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Summary

Looking for military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale? If dead empires, galactic exploration, civilization-threatening war, and the battle for the future of humanity sounds interesting, this is the series for you! This box set omnibus edition includes the first three books in The Empire of Bones Saga plus a bonus story.

©2014, 2015, 2017 Terry Mixon (P)2017 Terry Mixon

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Slow start, but builds well

The story took a bit of time to draw me in, but when it got going, it kept me there easily.

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highly good

very good narative many thanks sgain thanks liled the sort novella at the end some bits made me laugh

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  • Jessica rosser
  • 12-08-20

Narrators voice and delivery terrible

Didn't even finish because of narrators voice and delivery! Got 10 mins in and stopped it. don't waste your money.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-06-18

Cannot wait to read the rest of this epic saga!

Between Terry Mixon's writing and Veronica Gigeure's narration this really sucks you in. Great characters put into crazy situation after situation. Kelsey Bandar and Jarad Mertz may be two of the best characters that I've read/listened to in quite a while. Looking forward to reading/listening to more of this series.

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  • Jared
  • 15-11-17

Slow to start but a fun ride after the hook is set

Ill be completely honest, I had a really hard time getting into this book at first. The thing that baffles me the most is that all the right elements were there. Decent characters, an interesting scene to open with and no lengthy exposition dump in sight. Still though I had to keep coming back to it time after time and couldn't seem to get into it for more than 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I am however glad that I did work through it as when the book finally caught my interest it definitely kept it and from there on out it wasn't a problem at all. I don't know if everyone will have this initial hump to get over or it just hit me wrong but give the book a chance and I'm sure that you'll be glad you did.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • Katheaus
  • 31-12-19

Can't listen through it

So, I haven't even finished this book yet, but I had to say something. It's interesting so far, and I have no problems with the story line, I actually like a lot. However, the reader keeps on making the wrong inflections. It's mostly subtle, but once I started to notice it, it continued to bother me until I just couldn't anymore and had to take a break. I first started noticing it when the author explicitly stated that the character said something in a toneless voice and then the reader proceeded to read the dialogue with a nervous inflection. this happens thoughout the book, or at least the parts that I listened to, being most noticable in spots where the character should have been firm and professional and instead had some sort of nervous, angry, etc. tone.

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  • ALAN GERSHON
  • 13-10-17

WOW!!!

I've read the books numerous times. Actually, I reread them every time a new book is published. While reading them myself is best, these audible books are great.
Once again, great job Terry!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-21

Disregard any bad review re: Veronica Giguere!

I currently have 449 audio books just in my Audible library and have listened to every one, some multiple times. I have heard every level narrator there is and, now about to purchase Book 10 of The Empire of Bones for an even 450, I can tell you that Vicki G is definitely on my list of quality talent. She does start off a little shaky in the first book but it is no where near as bad as I have seen posted in other reviews. She quickly gets into her characters and the story and simply gets better every minute. Hell, she is so damn good that Terry literally created a Veronica Giguere character and set her right in the middle of the action!
If you passed on this series because of negative comments about the narrator, give it another chance, I think you be pleasantly surprised. Veronica is dynamite!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

should have listened the sample

This is the first book ever I won't be finishing due to the narration and the story so far.

I feel like the intonation of the lines the narrator uses completely miss the mark. instead of the regular feelings I get from listening it felt confusing because the emotions in her voice didn't correlate with what was being said.

The attitude the crew of the ship had didn't seem military at all and it bothered me.

I realize it's my fault for not listening to the preview but whats done is done.

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  • Jayde
  • 09-10-17

Classic Sci-Fi in the best sense of the genre

This is an omnibus volume with the first three books of the saga. It is followed by an included short story that comes with a spoiler warning - do not read the short before book 4 which is not included in this set?
I really enjoyed this saga and will certainly look into getting more volumes.
Well written and narrated. Thanks Terry and Veronica!

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  • Elliot Lavon Gilliam
  • 26-03-21

Loved it!

Space opera at it's finest!!! Looking forward to the rest of the series! My only critique, would be that the story at the end should be added to volume 2 instead of the end of volume one.

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  • Beckett Family
  • 10-11-20

Enjoyable listen

I binged on this Volume and the 5 books within. Five hundred years after the breakup of the old Terran Empire, the New Terrain Empire has once again developed space travel and have begun exploring through wormholes to different solar systems. This has led to the discovery of the centuries old battle between the old Empire and the savage rebels. The characters were well developed with consistent plot all lines. I liked the narrator and the different voices of the characters. I did feel, however, that the teenage computer genius had adenoid problems.