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Summary

Kill the bad guys. Save the galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. 

After 10 years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it’ll have to do.

That is, until General Lance Reynolds tracks Eddie down and offers him a job. There are bad people out there, plotting terrible things, killing innocent people, and destroying entire colonies.

Someone has to stop them.

Eddie, along with the genetically-enhanced combat pilot, Julianna Fregin, and her trusty E.I. named Pip, must recruit a diverse team of specialists, both human and alien. They’ll need to master their new Q-Ship, one of the most powerful strike ships ever constructed. And finally, they’ll have to stop a faceless enemy so powerful, it threatens to destroy the entire Federation.

All in a day’s work, right?

Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit universe. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect, Firefly, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera.

Note: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.

©2017 Sarah Noffke, J. N. Chaney, Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing

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  • Ron ... a fan of exciting books!
  • 20-01-18

Kurtherian Gambit Series, with all the trimmings.

If you don’t like the Kurtherian Gambit Series, or kicka$$ characters, or lots of action then this book is not for you. BUT, if all of this and more sounds interesting, then this new series is just what you are looking for. Early in the book we hear: “You did well, Captain, but you’ll need to be even better. Understand?” Old friends and new characters headline this book where politics be damned, the Federation will be protected even when it can’t be done in the open. New hi-tech? Check. Space ships? Check. “I need you at your peak, son; I can’t stress that enough.”

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-02-18

I love this series

It's fun to hear how names and places are pronounced. whenever I go back and listen to the stories on Audible I catch a lot of things that I missed when I read it the first time through. it's a lot of fun to hear the right way to pronounce all the words but I so badly screw up. this story was fun to hear and I thought the gentleman did a very good job thanks everybody love it

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  • Katy W
  • 21-10-18

voice acting was rough

the story was descent from what I heard, but I couldn't get past the voice actor. it's a book I think I'll have to get and read, I tried here for about 2 hours and the voices made it really hard for me to connect with the characters or the story.

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  • Mindjacked
  • 29-09-18

Better than Opera

I am not one for opera anything but this is a great audio, it had action, suspense, and twists and turns, but it also had humor and that was awesome! I have been a fan of Sarah Noffke for quite some time and a off and on fan of J.N. Chaney as well but Michael Anderle is new to me and I think I will be look for some more of his book/audios as I can. Chris Abernathy also had a big part in making this audio so great, he is a wonderful narrator and I hope their partnership lasts as he made Eddie who he is and made Pip so awesome. I really hope they come and recruit me as I wouldn't even think about it I would go in a second.

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  • Michelle
  • 24-08-18

Solid start to the series

This is a solid start to the series, and has a good epic space opera vibe. It felt as though this book is setting the stage for the broader sweep of the series. I didn't read the other books in this Universe, so I'm coming into it new. We get introduced to our main characters but they felt a bit under-developed (that may be because I am new to this verse). I trust that the characters will grow as the series progresses. With the unfolding plot against the Federation there are plenty of places for the places for the Crew to go.

The narration of the audio is decent but had a few things that didn't work for me. I did have some trouble distinguishing between the male voices at times. It is a personal preference but I like a broader range of voices or accents when there is an ensemble cast of characters. Also, I felt the pacing of the narration was off at times. Sometimes the narrator added hard breaks at the end of sentences rather than allowing it to flow more naturally. But this book still lends itself well to audio and I will give the next audio in the series a chance.

Overall, this is a good introduction to a new series within an existing story-verse. And it's worth giving the next audiobook a try.

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  • Bec
  • 19-08-18

Formation: Age of Expansion

3.5 stars for this one. This was my first foray into the Kurtherian Gambit series. I started on this one as I love all of Sarah Noffke's work. For me, this wasn't the same standard as her dream traveller work, but it was still an enjoyable read/listen (I listened to the audio). I enjoyed the space setting and the many different alien species. I enjoyed the Eddie/Julianna relationship, Eddie was a lot of fun and Julianna grounded him. Pip the AI was good fun also. A nice start to this Ghost Squadron series.

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  • ReadingRover
  • 18-08-18

Fun space opera

This was a pretty entertaining sci-fi space opera. The plot had me hooked right away since Teach was a down and out hero brought back to his glory. Kind of like Han Solo. It was action packed though there were a few lulls. I liked the different aliens and the characters were likable. I usually reach for more fantasy focused books so sci-fi space stuff isn’t really my thing but there was a lot of action and along with the humor inserted in all the right places this was a fun experience. I’m a huge Sarah Noffke fan and though I enjoyed this collaboration it’s not my favorite of her work.

I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 11-08-18

Amazing start to a new series

I read this book and loved it. But to listen to it in audio that just bought about a whole new side to the book the narrator who I might add has an amazing voice and he changes things up for each character and adds the inflections that are needed that you think your in the room with the characters. This is an amazing collaboration by 3 amazing authors and yes Sarah was able to get over her wands. I’m so looking forward to the next book.

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  • Margaret
  • 08-08-18

Holding out for improvement

This book did not feel like a “Sara Noffke” book to me. I have not previously read/ listened to anything written by the other two authors. It’s quite a bit cookie cutter and predictable and the dialogue is pretty generic and basic. There’s not much detail about this world or depth to the characters- although I’m curious about their story, I don’t truly feel attached to them. Despite this, I am intrigued by the story. I was thinking I would give one more book a try to see if it improved. Then I learned Sara Noffke did not have as much of a role in writing this book as she did with the rest in this series. That makes me much more interested to listen to subsequent books! I’ve previously listened to eleven books by Sara Noffke and loved them all.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator (Chris Abernathy). He does a pretty good job reading this book. He has many distinct character voices, and did well reading the story to submerge the reader into it. What I found awkward was the voices he choose for Hatch and Eddie. Their voices are kinda high and it was as though they were always yelling (even when he was hungover).

There are no explicit sex scenes. There is a lot of fighting but not overly descriptive violence. There is swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Sandy Chapman
  • 02-08-18

LIKE THE FROSTING ON A CAKE

When I originally read this in format, I was hooked and knew that this was the perfect beginning of a new series. Think is the first book I've listened to by Chris Abernathy but it won't be the last. I loved hearing the voices he gave to the characters in the story. When listening to a book that I enjoyed as much as Formation, there's always the hesitation that the performer might not understand the characters that have become some of my favorite book friends. But there was no need to worry, from the action that started from the first page, Chris immediately hit a home run. I loved hearing the little things that I forgot from my reading, brought to life in a higher and better way! From the first reading, I knew that the Ghost Squadron would be series I would love as much as I have loved Michael Anderle and Sara Noffke's other books. And I always love adding a new author's to my TBR list, because J. N. Chaney''s other books were definitely going to be added.
Jule's was a Minor character in the Kurtherian Gambit Series who stood out, someone Micheal developed who seemed to be crying out for her story to be told. I was looked listening to Chris further developing the characters as he read. I will definitely be telling my friends how awesome this Audible version of Formation is!