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Her moment of triumph was finally at hand. Or at least that’s what Daisy thought before everything flipped on its axis and went to straight to hell. But that was par for the course in Daisy’s life, and she was becoming somewhat accustomed to expecting the unexpected. This, however, took it to a whole different level. One far worse than she would ever have thought possible.

With her home in jeopardy, her loved ones in harm’s way, and her plans for all of their survival in doubt, Daisy once more found herself forced to step up and take charge, fighting the hard battle she so desperately wanted nothing to do with.

Unfortunately, the alien forces that had devastated her planet seemed to be much more of a threat than she had ever realized, and if she didn’t move quickly, whatever fleeting victories she had achieved in the past would soon be negated by her losses in the near future.

With a rag-tag team of scrappy survivors, Daisy reluctantly set out on what was her most difficult and audacious effort yet. But if she somehow succeeded, she might just save not only her own world, but others’ worlds as well.

©2018 Scott Baron (P)2020 Scott Baron

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Twisty turnt like it

Daisy pulls it together. really good story cannot wait for the next one. good stuff

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  • Mikel
  • 16-11-2020

Another killer installment

And again, Scott and Vivienne hit it out the park. Love how this series is developing the the interaction of the characters. I love how new characters are being added and how the plot is moving forward. Read this in one day because I had to see what was going to happen.

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  • Alex
  • 01-09-2020

Mind Twisting and Great World Building

I really enjoy how the writer wrote, the characters feel like people. They have growth as they traverse their world, strong conversations and interactions and fantastic world building. The way they interacti with the world as well shows how much the atory has changed throughout the series! The audio reading is great, each character is uniquely voiced and is fantastically done! Overall is great!

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  • Knight
  • 18-07-2020

wow

Iv deeply enjoyed this serious so far. I just used my new credit to buy the next book. I can't stop listening. I'm starting to think about buying the physical copies just to have as trophies and to read proper one day when I have the time.

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  • Tyler Mitchell
  • 08-06-2020

Still riding high

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. All you really need to know by the third book is whether the author and narrator are maintaining quality, they are. If you're reading reviews three books in and still trying to decide if this is a series for you, just get the first one and find out. There's no review that will make your decision. The books aren't falling off in quality and the story is still great. So just grab the books and enjoy them.

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  • Kyle Hempel
  • 04-06-2020

Time to fight back.

Daisy and friends are finally able to fight back at the aliens who are controlling a earth. Of course it is not always as easy as it sounds. As soon as they have one good plan in place Murphy tends to show his ugly head and change things for the worse. See how Daisy and her friends try to overcome the odds and free Earth from it's oppressors.

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  • Helix
  • 31-05-2020

exceptional!

this book is even better than the last one and the voices are more fleshed out, I think some of the funniest things is using lower-tier AI.

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  • Kyrridwen
  • 29-05-2020

Best one yet!

This series keeps getting better with every book! Daisy might be hard to connect to in the first book but she has definitely grown on me. The character development is where it should be at this point of the series because she basically was just born in Book 1 and She realizes she has been prejudice towards those who are different from her but look at her now. She is friends with humans who are not 100% human, see’s the A.I’s as having their own mind and personalities plus is working with an Alien. I truly enjoyed Book 3 and so glad the adventure continues!

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  • Montzalee W
  • 23-05-2020

War is on!

Daisy's Gambit The Clockwork Chimera, Book 3 By: Scott Baron Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny This series gets better and better! Love the new book cover design too! The androids, two types of aliens, humans, and enhanced humans are in it for the prize, Earth! So much action, friendships deceit, planning, and suspense goes into the war. Loss and grief, love and hugs. This is a witty, charming, never dull book where the androids are often more human than the people! The end was a "Wow!" moment.😁 The narration was top notch!

