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Summary

Robbed of his chits and betrayed by one of his oldest contacts, Roak is now on a rampage across the galaxy to hunt the duplicitous scumbag down and exact some serious payback. Bishop is on the run, and Roak is right behind him.

System by system, planet by planet, contact by contact, Roak leaves no rock unturned and no lead unchecked. He beats answers out of those that dare help Bishop. He kills those that refuse to answer. Roak is waging war on the criminal grapevine, and no one is safe from his wrath.

But Roak soon finds out that while he is the galaxy's preeminent bounty hunter, it is now his turn to be hunted. And the hunter coming for him is a force from his past that he may not be able to escape!

©2018 Jake Bible (P)2018 Jake Bible

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  • Scott R
  • Falkirk,Scotland, UK
  • 10-07-18

Roak just went to the top

Roak is on the hunt and this time nothing will stop him, his loyal friend, if Roak can be said to have friends has betrayed him and taken his chits. Every book before this was just a warm up and now the galaxy will pay until Roak had his man.
Step in new characters and new twists and we also find out some more about Roaks past. What can I say this is the best book Jake Bible has done yet.
Narration ever reliable from Andrew Wehrlen is 5 stars as usual and I have missed his familiar voice of Roak.
I requested this audio and have provided my own views on this.

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  • Peter
  • Guildford, United Kingdom
  • 02-07-18

Another great Roak aventure.

Another great sci-fi action story. The story builds on the previous ones in this series so I would recommend starting at the beginning instead of this book as it is great to see the history and past events from the earlier books still carry weight as the plot moves forward in this one.

Great action, combat and plot. What more could you ask for in this bounty hunter sci-fi story.

The characters are well developed and written, each of them have their own unique personality.

The narration is clear, easy to listen to and very much suits the tone of the story. Each character has their own voice that really enhances thier words conveying their emotion and attitude. I did not find any errors or problems with the audio.

All in all this is well worth a listen and I can easily recommend it to anyone that likes action sci-fi.

I can't wait to find out what happens next.

This book was given to me for free and I provided this voluntary review.


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  • MR
  • 28-06-18

Action packed!

This really has become one of my favorite series, if you like action packed sci-fi adventure then this is one for you too.
The story is fast paced and keeps you guessing how the hell Roak can get himself out of the dangerous situations that he heads into.
Andrew Wehrlen does another great job narrating, with no silly irritating voices that you often get.

I count myself lucky that I was provided a free copy to submit a non-bias review as I was already a fan of the series and would have bought it anyway.

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Still alive is how I know I'm winning.

Betrayed and robbed by his old friend Bishop, Roak continues his rampage of slaughter through the galaxy in his search for him. Fast and furious action from the very beginning, with even faster dialogue, replete with humour. The characteristics are superb, the interplay between the main protagonists a thing of sheer pleasure, in particular the ongoing snipes between Roak and his (very independent, with attitude) ship's A.I.
All is performed to perfection by the rapid, slick and perfectly matched-to-text reading of Andrew Werhlen, the voicings of every character suited to them and distinct. The ideal pairing of author and narrator.

At my request, I was freely gifted a complimentary copy of Paradox Slaughter (so aptly named) by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. It so involved me that, caught up in the story and the marvellously immagined aliens and action, I stayed awake all night to listen rather than interupt the reading.
Roak's quest, though altered, will continue. This reader, for one, looks forward to it with great anticipation. Highly recommended to all S.F. and action fans. Or anyone with fairly eclectic tastes.

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  • cosmitron
  • 08-06-18

A Galactic manhunt.

A great Narrator helps bring you an old fashioned Galaxy Trek the hunter and the hunted..... who will win ? who will survive ?
Will the hunter become the hunted ? will the hunted become the hunter ? You will get the answer without commercial breaks
just turn on your electronic gizmo and let the magic of Audio transport you through time and space.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • tearai
  • 22-08-18

Roak making friends? Surely not.

This is another thrilling chapter in Roak's attempts to recover his stolen chits.

As always Jake Bible has created a cast of believable characters, and I especially liked Yellow Eyes who is a pretty unique addition to his cast list. Andrew Wehrlen, as always, does an exceptional job of narrating, separating the characters and keeping the pace of the story.

Like all Roak romps, there is a fair amount of action, mixed with great storyline, awesome settings and a fair dash of sarcasm from our intrepid cast.

I would like to thank the author/narrator for providing me a copy of this book, free of charge, in return for an unbiased review.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 27-07-18

It’s like reading/listening to the tale of a wiseass Boba Fett

The series is great the whole created universe rivals that of Star Trek and Star Wars without a doubt. This particular tale of Roak has him seeking revenge. Roak always gets paid for his jobs, and he always gets his credits even if it’s from the cold dead hands of one who betrayed him. This time, there is no job. Roak is in business on his own for this one and burning through contacts like he never wants to be able to get any information ever again. Knowing Roak is now something that could cause your death. In this tale new characters are introduced and old ones develop into deeper beings or in some cases find themselves without any future at all. Great story and live the development of Roak as a being. Wonderful narration. All these tales can be read together for greater enjoyment or they stand well enough on their own as great stories as well. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Theresa Horton
  • 06-07-18

Great

I liked the story very much I liked the characters they all had their own story to tell and I like that in a book and the narrator did a great job thank you for putting the story
On audiobook Boom and for a code, I like to listen to audiobooks and if you have other books you get a code for I would leave a review

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  • Eagle4Life69
  • 01-07-18

Once Again a great book

Anytime I get to hear that smart ass AI I know it is a going to be a good book. This was not a disappointment, and we find out more about Roak than we have before which is great. Adding the character Yellow Eyes was a huge plus and I would love to see this book turned into a TV Series. Heck, the whole series should be created so I can see the characters become more real.

Thanks for writing such a great book.

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  • Daniel Delgado
  • 01-07-18

Roak Develops

The Roak series continues to be fun to listen to. Roak is a tough, though not invincible, character who is constantly in the midst of chaos. In this story, however, he learns that he may not be able to complete his mission, one of vengeance rather than seeking a bounty, without help. He is forced to do something he is loathe to do, rely on others.

The plot of this book has Roak traversing the galaxy more than any of the previous stories. Aside from the opening of the first book, he also takes his worst beating. But more importantly, his character undergoes some significant changes. First, he is out for revenge, a mission that doesn't pay well. He also confronts his past, which provides us with a few details about his younger years but opens up new lines of questions. The plot is strong, the dialogue alternates between terse and funny, and Roak grows as an individual. This series keeps getting better!

Andrew Wehrlen is definitely a top 10 narrator for me, and he delivers another solid performance. I often seek out his audiobooks, and have listened to 30+ titles read by him. He has a unique cadence at times, and that just adds to my enjoyment of his work.

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  • Tracie Poling
  • 30-06-18

Continued awesomeness

How can anyone not like Roak?

This is another homer in for Bible and Wehrlen’s narrative talents are spot on as usual.

Good job! Thanks


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  • TU
  • 26-06-18

Another great Roak adventure!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

OK, so I've really come to enjoy the Roak books. This one is certainly on par with the rest of the series. There is tons of action, good dialog, and excellent narration. Definitely worth the credit!

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  • Quella
  • 25-06-18

A close call fro Roak this time...

If you are looking for a science fiction story where the gas petal is always held to the floor, “Paradox Slaughter” is one of the many “Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter” novels that gives the listener a full action experience. The story is written by Jake Bible and the audiobook is expertly narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen. This is the third book in the Roak series which I have reviewed of the four currently available. I have never once been disappointed when I’m looking for a book containing a solid story and heavy amounts of fighting. It should be noted, if you are one who steers their ship away from graphic violence, I would recommend you take a pass on this book; and series. If instead, you like your science fiction stories rather gritty and dark with over the top violence, this book, and the full series, is for you.

Roak is a man who has issues with revenge and demands payback no matter the outcome. What better person would you want to be a bounty hunter as his day job. He is not someone you would want to bring home for dinner, but if you found yourself in a dire situation, Roak will be the one to get you out. The books is a bit of Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Dog the bounty hunter combined into one. What amazes me is that Mr. Bible is able to create new and exciting adventures and worlds that all feel familiar to the listener, yet they are fresh and different with each story. The author blends in some new creatures while a few of his trusted friends (those that survive earlier adventures) are still at his side; including his trusty and snarky Artificial Intelligence (AI) “Essa”. We are given a view into newer and more exciting technology and weapons; never a bad thing. Always one of my favorite aspects of these stories. Roak has not matured much over the previous titles, he is still a man who mainly thinks of himself or his chits; often at the detriment to his limited number of friends. I feel sorry for anyone who has Roak on their tail, he is relentless I his hunting. Yet, his main nemesis, The Bishop, remains at large.

What I enjoy about this series is that it is predictable in its ability to be unpredictable. They always open with a bang and there are times of story building, but I find I’m always surprised at the number of twists and turns the author is able to weave into them. Even though the books in this series are rather gritty and gruesome, there are times where one is presented with an emotional turn. Often, these come at a time you did not expect. Even though the fight is often non-stop, the author is able to make each encounter fun and exciting. The listener has to wonder how Roak will get out of the current situation he is facing. His character feels a bit like James Bond and a little Dog the bounty hunter blended together. Although Roak may seem invincible, the author gives him enough vulnerability to always keep you wondering if he will survive a given fight.

This story is a bit different from the others in the series as Roak needs to partner with others in a hope to accomplish his goal. This is both different for him, and at times quite humorous as an outcome. I liked this change in direction for this book and look forward too many more to come. For those who like this series, it is clear from the book’s ending that the adventures of Roak and his friends will continue. There will be more in the series as the book leaves a few of the story plots open.

Let me turn your attention to the book’s narration by Andrew B. Wehrlen. I really enjoy listening to this narrator when it comes to the science fiction genre. He is able to voice the many different characters using unique voices that allow the listener to easily distinguish them from one another. Mr. Wehrlen has a rich and clear voice bringing the book’s characters to life. The audio was crisp and clear of any defects. The recording was professionally produced, which is what I now expect from a narrator of this level and skill.

For parents and younger readers, as with the other books in this series. There are vast amounts of vulgar language, gratuitous violence, and a fair amount of sexual content. I would not recommend this title to any but mature readers who are not easily offended.

In summary, if you are looking for full on action space story, the Roak series, and this book, will keep you on the edge of your seat. When I see something written or narrated by this team, I want to pick it up and give it a listen. If you are a fan of others in the series, it is a no brainier that you will want to spend a credit for this one. If you are new to the series, I would recommend you give this or others in the series a try. Well worth the listen.

Disclaimer: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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  • iceph03nix
  • 21-06-18

The story matches the tin

Note: I received this copy for free, for the purposes of review.

As such, I started midway through a running series which had me a bit worried. However the book worked well standalone.

It's everything you would expect from a space rogue style story. A Deadpool in space sort of thing, though there's no super regeneration. If you're into that type of thing, it's definitely worth a read. The author doesn't worry too much about physics or realism, because that's not necessary for this style of book. It's just a good old 'anti-hero vs the world taking out bad guys' story.

The presentation can be a bit clipped or overly crisp at times, but it fits with the style of the book so it's forgivable. The only thing that messed with me on the performance side that I don't know if it was better in a written form was that there are parts that are silent or internal dialogue that it was hard to tell the difference in the audio book until after based on later context.

If I had been buying this book on my own, I likely would have passed do to the short length compared to the price, and it still seems a bit pricey for the length, but I'm definitely tempted to go pick the other up to complete the series.

TL;DR: A fun space brigand adventure that doesn't worry too much about explaining space travel or science so it can just have fun being what it is.