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The Iron Maiden

Narrated by: Basil Sands
Series: Bio of a Space Tyrant, Book 6
Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
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The final installment of the Bio of a Space Tyrant series covers the same period as the first five books but with a twist. The Iron Maiden is told from the point of view of Hope's sister, Spirit. This book fills in the gaps when the two siblings were apart and perfectly wraps up this scintillating series!

©2001 Piers Anthony, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Studios

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-09-19

great listen

solid performance… and Piers writing. Good times. if auto correction wasn't so inept i would expound further.



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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-09-19

Recap, no real revelations

this book was a recap of the first five. if you want to get new story points, fast forward to the last few chapters

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  • Anthony
  • 30-06-19

A little Disappointed

I loved the series, but was disappointed to hear 98% of what was already covered in the previous books. I was hoping for new insights and a different perspective in this book, but found both lacking. The Iron Maiden would have been much, much better as a short story

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  • John Mechtel
  • 08-05-19

Give it some time...

I wish I would have waited to listen to Spirit’s story. If you are like me and power through audiobooks you enjoy, you’ll find this book a bit boring for long stretches as the bio is essentially summarized. There is good Spirit material in here, but not enough to support an entire book. If you love the series, I would still recommend it, but go read a few other titles before listening to this one. Then you can enjoy revisiting Hope’s story with some new Spirit content sprinkled in.

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  • Jason Brooks
  • 27-03-19

Great Conclusion

Sad to see them go. But glad they left the manuscripts behind so that we might remember their legacy...

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  • Thomas Aloi
  • 16-11-16

It was a great way to finish the series.

great way to finish the series I knew Spirit was going to have a great story to tell..

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  • Steven Graves
  • 29-10-19

Why was this written?

This book was every bit as bad as anyone familiar with Piers Anthony would expect. However, worse than the bizarre misogyny, uncreative naming conventions and rubber stamped history, this book was not a new story.

So many years after the first five books, the author apparently decided to use a book purportedly about the sister's story to just summarize those first five books again. The new material would have fit in a revised epilogue. I went into this book expecting to be disappointed by the author but, Piers Anthony managed to make it even more painful than could readily be predicted.