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Koban Audiobook

Koban: Conflict and Empire

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Publisher's Summary

The Galactic Federation is confronted by the vast and implacable Thandol Empire, which has coveted the former Krall region of space for eons, a region of space now occupied and claimed by the upstart Kobani. Outnumbered, they face an opponent who possesses new and deadly weapons. An enemy that had thousands of years to develop the means to take on the Krall Empire, and now present the supermen with a weapon that turns their greatest genetic asset into their greatest weakness. The new Federation must find a way to survive the most powerful threat yet to their existence. Once again, the Kobani are between a rock and a hard place, poised on the brink of death and destruction.

©2016 Stephen W Bennett (P)2016 Stephen W Bennett

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    Jennifer Deeley 16/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listening"

    Love the Koban universe and all the varied aliens Can't wait for the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel COVENTRY, United Kingdom 06/12/2016
    Daniel COVENTRY, United Kingdom 06/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"

    I can't wait for the next book, good fun YA sci fi just like the last book's

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    carl 29/11/2016
    carl 29/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Not the best story rather simplistic"

    But I liked it! Worth picking up not as good as the first nooks but better than the last one!

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  • tekone
    New York, NY USA
    18/11/16
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    "Shorter but still good"

    I prefer the long books Mr Bennet but this was still great! I look forward to the next.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • bluestategirl
    Vermont
    17/12/16
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    "Same Great Kobani -- Different Aliens!"


    Conflict and Empire picks up where Forged left off -- with our intrepid Kobani facing the prospect of war with yet another murderous group of high handed aliens determined to conquer humanity. (You'd think it would get old -- nope!)

    In Forged, the Empire invaded a new Federation colony, and in turn, the Kobani attacked them in retribution. Now the Empire is planning an invasion to teach the humans a lesson, and what follows is a war with the Empire's security force, an ape-like species called the Ragnar. Of course, the Ragnar have no idea what they're up against when it comes to war with humans. Fun times ensue!

    The Kobani have learned that the Empire has weapons that are particularly deadly to their special nervous system, one that could eventually bring the Federation to a painful end, so they waste no time looking for a genetic mod to counteract the threat, but the book ends before that particular plot point is fleshed out. While Confict feels a little like the first half of a longer book, it's so well done that I found it hugely entertaining. If I have a complaint it's that book 7 isn't out yet!

    And let's face it -- no matter how long Steve's books are, I'm always sad when they end.

    FYI: I'm usually not a fan of straight up military sci fi, (with a few exceptions). But when the 'military' is a bunch of scientists and spacers learning on the fly, it feels different and wide open with smart possibilities. In the hands of Steve Bennett, the wars feel more like something out of Hogan's Heroes or Mash, than Patton, so I enjoy the books immensely. The military strategies are well thought out, entertaining and satisfying, and the tech is awesome, and left me wondering whether our military may have missed out on an innovative potential general in Stephen W. Bennett!

    And innovation really is Steve's strength -- and why I keep coming back for more.


    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Doyle
    04/12/16
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    "Amazing book and series"

    I just finished the latest book in this series and found it absolutely entertaining. This book and its series are well worth investing in. The only drawback is waiting for the next book to be published!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas E. Noll
    30/11/16
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    "Another great addition to the series"

    I listened to this nearly straight through. It is just as good as the previous installments.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    22/11/16
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    "can't wait"

    since I started listening to the series. I am eager to hear the next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jaco du Preez
    South Africa
    22/01/17
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    "A build-up to the next book"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is the calm before the storm. There are battles but are small excursions compared to the predicted next book war.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    10/01/17
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    "First of two"

    Lot of back story with a bit of action. The next book sounds like a doozey. Its going to be some great action I can hear it now. I cannot wait.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Josef Faber
    08/12/16
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    "Great book. Great narration."

    I really enjoy this series. Perfect level of detail mixed with humour, action and drama equals a lot of fun. I absolutely recommend this book and all the rest in the series! if you enjoy sci-fi you will love this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Q
    Bakersfield, CA, USA
    20/11/16
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    "I hope it never ends!"

    The only bad thing about this series is I can listen/read it far faster than it can be written. the author is obviously well read and while he uses some mystical yet invented technologies to move around, the theories are not completely unfounded and on top of that he not only explains very complicated astrophysics and quantum mechanics in a way most can understand. though I wanted to bash Tet on the head for his glib understanding of gravitational physics, it was a good plot device for teaching a complicated topic to a layperson. As with most of this series I listened almost straight through though I had to have a break this time, and was surprised when it ended as I always want more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • neal raymond
    gorgiaa USA
    19/11/16
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    "love this series"

    I can't put it down I listen then relisten to this book. Gotta start blaming this author for my insomnia every time a book gets released.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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