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The Unincorporated War

Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
Series: Unincorporated, Book 2
Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Brilliant 21st-century tycoon Justin Cord was brought from cryogenic storage into a 24th-century society where people own stock in one another, safeguarding each other's welfare only out of economic self-interest. This is anathema to the defiantly individualistic Cord, who leads the outer edges of the solar system to form a new government and revolt against the core world of Earth and Mars.

©2010 Dani Kollin (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"The Kollin brothers keep the plot moving briskly despite the high proportion of talk to action. Their cerebral style will especially appeal to readers nostalgic for science fiction's early years." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The Kollin brothers’ debut captivates with unforgettable characters and an ingenious vision of the economic future." ( Booklist)

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  • Jason_in_Gilbert
  • 27-05-10

The life of Justin Cord

This is one of the most complex books I've listed to in the history of story telling. More moving parts than an engine and it was all worth it. Not once was I wondering, my god where is this going? I feel if I talk about anything in this book than it would spoil it for the people whom loved the Unincorporated Man. Justin Cord is still true to his nature but war has taken a little bit of his compassion away.

It took me a little bit of time to get used to Eric G Dove as narrator as Todd McLaren had painted the people in this world with such a detailed brush in the unincorporated man. There should be a rule if your going to start a series and your excellent at it then you need to drive it all the way home.

It was worth my time and energy it took to listen to this book. And really, isn't that what you REALLY want?

I will be buying the next book.

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  • Michael Kilroy
  • 01-02-17

not as good as first book

This sequel took a while to get interesting due to having to introduce all the characters and different story plots. once it got into the meat of the book and the ending it turned out to be very interesting and a great read just as the first one was.

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  • Angus
  • 09-08-15

Excellent Sequel.

The sequel to the Unincorporated Man picks up pretty much where the first book left off. Justin Cord, now the President of the Outer Alliance is leading in a time of war with what used to be called the Terran Confederation. Hector Sambianco has now decided as President that the real name should be United Human Federation...it has a better spin to his ear.

Battles are raging across Sol system with fleets of OA ships and UHF ships smashing each other to bits over the issue of owning a piece of each other. Or is that the reason? Meanwhile, the electronic entities in hiding have emulated their human progenitors and are waging a similar war in the virtual world. As it turns out...their weapons are way nastier.

I thoroughly enjoyed this follow up and someday I will have a chance to experience more books in this series. The ending of this one riled me up enough to get the next even if I hadn’t, well played. One thing I will mention is that switching narrators maybe hurting this product. There were several word slips an example of which was ‘chairman’ instead of ‘commodore’. That is the only kind of error that I found.

Four out of five enjoyment points awarded to the Kollins.

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  • K. Krieger
  • 08-06-10

to be continued !!

If you are anything like me and hate to wait an indefinite amount of time for a sequel just to find out how the story ends, avoid this book !!

It's a great story but I would never have bought it, if there had been so much as a hint, that the book ends somewhere in the middle of it.

Even if / when the sequel is published, I will refuse to buy it until I am absolutely sure that it concludes the story.

So I cannot rate this with more than 3 stars, although the story itself certainly deserves at least 4.

Great disappointment !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-19

Narrator ruined it for me.

If you’re going to pick up narrating a series it might behoove you to listen to the first book and maintain the pronunciations and intonation style of the first narrator to help maintain flow. The dramatic change in style is painful to the point that I can’t even focus on the story.

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  • BPD
  • 03-11-18

Good but not as good as the first

although I enjoyed the continuation of the story from the first book, the war is just too big to cover in one book. There wasn't enough time spent with each of the major players.

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  • Kathy
  • 01-10-13

Very boring as a stand alone book

Since the previous books in this series are not available on Audible (or at least not available to Australian members) I started with this book. It is all politics and characters that are not introduced because you are supposed to know their history from the prior books. As a stand alone it is awful.

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  • Dan
  • 14-06-10

Too Touchy Feely but Not Bad

Is this a husband and wife team or what; and if so, the husband better watch his back!

Great military tactics, but it consistently loses that high-tech edge by wallowing in human emotions.

Also some of the ideas about the role religion are a little disturbing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-10

The interminable war

Interesting concept free-floating in a vacuum of tepid prose, cardboard types, and sophomoric philosophy. The last seven hours is mostly interminable blather, very little of which actually moves the plot forward. The characters, of course, never change -- unless, of course, they undergo some external and radical technical therapy. Things do pick up at the very, very end, but it's telling that the authors feel the need to tack on not one, but two hasty epilogues in order to provide the series with sufficient momentum to justify a sequel.

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