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    • Admiral

    • Kris Longknife, Book 16
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    Admiral Kris Longknife should have known the job offer was too good. Still, she jumped at the chance to be the first human emissary to the Iteeche Empire. Only when she got there, and met the Emperor, a teenage kid swamped by his throne, did Kris find out that there was a little civil war going on in the Iteeche Empire. The loyal forces were losing, and they needed the best fighting admiral they could get. So they got Kris Longknife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Magnificent Nellie

    • By Jean on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bold

    • Kris Longknife, Book 14
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    Despite her role as a fleet admiral and protector of a planetary system, Kris is still beholden to her great-grandfather King Raymond's commands. She has been personally selected for a mission that will, should she succeed, save millions of lives. The Peterwald Empire is in the midst of civil war. On one side is the tyrannical empress; on the other is the last person Kris ever wants to see again: Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald. Due to their shared history, the emperor believes Kris can mediate between the factions and bring about peace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By Jean on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The First Casualty

    • Jump Universe, Book 1
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnahie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Asteroid miner Mary Rodrigo and freighter owner Mattim Abeeb are green draftees of the Society of Humanity, forced to fight for Earth - a planet they’ve never even seen. Major Ray Longknife and his lover, Senior Pilot Rita Nuu, are career soldiers, invested with the cause of the Unity Party - and its ambitious new president. These four soldiers on opposing sides of the battle are about to discover the true nature of this terrible war: a quest for profit - from the high command of both sides. What they will risk is nothing less than their lives. For although truth may be the first casualty of war, it’s not going to be the last….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Action

    • By Jean on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Emissary

    • Kris Longknife, Book 15
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Kris Longknife has discovered that this desk job is not at all what she expected. Being desk bound hasn't even decreased the number of assassination attempts! Then Kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an Iteeche. Ron has come back to human space with a request. Should Kris take it? Can she finally get some straight answers for her Grampa Ray, King Raymond to most? Does she risk taking the kids into a situation with a whole lot of unanswered questions?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kris as Ambassador

    • By Jean on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mutineer

    • Kris Longknife, Book 1
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,453
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,091

    Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the prime minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris' blood - and, against her parents' objections, she enlists in the Marines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Harsh reviews seem undeserved to me

    • By Jeffery on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Undaunted

    • Kris Longknife, Book 7
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    Kris Longknife encounters some peaceful aliens who have come to warn humanity of an unidentifiable force that is roaming the galaxy, obliterating everything in its path - a path now leading directly toward the human worlds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating

    • By Jean on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Deserter

    • Kris Longknife, Book 2
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 779

    Kris Longknife had no choice about growing up rich and pampered. When she did have a choice, she joined the Marines. But now, a friend needs help halfway across the galaxy - and with a military heritage coursing through her blood, it's time for Kris Longknife to be a hero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Planet Traps & Booby Traps

    • By Mariya on 03-15-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Intrepid: Kris Longknife, Book 6

    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    Kris Longknife has been assigned to The Wasp, the best warship beyond the Rim of Human Space. But while hunting for pirates, Kris stumbles upon something. It's a plan to kill one of the members of the aristocratic Peterwald family - and the would-be killers are setting her up as the assassin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series "I Want More"!!

    • By Cameron on 09-21-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Resolute

    • Kris Longknife, Book 4
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618

    Kris Longknife is back - and ready for battle. Kris has been given her first independent command in the very remote system of Chance, an assignment that's as much exile as promotion. But Kris isn't on the job long when she captures pirates hiding the location of an uncharted and unpopulated planet of miraculous technology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Defender

    • Kris Longknife, Book 11
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525

    Kris Longknife is back in the good graces of the brass - and to demonstrate that, they've promoted her to Admiral. Now her mission is to find the home base of the space pirates who are plaguing the fringes of the galaxy. But no mission is ever simple when your name is Longknife. And this time the complications range from the military to the personal, as Kris finds herself - reluctantly - having to make some command decisions about her future....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling, fast pace

    • By Jean on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Audacious

    • Kris Longknife, Book 5
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    You can't keep a good woman down - Kris Longknife returns. Once again, Kris finds herself caught in the crosshairs of unknown enemies who want her dead. Factions, both legitimate and underground, vie for control of the planet New Eden. And someone is taking advantage of the chaos to unleash a personal vendetta against Kris.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 01-18-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Redoubtable

