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Ghosts of Empire Audiobook

Ghosts of Empire: Empire of Bones, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Princess Kelsey Bandar stared at the graveyard of dead warships. Fifty thousand wrecks from the civil war that destroyed the Terran Empire five hundred years ago.

She must lead the fight against the forces that killed those ships. The implacable artificial intelligences of the Rebel Empire.

With five old and damaged ships at her command, that seemed an impossible battle. One she must win.

If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab Ghosts of Empire and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

©2016 Terry Mixon (P)2017 Terry Mixon

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    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 05-10-17
    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 05-10-17

    Fantasy & UF reader/blogger/writer. Content Editor. Photographer. I prefer to live in my own version of the world,no matter how weird it is.

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    "Wow. Fascinating story with characters we love."
    What made the experience of listening to Ghosts of Empire the most enjoyable?

    Battles in space and on land. Car chases and fights. Caring people with close relations to their crew.


    What did you like best about this story?

    With Terry's writing we have come to be very close to our characters here. We've slowly added new characters that I've grown attached to as well. Now we are adding more people to the mix. It sounds like a lot of people, but the way Terry adds them keeps them all individual and easy to get to know before adding more to the group. I love this as it does not stress me out. He introduces them in their 'home' environment and when they appear on the page it's in relation to who and where they are, even not spoken or written. This makes it very easy for me to remember who's who in this growing cast of characters.

    Oooooh this book. There is so much to learn! We start to learn details of the Rebel Empire and how it's set up with their lords and rulers. Very interesting. Just when I thought things could get boring, Terry surprises me and keeps me held fast to the book. Things could easily be repeated, but they aren't. What we learn and deal with at Harrison's World grows to new heights, unlike at Pantagar.

    We see how two worlds collide with needs and desires to do more. There are items that both want, yet only one has and can have. There is also desires for more on the new world we are negotiating with, Harrison's World. These worlds are damaged and the people are angry. Different people want different things - revenge, freedom, power, and more. There are people who want to rebel against the Rebel Empire and others with plans of their own. All clash as Jared and Kelsey work to get their people freed from Harrison's World. Will they make a new ally or an enemy? Or come to even grounds? There is a different hierarchy here, and it's going to be difficult to get anywhere.

    This book had me groping for all sorts of ideas on how things could turn out. Oh to see how the people of Harrison's World who want to rebel against the Empire have worked for what little they have in place, and to know where those items are. Wow. There is more in common with Jared and Kelsey with Olivia and her people, they just don't know it right away. I worried how this common ground could be destroyed before it's ever found because everyone's so worried about keeping things safe against the AI and their Rebel Empire.

    The creation of the Rebel Empire and their treatment of the planets is a feeding ground for rebellions and conspiracies. People wanting to be free. People wanting to climb the power ladder. It's a crafty web people weave to get what they want, and the extents they will go to. I was worried and anxious for all our friends, old and new, hoping things would turn out as they get into tight spots. I'm always mesmerized at the craftiness of authors that create systems and conspiracies this deep and this believable. Amazing talent!


    Which character – as performed by Veronica Giguere – was your favorite?

    Veronica is talented at keeping pace with the excitement of the story. When the events pick up pace and the heart of the characters is pumping, Veronica has the feel of the fast tension to her voice, drawing me into the rush of the moment. Yet, Veronica is crystal clear in speaking so I know exactly what she says. There are moments through the book that have an echoy sound to them. I'm not sure what this is or why, me or the recording, I'm not sure. I'm repeatedly wowed at Veronica's ability and beyond any talent to give a vast cast of characters their own voices and personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    *I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    We get the story from Kelsey and Jared's POV's like previous books. But we also get a new view here. Commander Sean Meyer is in a different spot and we get to see from where he's at. And Coordinator Olivia West, who has a special connection to things.

    Aside from all my rambling, I just love this spectacularly written story, characters, and world!

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    Roland J. Denzel Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 04-25-17
    Roland J. Denzel Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 04-25-17

    #EatMoveLive52

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    "the great story continues!"

    I'm listening to these as fast as they come out! I'm loving the stories of this vast Empire in space, long ago fallen, and now rising from the ashes.

    If you've enjoyed Jerry Pournelle's Future History (The Mote in God's Eye, War World, and Falkenberg's Legion) you might enjoy these, too. They are a little lighter in tone that Pournelle's, but just as much fun.

    Keep 'em coming!

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    The Lone Mopper Brookfield, WI, United States 04-03-17
    The Lone Mopper Brookfield, WI, United States 04-03-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Fantastic Space Saga"
    If you could sum up Ghosts of Empire in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant Space Opera


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Princess, nothing beats an butt kicking princess


    What about Veronica Giguere’s performance did you like?

    Veronica is one of the best female narrators I've ever heard


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

    I actually went and loaded the three previous books and listened to them again before starting this one. These books are 'keepers' to listen to over and over again


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    Bikram Agarwal 04-02-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Good installment in the series"

    I listened to book 3 and 4 back to back and I'm thoroughly pleased. The story kept its pace and the developments were interesting. I wonder why such a great series is not more popular.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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    Jason 03-31-17
    Jason 03-31-17 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "Keep'em rolling!"

    Another installment of a great series! Keep it up!


    "This book was provided at no cost for an unbiased review."

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    Tammy 03-28-17
    Tammy 03-28-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.

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    "5 stars but could be more"

    I was gifted this ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review.  This book was a joy to listen to. The narrator kept the pace of the reading so that I was sitting on the edge of my seat. The story line with it's twists, was riveting and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. I gave it 5 stars all around.

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    richard r reeves 03-27-17
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    "The Empire has a chance against the evil AIs."
    If you could sum up Ghosts of Empire in three words, what would they be?

    Good space opera.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the major characters are pretty well portrayed. The bad guys feel a lot like the bad guys in L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth series. Love to hate them.


    Which character – as performed by Veronica Giguere – was your favorite?

    Ms. Giguere has a very young voice and she makes Princes Kelsey sound young. The dialog supports this feel in her flippant remarks. Then again, a devil may care attitude may be a royal trait.


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

    Captain Wallace Breckinridge's treatment of Adm. Jared Mertz makes my blood boil. The interactions between the two presage bad things when the task force gets home.


    Any additional comments?

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

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    Kindle Customer 03-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great read"

    I liked this story keeped me interested in the series.Most stories don't think off the logistics of taking on a empire .

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    Amazonian God 02-28-17
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    "Best Narrator On Audible"

    The book is awesome, only eclipsed by the outstanding narrator!! Buy this audiobook!! You're not gonna regret it, you'll be hooked!!

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    "Another great book in a great series."

    Terry Mixon's superb writing comes together once more with Veronica Giguere's excellent and characterful narration to continue this series. If you liked the others stop here and buy this one now.

    This is part of a great series of books and I would really recommend that you start from the first book Empire of Bones: Book 1 of The Empire of Bones Saga.

    I very much enjoyed my time listing to this book. The only problem with this book is the next one is not available on audible.co.uk. Must find out what happens next. I hope there is a lot more books in the future for this setting.




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

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