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Summary

In the final days of the empire, Cyborg Corps Colonel Leonidas Adler plans to die in a manner befitting of an imperial officer.

He will fight until his last breath, giving his life to defend Emperor Markus, as it was meant to be. But when the emperor himself summons him for a final special mission, how can he refuse?

©2016 Lindsay Buroker (P)2021 Podium Audio

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A good story spoilt by dreadful narration. There are many excellent narrators this isn’t one of them.

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Good story bad narrator

loved the story however the narrator is really bad. I will not be getting more books in this series purely down to the narrator. a real disappointment as normally audible narrators are very good

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Good Start to the Series

I liked this very much. I am familiar with the series and enjoyed this introduction to one of my favourite main characters. The narrator did a very good job even if her male voices could be a bit more distinct.

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  • Phx17
  • 15-10-21

Pretty good teaser for lighter space opera

This prequel focuses on Colonel Leonidis and the moment the Imperialists fall to the Alliance. Sadly, none of the other series regulars make an appearance. This novella is best used to get a flavor of the series, which is space opera that falls between the (edgier, more clever) Firefly series and (campier) Space Team series. But, on sale, and especially with books 1-3 as part of a 27 hr omnibus, this series provides a zippy listen, with TV level violence, colorful characters, humor and adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-22

Inconsistent

The depiction of the empire is inconsistent with the main stories. They are too likable in this one.

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  • 07-07-22

great short story!

Awesome fast paced story that makes me interested in more books from the series. I loved the characters and the universe they are set in.

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  • 13-06-22

Good backstory on Leonidas

After listening to books 1-3 in the series, this story provided some good background and filled in a few questions regarding Leonids and the Emperor’s son.

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  • Chandler gaunt
  • 06-06-22

quick an sweet

wouldn't re-listen to it, but it was decently informative of what happens before the first book.

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  • Moondance
  • 13-05-22

great start to a great series

a very incredible book and a very incredible series of books very fascinated with the Opera in the timeline

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  • Mrs.P
  • 20-04-22

I was wondering what happened to him

It was a nice short story, I was wondering how he became stranded on that planet.

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  • 02-03-22

Short Story short Changed

Books with multiple characters presented by one person are ofter disappointing because. Adults make terrible readers for children's parts. Too bad Audible can't figure out this problem's solution. Iv did it and this is not even my business.

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  • rbs
  • 17-01-22

Satisfying Backstory

This is a satisfying backstory for the Fallen Empire series. It helps understand the motivations for the actions this character's decisions, and lays the groundwork for his motivations in the series.

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  • Jeffery
  • 29-11-21

No meat on this bone

I didn't realize this was a short story when I started reading, so was very surprised when it ended so quickly. The story was very good and the narration was very good. We only got to meet three characters in any depth and one of them died, but what can you expect in 2.5 hours. I really wish amazon had a rating somewhere between "Pretty Good" and "It's Great," like "Very Good." I suspect that the author is very good, but I didn't get enough of a sample to know. The story was well written and the characters we were introduced to were engaging. The narrator did a very good job with no noticeable editing flubs. It's too bad I didn't get more of a sample. I'll add book 1-3 omnibus edition to my wishlist and pick it up if it goes on sale or Audible +.