Kris Longknife

21 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 12,118 ratings

Mutineer Publisher's Summary

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.

She has a lot to live up to and a lot to prove in the long-running struggle among her powerful family, a highly defensive - and offensive - Earth, and the hundreds of warring colonies. Then an ill-conceived attack brings the war close to home, putting Kris' life on the line. Now she has only one choice: certain death on the front lines of rim space - or mutiny.

©2004 Mike Moscoe (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 1,484
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,120

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 906
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706

    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

  • Book 3.5

    • Training Daze

    • A Kris Longknife Novella
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    An exciting military Science Fiction novella set between Mike Shepherd’s third and fourth Kris Longknife novels. Kris Longknife dodges assassins, gains an unwelcome (though rather handsome) bodyguard, and puts together a training squad to travel from planet to planet, preparing crews for the newest, fastest, and deadliest fighting ship. And, of course, nothing goes as planned!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Training Daze should not be listened to as book3.5

    • By M. G. Smith on 09-10-14

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • 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 810
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 784
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611

    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

  • Book 6

    • 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 752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572

    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

  • Book 7

    • 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 716
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559

    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

  • Book 8

    • 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 692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561

    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

  • Book 9

    • Daring

    • Kris Longknife, Book 9
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife leads a reconnaissance mission of the vast uncharted regions of space. No one, least of all Kris, expects to find a hostile alien starship. Now, she must determine the extent of the alien threat - and whether to start an interstellar war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FUN!

    • By Sho Sunaga on 11-12-11

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 9.5

    • Welcome Home/Go Away

    • A Kris Longknife Novella
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    An original novella in the "fast-paced, exciting military SF series" featuring Kris Longknife. Kris Longknife is back home from her galactic adventures, but her entire Fleet of Discovery has been annihilated. Now, humanity finds itself at war with an alien race more monstrous than anyone could have possibly imagined. General Terrance "Trouble" Tordon, Kris’s great-grandfather, is given the task of calming the panicked politicians, some of whom blame Kris for the disaster and would like to eliminate the ever-bothersome Commander Longknife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Trouble"

    • By Jean on 04-08-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 10

    • 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 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    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

  • Book 10.5

    • 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 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    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

  • Book 11

    • 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 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    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

  • Book 12

    • Tenacious

    • Kris Longknife, Book 12
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    Vice Admiral Kris Longknife’s honeymoon gets cancelled when she hears that the space raider’s home world may have been discovered. Finding where the raiders came from could be the key to saving humanity. If only uncovering their secrets was that easy. As Kris returns home, she ends up tangling with a mutinous crew determined to take off on their own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Innovative touches

    • By Jean on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 13

    • 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 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421

    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

  • Book 14

    • 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 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381

    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
    • Kris Longknife, Book 14
    • By: Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 10-25-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 419 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 14.5

    • 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 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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

  • Book 15

    • 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 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    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

  • Book 16

    • 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 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    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

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