National best-selling series.
There’s no rest for a Longknife - even if you’re a newlywed. Vice Admiral Kris Longknife’s honeymoon gets cancelled when she hears that the space raider’s home world may have been discovered. Finding where the raiders came from could be the key to saving humanity. If only uncovering their secrets was that easy. As Kris returns home, she ends up tangling with a mutinous crew determined to take off on their own. The dissident group leads Kris straight into a new mess - a system filled with strange, deadly enemies poised to wipe another sentient civilization out of existence. Kris and her squadron are ready to prevent total annihilation, but the mutineers have other plans…
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It seems Kris goes from one mess into another one in each edition of the series. Penny has returned after finding the home world of the raiders. Kris and squadron are off to uncover their secrets. Sampson and a group of mutineers steal a ship and set off on their own with Kris in pursuit. Kris is lead into a new mess, a system with a planet with cat people with nuclear weapons and several opposing clans are being attacked by what Kress calls “the bug eyed aliens” with the goal of wiping another sentient civilization out of existence. Kris and Squadron are ready to prevent total annihilation.
The book has lots of action including ship maneuvering and fleet combat. Kris’s role has changed with her promotion to Vice Admiral; she now controls the entire squadron rather than just one ship. As the book ends King Raymond sends more ships to help and a promotion for Kris to full Admiral. Nellie is still my favorite and she is as sassy and smart as ever in this story. Dina Pearlman narrates the series.
"Sex. War, and BEM's (Bug Eyed Monsters); Oh my..."
This is a continuation of the Kris Longknife series. It has a good solid story line and is a solid continuation of the series. The narration is very good. if you are a fan of the series then this is a good fun read
"Best entry of late"
I continue to enjoy Kris' adventures. I liked the mix of politics and action in this one. What I particularly like is that this part of the series covers what happens after the big battle win and what problems that poses. So many books just stop before that point. I admit that some of the coincidences seem rather 'convenient' but that is the way of writers and I don't find that too off putting. Ms Pearlman continues to provide pleasant listening and her characterization continue to impress. Just one point on the recital, which I would say was 99.9 but, please Ms Pearlman, the word is VICEroy and most certainly not viCEROY. As an expat Englishman living in the US I am learning to deal with the pronunciation of US English but I can find nobody here who agrees with Ms Pearlman's version. After all, the word comes from vice - adjunct and royal, i.e. and adjunct to the Queens rule of India.
This is a small thing, I know, but it really does grate!
Enough nit picking.
Difficult to recommend this to a reader new to the series but, IMHO, a very good listen indeed.
"Excellent addition to the series."
I have every audio book in the series. This another series I enjoy and have listened to more than once. While I did not like the Vicky Peterwald series... Here the author has returned to a more tried and true action bases formula... The narrator (one of my favorites) as usual makes the story very enjoyable...
"Good entry to the series with out ending."
Tenacious is yet another good entry to the series. This book is mostly about discovery and exploration as Kris tries to find out more about the bug eyed monsters. If you have read any of the other Longknife books you know what to expect.The only complaint I have with the book is that it doeskin really end. To paraphrase in a way that doesn't spoil any thing the book ends with.... Kirs walks through the door not realizing the bad things to come.... That is it, nothing else, it cant even be thought of as a cliffhanger. It felt more like the lead in to the next chapter of the book. In fact i had to rewind the book to make sure i hadn't missed some because it ends so abruptly. All that being said, I do consider that to be a fairly minor complaint seeing as I enjoyed the rest of the book. I do wholeheartedly recommend this book though you might want to wait for the next one to come out so you can avoid a sharp ending.
Yes I'd recommend this book but then military sf/space operas are one of my addictions—especially when they have strong female characters.
A very good continuation of the series with a mix of politics, action and a (very small) bit of romance. A fun listen.
The one thing that keeps throwing me off is Dina Perlman's atrocious pronunciation of viceroy. I've family from coast to coast in N Am, have travelled the British Isles, have known and know Anzacs and no where in the English speaking world is viceroy pronounced 'vis-e-roy'. It is vice + roy, viceroy. Simple! Funny thing she doesn't seem to have problems with other words with a vice prefix.
I'm looking forward to listening to Unrelenting and I've begun the Vicky Peterwald series which is also proving to be a favourite of mine.
Though not as 'animated' as I'd like I generally I enjoy Perlman's narration but find her pronunciation of the title viceroy VERY grating.
"great story, first narrator slip this series"
voice of Amber Kitano gained an accent in this book, not sure why she thought it was necessary. otherwise great performance as usual
Parts of the story were a stretch but it otherwise really kept my interest. It was hard to put down.
"Ok but not great"
I thought that this series had a whole lot of steam at the beginning. It was very fun to listen to and the character was growing, learning etc.
She is still kind of doing that, but it just doesn't seem as interesting as it did at the start.
So, this book isn't a waste of a credit, but I cannot say it is as interesting as the first few books in the series.
I would say it is an example of a series that, though quite tenacious, hasn't kept it's steam - Please don't get me wrong - I love this author and his books; it is just my feeling about the series as it now is. I hope something will happen to make the books feel like they did at the start.
Of course find out what others think before you decide. The above is just my opinion.
"Pretty good, but one nit pick."
Since I listen to James Marsters' performances of the Harry Dresden files, I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to Narrator performances.
Mike Shepard writes another well done story, it's hard to pinpoint a best.
Pearlman tends to read slowly, which doesn't really go with the fast pace of the book,
And I really would like someone to teach Pearlman how to pronounce the word "viceroy". It only has two syllables, not three. The "e" in the middle is silent. It is pronounced like there is a hyphen there: "vice-roy". It was jarring to have the mispronunciation in the middle of an otherwise well enunciated performance.
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