Captain Jason Burke is a man apart, and not just because he's the only of his kind for thousands of light-years in any direction. The changes to his body and to his genetic code have made him faster, stronger, more able to survive in his dangerous occupation...but they've also ensured that he'll never truly fit in with others of his species. He always assumed he would live and die with his crew and never lay eyes on another human again. He was wrong.
The mercenary captain learns through back-channel information that Earth may be in danger and, worse, that he may have been a contributing factor. He now faces the choice of ignoring the problem and allowing his own species to fight their own battles or returning to help and risk making the situation worse. Can he just sit idly by while his species faces such a dire threat?
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"The characters are given real voices."
This was like hearing from old friends again. Jason Burke is not perfect but he recognizes it. He does dumb things sometime but the reader also doesn't know what else to do so we share in it.
Most important, the voices are so good, if they ever make a movie they'll have to get Paul Heitsch to dub every part.
"Easy to listen to."
Not hard to keep listening. keeps my interest and works well with the previous books.
I love this series it is the best sci-fi series I have ever picked up, and I love it. I cannot wait for the next one to come out and I buy it as soon as it does and I listen straight through. crazy twist at the end of this one, hope this series keeps going for a long long time to come
"Jason Burke makes peace with his past."
I don't know if I would listen to this again. However, that does not distract from the overall story. It was good. It was well written and well performed. The author kept the story moving along and flowing to a conclusion.
The character interaction and the action are what makes this series worth the read. This is NOT great literature, but it is good science fiction. If you can suspend reality for a while and overlook some plot holes and some scientific leaps of faith, this is a good effort.
Mr. Heitshch's work is superior. He does not allow the story to drag or get slow. Without much change in his voice, he still manages to convey the excitement of any particular scene. He also manages to be believable when he is speaking for any individual character.
This book, this series is not "Dune" or "Foundation Trilogy." But, for what it is, it is more than adequate. There are no moving moments here to have any great emotions about. It's just good, competent "action adventure."
I rate this 4 stars because it carries the series along nicely. If this was a stand alone book, I might have rated it less, 3 stars, maybe. However, as part of this series the best thing I can say about this book is, I am eager to read the next title in the series.
As I stated above, this is not great literature. What it is, is good entertainment and I wish the author well in his future endeavors. I recommend this book and the series.
"As usual another great delivery"
As the series continues to grow it shows no signs of slowing down . Very enjoyable with a great performance once again . King for the day !
"Fantastic Sci Fi"
I have listened to every book in this series. If it is not the best ever then it is very close. I thoroughly enjoyed every character. I had a hard time putting this down. If you love space opera at its best then you will love this whole series. I surely hope Joshua Dalzelle is not finished with this series -I can't wait for the next book!!!!!!
"Love these books"
Create characters and writing. Absolutely love all the books in the series. Keep them coming!
Also, the narration for all of them has been on point!
I loved the entire series. It is very entertaining and the narration is great too. I couldn't wait for the next opportunity to listen and find out what the crew of the Phoenix was going to do next. I got a good chuckle from quite a few of thier adventures. This series is first rate story telling. I hope we hear more from these characters.
"And there will be more!!!"
This is the most fun series ever. Cannot wait for the next book to arrive, so much more to explore...
"this one was a lot harder to put down than any of"
this one was a lot harder to put down than any of the others I listen to. I found myself listening to it for way longer than I needed to it was great can't wait till the next one
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