Freehold

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561 ratings

Freehold Publisher's Summary

Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government? Answer: The Freehold of Grainne. There, one may seek asylum and build a new life in a society that doesn't track its residents every move, which is just what Pacelli has done. But now things are about to go royally to hell. Because Earth's government has found out where she is, and they want her back. Or dead.

This all-new offering contains Michael Z. Williamson's brilliant novel Freehold.

©2014 Michael Z. Williamson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Freehold

    • Freehold, Book 1
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Molly Elston
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 356

    Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government? Answer: The Freehold of Grainne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow ! great story and homage to Heinlein

    • By Jon on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 2

    • The Weapon

    • Freehold, Book 2
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    Kenneth Chinran was a disaffected youth who joined the military and was recruited for an elite deep cover unit, completing training and exercises so tough that several of the recruits did not survive. At the peak of his career, he was sent by his star nation to infiltrate a fascistic, militaristic planet: Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it.

    • By Earl on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 3

    • Better to Beg Forgiveness

    • Freehold, Book 3
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: David Doersch
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Celadon, a poor nation on a poor planet, engaged in civil war and a haven for every type of villainy in space, is ripe for cleanup. The military could pacify it handily, but it would take a statesman to fix it. But statesmen have ethics, which politicians and megacorps find inconvenient. Celadon's President Bishwanath compounded the sin by being astute, ambitious and capable. Something had to be done, because a working nation isn't much use for pork and graft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Series<br />

    • By David on 10-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Contact with Chaos

    • Freehold, Book 4
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    The Galactic Rumble Is On! First contact with an alien species - and, surprise, the human race is far from united. The Freeholders want trade. The U.N. wants to manage. The eco-warriors want "purity" at all costs. Humans - you gotta love 'em! Once again, a historic meeting between potential friends is about to turn into a free-fire zone!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Depth and Range

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Do Unto Others

    • Freehold, Book 5
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Molly Elston
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The Prescot family were miners. At one time, they were contracted to develop technology for a mineral-rich but uninhabitable system. Gradually, all the investors shied away. Then the Prescots broke through with the technology needed to exploit entire planets, and incidentally develop domed playgrounds for the perversely rich, including indoor ski slopes and cable cars over megavolcanos, casinos and rides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great book from mad mike

    • By A. Southard on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Rogue

    • Freehold, Book 6
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Kenneth Chinran commanded the elite unit assigned to take out an entire planet in a terrible war. Millions died; billions more perished in the aftermath. One doesn't send a sociopath on such a mission. A sociopath might not stop. Chinran did stop, but in the process nearly lost his sanity and his soul. But one of Chinran's men was a sociopath going in. Now he's a trained sociopath with the knowledge and firepower to take out entire tactical teams, evaporate through security cordons and change identity at will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The galaxy's greatest and deadliest dad ever

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 7

    • When Diplomacy Fails

    • Freehold, Book 7
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: David Doersch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Alex Marlow and Ripple Creek Security's best personal security detail return to action. This time, they really don't like their principal, World Bureau of State Minister Joy Herman Highland–a highly-placed bureaucrat with aspirations to elected office. Even worse, Highland’s assistant wants to publicize every movement and action for her boss’s pending campaign, which is anathema to good security. With a person of this status, it's not a case of someone wanting her dead. The only question is how many people want her dead, and what are they bringing to the fight?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner from the Freehold universe

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 09-14-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 8

    • Angeleyes

    • Freehold, Book 8
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Angie Kaneshiro never planned to be a spy. She was a veteran of the Freehold Forces of Grainne and was now a tramp freighter crew-woman who hadn't set foot on the dirt of a world in 10 years. Angie was free, and that was the way she liked it. Then the war with Earth started. One thing Angie knew was human space. She knew where the UN troops garrisoned, the methods they used to scan and chip their own to control them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish

    • By C. Welker on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95