Poor Man's Fight

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085 ratings

Poor Man's Fight: Poor Man's Fight, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

High school senior Tanner Malone has bombed the Test, a high-stakes exam that establishes how much he owes for his corporate-funded education. Burdened by a crushing debt that rules out college, Tanner enlists in the navy of Archangel, a star system with four terraformed worlds. But he hasn't factored in the space pirates.

Just as Tanner begins basic training, the government ramps up its forces to confront a band of rowdy raiders who are wreaking havoc in the void. Led by complex and charismatic Captain Casey, the outlaws love a little murder and mayhem, but they are also democratic, egalitarian, and devoted to freeing each new recruit from debt and corporate oppression.

Assigned to the front lines, Tanner soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between ruthless foes, cruel comrades, and unforgiving space. Can he do his duty when good and evil look so much alike?

©2015 Elliott Kay (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Poor Man's Fight: Poor Man's Fight, Book 1

    • By: Elliott Kay
    • Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058

    High school senior Tanner Malone has bombed the Test, a high-stakes exam that establishes how much he owes for his corporate-funded education. Burdened by a crushing debt that rules out college, Tanner enlists in the navy of Archangel, a star system with four terraformed worlds. But he hasn't factored in the space pirates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DIE HARD…In Space! The student loan wars

    • By Desmond on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Rich Man's War

    • Poor Man's Fight, Book 2
    • By: Elliott Kay
    • Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792

    Tanner Malone is starting to enjoy his navy post in the honor guard. After surviving violent conflicts with space pirates in the void, he hopes to stay out of the stars for a while. But when the government of Archangel, a prosperous Union state including four terraformed worlds, makes a dangerous decision to defy the Big Three's corporate dominance, war threatens the galaxy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent follow up/conclusion (?)

    • By Desmond on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Dead Man's Debt

    • By: Elliott Kay
    • Narrated by: Tim Pabon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712

    "We require a different battlefield." Nobody expected the war to last three hours, let alone three years. The star system of Archangel holds the line against invading corporate fleets, but a quarter of its territory is already lost. The navy can't hang on much longer. Faced with this grim truth, Archangel's leaders shift their strategy to diplomacy and espionage. For both arenas, they call upon a reluctant weapon: a frontline grunt named Tanner Malone. These days Tanner doesn't aspire to win the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic adventure with Tanner Malone

    • By Amarus Cameron on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • No Medals for Secrets

    • Poor Man's Fight, Book 4
    • By: Elliott Kay
    • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    The Union of Humanity exists only because the aliens demanded it. After a hundred different treaties and countless broken promises, mankind's powerful neighbors forced humanity into a common defense and a single diplomatic voice. Yet within the Union's borders, the human race is as fractious as ever. When the star system of Archangel is invaded by the three greatest corporations in human space, the Union is powerless to intervene. Corporal Alicia Wong thrives on the front lines. She doesn't like the war, but she likes the challenges and the clear-cut goals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Warning!

    • By Rick Simons on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Last Man Out

    • By: Elliott Kay
    • Narrated by: Tim Pabon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 109

    Some people struggle to get to college. Tanner Malone had to fight through an interstellar war. Far from home, under a cloud of scandal and propaganda, hunted by assassins and haunted by trauma, Tanner is finally enrolled in a top university. He didn’t plan for an archaeological expedition on the far side of human space. He didn’t want more corporate mercenaries or space pirates in his life, either. Yet ancient alien secrets don’t come without cost. If his classmates want to survive the summer, their infamous intern is the only chance they’ve got.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out of the park!

    • By Thad Steel on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $29.95