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Efferus

Fringe Worlds, Book 2
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Fringe Worlds Series, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

At the edge of known space, Marine Lieutenant Gant Maker continues his vengeful pursuit of the alien race known as the Vacra.

Now confirmed to have stolen weapons and tech so advanced that it can’t even be classified, the Vacra represent a menace unlike anything mankind has ever faced. For Maker, the threat is also personal, as the treacherous and cunning insectoids - still smarting from their stunning defeat at his hands during their last encounter - have specifically targeted him for capture, along with his exotic alien companion, Erlen.

Going well beyond any charted or civilized worlds, Maker and his loyal crew of misfits once again find themselves outnumbered and outgunned. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, even their unique talents may not be enough to overcome the odds this time, which include not only the Vacra’s alien armada, but a mysterious being with the ability to utterly destroy anything it touches.

©2017 Kevin Hardman (P)2019 Kevin Hardman

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Just brilliant

Wow, I love this series (but then again I have loved every series that Kevin has written about so it's not unexpected.) This book is the second book in the series and there had better be a third because I just can't get enough. It is so unpredictable with plenty of action and set in another world with strange creatures and aliens, so what is there not to enjoy and it is a book you can listen to again and again. With wonderful characters and a great writing style that keeps you listening this is a must have book.
This book sees Maker and his rag tag band of marines and civilians on the hunt for the Vacra, an alien race with a deadly past of killing every thing in it way. It's not long before they are on the hunt or before the Hunter becomes the prey, with grave and deadly consequences.
The narrator is just brilliant and I just love his range of voices for each of the characters, it's like several people reading the story to you so it never gets dull or monotonous.

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fantastic

another fantastic audiobook from the pen of Kevin Hardman and narrated by Mikael Naramore xxxxx

enjoying this series xxxx

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  • Va
  • 14-11-19

Action packed Sci-fi adventure.

The most dangerous mission yet for 'Madman Maker ' and his crew of misfits, intriguing plots & some ingenious inventions hold the attention, in this highly enjoyable, fast-paced tale.

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  • MR
  • 06-09-19

A great Sci-Fi Story!

After listening to the first book I had high hopes for the second and i was not disappointed!
The characters work great together, the action is fast without becoming confusing or rushed. As seems to be usual with this series every time that you think that you know what might happen next it goes off in a completely different direction.
The narrator remains at his usual high standard, performing a range of distinctive voices without becoming odd sounding that can happen with some narrators.

Overall I really liked this story and even though I was given a free copy of this to provide a non-biased review I will be buying the next in the series.

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  • 10-08-19

Maker's romantic issues are so funny.

Continuing on from Terminus, Gant Maker is on a new mission with his crew. This time they are not only going to find the Vacra, this time Maker is out for revenge, in particular on Skullcap. Meanwhile, they are still after his alien companion Erlen, who has numerous powers which make him extremely valuable to the Vacra.
Maker's romantic issues are so funny. He acts all tough most of the time and can generally deal with any danger thrown at him, but a little flirting has him dazed and confused! It's a good thing his love interest is more than an match for him.

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Action packed scifi

I loved the first one in the series and book two did not disappoint. It is action packed and fast paced. I love the world the author built and would be great as a movie.
Would highly recommend it.

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Great follow up

I enjoyed this one a lot although it did take me a while to get back into the story with being a gap from the first story.
Hardman does well with this and i enjoy his space scifi adventures.
Narration is by Naramore so i cant fault it at all.
Can't wait for more on this one.
I requested this audio and have decided to leave my thoughts on this for everyone.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 18-05-19

Awesome, where can I get my own Erlen?

Efferus by Kevin Hardman and narrated by Mikael Naramore is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. This series fills the Firefly hole in my heart! It has all the daring and unconventional escapades, the unique but skilled crew, and the great interactions between them. Lots of action, always in trouble somehow, new and exciting adventures, great plot, and it leaves me excited for the next book!
The narrator is spot on with voices, emotions, and makes the book just that much better! Thanks!

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  • Ben
  • 29-04-20

Great Addition to the Series

Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Efferus was a great addition to the Fringe World series and it makes me excited to read the third volume. If you enjoyed the first book, then there should be no reason not to read this one.

Naramore is a great narrator and Hardman knows how to tell a good story.

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  • Chris C.
  • 20-04-20

Fantastic Book

Hardman does it again. This book picks up directly after Terminus and continues the adventure of LT Maker and his rag tag team of cast off space marines. Loved the book. It had the right amount of action and dialogue. Don’t hesitate buy it.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 04-04-20

Absolutely wonderful Story!!!

OMG! This Second book was so much fun to listen to, and the characters and Story was definitely reviting! To say I like this book would be a understatement. The Narrator did a Excellent job of bringing this story to life and same with the characters. I highly recommend this series and especially this Story.

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  • CMJ.Albro
  • 30-03-20

Very good

Efferus: Fringe Worlds book 2 is full of action. Marine Lieutenant Gant Maker pursues the menacing alien race known as the Vacra, as well as a powerful mysterious being, in a battle for mankind. Will Maker and crew overcome the seeming unsurmountable odds and save humanity? Find out in Efferus; much excitement and adventure awaits. Great narration!!

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  • Cindy Scheffler
  • 08-03-20

A wonderful follow up.

I loved this follow up book. The characters continued to grow. The story flowed quickly.

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  • S.R.
  • 06-03-20

Entertaining, Suspenseful Quest

Kevin Hartman has written a fun and exciting galactic adventure, picking up the story where the first book left off. The plot of this action packed voyage moves along at a good pace with some innovative twists. The interesting human and alien characters are fleshed out further and I enjoyed the dialog and interaction of these individuals as well as their suspenseful and exciting exploits. Mikael Naramore's narration animated these characters and augmented my enjoyment of this gripping sequel. I was provided a free review copy of this audio book and am voluntarily leaving this review.

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  • John
  • 03-11-19

A cool space adventure

Efferus is a cool space adventure with lots of action and interesting human and alien characters. This is the second book in the series, but should work fine independently as well.

Recommended for adult and teen readers. Contains violence and mild sexual situations, but nothing worse then what you’d see watching Star Trek.

The narrator does an excellent job bringing the book and characters to life.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • GARGAM3LS B3AUT1FUL
  • 01-10-19

Captivating

This series was hard to stop listening to. The characters were well thought out, the plot was captivating, and there was non-stop action through both book. I enjoyed this book immensely, and would recommend it to everyone. I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook, and this is my honest review.

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  • Aisha K.S. Hashmi
  • 22-08-19

Still pursing the Vacra!

This is so cool, the weapons and the crew are super entertaining! I know Maker will do his best!