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Centauri Bliss: Publisher's Pack

Narrated by: David Benjamin Bliss
Series: Centauri Bliss, Book 1-2
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Centauri Bliss, book 1:

Quinn doesn't have much to his name but a broken-down old freighter; even keeping it fueled is a constant struggle on the edges of civilized space where jobs are scarce and honest ones non-existent.

With the death of the Emperor civilized space begins to dissolve into squabbling factions fighting for control and beautiful new passengers aboard Quinn's ship all bring their own load of problems and opportunities.

Centauri Honor, book 2:

The Centauri Bliss has a new home on the edges of civilized space, eking out a living even as in the core the Imperium devolves quickly towards a civil war. When a job goes bad Quinn must work to keep his family same as dangers mount, even as an ancient magical threat is unleashed.

While working to stay alive and to keep the ship flying the Centauri continues to try to find a balance, and truly begins to discover its power with the combined set of talents each brings.

Warning: This book has explicit sex, nudity, murder, and a lot of crime. There is a harem, a hot alien, a cheerful robot, a kick-ass lawyer, a xeno-archaeologist in a snazzy hat. It's space fantasy and space opera, with a healthy dose of magic, and hard science doesn't apply - and a galactic threat is rising.

©2018 Skyler Grant (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • J. Mathews
  • 26-01-19

The good parts make it worth it.

The space opera action is good, and the story interesting. I enjoyed the book enough to want to find out what happens next and I will gladly pick up the next chapters when they come out. Be aware that this books contains several fairly graphic sex scenes, something I always find a little awkward to listen to - though the narrator did a good job with them. I had two negatives. The first is the harem male fantasy written into the book - all the female characters are very attractive and want to have sex with the main male character, and each-other - everything gets very Heinlein-esque. However, most of the female characters have at least as much depth as the male character, they are skilled, and they don't need constant rescuing (at least no more than the male character). So overall, the good far outweighed the bad and awkward for me.

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  • kyle saiki
  • 21-01-19

it was shiny

if you like the show Firefly then you should get a kick out of this book!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20-01-19

Firefly with a naughty edge

The book immediately reminded me of the tv series "Firefly". The same type of people on the border of decent and criminal, daring plans and constantly on the run.
The book reads as a number of episodes loosely connected with an underlying theme.
I cannot wait for the next books in the series.

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  • jcmwbjs
  • 19-01-19

Suffice to say I loved it

I have over 350 audiobooks under my belt. Only reason I purchased this book was my wish list is thin and I love Sci Fi, that said I really enjoyed the story, I found it fun! I have a new author to follow and the narrator was excellent, not a must listen but a definite “give it an honest shot”.

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  • Logan79
  • 17-06-19

I'm super excited to hear more

There is a lot of nods to series and characters I love. This book is very cool and I'm excited to see what happens next for all of them.

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  • Linda Luella
  • 15-06-19

The sex is too weird for me.

I'm stopping now because although I enjoy romance novels and some "harem" arrangement stories I've enjoyed, this reads more like a Mormon or Islamic marriage situation to me. I need comedy to enjoy reading about such arrangements, which isn't employed here

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-03-19

Enjoyable but predictable

Excellent voice acting great range and diversity of tone for characters. Story makes use of many tropes.

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  • S. Johnson
  • 12-02-19

Really Enjoyed it.

The narrator gives some of the female characters voices that sound like men but I really enjoyed the story.

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  • Kabul
  • 12-03-19

Where is the rest of the book ?

This story moved so fast , I thought parts were removed by the editor. It reads like an abridged audiobook , or if I tried to watch a favorite TV series on DVD while fast forwarding, and slowing down every 5 minutes to figure out how the plot was going .
I'm not sure if the editor was just acting as a living "spell check" or if the author was being lazy ( or was fighting " writer's block").
I really like the (Fireflysque + magic) universe that was created, but it was seriously lacking .
It feels like the author pitched an idea to a publisher and they said " ok, we love it ! we'll buy it if you can give us a finished product in two months." ( per book)?

I would love this series if it didn't seem like the author wasn't just writing it to pay his rent.

Skyler Grant, Please finish writing the "whole story" on your own schedule. Your publisher clearly doesn't give a "F" about you or what you're capable of.

This book could have been great.

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  • Ian Schrott
  • 17-01-19

good read

Quinn doesn't have much to his name but a broken-down old freighter; even keeping it fueled is a constant struggle on the edges of civilized space where jobs are scarce and honest ones non-existent.

With the death of the Emperor civilized space begins to dissolve into squabbling factions fighting for control and beautiful new passengers aboard Quinn's ship all bring their own load of problems and opportunities.

Centauri Honor, book 2:

The Centauri Bliss has a new home on the edges of civilized space, eking out a living even as in the core the Imperium devolves quickly towards a civil war. When a job goes bad Quinn must work to keep his family same as dangers mount, even as an ancient magical threat is unleashed.

While working to stay alive and to keep the ship flying the Centauri continues to try to find a balance, and truly begins to discover its power with the combined set of talents each brings.

Warning: This book has explicit sex, nudity, murder, and a lot of crime. There is a harem, a hot alien, a cheerful robot, a kick-ass lawyer, a xeno-archaeologist in a snazzy hat. It's space fantasy and space opera, with a healthy dose of magic, and hard science doesn't apply - and a galactic threat is rising.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful