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Cartwright's Cavaliers Audiobook

Cartwright's Cavaliers: The Revelations Cycle, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Heir to one of the leading "Four Horsemen" mercenary companies, Jim Cartwright is having a bad year. Having failed his high school VOWS tests, he's just learned his mother bankrupted the family company before disappearing, robbing him of his Cavalier birthright.

But the Horsemen of eras past were smart - they left a legacy of equipment Jim can use to complete the next contract and resurrect the company. It's up to Jim to find the people he needs to operate the machinery of war, train them, and lead them to victory. If he's good enough, the company can still be salvaged.

But then again, he's never been good enough.

©2016 Mark Wandrey (P)2017 Mark Wandrey

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  • Eleanor C Mccrary
    23/04/17
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    "Don't give up on the book because of the monotone"

    When you first start listening to this book, you will probably want to stop listening in the first half hour because of the monotone narration; don't. If you persevere, you'll realize that the monotone is the natrator's way of expressing the protagonist's mental state at the start of the story. As the protagonist's life gets progressively more interesting, the narration really comes alive.

    The story itself is an entertaining, if somewhat formulaic, example of the current style of military sci-fi, with brief bits of prose that hint at what this author may become. I am looking forward to watching this writer polish their chops as time goes on.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Jayho74
    14/03/17
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    "Good scifi."

    Multiple points of interest. Avoids the miopic scope of so many other scifi audios. There is a whole Galaxy of moving parts here, and they are polished and interesting.

    Really ballsy, having a fat protagonist. good dialogue with minor funnies.

    The real star is the Mech combat. the caspers are cool. The other mech, the bigger ones, are goosebump inducing.

    Their interface has a very warhammer 40k sort of interfacing with a God machine type of goosebumpy vibe.

    Anyway, it's good, if you are wondering if it is worth your time, it is. I give it an A. (omg that final battle, good stuff.)

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mik
    09/03/17
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    "Underdog Strikes Back"

    interesting take on an old theme, would have been nice for some extra details but that's just me... it was Great

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/04/17
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    "Fat kids rejoice, here is a hero for you."
    What made the experience of listening to Cartwright's Cavaliers the most enjoyable?

    I am a fat guy and the difficulties and how his mind keeps going back to his weight problem and the feelings around it are very well done. Especially the fact that even after he starts working out and trying to lose weight seriously little changes. That is so realistic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The modern references like the shout, "Leroy Jenkins!"


    Any additional comments?

    I really recommend this book if you like any sort of science fiction mech combat books. I grew up reading mechwarrior so Im a bit biased.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Brandon
    26/03/17
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    "GOOD GOD!!!!"

    Have you ever listened to an audio book in one go. With the richest story line you have ever heard. Well I certainly have not, that is until today. Now im just going to be sitting here waiting for the next one. Wondering how to move on with my life.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amazonian God
    21/04/17
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    "Bad Assed Mech Goodness"

    This story has it all; girls, guns and gratuitous violence! Get it now, it's the drug we all need to be addicted too!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Richard B. Ewald
    Sylmar,, Ca. USA
    01/03/17
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    "Even better in audio"
    What made the experience of listening to Cartwright's Cavaliers the most enjoyable?

    The performance by Craig Good is exceptional. He really brought the book to life. I had previously read the book, and wanted to see how it came across in audio. The answer is it rocks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim Cartwright. As I said in my Amazon review, here is a hero that is not seven feet tall and bullet proof. Here is a nineteen year old kid who gets thrust into trying to salvage his family company after the assets are squandered. Will he make it? Will he be able to learn how to be a merc, and not die? I found myself rooting for him to succeed.


    Have you listened to any of Craig L. Good’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to his narration of several of Chris Kennedy's books. This performance is as good if not better than those.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Kill Aliens, get paid!


    Any additional comments?

    I was a beta reader on the book version. I wanted to hear how the book was performed, so I bought the audio copy. I am very impressed as how the book comes alive. I strongly urge you to get this book either in audio electronic or dead tree if you like good old fashioned space adventure.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sigurður
    New York, USA
    22/04/17
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    "Utter Dissapointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book starts out intresting enough, sci fi fiction in an alien heavy setting where humans are a marginal faction. Intersting politics and everything sounds like it will be a decent read. Then as soon as the action starts, the story fails. The bad guys are all incompitent bumbling idiots that remind me of the droids in phantom menace. The main protagonist is a horrid neckbeard brony gary sue, who goes from childishly comical incompetence and stupidity to saving the day and surviving stuff that should kill him outright time and time again. I managed to get about 7 hours into the book, but sorry when mystical cute furry pets show up that instantly bond with the main character I'm out.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure, but I wont ever again read anything after this author.


    Which character – as performed by Craig L. Good – was your favorite?

    The performer was decent enough, given what he had to work with. I can't really say I enjoyed any of the characters that much because frankly they were all flat comically stereotypical archtypes. I honestly thought this was a book by a 15-16 year old after listening for a few hours, and was certain it was a the authors first book.. I was wrong in both cases.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cartwright's Cavaliers?

    Drop all the brony stuff its uninteresting, does nothing for the character, is utterly out of place 100 years into the future. For the love of god cut the cute pet character, its a horrible trope with nothing to gain from it. The world and setting was fine, just write that. Also tone down the Gary Sue level from 11 to about 3. Sure I can buy the fat kid that inherits an mercenary company in ruins from his father, but the fight with the tank should have turned him into jelly, ramming into stuff even inside armor still hurts. The amount of beating he main character took in that scene alone should have left him crippled for life. The tank scene really lost my interest and I was highly sceptical after that, the moment the thing in the cave showed up I said thats it.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the description fool you, its not a military sci fi book. Its at best a young adult brony gary sue powerfantasy.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Christina Madison
    19/04/17
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    "Respectable"
    Would you listen to Cartwright's Cavaliers again? Why?

    Yes, It has a nice mix of nods to history, pop culture ref's, and comic relief


    What other book might you compare Cartwright's Cavaliers to and why?

    Not sure really. A little "Iron Druid", a little "Lost Fleet", and a little Fimfic


    Have you listened to any of Craig L. Good’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did a good job with it. He gave life to the main characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Few good snorts, and a little open mouth shock.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to book 2

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    BONITA, CA, US
    06/03/17
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    "Excellent!"

    A little too much character development with regards to the main character, but other then that...great story. Ready for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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