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Taming Chaos

Darkstar Mercenaries Series, Book 1
Narrated by: J.F. Harding
Series: Darkstar Mercenaries Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Torin Mardak came to Zarhab Groht to hunt. Some idiot's been selling Callidum weapons on the black market, and he's been tasked with finding the traitor.  

The illegal trading station isn't exactly Torin's favorite place in the Nine Galaxies. It's dirty, chaotic, and full of thieves and murderers, but as an elite Kordolian First Division warrior, he's the most dangerous thing on this floating cesspit, and he won't let anything stand in his way.  

But when he encounters a group of humans who really, really shouldn't be here, his priorities might just have to change, because one of them is about to get betrayed in the worst possible way....  

And she just so happens to be exactly his type.  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Anna Carven (P)2019 Tantor

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Another great romance!

I really have enjoyed listening to the books Anna Carven has written! This new series, which is a spin-off of the earlier series, was very well written with great characters. The heroine is an Earth alien culture specialist who accompanies some soldiers to a dangerous space station to try to obtain plasma weapons for Earth’s military. The hero is a Cordolian warrior who is now a mercenary for General Arcadian (the prime character in the first book of the last series). He sees the humans and is intrigued by the woman in their midst. When the arms sellers double cross the humans and demand she be handed over as part of the deal, the military agrees and against her will she’s taken. The hero tries to intervene and when he’s unsuccessful he latches onto the ship she’s in to rescue her. The narration was well done.

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Cordolians

This is another one of the Cordolians. He of course has a healthy respect for the General. I am glad this story has continued with a new series. Thought the story had ended but those guys with cool suits are still around. I will enjoy reading about the new characters and hopefully their connection to the old ones.

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Good continuation of Kordolian storyline

I’m actually reviewing this book out of sequence- it takes place after the “Dark Planet Falling” series which I’ve read many times, but haven’t yet reviewed. This book has many of the same characters- I guess you can say this is “the further adventures of”.
Toran Mardak is a member of the Kordolian First Division, that is now part of Darkstar, the new mercenary company they have created on Earth. He’s tracing a Kordolian arms dealer on a distant space station when he attempts to rescue a human female abandoned by her military escort.
Harding is ok as narrator. I miss Macie and McLaren as narrators. Harding needs a bit more seasoning, especially voicing different characters.

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Overall OK

This is the first Anna Carven audiobook I've listened to, and I'm disappointingly disappointed. I've read numerous books of hers and liked them all, so this one left me a bit confused about why I didn't particularly care for it. Let's see, first, J.F. Harding's voice is a perfectly good voice, but for me, there was something in his expression, his speech pattern that consistently left the impression the character of Torin was apologetic, diffident,
I was also surprised at the lack of...what to call it...energy and intensity in the story that I found in her Dark Warriors series. I just didn't care for this audiobook.