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Cry Wolf

The Empire's Corps, Book 15
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: The Empire's Corps, Book 15
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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They say democracy dies in darkness.

Earth has fallen. The Empire is no more. Old certainties are collapsing everywhere. Chaos is spreading across the stars, with war following in its wake.

Tarsus, a world too close to Earth for comfort, is far from immune.

Clarence Esperanza, a reporter on Tarsus, thought he had the story of the century. But, when he took the story to his bosses, he was unceremoniously fired. Cut off from his former friends, abandoned by his wife isolated from the world around him, he thought all he could do was stagger onto the streets and wait to die. But when an old friend offers him a job, with a new news outlet challenging the dominance of the planetary media networks, he finds himself on the front lines of a struggle for control of the planet....

...And fighting for the freedom of an entire world.

©2019 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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No SCI FI. Only 20th century problems

Starts very wrong, develops slowly and ends casually.
Why not write a book about the 20th century Media.
The social and political development are backwards.

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  • J. W. steele
  • 22-09-2019

Lots of Empire, not much Corps

This story had nothing to do with the Marines, Col. Stalker or the circumstance that the Marines and Stalker find themselves now. It seems like this is something to beat a publisher's deadline. Where is the connection to Avalon? I listened to the whole book because I like Nutall and I want to support him. However, too many more like this and I may have to rethink that loyalty. This should have been a stand alone entry into the "Empire's Corps" universe but titled something else. I was disappointed. I felt I had wasted a credit on this book.

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  • Andy
  • 07-10-2019

the information age

this is why we distrust the news organizations that control our information. and if you think the internet is balanced you're falling into Google's trap

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  • James
  • 28-09-2019

The View from the Peanut Gallery

Cry Wolf take a look at the media and it's difficult not to draw parallels to current happenings. Everyone has had to ask why cover this or whatever happened to that. The view from the outside is chaotic and confused. We know that politics and money has to have some influence. The view from the inside is 20/20. The news is a product. It's being sold and packaged. Just be wary about what you consume. It can make you sick or cause you to take actions that will be mistakes. The fall of the empire is allegorical and always has been in this series. This is one of the several installments that takes the gloves off and bludgeons you with it.

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  • J. Robbins
  • 13-09-2019

Not quite as good as usual

Not at the usual level of quality from this author and series. Definitely would have been more interested to see what is going on with the new empire our main protagonist of the series is building than what is covered here.

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  • A. Bryant
  • 22-02-2020

Lost the plot

This series has meandered into a social policy commentary by the author. The series started well but has now lost the plot.

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  • Roger
  • 07-01-2020

ZZzzzzzzz

Another departure from the Empire's Corps for a sociology paper. Hope this is the last one.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 07-10-2019

Tangent to Avalon, targeted on us

Here is another Nuttall treatise on current US politics and and world events.The title is a good one as fear mongers and charlatans cry distracting warnings and calming lies. The media is bought and sold, Police are corrupt and violent. Money can get you whatever you want. When the major power (the USA, China, Russia?) in the empire (our world) collapses, the rest of the galaxy (the countries and economies of our world) falls like dominoes. There are only a few good people out there trying to share truth, make a difference, and perhaps save some of Humanity. But these folks are hounded, arrested, beaten, financially destroyed, and even killed. Sound familiar?

This story takes place on Tarsus, and makes no mention of Stalker on Avalon. The Childe Roland is mentioned, but we still wonder where he is and if he can do anything. That seemed to be important to Stalker, but is becoming less and less so.

Everybody loves Jeffrey Kafer. I even like his reading here although he has no different voices for any of the characters. All the "Yes, Sir"s sound exactly the same from every mouth, every time, all across the galaxy. He misses points of emphasis as if he isn't scanning ahead far enough to know how the sentences end and should be read. It's a good enough book, though, while we wait to return to Avalon and the havoc of Admiral Singh.

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  • tekone
  • 29-09-2019

Been waiting!

I have been waiting a long time for this series to come back! While I always appreciate Mr Nuttals thoughts in this series, this one was not as powerful as the refugee one.

I look forward to the next one!

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  • Sidney
  • 19-09-2019

Too close to home

This was an interesting book that covered a time in the life of a reporter on a world falling toward chaos. He and his companions are forced to face the reality of a government that had overreached and totally controlled the lives of the people and the people who were willing to do anything to remain in control.

The narration of this book was outstanding.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-2019

Very slow

Very little action could have been based on any book
Worst of the series by far

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  • Poppey
  • 21-12-2019

Now for Something Different

I was a little thrown when I started this book as it was a world away from previous Empire Corps books. That said, I ended up really enjoying this and it is no bad thing to change the tempo of a long running series.

The Empire is no more. Earth has been destroyed and now everyone across the stars is on their own to survive as they can.

Tarsus, relatively close to Earth, is one such planet. Clarence Esperanza is a reporter on Tarsus, but a reporter who wants to write the truth; not a good idea in the current circumstances. The struggle that ensues makes this a very enjoyable listen.