Empire Games
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  • 1
    Empire Games | Charles Stross

    Empire Games

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games. Expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travelers walk between parallel universes. The year is 2020. It's 17 years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world.

    Disappointing

    The whole book just feels like setup for the next book. Only for serious fans of the series.

    Reviewed on March 23 2017 by Alex Beckers (los angeles, ca United States)
  • 2
    Dark State: A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse | Charles Stross

    Dark State: A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross' new story-line and a perfect entry point for new listeners, in The Merchant Princes series . In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player.

    Love Charles stress but where is the humor?

    Love the detail and the character build, technically interesting and less fun.

    Good luck for the next one.

    Reviewed on January 19 2018 by Ben ()