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    • Croma Venture

    • The Spiral Wars, Book 5
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Upon the ancient drysine moon/city of Defiance, the UFS Phoenix is being rebuilt, but her crew cannot do so in peace. Parren factions jostle for control of not only Defiance, but of the drysine data-core that Phoenix won at such an awful price. But the parren do not lay sole claim to that ancient knowledge, and within the bowels of the machine-city, something long-dead is awakening. While aliens battle, Captain Debogande struggles to decide his next step. Human emissaries beckon him home, while a terrible new threat drives him toward the far edge of Spiral space. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing really happens

    • By Måns Christensson on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Renegade

    • Spiral Wars, Book 1
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Politics?

    • By ochoavida102 on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Drysine Legacy

    • Spiral Wars, Book 2
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

    The legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix is on the run in Outer Neutral Space. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity's warring factions, away from Fleet's strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace's past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix's destruction….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2 in Excellent Space Opera / Military Sci-Fi

    • By C. Hartmann on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Kantovan Vault

    • Spiral Wars, Book 3
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784

    The UFS Phoenix is on a mission to find a lost data-core that may contain the secret to defeating the alo-deepynine alliance. But the means to find the data-core is hidden deep in tavalai space, in a highest-security vault where the tavalai's manipulative State Department keep all their most treacherous secrets. To recover it, Phoenix must pull off the most daring heist the Spiral has ever seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ready for book 4

    • By Skipper on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Defiance

    • The Spiral Wars, Book 4
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    The UFS Phoenix is hunting for the long-lost drysine data-core. Within it lie the secrets to saving humanity from the resurgent deepynine machine-race. To recover it, Captain Erik Debogande must work together with the man who holds his sister hostage - the power-hungry parren leader Aristan. Aristan has sworn he will return Lisbeth Debogande once Phoenix grants him equal access to its prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Drifting further from humanity and back in time

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Haven

    • A Trial of Blood and Steel, Book 4
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    The Army of Regent Arrosh advances on the forces loyal to Saalshen, homeland of the serrin people, as the serrins' friends are in full retreat. Their only hope is to reach the city of Jahnd - the serrin word for haven - across the Ipshal River. The Army of Lenayin marches with the Regent, but Sasha, sister of newly crowned King Koenyg, can no longer stomach the awful cause for which her people fight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect ending to a great series!

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Petrodor

    • A Trial of Blood and Steel, Book 2
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Petrodor is a city of alleys and shadows, where life is cheap and the only respected currency is blood. Away from the hills of her Lenayin homeland, Sasha is fighting a new battle in the dark alleys and wealthy houses of Petrodor. An influential trading center, Petrodor holds the key to preventing the coming war between Lenayin and the mighty Bacosh. Together with her mentor Kessligh, Sasha attempts to navigate the political intrigues of the port city and find a new way to stop the war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get ready for some odd politics with no background

    • By Greg Walsh on 08-02-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Tracato

    • A Trial of Blood and Steel, Book 3
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    For 200 years Tracato has been the center of enlightenment, as the serrin have occupied human lands and sought to remake humanity anew. But the serrin have not destroyed Rhodaan's feudal families entirely, and as Tracato faces the greatest threat to its survival in two centuries, old rivalries are stirring. Sasha must assist her mentor Kessligh to strengthen the Tracato Nasi-Keth, yet with one royal sister siding with the feudalists and another to be married to Tracato's most powerful foe, her loyalties are divided.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • action, action, and more action!!!!

    • By Clifford Wooden Jr on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $39.99

    • 23 Years on Fire

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 4
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Cassandra Kresnov - a highly advanced hunter-killer android - returns to face down a rogue government's plot to eliminate free will. Commander Cassandra Kresnov has her hands full. She must lead an assault against the Federation world of Pyeongwha, where a terrible sociological phenomenon has unleashed hell against the civilian population. Then she faces the threat from a portion of League space known as New Torah, in which a ruthless regime of surviving corporations are building new synthetic soldiers but taking the technology in alarming directions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow

    • By Bradley on 11-13-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Crossover

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 1
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    Crossover is the first novel in a series which follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. Cassandra is an experimental design - more intelligent, more creative, and far more dangerous than any that have preceded her. But with her intellect come questions, and a moral awakening. She deserts the League and heads incognito into the space of her former enemy, the Federation, in search of a new life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The SERIES as a whole is EXCELLENT!

    • By Trip Williams on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Sasha

    • A Trial of Blood and Steel, Book 1
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    Sasha is a fighter, the likes of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seen. Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior Kessligh, Sasha's exquisite swordplay astonishes all who see it. But she is young, untested in battle, and often led by her rash temper. In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties, her willfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention. Lenin is a land divided by its beliefs: the Verenthane of the ruling class, and the pagan Goeren-yai, amongst whom Sasha now lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging, well written, and wonderfully performed.

    • By Jean Alexander on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Killswitch

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 3
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Two years after the un-hatching of Callayan President Neiland’s plot to make the capital city of Tanusha the center of the Federation, Callay is under siege. So begins the third installment of this gripping trilogy from an exciting new sci-fi author. A powerful faction of conservative Fleet captains has surrounded Callay, at Earth’s behest, and is threatening a blockade - or worse. A fearful Earth does not wish to lose direct control of its precious war machine, and there are fears of civil war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this author and this series.

    • By Frank on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Breakaway

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 2
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    Cassandra Kresnov is a highly advanced hunter-killer android. She has escaped the League and fled to Callay, a member of the Federation. Because of her fighting skills she was able to save the president's life and is now a trusted member of the security forces. However, not all Tanushans are happy to have her on their turf and Cassandra has to tread carefully. As Callay moves towards a vote on whether to break away from the Federation, confusion reigns and terrorist groups plot their own agendas.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful Sci Fi packed with fast action

    • By Mike on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Operation Shield

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 5
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    In 23 Years on Fire, Cassandra discovered that the technology that created her has been misused in her former home and now threatens all humanity with catastrophe. Returning home to Callay, she finds that Federation member worlds, exhausted by the previous thirty-year-war against the League, are unwilling to risk the confrontation that a solution may require. More frighteningly for Sandy, she has brought back to Callay three young children, whom she met on the mean streets of Droze, discovering maternal feelings she had not known she possessed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series.

    • By Frank on 04-12-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Originator

    • Cassandra Kresnov, Book 6
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Cassandra Kresnov must find the answers that could free her people--or doom her family. A quarter of a million people die in the destruction of the moon Cresta. The League civil war is accelerating out of control, but projections indicate that as their technologically induced sociological dysfunction continues, all of humanity may face a similar fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Kresnov universe is a rich and imaginative

    • By FGP on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $29.95