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A Fallen Empire Omnibus

Books 1-3
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Fallen Empire, Book 1-3
Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (153 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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A nice twist to standard SciFi<br />

Nice to have sci- fi seen from a female perspective. The narrator brings all the different characters to life with great skill, really enjoyed listening.

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Great book

Loved it, the story was gripping and the narrator read it well. Most enjoyable listen

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An enjoyable listen

Fast moving and fun. A perfect audio book for the background when you're in the garden

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Similar to Expanse

Loved this, a great easy listen. If you like The Expanse series you'll like this. Not too serious with technical sci-fi but very well read and although the characters are fairly obvious they are charming and grow on you. And it made me smile.

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Fantastic syfy series.

Great storey telling and naration is excellent. the I'll be buying the rest of the series.

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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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  • 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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  • Rubi Rayne
  • 02-08-19

FireFly meets starwars. Not bad. A lot borrowed.<br />

Not much of this feels original to me, but the story is fun and the voice acting isn't bad. If you like FireFly, this will feel quite familiar.

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  • Rachel
  • 24-07-19

Han Solo's Traveling 'Firefly' Circus

Loved this, LOVED it! Great writing--gets just science-y enough to make the tech and settings feel plausible, without going so hard as to make it read like a manual. Amazing main characters, everyone fleshed-out and distinct. I care about them, and NEED to know what happens next! Plus, moral ambiguity, realistic reactions, and the slowest slow-burn you could want? Sign me the heck up!!

This has strong world-building, solid plots, and Entirely Appropriate humor. And the narrator is perfect, gives sarcastic nuance that I fully appreciate, and it's easy to differentiate characters, even in group dialogue scenes. Cannot recommend this highly enough, especially to fans of the less-glossy, unglamorous, well-lived-in brand of space adventuring.

Plus, chickens. 👌👌

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  • MaGGot
  • 28-06-19

Space Scifi & omnibus for 1 credit = AwSum

For the price... hours per credit, just can't beat it. Downside is although its 3 books, it feels like only 3 chapters as the missions, such as recovery of missing daughter continues... I prefer each book completes a mission..

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  • Kate
  • 24-06-19

A great read that's hard to put down

l I started this book in the Kindle version and couldn't quite get it. It wasn't until I got the audible version that I really started to enjoy reading it again. The narration was fantastic, the story although slowed down in parts was well-written and the characters were well fleshed out I'm looking forward to more books by the author as this one really had my interest

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  • Dave
  • 24-05-19

Excellent!

Another great story from one of my favorite writers, Linsey Buroker. These books are well written and unpredictable.

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  • Sam
  • 20-03-19

Great books!

I really enjoyed listening to this series. I liked how multiple factions get stuck together after the war and had to support each other and find friendship. Even while some of them plotted against each other! I hope it all works out in the end. I didn't realize the series does not end in this omnibus, so I hope she finished/finishes the next book.

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  • Paul Dennis
  • 20-03-19

FATE & UNLIKELY ALLIES

There is a curious anticipatory yearning to see how this Saga will venture on so Let's continue!

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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.