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A Fallen Empire Omnibus

Books 1-3
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)
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Summary

A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter. A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity.

Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a 70-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.

This omnibus includes Star Nomad (Book One), Honor's Flight (Book Two), Starseers (Book Three), as well as the short story, "Starfall Station".

Star Nomad was a nominee for the Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards and also made Amazon's Top 20 list of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016. Start the adventure now!

©2017 Lindsay Buroker (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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very well written and performed

good books, very easy to listen to and follow the plot. if it was not an omnibus, I guess the individual books may have been of somewhat lower content/price ratio against similar titles, but as it is - very good listening for not very much money.

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Generic

The main problem with this book was that a number of plot twists were recognisable from other books/films of the same genre - which loses the originality feel. Other than that the characters were fine and it is a lighthearted listen,

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Loved the books

I have to say I loved this and even got butterflies in my tummy in the epilogue of book 3. Now I HAVE to get the rest because I need to know what happens.

Space chickens, futuristic-mushroom eating- hippy, an android, a doctor/monk on a mission, a security officer dreaming of being a galactic sauce superstar who's running away from the space mob, a lesbian mechanic and a captain just trying to find her daughter. It's brilliant!!

The only fault I can find is the narrator. Unfortunately there really isn't much in the way of character distinction which can get VERY confusing. Also she has a weird way of emphasising parts of a sentence that sometimes you think there is more to come and sometimes it's as though she's just cut off... Very strange. Thankfully the story is strong enough to keep you going.

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Good but not for me

Any additional comments?

Other reviewers compared it to Fire Fly guess I should have listened as never really took to that show.

Fallen Empire has good characters and story behind it. But developments in story move to slow for my liking. On book 3 of Omnibus and none of the individual stories for each character progressed much.

Will give FE this, the characters personalities are clear, so you will know who you like, hate or and trust by then.

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Brilliant

As usual Lindsay produces another great series. Lovely to have it on audible. Looking forward to next book in series

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A fallen empire

very well narrated excellent storyline I didn't want it the story to end bring on the next books

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  • Bunty
  • 29-08-17

EXCELLENT. WELL WRITTEN AND PERFORMED

Fantastic space opera. I love the protagonists. Lots of action and a little romance thrown in. Alisa, the fighter pilot of the Alliance and Leonidas, the cyborg colonel of the empire had to work together to get to their goals. Along the way they have to escape from their enemies. A very well written series with witty dialogue , intrigues and politics in the mix. A boxed set of 3 books is really worth the credit. I will be continuing book 4 and I hope book 5 will come out soon.

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  • Tom Smith
  • 13-02-18

Not too bad

it was a pretty good story but don't expect too too much, humor was a little corny. if there's more books after these 3 books I might listen to those as well.

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  • Nelson
  • 12-01-19

Fun story, if a bit outlandish at times

This story is pretty fun, if a bit silly at times. The opening book has a strong 'Firefly' vibe to it that it loses by the third book, transitioning to a more classic sci fi trope by then. I love Kate Reading as narrator, but I find she leans into the 'witty' banter thing a bit too hard at times, and there is a lot of it in this story. I can't tell if the story has too much of it, or if Kate's melodramatic emphasis on it just makes it stick out. As is true of most sci fi, there are some pretty large holes on the plot; there are many moments where you're wondering why the all powerful enemies didn't just do X earlier, or why they didn't phone ahead and do it a second time. But overall, the story is lighthearted and fun, but not so silly as to feel cheap. I enjoyed it, and will be looking for more of it when I'm back into a sci fi mood.

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  • Benjamin
  • 02-01-19

solid space opera in the style of Firefly

Good ensemble of crew characters, interesting plot, and well paced. Good narration but nothing exceptional regarding voicing different characters. Romance very unrequited slow-burn. Good use of conflicting motivations among the crew and a likeable plucky captain. Overall solid space-opera adventure sci-fi, but nothing mind-blowingly original or exceptionally creative and the author uses many standard tropes in predictable ways without enough to really set it apart as unique or extremely compelling.

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  • Cyndi
  • 19-11-18

Really Good Books

Very interesting story line. Love listing to Kate Reading... Can't wait to dive into rest of the series.

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  • Tracy
  • 20-10-18

Interesting story, mediocre narration

I honestly thought Kate Reading was better than this after listening to the Wheel of Time series. Now it's clear that Michael Kramer's performance was so bad that Kate sounded phenomenal by comparison. It's an otherwise fun story of a distant future that kinda mixes Star Wars with Firefly. If you can deal with Kate's ridiculous character voices, give it a go.

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  • Lawrence
  • 19-10-18

A fantastic military/space opera

It was refreshing to hear a female author write about the main female role that was sensitive and exciting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-18

On edge

If you've read her other stories then you can guess what's up with the captain and cyborg. The whole time you'll just be sitting there grinding your teeth telling them to just kiss and bed already!



You'll honestly get that feeling regardless. Enjoy!

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  • john kazee
  • 26-09-18

my humble opinion

The story is very enjoyable. the narrator performs the female characters wonderfully. Her range for the male characters leaves me wanting more.

Lindsay is a great author, this is my third series with her. I truly enjoy her style and imagination

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  • Desira G.
  • 26-09-18

YES!

Not only is this a well-written adventure, but the audio book is superbly narrated. I did not know this author but I'm a fan of Kate Reading from her narration of my very first Audible Epic Fantasy series, so I decided to give this writer a try. I am pleased with the characters and the story, but I'm not pleased that it left me wanting more. I must seek out the other books! Audible I hope you have them!