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Raiders

Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
Series: The Red Angel Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Anna and her Naval Intelligence Agency (NIA) teammates have a new high-priority assignment: foreign raiders who are wreaking havoc within the United Alliance of Stars. They hit high value targets, have access to inside information, kill the security guards, and leave no witnesses.

The NIA team soon discovers the raiders' system has been well thought out and has no weak links to exploit. The raiders prove arrogant, resourceful, and in no hurry to leave. So when the raiders discover the NIA team assigned to catch them broke the smuggler's organization, their solution's simple - kill them.

With a Wanted-Dead-Only reward on their heads, the team finds nowhere is safe, not even on a naval war cruiser, and realize the longer it takes to unravel the raiders' complex system of communications, the more the odds favor the raiders succeeding.

But the team has an ally who might just make the difference - a Red Angel.

©2017 C. R. Dames (P)2017 Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • Stephen Clark Harkess
  • 27-09-2020

The only competent person in the galaxy?

I just can't. I enjoyed the first book and I really like the main character. She is kind and thoughtful and is very likeable. However, the small issue I had with the first book grows even bigger in this one. In the first book, it was strange that none of the professionals on the team the main character joins actually made any contributions to the investigation except at her direction. That seemed a bit odd to me, but it was just one investigation and the main character is something of a prodigy. In this second book, not only does her team of investigators apparently fail to accomplish anything on their own when not following suggestions from the main character, everybody else in this galaxy is equally incompetent. This leads to ridiculous scenes where the main character has to risk her life and take wounds to defeat incompetent bad guys who are able to attack her directly due to even more incompetent good guys. The main character is attacked at her home by cultist snake thieves who are going to kill her. Her home has high security (since she has been attacked there multiple times in the past) but apparently all it takes is a lab coat and a story about consulting for the guards to allow the bad guys to park their van at the house and be left alone to ambush the main character. It's not until an actual gunshot is registered that the security guards pay any further attention. They don't expect the homeowner to notify them of such an appointment (if it had been legitimate) or call their client to confirm like a 20th century gated-community guard would. In the future anybody is able to go to a house they are "protecting" and try to abduct the residents with very little effort. Soon after, a group of crazy people covered in sores due to their highly contagious disease are able to leave the hospital, steal guns from a gun store, and then hijack a MILITARY SHUTTLE traveling to a WARSHIP in orbit. In the 20th century you cannot board a civilian cruise ship without going through a metal detector, and you can't even get into the port without showing a cruise ship ticket. But in the future you can get onto a military base with open sores and a highly contagious disease, hijack a shuttle into space without the warship blasting you out of orbit or even receiving notice until you are docked on board. This requires the main character to again risk her life and receive wounds single handedly stopping these armed intruders from infecting the warship with a deadly virus. All because - in the future - the military (like everybody else except the main character) is more incompetent than a 20th century cruise line. As much as I like the character, I just cannot enjoy following her exploits where all of her successes come because nobody else in the future has any sense whatsoever. I expect good science fiction stories to be better thought out than that.

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  • Ink on my wings
  • 09-10-2020

It’s really well written

I only rarely read space opera’s but the subject of this one caught my attention. I am not disappointed I started reading it, and will keep either reading or listening to the rest of the series. The narrator are really good at changing her voice from character to character, and that really adds to the story.

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  • alvin duane roberts
  • 06-10-2020

Interesting and action filled

Very fulfilling book, I think the point of Anna being the smartest person in the planet as the book makes it look, and I believe is intentional, because of the “red angel” . So she does miraculous things, not because everyone is incompetent except her; but because red is the smartest one of all.

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  • Diane Amos
  • 24-09-2020

A delightful story

These books remind me of the radio dramas that I enjoyed as a child. They have a lot of the same thematic elements. However, the writing is more sophisticated and well worth the read.

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  • Paul
  • 16-09-2020

Not my usual.

NMU but narrator and plot drug me in almost kicking and screaming, to no avail. Sigh, now I'll have to see how many more of them there are.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-09-2020

Twists and Turns Abound.

A very interesting and engaging series , it picks up right where book One (Smugglers) left off. I have definitely become a fan of the series. Once again a great job with dialects and voice range by Gabrielle de Cuir. absolutely no confusion with any of the characters she portrayed with her narration. So yes it onto Audible book three which I expect will be every bit as good as books one and two. C Wright, Somewhere in the hills of Northern California.

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  • Farrell
  • 14-09-2020

Very good

A strong female lead who dies the right thing no matter the cost. Certainly worthwhile.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-2020

Interesting mysteries

I enjoyed following the plot as this dynamic team solved intricate mysteries and defended against assassins. Loved the teamwork too. However, so much of the dialogue was repetitious that it became completely predictable -- the EXACT same prompts and responses over and over in both book one and book two. I literally wondered if it were just lazy writing or if a computer program had written the book.

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  • bros
  • 04-09-2020

Really Enjoying This Series!

This series is a bit different from what I usually listen too (read), but I’m enjoying it so much that I’ve completely neglected Netflix/Prime the past few days - & can’t help but continue to do so :) Thank you, Audible, for the new “Audible Plus Catalog”!!

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  • Sallamae Johnson
  • 03-09-2020

Uniquely complete without romance

A continuing story of accomplishments and virtue amid much action and uncovered corruption. People are vulnerable and die, but the best of virtuous military mentality is exemplified with a certain amount of non-military disorder to bring honor and satisfaction to the losses. No romance, no LGBQ matters, no hints at people addicted to sexual thoughts or behaviors. Among the most delightful stories I have ever read or listened to!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-12-2017

brilliant

still loving this series. cant wait for the next one to come out and continue her story.