb mentions 'But there's an evil growing on the street that threatens to take down Nova Roma. And it may be too big for Logan or anyone else to stop.' And it is there, not in a specific evil, but in a general grounding down of society into lawlessness and crime. But that 'evil' is somewhat a background setting to the story. It's not the point of it. The drive of the story isn't Logan trying to stop the evil.

Logan is a beat cop, in a dangerous city. His wife fears for his life, especially as the world gets more and more violent. The story is a personal story, a drama, about Logan and his wife. Set on a backdrop of a science fiction setting - a future city on another planet. The sci-fi setting does play into the story, but it's ultimately a story of love and loss.

Logan as a character is okay. He is fine, but there is a strange backstory that (spoiler free) is related to a large hadron collier that is kinda pointless and has almost no bearing on the story.If that background wasn't in there it wouldn't have made any difference to his actions or character.

Narration by Matt Butcher is fine. Well paced and easy to understand. Nothing exciting and standout, but a generally solid performance.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

It held my attention.

I just wasn't quite sure what was happening.
It was written decently and narrated pretty well. there were some narrating quality issues but the guy did a good job.
Every chapter was interesting, just like I said, I wasn't sure what was happening.
I get the premise, but the two main guys seemed really insensitive to things happening around them most the time.
also, the story jumped quickly from one moment to the next in such a way that made me think I missed something but, it quickly recovered.
It wasn't quite sure how he was a super-hero... There was some "oops, I time travelled" moment in the main guy's life but he didn't seem like he had powers or an extraordinary depth because of it.
I'm curious where it was going, but wish it was included in the book I heard.

I received this book in audiobook form in exchange for an honest review.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Norma Miles
  • 05-17-18

The Universe had a strange sense of humour.

Not so much a novella as three stories loosely strung together, which tells of Logan, a cop, thrown 300+ years into the future from a now dead Earth to Nova Roma City where he again joins the police force, and of his police partner, Travner, a disillusioned war veteran who lives for violent action without ever seeming to come to any harm himself. Neither have any superpowers, or costumes, or superhero attributes, other than that of trying to be peacekeepers in an increasingly violent world.

Simply, even naively, written, the text needed to have been better edited to remove several irritating repeated observations which scatter through the story pointlessly, like Logan's father comparing the America of the 20th century to the Roman Empire (he was an historian), and others which cannot be stated here without spoilers. The book had obviously been written in little chunks and been stitched together without thought of how it would read as a whole to create the overall theme of no matter how much technology advances, human nature remains the same. Having said that, it is an enjoyable listen with narrator Matt Butcher's pleasant voice warmly reading with good expression although the individual characters are only slightly differentiated.

My thanks to the rights holder who freely gifted me a complimentary copy of Fallen Empire, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. It is a short, easy listen which presents some thought provoking ideas and has interesting story lines. It is not, however, correctly represented in the synopsis. Nor is there too much graphic violence, although it is suggested as being ever present. Instead, it focuses more on how violence on both a personal and multinational scale affects people's lives.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • C. Rowlands
  • 04-29-18

Somewhat inaccurate title suffix

This book claims to be a scifi superhero thriller on here and amazon, but the superhero part is not really true at all and can give a misleading impression of the book and it is notable that it is listed as a scifi time travel thriller on goodreads, which is a little more accurate even if the actual time travel has been completed by the point where the book starts.

This book is an enjoyable take on a common theme of humanity failing to learn from the mistakes of the past and proceeding to make them all over again later as empires gradually fall from grace, this time it being one in the future that is repeating many of the mistakes of our past and present in a manner that is all to clear to the hero, Logan, who through a strange mishap has found himself in this future.

The narrator did a good job with this book, giving a good solid performance with good pacing that served to nicely enhance the story.

This book felt like it was just one chapter in a larger world, so it will be interesting to see whether or not the author returns to it in the future.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]