    • Kris Longknife, Book 8
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife has precise orders: seek out, engage, and destroy pirates, slavers, and drug lords operating beyond the rim of human space - without interfering in Peterwald family affairs. But when slavers kidnap a 12-year-old girl, Kris's mission becomes personal. And if destroying the pirate compound flattens some Peterwald interests - well, to hell with politics.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kris and Vicky work together

    • By Jean on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Rebel

    • Vicky Peterwald, Book 3
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Vicky Peterwald is no longer just the heir apparent to an imperial dynasty. She survived naval training and proved her mettle in combat to help the starving people of the ravaged world of St. Petersburg. Now she is truly a grand duchess, leading a growing battle fleet in a rebellion against the tyranny of her stepmother, the empress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Space Opera

    • By Jean on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Unrelenting

    • Kris Longknife, Book 13
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411

    The aliens attacking the planetary system of Alwa are an enemy unlike any Admiral Kris Longknife has ever encountered before. She doesn't know who they are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice themselves against her fleet. But Kris faces more than just the fanatical behavior of an alien armada. A saboteur has infiltrated the military's medical facility and unleashed an epidemic that has spread throughout the fleet without warning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Held me for 13 Books SO FAR!

    • By Trip Williams on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Price of Peace

    • Jump Universe, Book 2
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnahie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Izzy Umboto is a hero of the conflict between the Society of Humanity and the Unity Party. Instead of retiring and living out her days quietly, she's wrangled command of her very own warship. Unfortunately, that ship is the less-than-state-of-the-art Patton. Lieutenant Terrence Tordon, called "Trouble" by both his enemies and his friends, and even himself, is a career marine. The word "quit" isn't in his vocabulary. Now Lieutenant Trouble and his troops have signed on with Commander Umboto, trading a higher paycheck for the promise of action.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Furious

    • Kris Longknife, Book 10
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561

    Having used unorthodox methods to save a world - and every sentient being on it - Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast Patrol Squadron 127 enforces immigration control and smuggler interdiction. But Kris is a Longknife, and nothing can stop her from getting back to the center of things - not when all hell is breaking loose.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NO "AA" GOLD CHIP FOR KRIS LONGKNIFE !!!!!!

    • By Professor on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Thalia Book Club: Catch 22 - 50th Anniversary with Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, and Mike Nichols

    • By: Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, Mike Nichols, and others
    • Narrated by: Lesley Stahl
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14

    An evening of readings and discussion: Heller's friends and colleagues including Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb and Mike Nichols, revisit his classic black comedy set at the end of WWII, one of the most important books about patriotism, honor, the absurdities of war and beauracracy of the twentieth century. The conversation is led by Lesley Stahl. An excerpt is performed by Scott Shepherd (Gatz). "The rock and roll of novels...There's no book like it." (Norman Mailer)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT a version of the audio book but its great!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Kris Longknife's Bloodhound

    • A Kris Longknife Novella
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    It's dangerous to get too close to one of those damn Longknife. So Senior Chief Agent in Charge Foile volunteers to get too damn close to the whole family of Longknifes. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Kris Longknife feared the survival of the entire human race might hang on what her Grampa Al did next – but she couldn’t figure out what he was up to. After a career in the Wardhaven Bureau of Investigations, Foile was good at finding out what others wanted to keep hidden.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Background information

    • By Jean on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Kris Longknife's Replacement

    • Admiral Santiago, Book 1
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Kris Longknife has been ordered back to human space. Sandy Santiago is a woman with a whole lot of problems. She's ordered to replace Kris Longknife, but can any mere mortal fill the shoes of a Longknife...and Kris Longknife most of all?Follow Sandy as she's introduced to the mess on Canopus Station. Watch her as she meets cats (with nuclear weapons!) and birds and vicious alien raiders. Oh, and she has to share Alwa Station with Rita Nuu Longknife. How does a gal get so lucky?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Defiant

    • Kris Longknife, Book 3
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688

    Born into a family of wealth and political power, Kris Longknife turned her back on high society and followed a different family tradition by joining the Marines. But now she finds herself relieved of duty. She's gotten in the way of someone's agenda - to bring down her father, the Prime Minister of Wardhaven.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How many of them can we make die?

    • By Mariya on 03-17-11

    Regular price: $20.72

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