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Mercy for Hire Mission Pack 2

Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire Mission Pack, Books 5-8
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

Almighty Ra looks down not from one sun but from all!

Someone has taken an ancient Earth religion and re-branded it for the 26th century. Multi-stellar, multispecies, the Cult of Ra has an answer for everything.... 

Except a wizard who's sick of them preying on innocent people. 

Sunshine of Your Cult (Book 5)

Still getting used to life without magic, Esper accepts a mission that seems easy enough on the surface. An actor is searching for a kidnapped co-worker. Just two little problems with that. The actor seems intent on tagging along, offering questionable "help" along the way. And his co-star is in the clutches of a deadly cult. 

Walk Like a Magician (Book 6)

Now on a crusade to pull the Cult of Ra out of the galaxy by the roots, Esper and company find a arms manufacturer secretly funding the cult. But when taking on such a formidable foe without magic proves too much, Esper takes drastic measures to even the odds.

Hotel Caledonia (Book 7)

This could be the break Esper has been waiting for. A mysterious whistle-blower looks to take down the Cult of Ra from the inside. He's willing to tell Esper everything. Her rendezvous aboard a luxury cruise ship goes horribly wrong when she meets her contact - at the scene of his murder.

Eye of the Pharaoh (Book 8)

The beating heart of the Cult of Ra is its founder, the self-styled pharaoh Ramesses XIII. And Esper knows where to find him. The cult flagship will be in orbit of a planet whose populace has converted to their religion. So, all Esper and her friends have to do is get to a planet full of zealots, sneak about their most powerful warship, and depose the pharaoh amid his most trusted guards and wizards. 

And they know Esper is coming.

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2019 J.S. Morin
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The black ocean series of books are the best I’ve read .... ever !!!

Again this series lived up to my expectations, it was great to find out how characters that broke off from galaxy outlaws ended up and how there own stories progressed... I have one more part of the black ocean series to read and I’m already wishing there were more to come J.S.Morin and Mikael Naramore have set a standard so high for me with writing and narration, it’s going to be hard to enjoy any other books as much as I have these... thank you to them both.

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Outstanding

Another outstanding collection by J.S. Morin. and narrated by the fantastic Mikael Naramore. If you haven't read/listened to any of the books in this series, you have dearly missed out. I cannot recommend these books enough. Buy them now!

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Holy F-balls!!

Esper is kicking butt and doling out mercy at the same time. A dramatic and lol comedically great story for all fans of Esper. Whilst the Convocation gets its pound of flesh out of her, Esper gains two more members of her motley crew. One, Wesley Wesley a 150kgs of muscle but no brains and Ilsa, a new lover that can handle her tech for her, if she can keep out of trouble herself that is. Together the band of five start off doing a missing persons gig and end up taking out a god and a trumped up wizard! But can Esper stave off the horny hands of the Poet Fleet's rebuffed admiral? Oh, and she needs a ship to call home, but an Earth Navy frigate; sure, why not? Tiffany adds real meat to the mission and the Mobius swoops in to help. But what is Kubu doing in a backpack?! Well worth the terras, or at least a credit. Lol fun!

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hope there's going to be more

hope there is going to be more from Esper, Kubu and Tiff brilliant books just like the rest of the Black Ocean series.

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Not quite mobius good but still good

this mission pack is much better than mission pack 1. the added character of Wesley Wesley added the much needed humor which was missing from missions 1 - 4. the little meat up with the mobius crew brought some nostalgia and smiles as it was nice to hear from Carl Ramsey again. I am now moving on to astral prime but am tempted to re listen to the 16 mobius missions again.

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outstanding

Well written, well read, I just wish it was ten times longer; but if it was then it wouldn't be what it is.

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loved it. love a wizard fight

wozatds and magic and science, I love the ideas in these books and the characters, excellently read

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  • Deathstalker
  • 01-05-19

What can I say, another great one by J.S. Morin

If you don't know about the black ocean series. Get the Mission Pack 1-16.5 Black Ocean Mobius missions. Once you listen to that get Black Ocean Astral Prime Mission pack 1-4. Then get Black Ocean Mercy for hire missing 1-4 then 5-8.

Way worth the money and time IMO. I loved em all and only wish I could forget about them so I could listen to them all over again. Unfortunately I liked them so much they will stick with me for a long time. Ill need to wait like 10 years before they will be fresh enough to go through the series again.

I have read more science fiction and fantasy books then I can count literally in the thousands. These are definitely some of the best. They have a little of everything some comedy, suspense, mystery, science, magic, light sex and just plain fun. The narrator keeps everything light and upbeat and does a really good job of keeping character voices unique.



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  • MatFalkner
  • 29-05-19

I only hope we get more of these.

Between the awesome adventures of some pretty cool humans and the wisdom of a Megalodog I think I could go for another 8 books. This universe has a great god, J.S.Morin, and voice of god, Mikael Naramore.
One request, please please keep in touch with the original crew more. I miss those guys. All of them. *wink wink* Enzio is cool too. Hahaha

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-06-20

Well written and superbly performed.

amazing. Morin has become one of top3 favorite author's of all time. the performance is as good as the book. Superb job

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  • Spencer
  • 22-05-20

Bad a$$ and hella funny!!! It’s worth it!

These books are a awesome continuation, honestly I think these are some of the best from the collection, great storyline and sone hilarious humor! Well worth the credit and even more worth the time to listen great narration!

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  • Joshua R. Lee
  • 28-02-20

Fun for the Most Part

80% amusing and 20% crap.
The 80% parts are when Esper bothers being Esper, Kubu is goofy yet sobering, Tiffany is a teenage apprentice, Wesley squared is a new dynamic, and the mission titles are grand.
The 20% negative is the fact the biggest obstacle for the protagonists is Esper’s hemming & hawing to the point people she cares about end up in mortal danger. The plots would be cake walks without the repetitive indecision. When the outcome is always Esper chooses to be Esper, abracadabra she wins, the inner struggle becomes irrelevant and the plots suffer as a result. That part of her character development was better in Mission Pack 1.
Mikael Naramore continues to carry more than his fair share while delivering Black Ocean to the masses. Without a doubt he earns a semi-patented thumbs up.

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  • Cedric Sr.
  • 24-02-20

I've concluded I really like JS Morin books

Kudos to the narrator Mikael Naramore, I'd rank him with RC Bray IMO, great voice characters and inflection experts, great character distinction. Well written story line you never really know where the characters are heading.

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  • E. Hughes
  • 09-02-20

Fantastic Follow-On

The Mercy for Hire stories are a great continuation of the Black Ocean series. Full or action, plot twists, and thoughtful insights, they wind through a series of adventures. The plot connection to the Möbius stories ties the two series firmly together. Don’t miss the bonus at the end of Mission Pack Two!

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  • Eli
  • 27-11-19

Great buy but...

Great book but esper richelieu was my least favorite from the original books. she can be so annoying I sometimes wish this soon off followed anyone but her.

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  • Josh Wilks
  • 14-11-19

Awesome space opera!

Much like Star Wars or Star Trek created their own universe, J. S. Morin has successfully created a fantastic universe mixed with magic and science. I would highly recommend these books to anyone regardless of age or genre preferences.

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  • Michael winstein
  • 31-10-19

another excellent story.

Excellent storyline, wonderful narration. Working my way through everything JS Morin has to offer. Bought all the physical copies as well for my bookshelf.