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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
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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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Reasons to rejoyce / despair

Rejoyce: Space opera, seedy bars, space shios, snappy comments, magic. Despair: Firefly wannabe, no story (yet, into book two of writing this) typecast genders, old male sex fantasies.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-19

Boring

I found myself unable to continue listening mainly because of how rushed and uneventful the story is. Not to mention that the characters develop very slowly, if at all.

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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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  • PUBLICENEMY#1
  • 23-10-20

Entertainment for guys for 👍

enjoyed it from start to finish, looking forward to next book 📖 😀 👍

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  • Lint
  • 30-08-19

A fun sci-fi romp with but doesn't fully deliver

First the good. a generally entertaining space opera type story with dinner interesting twists and turns, a good lead character, and some good supporting characters. The sorry is fun, engaging, and light. On the downside, many of the characters are cookie cutter. They're not very deep, and largely stereotypical. The "adult content" seems thrown in, and never goes anywhere, usually tacked on to the end of a chapter. Despite the warnings, the sex is tame. It feels more like a marketing ploy. Lastly, the narration is uneven. Accents and voices drift, even within the same line. It becomes confusing, and the narrator had trouble making some of the female characters sound, well, female. Not terrible, but uneven. All in all, an entertaining romp in the two-book format of you're in the mood, but not a must listen.

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  • L. Olson
  • 16-07-19

Better than I expected

To be honest, I was not expecting much going in, but I decided to try it based on some other reviews. The story was good, the characters well developed, and it was very entertaining. The harem fantasy aspects became completely unnecessary to what otherwise could have been a great main stream sci-fi series. It seemed a lot like the Black Ocean series with a lot of adult fantasy thrown in.