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In the lawless stars, life is cheap. But death has a price....

Struggling to return home to Dominion space, an engine malfunction strands Talon in a lawless region of the galaxy known as the Gyre.

Eager to earn a few chips and repair his ship, the former gladiator puts his deadly skills to use as a bounty hunter. Powering up his trusty plasma axe, Talon sets off for a desolate outpost world, in pursuit of a savage murderer hiding somewhere in the planet’s dusty streets.

But Talon isn’t the only one tracking this fugitive. The warrior soon finds himself battling an army of outlaws led by a brutal cybernetic killer — a madman seeking to plunder a legendary alien fortress of untold power.

If this conqueror succeeds in unleashing the forbidden technology within, he will plunge the galaxy into armageddon, sending billions of souls to a fiery death.

And the only thing standing in his way is a bounty hunter named Talon....

©2019 Andrew Warren (P)2020 Andrew Warren

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A Fun, Swashbuckling SF Adventure

My first experience with the Talon series was a wild ride. While I expect that skipping the first two books caused me to miss some things, A. A. Warren did an excellent job of keeping the story accessible for new readers. Sean Duregger did a great job narrating, using a wide range of distinct voices to bring the story to life. It’s a fun story that I enjoyed. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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An Excellent addition to the world of Swords and Planets

First, I received this audiobook at my request and leave this review.
That being said, this is a fantastic continuation of the Talon series. You can start with this book, but you will not enjoy it as much if you don’t read/listen to the first two.
Sean Duregger narrates this third installment. While the first two were narrated by another, Sean does a splendid job and his voice and skill carries the day.
Anyone who ever enjoyed authors such as Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton should really check out this series. I doubt that you will be disappointed.

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Take a deep breath!

You'll need it to keep up. Non stop action that kept you into the story to the end. The narrator has a great range of voices. All the characters could be seen and their personalities brought to life in your mind. Awesome performance, great combination of author and narrator.
This audio was given to me free and I voluntarily gave this review.

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Great! You should read the first two though!

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

Overall a well-written book and I did enjoy it. If you didn't read the first two, it is a bit difficult to grasp the setting in the book but overall, it is not hard to follow along if you did not. This is a great Sci-Fi book with a good plot, fantastic characters and a great storyline. I loved it!

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Exciting Sci Fi!

Well written and full of action. Event description well thought out by author. Narration performed well with excellent vocal pressure! End of story leaves a need for a sequel, but could actually stand alone as an adventure.
I would recommend this audiobook for ages 17 and older due to some sexual innuendos and violence.
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Bounty hunters and mad mechs!

The adventures of Talon continue on the audio front, as the mysterious warrior tries his hand as a bounty hunter, and finds himself tested against his most deadly adversary yet: a mechanical menace haunted by the tragic and terrifying ghost of a long-dead warrior. I've been waiting for an audio edition and this does not disappoint. The narrator takes great care in pronouncing the tale for the listening audience, and does a fine job with the characters' different 'voices,' ranging from menacing to comic. Fans and newcomers to Talon's adventures will have a treat.
I received a free copy of this audiobook for a fair review.

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  • I. Rankin
  • 01-27-21

Another beauty of a book

AA Warren has done it again and Sean narrated brilliantly, the story tears along and the narration enhances the story, i would recommend this book to any one but like me don’t start on book three start on book one. Lol but I it was that good I went and bought first two books disclaimer I was given this book free of charge to give a non biased review.

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  • Brendan Gaughan
  • 01-27-21

Good Sequel

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

I quite enjoyed this audiobook, the story picks up where we left off in book 2 and continues Talon's adventures. This time he is a Sheriff/bounty hunter off on an assignment which goes wrong. Worth a listen if you have a spare credit! Previous books have been narrated by the excellent Travis Baldree but this time around it is narrated by Sean Duregger who does a good job.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 11-20-20

fantastic

what a fantastic, action packed audiobook from the pen of A A Warren and brilliantly narrated by Sean Duregger xxxxxxxx

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  • Ryan Pascall
  • 11-08-20

A fun Sci-fi tale but a poor starting point.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

I've listened to a lot of audiobooks and I've come across many ones I like and ones that I didn't but it is rare that I find one that simply frustrates me. Let me explain.

This is a tale of Talon the Hunter, last of a race of mighty warriors for whom a simple bounty leads to him becoming embroiled in a nefarious plot that could spell the loss of trillions of lives. He, with a ragtag group of adventurers, battles across the universe fighting foes of every conceivable type to stop a diabolical plan to awaken an ancient weapon.

Sounds exciting? It sure ticks every box I could ask for but there is one problem with it all and that is I felt lost! I came into the book having been advised that each story was a stand-alone adventure and I had no need to have read any of the other tales but I do feel this was poor advice.

A A Warren has clearly out a lot of thought into the universe he's created as there are countless planets, populated by a whole menagerie of races and religions and I do feel that a lot of the world building was present in earlier books as names and worlds are dropped here with little explanation and it all felt very overwhelming at times.

Couple this with the reappearance of characters who clearly played a part in earlier books and therefore lack a lot in backstory meant I continually felt like I was missing salient points of information to bring the overall world together.

Putting aside this 'issue', I enjoyed the story and found the cast a very eclectic mix ranging from Artemis-type female warriors to a fantastically realised villain who I felt was a perfect marriage of Ulton and Thanos. Talon himself is clearly modelled after Conan but of all the cast he was actually the one I liked the least as he regularly felt too good and honest for a bounty hunter and equally lacked any real sense of swaggering assurance found in his Simmerian-counterpart.

With a heavy lean towards action and combat, I'm pleased to say that the author writes fighting really well and conveys the combatants actions and positions clearly while keeping the fights running at a nice clip. My only complaint is that the characters tended to repeat the same curses and threats a lot which became a tad tiresome.

With a really varied cast of central and side-line characters, it was always going to be difficult for a narrator to really offer an identity to each individual one. Sean Duregger is a narrator with a very likeable timbre but it does mean that his range is somewhat limited and so, while some of the characters can become a little muddled, it's never so much as to detract from the story. I did particularly enjoy his portrayal of Volonte as the similarity to James Spader's Ultron was very apparent to me (although I would assume this is an invention of my own mind).

In closing, I would say that if I was given the opportunity to experience books 1 & 2 before this one, I would have taken it as there are just too many holes for me to have really enjoyed the book as much as I could have. That said, as this is the only Audio currently available, and if you can overlook gaps of knowledge, there is a very enjoyable sci-fi romp here.

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