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Culture Shock Audiobook

Culture Shock: The Empire's Corps, Book 13

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Arthur's Seat had never sought a galactic role. A relatively new colony world, a mere 300 years old, the planet was always isolated from the galactic mainstream. But with the Empire crumbling after the fall of Earth and other planets taking advantage of the chaos to make their own bids for power, Arthur's Seat suddenly finds itself playing host to tens of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees who have been kicked off countless other worlds.

But as the planetary government struggles to integrate the newcomers, powerful factions plot to take advantage of the situation, and the refugees struggle to carve out a place for themselves, it becomes clear that the entire planet is on the verge of anarchy...and outright civil war may not be far away.

©2016 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Iskren 22/06/2017
    Iskren 22/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Waste of my time and money"

    The whole series were... Not making me want to listen all the time. The story is to slow! 13th book nothing in common with the rest. Waste of money!!!

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    Poppey 16/04/2017
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    "Intense"

    This is one of those books you just cannot put down until you have finished it, which is why I got through it in a day.

    It can be quite a frustrating listen in part, especially where the government officials concerned; very reminiscent of today, I think - we’ll all go away and sleep on it and come back tomorrow.

    However, as with previous books in this series, it was addictive and I look forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Susan
    Quartz Hill, CA, United States
    06/04/17
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    "Only for die hards I think"

    CG Nuttall is an autobuy for me. Love Warspite and Empire Core series, but as this is one of those offworlds stories (not Commonwealth) I think you can skip it. Not sure that it advances the universe as much as some of the other side stories have and frankly the overall story dragged- unusually for a Nuttall storyline. It does tackle a very relevant social political problem we are all dealing with- so the exploration of theory was interesting.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • DH950
    19/04/17
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    "2 HR STORY STRETCHED TO 11 1/2 HRS, NO CORPS IN IT"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone interested in a view of the effects of being stuck with taking in a bunch of foreign refugees who don’t want to integrate.
    I've liked most of the CORPS series. Pretty much only tied to the series by Earth's demise, no Marine Corps involvement. This was basically a maybe 2 hour story stretched out to 11 1/2 hours. Nuttall had a story, didn't know where to put it & was boring as heck for all but a few minutes.


    What could Christopher G. Nuttall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Kept it out of the Empire's Corps series. Reduced it to a short story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    About 10 1/2 hours into the book, cops were allowed to carry firearms & use them to eliminate the main threat.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Very disappointed.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be asking for my money back on this one. If the series continues, I hope it stays based on the marines coping with the loss of the empire.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • J. Hudson
    Marietta, Georgia United States
    05/06/17
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    "This may be one book too many"

    I've listened to each book in the series and enjoyed most. This book discusses an interesting problem, but belongs in another series than the EMPIRE'S CORPS. A series relating to specific problems such as cultural misunderstandings would be a powerful starting point for similar idea exchanges based on today's conflicts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BenjaminJames H.
    04/06/17
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    "What happened to the story line"

    this series started out fantastic. But the last four books have just been going down the tube.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. S. Lunsford
    Atlanta, GA USA
    03/06/17
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    "Worst book in the series"

    I wanted another Empire's Corp story and got a story about the space Amish AKA the Foresakers. The story was dull and uncompelling. Skip this book...!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jerry Gambrell
    Wasilla, Alaska USA
    03/05/17
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    "Disapointed"

    Not bad, but not as good as the previous books in the series. Nothing about the corps mentioned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew McGee
    30/04/17
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    "Not worth the time."

    Culture Shock is a pointless collection of cliches jammed together. Even in text it felt like the antagonist was overacting his part straining credulity that anyone would follow such a character.

    Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job with a very weak story. If you are going to skip any book in this series this is the one to skip!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ronald
    29/04/17
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    "Not worth the price to keep!"

    Not the Empire Corps story line that I start listening to; high school thesis turned into another book in a series. Hope the next one gets back on track....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zenergy
    12/06/17
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    "Hands down the worst in the series."
    What disappointed you about Culture Shock?

    The Empire's Corps series is one of my favorites ever. I've listened to all of them, but this is just hands down a bad book. It's a poorly written polemic that goes on and on about a culture who's supposed to be some sort of Space Amish/Muslim hybrid but is really about the supposed dangers of letting in refugees - it reeks strongly of anti-Muslim bias, especially as it relates to refugees entering the UK. It's woefully unsubtle - he even references the Page 3 Girl from The Sun as something that one of the Forsakers is shocked by. The characters are wooden and unrealistic, and the story is slow and painfully predictable.

    The rest of this series is great, but do yourself a favor and skip this one. If Audible still let me return books I'd be asking for my money back on this one.


    Has Culture Shock turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all. Nuttall is still one of my favorite sci-fi authors - everybody has a bomb once in a while and this is one of his.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I absolutely LOVE Kafer's narration in everything I've heard him in. He does an admirable job, even though the story sucks.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No. If I could get my money back I would.


    Any additional comments?

    If the author reads these comments - look man, this was just a bad idea for a book. I get you had a point to make, but this wasn't the right venue for it. This is still one of my favorite series, but if you're going to write stuff that isn't about the Commonwealth, at least make it interesting. I'd love to hear about what happened to the Childe Roland and Belinda Lawson, and the rest of the Marines that made it off Earth during the fall. More about the Trade Federation would be great too. I'm looking forward to book 14 hitting Audible, and I'll definitely buy it, but please let this installment be a lesson learned in what to avoid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    23/05/17
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    "Interesting"

    The characters and story line of the Empire’s Corp series do not appear in book 13. Not sure if Nuttall is providing background material which will merge with his next book in the series.

    Arthur’s Seat is a relatively new colony world. With the crumbling of the Empire, the Imperial Navy is bringing fifty thousand unwanted immigrants/refugees to Arthur’s Seat. The story is the conflict between refugees and the planet inhabitants. The characters are interesting and the storyline is plausible considering the collapsing of the Empire. The refugees are the Forsakers, a religious group sort of like the Amish. Nuttall then explores racism and religious intolerance. The book is well written.

    The book is 12 hours long. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer has narrated all the books in the Empire’s Corp series. Kafer is a multi-award winning audiobook narrator.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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