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Jonny Nebula was the greatest heavy-grav fighter to ever compete in the Orbs. Galactic Champion for two decades running, no one could touch his skill. Until his final, brutal fight, when his reign came to a bloody, deadly end.

But, as Roak is about to find out, there's always an encore.

An old friend from his past. A job that shouldn't exist. A web of lies and deceit that goes deeper than anyone knows. Roak has his work cut out for him.

It'll take all of Roak's skills as the galaxy's premiere bounty hunter, to track down a dead man. Especially one that refuses to be found without a knockdown, drag out, to the death (again), fight!

©2017 Jake Bible (P)2017 Jake Bible

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Excellent sequel to a great story

What did you love best about Nebula Risen?

Everything. I was really impressed overall with the story that Jake Bible has crafted anmd the world in which it takes place.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The AI on board the ship and Roak. The banter and relationship they develop were the stuff of great Sci-Fi.

Which character – as performed by Andrew B. Wehrlen – was your favorite?

Roak. Mr. Wehrlen did an excellent job of portraying the character and all his flaws. The facade of emotionless bounty hunter but clear that there is a lot more going on under the surface.

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

I laughed a lot. The character interactions were great. The action was well choreographed and fast paced. It drew me in and left me wanting more.

Any additional comments?

I was given a free copy of this audio book and have voluntarily left a review.

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Roak, Would that we all could be so...Cool!

Jake Bible is as prolific as he is imaginative. I can't wait for his next offering and the scary thing is that I know that I will not have long to wait. Nebula Risen has it all, action adventure and the nagging suspicion that the protagonist is may be not just human. Add an A I driven space ship and galactic skullduggery and you end up with a very satisfying listen. Andrew B. Wehrlen was the perfect choice for this books narration with his spot on characterizations and clear gender delineations, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Roak!!

awsome series well worth it and the narration is spot on you can imagine the characters and the world they live in.

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Plenty of humor and action

Bounty hunter Roak is forcefully hired to locate and bring Johnny Nebula, one of the greatest heavy-grav fighter, who died during a fight. During his search, Roak will meet an old ‘friend’, who will just increase Roak’s worries.

I really enjoyed Roak’s cheeky personality and his conversations with ‘Hessa’ the special and quirky AI in Roak’s spaceship. I always appreciate when there is good humor in books, and there are quite some funny moments in this one. There is also plenty of action to keep the reader entertained.

This could have been a 5 star book, but I was not completely invested in Roak’s search. I did not feel the urgency of it. I was much more intrigued about Roak’s friend, and the end twist was just superb. Roak’s mission felt kind of an excuse to show us the truth about himself.

From the beginning of the book I had the feeling that the story would have worked better if written in first person. Every time we switched from Roak to the narration I kind of expected to hear it narrated from Roak’s POV.

Andrew B. Wehrlen did a wonderful job in becoming Roak, and delivered a great interpretation, transmitting Roak’s emotions and sounding as cheeky as I am sure Bible intended. Other characters were also well portrayed and the audio production was spotless.

I am looking forward to listening to other books by Bible. I have already listened to Mech Corps, but I have to say that I enjoyed this one more.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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Bible and Wehrlen - A winning team!

Nebula Risen is a fast paced, roller coaster of a galactic ride that features plenty of action, witty dialogue and highly interesting characters.

Roak is coerced into taking a hunt for Jonny Nebula; a search that will see him alternately being the hunter and the hunted as he tries to unravel the mystery of the missing Nebula.

As usual, Bible has created a great plot, an interesting range of characters that are well defined, have solid back stories and contribute appropriately to the unfolding mystery.

Andrew Wehrlen does an equally amazing job of the narration. His ability to separate each characters voice makes dialogue easy to follow and creates great atmosphere throughout.

I am loving working through Jake Bible's portfolio and only wish I had listened to the first in the Roak series before Nebula Risen. I guess I will just have to do that now anyway!

I would like to thank the author, narrator and publisher for providing me this book in return for an unbiased review.

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❤️

I really loved Roak so I couldn't wait to hear this one. Plus I'll pretty much read anything by Jake Bible. Lots of awesome sci-fi action. Just what I needed.

Andrew Wehrlen is an amazing narrator. I always love his work. He makes any book better.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Another Really Good Entry In The Series.

“Nebula Risen” is the second entry in the Roak series by author, Jake Bible. Set in a gritty science fiction future where space travel is commonplace, Roak is one of the top intergalactic bounty hunters around. Roak is a dark, but likable character with a certain sense of honor. I wouldn’t go so far as to say he’s a good guy, that would be too simplistic for an author of Jake Bible’s talent, but Roak is definitely not a bad guy either. Thus far in the series, Roak’s cases tend to be fast paced, action packed and violent with a bit of humor sprinkled in as well. The narrator, Andrew B. Wehrlen also offers a major contribution to the audio version of the book. His vocal choices for the male, female and alien characters are perfect. He really helps the listener become immersed in the story. The bottom line is, if your taste run in the areas of well written, science fiction action stories, you should have no problem enjoying “Nebula Risen.” It’s a fun, quick read/listen.

Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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Intergalactic bounty hunting at its best

Roam is back along with his smart mouth AI. As usual Roaks reputation has gotten him in a situation that will test his limits abilities and contacts to their limits. FaceTime is hired to find a fighter who is killed in front of billions of other beings. Some say he's alive since he is dead no matter what he has to find them and deliver him or else. The enigmatic being from his past syndicates bountyhunters chit hungry lowlifes are all in his way. But Royal always gets his job done and he ALWAYS gets paid his chits. That's just how the universe works. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Fun, entertaining and worth your time.

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Another great addition to the series. These books are just addicting. They are fun, humorous and very entertaining. This book helped to make a very unpleasant road trip (evacuating for Irma) a lot more tolerable.

Even though this book is part of an ongoing series It can be listened to as a standalone.

Jake Bible knows how to write a story that pulls you in from the start and never lets go. Between the action, intrigue, and suspense there is always something happening. Add in all the snarky sarcastic humor and Roak's penchant for getting into one situation after another and there is never a dull moment.

Expecting Roak to do a job and not leave mayhem in his wake is impossible. He just has a knack for getting into and out of situations.

Andrew B. Wehrlen once again does a fantastic job with the narration. He has one of those voices that just pulls you right into a story and makes it come to life. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Great character voices. All of them... human, alien and a very independent AI. Perfect tone and delivery of the humor and sarcasm. He is the perfect narrator for this series. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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Another great book!

I enjoy everything about this series. Well worth the credit.

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

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  • Peter
  • 09-06-17

Great Sci-fi bounty hunting adventure

The main character Roak is direct to the point and very good at what he does. He is rather direct, depends too much on shooting his way out of things but that is part of his charm.

A very well put together book, Jake Bible has created a well-written story with good dialogue that suits the characters and plot, The pacing is good and the story is interesting and kept me engaged from start to finish.

Andrew B. Wehrlen does a good job narrating the actions and events keeping the pace and sense of danger. The narration really suits characters each granted a unique voice, it easy to listen to and clear. I really like how some of the aliens voices were done. I did not notice any errors in the recording.

This is a very interesting setting with lots of cool alien races, this is the second book in this setting I have listened to and it is still a very cool sci-fi setting it is interesting to see it from a different point of view and to see some of the same locations again.I really want to listen to more books in this setting as it has a lot of potential.

I very much enjoyed this book. If you like action and great sci-fi settings then this book is well worth a listen.


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

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  • MR
  • 09-04-17

Great story

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A non stop ride that's well written with like able characters that reminded me a little of omega force. Andrew Wehrlens narration was good with distinctive voice for each character.
I really enjoyed this book an I cannot wait for the next one.

please note that I was provided a free copy of this audiobook to give a unbiased review

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  • Norma Miles
  • 09-02-17

Roak, just Roak.

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Jake Bible is a master at creating this type of book: the sardonic loner bounty hunter, best in his class, fast talking, even faster action and always battling extreme, life threatening situations. Or worse, at risk of perhaps not getting his fee in chits (cash); never credits, thank you very much. This book is no different. It is fast, it is fun, it is very easy to read and enjoy as Roak finds himself trapped into taking on the job of tracking down a dead man. And it seems that this time half the galaxy is out to get him. Trusting only in the help of his exceptional ship's AI, Roak dodges from, fights with, and out talks assorted antagonists out to stop him collecting his hard earned reward - by any means they can.

Roak would be nothing without a voice to match his character and Andrew Wehrlen's is that voice. He is pleasant to hear, fast talking with good intonation, flowing with the text - and his performances of the other protagonists are clear and distinctive, too.

I love this new series of bounty hunter, Roak, the man with a hunger for chits and a heart of (slightly crumbly) stone. And just watch out for that ship's AI: she's really special. My thanks to the rights holder of Nebula Risen, from whom I received my complementary copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom, freely and with no expectations of a return. This review is entirely my own. Definitely recommended to all science fiction and action fans.

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  • Scott R
  • 08-24-17

Nice Tale

Roak, so famous and so effcient and competent that most know their beat before he has barely started.
This is my first outing with Roak but he is very well written as an uncaring and direct if aged hunter. when you live for the hunt and even your AI seems to spend as much time trying to make you more humane, then your know your in trouble.
The tale of Roaks subsequent frame up job and his deal spans a worthwhile size although it can be a little long i did find it a nice change following his thought processes on this leveraged hunt he had been forced into.
Characters even sporadic ones are quite realistic and the number of strange aliens he encounters add a convincing layer to the tale.
what comes to mind is a more humanised if uncaring Bobba Fett in his younger days.
Narration is very good although overuse of he said she said back and forth very annoying as i dont have the ebook im not sure if this is the narrator or author but it has cropped up before in other audibles from them both. As this is more a personal niggle perhaps it is not too bad and doesnt detract from an enjoyable listen.
This story was given in exchange for an honest review and as such is my own opinion.