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Mutineer Audiobook

Mutineer: Kris Longknife, Book 1

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Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the prime minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris' blood - and, against her parents' objections, she enlists in the Marines.

She has a lot to live up to and a lot to prove in the long-running struggle among her powerful family, a highly defensive - and offensive - Earth, and the hundreds of warring colonies. Then an ill-conceived attack brings the war close to home, putting Kris' life on the line. Now she has only one choice: certain death on the front lines of rim space - or mutiny.

©2004 Mike Moscoe; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Eivind New York, New York 09-20-09
    Eivind New York, New York 09-20-09 Listener Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Skip this"

    The plot is predictable and the narration is long wined and drags out the predictability to horrific lengths. Dina Perlman keeps pausing at awkward moments as she tries (and fails) to give the shallow dialogue some depth.

    I am sorry, but I recommend that you skip this series. Try the Lois McMaster Bujold series instead.

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Milton Franklin, WI, United States 02-25-12
    Milton Franklin, WI, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2010

    I didn't do much for the first twenty years of my life, spent the next twenty in the military, and the twenty after that in college. Then, I mostly retired.

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    "Ripping off David Weber's Honorverse"
    What would have made Mutineer better?

    Character development for a start, a story line that was less predictable would have also lent some entertainment value.


    Has Mutineer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I bought and listened to three of them, and I had just as well have listened to one three times. The scenery changes, but the story line stays the same. One dimensional characters, as deep as the print on this page.


    Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

    The reader did well, and hopefully she will show up on other books.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It is a straight up space opera, but could have been much more. I like the genre immensely, but a little more authorship was expected.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wayland Midland, TX, USA 08-19-09
    Wayland Midland, TX, USA 08-19-09
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    "Mutineer"

    A delightful read. A little predictable in spots, but the overall book was very good. Enough interest to purchase the next book in the series for sure!

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Elisabeth Carey 04-25-17
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    "An enjoyable light space adventure"

    Kris Longknife is the daughter of a distinguished political family. Her father is the prime minister of the planet Wardhaven, a member of the Society of Humanity, a union of nearly six hundred worlds. She's joined the navy rather than pursuing either a political or a social career because she wants to do something useful.

    She's smart and capable and sincere, and she has no idea what she's in for.

    Her first assignment as an ensign is rescuing a kidnapped six-year-old girl, the daughter of another prominent political family on another planet. And Kris is nearly killed by a shuttle malfunction that only affects Kris's shuttle.

    Her next is a relief mission on a planet that is suffering the climate disaster following a major volcanic eruption. Relief supplies that include modifiable boats and bridges also malfunction even though no similar equipment from those companies have ever malfunctioned. These crises aren't a coincidence. Competing political forces are stoking a crisis that will produce a war.

    The plot is solid and keeps moving. I like the characters.

    But Kris Longknife is improbably capable. She keeps being the best at pretty much everything, right through at least three quarters of the way through the book. Around that point, she starts to have experiences in which she really learns things, including that being smart doesn't always mean being right.

    All in all, it's fun and enjoyable, but it has some over the top passages that flirt with being really annoying.

    Still, it is enjoyable, and a worthwhile light read or listen.

    I bought this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GREGORY 11-10-16
    GREGORY 11-10-16

    Gregory

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    "Story not engaging, pirate voices"
    What made the experience of listening to Mutineer the most enjoyable?

    Nothing. Couldn't get pass the narration.


    What was most disappointing about Mike Shepherd’s story?

    Don't know. Didn't read pass the first hour or so and kept drifting off because the story was not interesting


    What didn’t you like about Dina Pearlman’s performance?

    Apparently a lot of us, men, sound like pirates. Didn't like the performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Irritation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sas 09-30-16
    Sas 09-30-16
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    "Religious swearing & blasphemy brought it tumbling down."

    If it wasn't for the poor taste in religious fouling, this story would've received close on to 4,5 stars from me. And this is only the 1st book in the series. I shudder to think how the other books would go in this division - keeping in mind that it was written in even more liberal times than the first.

    Story started very slow and "heavy" on the emotions.

    Apart from abovementioned issues, it was a good listen.

    Can anybody inform me on the religious blasphemy and swearing in the rest of the series - would like to know before I try...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Montanan Crossville, TN, United States 08-14-16
    Montanan Crossville, TN, United States 08-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Definitely a very young kids book"

    After listening for about an hour I just gave up. The reader sounds like she is reading to a room of grade school kids. Many miss pronounced words just made it worse.

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    Brol44 Columbus, OH 03-22-16
    Brol44 Columbus, OH 03-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Honor Harrington but still great space opera!"

    This gal is the prime minister's daughter and trying to make her mark on her own. interesting missions lead up to a final battle.

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    Tamara Greer Dahlonega, GA 02-14-16
    Tamara Greer Dahlonega, GA 02-14-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Not as good as I'd hoped"

    I really wanted to like this book but for me there were several problems. The main character had major problems but for me there were 2 big ones. The first was for me this character is a prime example of why guys shouldn't write female characters and vice versa. In a lot of ways the main character was just a guy with boobs. She didn't read like a female. The second problem was that she spends all the book trying to convince people that she isn't like her family and she acts like it the whole way. Arrogant and entitled. And even by the end of the book she'd come to think this was a good thing. To me it just made her more unlikable. Then there was the logic that was demonstrated by everyone. Maybe I just haven't read enough political fiction, but I couldn't fathom why people did the things they did in this book. I will be reading the next book but if its not better that will be it. I managed to finish this one but only through my will, not because of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. K. Birmingham 08-03-15

    Wierdlings

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    "Another hit for Mike Shepherd"

    Mike Shepherd writes strong characters with engaging storylines. Once you get grabbed you have to find out what happens next. Can't wait to start the next book.

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