• The Empire of Bones Saga, Volume 1

  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 26 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (309 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Looking for military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale? If dead empires, galactic exploration, civilization-threatening war, and the battle for the future of humanity sounds interesting, this is the series for you! This box set omnibus edition includes the first three books in The Empire of Bones Saga plus a bonus story.

©2014, 2015, 2017 Terry Mixon (P)2017 Terry Mixon

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Disregard any bad review re: Veronica Giguere!

I currently have 449 audio books just in my Audible library and have listened to every one, some multiple times. I have heard every level narrator there is and, now about to purchase Book 10 of The Empire of Bones for an even 450, I can tell you that Vicki G is definitely on my list of quality talent. She does start off a little shaky in the first book but it is no where near as bad as I have seen posted in other reviews. She quickly gets into her characters and the story and simply gets better every minute. Hell, she is so damn good that Terry literally created a Veronica Giguere character and set her right in the middle of the action!
If you passed on this series because of negative comments about the narrator, give it another chance, I think you be pleasantly surprised. Veronica is dynamite!

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Can't listen through it

So, I haven't even finished this book yet, but I had to say something. It's interesting so far, and I have no problems with the story line, I actually like a lot. However, the reader keeps on making the wrong inflections. It's mostly subtle, but once I started to notice it, it continued to bother me until I just couldn't anymore and had to take a break. I first started noticing it when the author explicitly stated that the character said something in a toneless voice and then the reader proceeded to read the dialogue with a nervous inflection. this happens thoughout the book, or at least the parts that I listened to, being most noticable in spots where the character should have been firm and professional and instead had some sort of nervous, angry, etc. tone.

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Narrators voice and delivery terrible

Didn't even finish because of narrators voice and delivery! Got 10 mins in and stopped it. don't waste your money.

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Cannot wait to read the rest of this epic saga!

Between Terry Mixon's writing and Veronica Gigeure's narration this really sucks you in. Great characters put into crazy situation after situation. Kelsey Bandar and Jarad Mertz may be two of the best characters that I've read/listened to in quite a while. Looking forward to reading/listening to more of this series.

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Slow to start but a fun ride after the hook is set

Ill be completely honest, I had a really hard time getting into this book at first. The thing that baffles me the most is that all the right elements were there. Decent characters, an interesting scene to open with and no lengthy exposition dump in sight. Still though I had to keep coming back to it time after time and couldn't seem to get into it for more than 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I am however glad that I did work through it as when the book finally caught my interest it definitely kept it and from there on out it wasn't a problem at all. I don't know if everyone will have this initial hump to get over or it just hit me wrong but give the book a chance and I'm sure that you'll be glad you did.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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WOW!!!

I've read the books numerous times. Actually, I reread them every time a new book is published. While reading them myself is best, these audible books are great.
Once again, great job Terry!!!

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should have listened the sample

This is the first book ever I won't be finishing due to the narration and the story so far.

I feel like the intonation of the lines the narrator uses completely miss the mark. instead of the regular feelings I get from listening it felt confusing because the emotions in her voice didn't correlate with what was being said.

The attitude the crew of the ship had didn't seem military at all and it bothered me.

I realize it's my fault for not listening to the preview but whats done is done.

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Classic Sci-Fi in the best sense of the genre

This is an omnibus volume with the first three books of the saga. It is followed by an included short story that comes with a spoiler warning - do not read the short before book 4 which is not included in this set?
I really enjoyed this saga and will certainly look into getting more volumes.
Well written and narrated. Thanks Terry and Veronica!

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Good Sci Fi

was a solid story with interesting characters who make human decisions and try and make the best of it. The only things I wasn't a big fan of but was willing to accept it is that something as stupid as a monarchy could survive in a space age race. The leaders seemed almost to "perfect" as just noble rulers and that only made them feel fake. The lady who reads this might be one of the worst I've ever heard. Her voice wasn't bad and once I got used to her accents it was OK but the entire book it sounds like she recorded this with the microphone inside her mouth. No one listens to these to hear some juicy mouth noises. I'm going to continue this series and will probably finish it but I'm not getting the next audio book version of this because just having the Alexa app read the book from my kindle library would be 10x better than the audiobook version. Don't let a bad narrator stop you from the series just use Alexa or something similar.

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Great story but hard to get over the mouth noises

Overall the story is captivating and draws you in as it progresses. The technology is explained to a satisfying detail and the characters are well thought out. I'm not entirely sure I would call this a space opera though. There is definitely space combat but there is also the same amount of politics, drama, and random asides (about things like wood carvings) that detract from what I would consider the space opera genre to be. The hardest part of this for me was the narration. Not the narrators voice, which I quickly got over, but the fact that you her so many mouth noises over the mic. I'm not sure if the microphone was just too close to her mouth or what, but hearing her swallow, smack her lips, or move saliva around her mouth is extremely off-putting, especially while wearing headphones.

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  • David Butt
  • 07-15-22

Excellent storyline

The Characters are described well. I just wish the narrator was a better actor with a greater ability to adapt voice to the characters she is vocalising.

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  • Ian
  • 04-14-22

Great sci-fi

I really enjoyed this military sci-fi adventure there is a good amount of action twists and turns and some really likeable characters I am so going to binge this series

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  • Lifestealer
  • 02-21-19

Slow start, but builds well

The story took a bit of time to draw me in, but when it got going, it kept me there easily.

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  • Paul dennison
  • 11-06-18

highly good

very good narative many thanks sgain thanks liled the sort novella at the end some bits made me laugh

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  • Jackie
  • 10-06-18

worst narration I've ever come across

the narrators rendition of the princess should be deemed torture by the Geneva convention. honestly tried to give this book a fair go but just couldn't get past the terrible voice acting. definitely listen to the sample first before you dive into this car crash of a audiobook.