Caine Riordan
Books in series4
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(4.2 based on 1039 ratings)
  • 1
    Fire with Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 1 | Charles E. Gannon

    Fire with Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (422)

    2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth's Moon - a history-making clandestine project - and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a changed world. Humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. And now, Riordan is compelled to become an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan's mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient - enough so to have built a lost civilization.

    Would have been good as 1950s SF
    Reviewed on July 13 2015 by Amazon Customer (APO, AE United States)
  • 2
    Trial by Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 2 | Charles E. Gannon

    Trial by Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (307)

    When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity’s first encounter with alien races, sudden war clouds burst. With Earth's fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with the non-humanoid enemy.

    A really great, enjoyable listen

    In this second novel, the Earth is invaded and all of Earth's defenses and plans are finally put to the test.

    I absolutely loved this novel. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2015 by Michael P. Long (Charlotte NC)
  • 3
    Raising Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 3 | Charles E. Gannon

    Raising Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (161)

    Caine Riordan, reluctant diplomatic and military intelligence operative, has just finished playing his part repulsing the Arat Kur's and Hkh'Rkh's joint invasion of Earth. But scant hours after the attackers surrender, the mysterious but potentially helpful Slaasriithi appeal to Caine to shepherd a diplomatic mission on a visit to their very alien worlds. The possible prize: a crucial alliance in a universe where the fledgling Consolidated Terran Republic has very few friends.

    Quite good for modern Sci-fi.

    Still a little too much of the military component to get 5 stars. Has a more of the thinking component than most military Sci-fi. The first book was t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2017 by Edward (Newport News, VA, USA)
  • 4
    Caine's Mutiny: Caine Riordan, Book 4 | Charles E. Gannon

    Caine's Mutiny: Caine Riordan, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Caine Riordan, fresh from serving as envoy to the aliens known as the Slaasriithi, has been given yet another daunting task: apprehend raiders that are terrorizing a distant planet. As difficulties mount, Caine becomes aware that the mission his superiors sent him to perform may not be the one they actually hope he will achieve.

    Another good book

    Charles Gannon has written another excellent installment to the Caine Riordan series. You will need to read the previous books to understand the plot,..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2017 by T. VanPool (New Mexico, USA)