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  • Quella
  • 22-05-2020

Daisy continues to get better

Scott Baron (author) and Vivienne Leheny (narrator) bring the third exciting audiobook in “The Clockwork Chimera” series to our listening ears in “Daisy’s Gambit”. Here the listener gets the pleasure of tagging along with Daisy and her rather odd team of helpers (AI, human, and alien) while they attempt to save to world and much more. The series has something for everyone to keeping them engaged, along with great storytelling and narration. There are spaceships, lunar bases, time travel and aliens blended together in a compelling story; all in about ten hours of audio. If you are one who likes a good space opera with elements of dystopian or apocalyptic genre thrown in, you will do good to not only pick up this audiobook, but the entire ongoing series. The audiobook opens in the middle of a firefight where the previous book left off. We have many of the same characters and we welcome a few new additions as well. Sarah, Freya, and Vincent along with many AI counterparts are here to take back what was theirs. In the first couple of chapters, the author does a good job of providing prologue details which help the listener put thing into context. The team is still battling the hostel Chithid forces and needs to protect themselves from the powerful alien loyalist groups. The team needs to work with Earth’s computer systems that were not infected during the first assault while also trying to get to Colorado which becomes quite the journey. Daisy will need to lead all her forces to prevent the Earth falling completely into the enemy’s hands, or destroy it trying to save it. Daisy utilizes her newly gained weapon which was genetically engineered just for her; I’m jealous. As the story unfolds, we see there are so many lies and so much distrust across all the characters that everyone questions everyone else’s actions and motives, yet they still understand there is a single objective that must be reached. The team’s hope of victory often changes to despair and then to not knowing their next moves as the story progresses. It is quite an emotional rollercoaster of a listen and you will feel a part of it along the way. Victory at such a cost is not something that is usually welcomed nor desired. If the early computer systems cannot be fixed, all hope may be lost. What I like about Mr. Baron’s writing is the deep character development and consistent nature of those characters across the series. Although characters grow and change, their personalities remain the same throughout. I find his research and use of rather unique weapons and technology to be better than other works I have listened too. I find his ability to inject pop-culture references and slight retorts welcomed for an overall darker themed tale. The use of the two battling forces reminds me of Star Wars with the rebel and the alliance parties fighting for their respective sides, here in this story we have the rebels and the loyalists. Mr. Baron also does a good job of developing the worlds the listener is taken too in the audiobook. I felt the scenes are well described and there are quite a few of them. Switching to the audiobook’s narration, I can say that I have been enjoying Vivienne Leheny professional quality and consistency along with a few of the audio effects she adds. Her voice is smooth and enjoyable to listen to. She does a good job of voicing the many human and non-human characters. Here again, she is very consistent with the voicing and inflections of the characters as the series grows. I do not recall any noticeable artifacts with the audio such as swallowing, background noise, etc. Just clean and crisp professionally produced material. For parents and younger listeners, this audiobook, along with the previous ones in the series, contain a fair amount of vulgar language. There are also some rather dark themes and graphic violence which may not be appropriate for younger listeners. This series is more for mature audiences as it also contains some adult subject matter found nearer the end of the book. If any of these easily offend you, I would recommend you not listen to the series. In summary, the audiobook continues to be a bit darker than Mr. Baron’s “Dragon Mage” series, yet it feels like there is more depth and complexity to the story. I enjoy the author’s story telling abilities along with his capacity to keep a consistent plot line over the books released thus far. The narration was clean, but it does have some special effects which I know a few people do not enjoy in their audiobooks. Again, if you are looking for a science fiction story with a dystopian bend, I would suggestion you give this audiobook a listen. Disclaimer: This audiobook was provided at no charge by the author, narrator and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias review

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  • LB
  • 20-05-2020

Great follow-up to book 2

the narrator was great. I have enjoyed the continuing story and am excited about listening to book 4. the book is fast paced and exciting with lots of sci-fi action.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 22-08-2020

Great series

Getting better and better with each book. Narration is fantastic! Absolutely love the storyline you never know where it will take you.

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  • benjamin
  • 06-07-2020

superb

really enjoy this story... the characters are rich with personalities and life that keeps me wanting more

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  • Jonathan
  • 12-05-2020

A conclusion of sorts

I recieved a review copy of this book. The book closes the first story arc as it builds to a conclusion on the battle for earth. Nothing ever goes to plan and Daisy must adapt to the changing circumstances, whilst the final twist opens up even more questions.

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