League of Peoples

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 254 ratings

Expendable Publisher's Summary

Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred...unless you're an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different - and terrible - ways to die.

Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrun Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin -- the feared "Planet of No Return"-- which has swallowed up countless Explorers before them without a trace.Obviously, this is meant to be the last mission for Ramos and Derigha. But it won't be, if Festina can help it.

©1997 James Alan Gardner (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Expendable

    • League of Peoples, Book 1
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred...unless you're an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different - and terrible - ways to die.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd but delightful

    • By Almira on 10-05-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Commitment Hour

    • League of Peoples, Book 2
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In the 25th century, Tober Cove is a wonderful place to be. With most of Earth's population long since departed for other planets, and with them the technology that makes such a journey possible, life here is simple and serene - especially for Fullin, a gifted musician whose talent commands many times the wages of a farmer or fisherman. But Fullin is twenty years old. And at that age, each person in Tober Cove must make the most important decision in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Crazy Twists

    • By Diane on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Vigilant

    • League of Peoples, Book 3
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her fahter's hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NOT QUITE A SEQUEL

    • By Professor on 11-22-12

    Regular price: $24.25

  • Book 4

    • Hunted

    • League of Peoples, Book 4
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Adam Henderson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    For the children of Admiral Alexader York, perfection wasn't just expected, it was guaranteed - written into their DNA before they were born. But while Samantha grew into the physical and mental marvel their father had bought and paid for, her twin brother Edward proved a disappointment. Genetic tinkering had raised Sam above the common herd, but Edward's faultless body housed a faulty brain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy of a good review!

    • By Howard on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Ascending

    • League of Peoples, Book 5
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Oar is the last of her kind - a resident of the so-called "planet of no return", once the Admiralty's dumping ground for undesirables and those who had become expendable. Oar's transparent body is indestructible. Yet the mind it houses grows weary and will soon surrender to the catatonic torpor that has already claimed the others of her genetically altered human race. But Oar cannot sleep, not yet. There are powerful forces seeking her destruction for reasons unknown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun light read

    • By Ed G on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $24.25

  • Book 6

    • Trapped

    • League of Peoples, Book 6
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Life under the thumb of the Spark Lords - the League's Earthly representatives - is dull but comfortable for Philemon Abu Dhubhai and the other teachers at a third-rate private school for second-rate rich kids. But all that changes when a female student is found murdered by an unknown alien organism, and her boyfriend, the prime suspect, goes missing. Suddenly an unofficial homicide investigation has snared Philemon and five other "misfits", trapping them all in a web of terrifying conspiracy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another solid story in the series

    • By Howard on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Radiant

    • League of Peoples, Book 7
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katherine Gibson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Explorer Third Class Youn Sue is Expendable - a member of the highly skilled and highly disposable Explorer Corps trained to undertake hazardous missions so that the rest of humanity need not be upset by their (almost-certain) deaths. With her partner, Tut, Youn is sent to rescue an innocent planet from the extremely dangerous sentient Balrog. But how do you defeat an alien intelligence so advanced that it literally knows what you will do before you do ... especially when it has its own sinister plans?

    Regular price: $24.95