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Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate that they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should "space" it out of the airlock, for it contains, she insists, ghosts.

With supplies running low, the crew desperately needs another payday but soon finds itself paralyzed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality. River is the only one unaffected. She desperately tries to awaken her crew mates, while the fantasies turn sour and the ship begins to spin out of control.

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  • Patrick
  • 30-09-2020

Torture Porn

This book is well narrated, but the story is torture porn fantasy. Disappointing as the other novels are well written fare. Even though the quality of the writing remains the same, the content does not give the same value. If you are of a sensitive mind, disregard this entry as it will not fulfill your firefly verse fantasys.

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  • Carol in Colorado
  • 05-08-2020

so disappointed

we liked the first 2...but this felt like a cheat. It seemed like an attempt to turn old unpubliished horror stories into a Firefly episode. When we weren't bored we appalled.

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  • Lanny
  • 27-10-2020

little too dark

it was a really good story. just a little darker than I expected from "Firefly".

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  • bennettlo
  • 25-10-2020

Storyline Of This Episode Was Not For Me

Spoiler - stop reading I didn’t like this, but probably for an odd reason. You may enjoy this episode just fine. The story goes off into sub-plots for each character that are effectively separate dreams with there own little story. I just didn’t find them to be worth my time. They are just dreams that are pointless to the overall Firefly plot. It’s a bit like when a friend starts telling me about a dream and I just don’t care much. I stopped about halfway through, so again you may love this episode. I’ll still buy the next episode because I like the overall series and these audiobooks are done well.

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  • Jason Darby
  • 22-10-2020

Great series so far, really only one con...

I have really enjoyed this series of books so far! As a Firefly fan, it's great to hear from these characters again. The audio performance is fantastic. The only thing disappointing about the stories so far is they feel a bit pandering at times to nostalgia sometimes, which kind of ruins an otherwise good story to a degree. All in all though, I really enjoyed them and would reccomend them to anyone you know that maybe a Firefly fan.

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  • Floyd the travel guy.
  • 14-10-2020

Boring.

I loved the first two books of this series. I struggled to get through this book.

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  • A. Goens
  • 09-10-2020

Loved it

The first three books are amazing I’m looking forward to the fourth. I had to go watch serenity after I finished this one. Really really enjoyed.

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  • Prolific E-Shopper
  • 19-09-2020

Disturbing.

I found the characters didn't remind me of the crew of Serenity in the least beyond their names. Furthermore, the imagery in the story was imaginatively described and extremely disturbing. Not at all why I liked Firefly. It was a real challenge to even finish the story, as it just kept going on and on. The story left me in a sour mood. Didn't like it at all. This was NOT Firefly.

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  • Mark Regets
  • 14-09-2020

Best of the 3 Firefly novels

Resolves issues about several characters in their dreams and nightmares. Narrator gets character cadence right.

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  • Jesse
  • 13-09-2020

Shiny

What I enjoy the most from these new Firefly novels is the feel that’s a very long episode. This is like Season 2 episode 3. The story is good, and narrator pulls you right back into the ‘Verse. It’s like kicking back and listening to new Firefly. It doesn’t get better than that.

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  • gary
  • 22-06-2020

can't take the sky from me

brilliant its just like the verse never left keep it up, can't wait for the next one, shiny.

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  • M Brookes
  • 15-09-2020

Somewhat derivative... :(

I enjoyed James Anderson Foster's other efforts far more, stick to his first two Firefly books. I felt like they expanded on the world and characters, on the other hand, this story feels unnecessary and was languorous in it's telling.

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  • Hussain Saleh
  • 24-07-2020

Very good story, just lacked humour and wit

I really enjoyed this book, but it didn't feel like peak Firefly which always had good banter between the characters and a lot of humour, even at its most sombre points. I would still highly recommend it, its my favourite Firefly book so far.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2020

not book 4 book 3!!!

not sure why this is book 4 as its the third in the series,if you liked the tv series these are brilliant,almost like watching the tv series......wont comment on the story like some but they are written so well,that i would put them in my top 5 audio books

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  • on the kindle fire hd the screen keeps rotating upside down
  • 20-06-2020

terrible firefly book

I loved the first two books, but this wasn't a firefly book, it had zero capers and wasn't shiny. The overall story could have been an interesting premise if it wasn't based around the firefly crew. I really hope I'm wrong and everyone loves it, so we get more firefly.

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