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Kill the bad guys. Save the galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. 

After 10 years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it’ll have to do.

That is, until General Lance Reynolds tracks Eddie down and offers him a job. There are bad people out there, plotting terrible things, killing innocent people, and destroying entire colonies.

Someone has to stop them.

Eddie, along with the genetically-enhanced combat pilot, Julianna Fregin, and her trusty E.I. named Pip, must recruit a diverse team of specialists, both human and alien. They’ll need to master their new Q-Ship, one of the most powerful strike ships ever constructed. And finally, they’ll have to stop a faceless enemy so powerful, it threatens to destroy the entire Federation.

All in a day’s work, right?

Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit universe. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect, Firefly, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera.

Note: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.

©2017 Sarah Noffke, J. N. Chaney, Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing

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Kurtherian Gambit Series, with all the trimmings.

If you don’t like the Kurtherian Gambit Series, or kicka$$ characters, or lots of action then this book is not for you. BUT, if all of this and more sounds interesting, then this new series is just what you are looking for. Early in the book we hear: “You did well, Captain, but you’ll need to be even better. Understand?” Old friends and new characters headline this book where politics be damned, the Federation will be protected even when it can’t be done in the open. New hi-tech? Check. Space ships? Check. “I need you at your peak, son; I can’t stress that enough.”

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I love this series

It's fun to hear how names and places are pronounced. whenever I go back and listen to the stories on Audible I catch a lot of things that I missed when I read it the first time through. it's a lot of fun to hear the right way to pronounce all the words but I so badly screw up. this story was fun to hear and I thought the gentleman did a very good job thanks everybody love it

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Blackbeard arrives!

I don't usually read/listen to this genre of Space Opera, although I am a longtime fan of all things Star Trek. The main reason that I decided to listen to this book is that I love other books written by Sarah Noffke and J.N. Chaney.

I 'm glad that I gave this book a try because I thoroughly enjoyed it! At times, I was reminded of Star Wars, then Star Trek, then a thousand other great Sci-Fi series.

The writing was great (as usual), the descriptions of the alien lifeforms was wonderful and the action was plentiful. If you are looking for a thoroughly entertaining romp into space, give this one a listen. I loved the dialogue (can definitely see Sarah's hand in that!) with just the right amount of snarkiness to keep me engaged.

I can see that I will have to continue this series. Wildly fun, great adventure and aliens that look like octopi? Of course, I'm there! And I wondered when Edward Teach would become Blackbeard!

Chris Abernathy does an awesome job of narration and added a lot to this book. Loved it from all angles!

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Love this book!

as always the author delivers depth of character in a world of excitement. Can't wait to see what's next!

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Great start to the series

An entertaining and enjoyable first story in the Ghost Squadron series. As threats from unknown sources threaten the safety of Federation space, General Lance sets the ball rolling to form a secret “hit squad” to try to combat these threats and keep the Federation citizens safe. I loved the quirky characters, the humour and the mix of human, alien and AI in this story. Julianna leaves you wondering as to her advancements and you get the feeling there is more to her has been revealed, and Eddie makes you laugh out loud. The narrator drew you into the story and gave individual voices to the characters. Action, intrigue, battles and entertaining characters form the lively start of what is going to be a great series.

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Amazing! Comes to life!

I read the book when it first came out, and now I have the audiobook so i can just lay back and envision the whole thing.

The narrator really brings the characters to life in my mind. I love it!

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light and unpretentious

First of all, I want to mention that I decided to listen to this book because I really admire Noffke and Channey's work. I was not familiar with the Kurtherian Gambit series, so I took a bet on this one.

It is an action-packed space opera with likable but also archetypal characters. We have the old hero, now an antihero, and the beautiful and skillful female counterpart. There are many fights, hilarious moments, and a couple of twists that will delight many. Also mentions about some of the characters in the mainKurtherian Gambit series, so this will be a pleasant read for the loyal fans.

From the point of view of a Noffke and Channey's fan, the book is a bit disappointing. It's not that I didn't enjoy it but one of the things I enjoy the most from these two authors are their characters, which are usually quite developed and easy to connect to. This didn't happen for me here, the characters are one-dimensional, and despite their funny dialogs, I didn't much care for them.

Chris Abernathy's narration was also okay. His character interpretations were really good but his voice range quite limited. His female voices were not great and sounded like the male characters, moreover, the male characters sounded all quite similar, which caused me some troubles to follow some dialogs. The audio production had no issues.

All in all it was an okay book, light and unpretentious, enjoyable but forgettable.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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It takes off like a jet from an aircraft carrier

My first read from the collaborative efforts of authors Sarah Noffke, J.N. Chaney & Michael Anderle. The book takes off like a jet from an aircraft carrier and builds & gets faster from there! Military space opera with well-written & well-developed characters. An exciting, enjoyable read. Narrator Chris Abernathy adds greatly to the book’s enjoyment

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Great bok

Wow Chris Abernathy has a great voice i can just listen to him read the phonebook. But thankful I don't have to instead he is reading a great space adventure sci-fi book. This book kept me enthused from beginning g to end and I really want to listen to book 2.

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Very entertaining

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

This book was fun to listen to. Aren’t very many audiobooks out there where it’s enjoyable to listen to.

Which character – as performed by Chris Abernathy – was your favorite?

Eddie of course!

Any additional comments?

I didn’t expect this audiobook to be so good, but it was. Grab it!