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Renegade Star

By: JN Chaney
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Renegade Star, Book 1-2
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Renegade Star, Book One

Jace Hughes is a Renegade.

That means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he's free to live the life he wants. But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system. Too bad there's something off about the cargo she's carrying.

Jace knows he shouldn't ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can't help but check it out. Big mistake. To make matters worse, he's being pursued by unknown ships - people who want that cargo. Does Jace give up the goods and hand over the nun ...or does he risk it all for an even bigger payout?

Renegade Atlas, book Two

The search for Earth has begun.

After barely escaping the Union's grasp, The Renegade Star is off to parts unknown. Every member of its crew is a wanted fugitive. None of them can ever return home.

But all is not lost. Thanks to Lex, a strange girl with a remarkable gift, the path to Earth has been revealed. According to ancient myth, Earth holds valuable treasures, lost technology, and endless secrets, ripe for the taking. Jace and his new friends have a chance to discover it all, but only if they can keep Lex out of the Union's grasp.

Doing so won't be easy. With enemies on all sides, the deck is stacked against them, but nothing in this universe comes easy when you're a Renegade.

If you're a fan of Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, or Leviathan Wakes, you'll love this epic, space opera thriller.

Warning: This book contains action, cussing, and general badassery. Listen at your own risk.

©2017 JN Chaney (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Fantastic Space Opera Style Adventure Story

Part Battlestar Galactica part Indiana Jones with a classic Space Opera setting, discovering the mysteries of this Universe have me on the edge of my seat

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-2018

A great book to get lost in for the weekend

If you have burnt through all the new great space operas such as Bobiverse, Frontlines, Expeditionary Forces, Undying Mercs, Omega Force, etc.. and are looking for something great and fun to get lost in, then this is PERFECT. In terms of sci-fi, it is easy to follow, more on the hard sci-fi side (not that it is highly "scientific", but it isn't outlandishly unbelievable either), has a great narrator, and keeps you interested with those occasional "no no no!.. phew!" moments of yelling at your speakers.

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  • robert a parks
  • 06-08-2018

A fun story with very entertaining narration.

This is a really entertaining sci-fi book. A fun diverse cast full of shoot outs and one liners. The narration is expertly done.

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  • Frank Armand
  • 28-03-2018

Luke Daniels and JN Chaney make great content!

I was so excited to hear that Chaney was able to get the legendary Luke Daniels to narrate his new series. I have already ready through the five Renegade books and it's a thrill to go through them once more with the Audible version. 5 but stars, if you're a fan of science fiction, Firefly type of stuff you should definitely check this out, I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Patti
  • 23-07-2018

Fun and Action Packed

A great space opera with an exciting story, interesting characters and lots of action. I will definitely get the next in the series.

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  • Randall B
  • 01-04-2018

A killer space opera!!!!

This audiobook is actually the first two books in the series. I started reading the series before the audiobooks came out, but when I heard that the amazing Luke Daniels was narrating, I had to listen from the beginning... because, you know, Luke Daniels. I figured that Jace was just gonna be another manly, perfect hero that wins every fight and every woman wants to bed and every man wants to be. Abigail is one the same level as Jace, if not a bit higher
All in all, I found the characters to be interesting and the plot intriguing.

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  • Jaggedburn
  • 16-08-2018

A fun read !!

Main character is a typical cocky rogue, fun adventurous. Hilarious. Fun story to pass the time. Luke Daniels performance adds depth to the characters and enhances the storyline.

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  • John
  • 07-08-2018

Thoroughly Enjoyable Sci-Fi

Renegade Star has me hooked for the series! This is a wonderful twist on the space drama scifi that is held together by a no holds barred protagonist and his band of well-intentioned misfits. I only wish I had not put off Audible's recommendation of this series for so long!

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  • Msinita2004
  • 06-08-2018

a new fun series

I really like this book. I wasn't sure what to expect but Luke Daniels was narrating so I thought I'd give it a try. i wasn't disappointed. we listened to this on a road trip and laughed so much that we didn''t mind the long stretches of highway. I actually purchased the next set right away.

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  • Mikey
  • 03-08-2018

Fantastic

I didn't realize how fun and super exciting this audible book would be. I'm definitely buying the whole series now.
The story and narration are quite well done, sometimes surprisingly well.

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  • GL_Gremlin
  • 24-07-2018

Han Solo meets Firefly on a BSG style epic mission

Han Solo meets Firefly on a BSG style epic mission.
Good fun ... but no wookies or companion passengers.
worth the credit .... "trust me" ツ

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  • Laura
  • 03-07-2019

Not going to lie, I had quite a few laugh out loud

Book 1
I came across this book via a sci-fi newsletter I signed up to. I have to say I am glad I gave it a shot. All three books in the series were all combined into one audible book, which is a bonus. The main character was just so relatable, you could connect with him pretty easily. Meeting the other characters was great too, it added more layers to the story, more layers to the main character. I hope in the rest of the series you get to know the other characters more, what makes them tick, how they came to be who they are.

Looking forward to the second in the series. Also looking forward to exploring the world, the Author has built.

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I liked that with each new book in the series, you get to explore all the characters more. It not a one-man show, everyone plays their part, even the AI. You see them adapting, changing to survive, to make sure their family survives. Really enjoying the world exploring, even the technology being explored is great.

Not going to lie, I had quite a few laugh out loud moments. I did look like a crazy person, walking down a shopping aisle, giggling. 

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  • Dingo 883
  • 10-01-2019

A fast-paced space opera with great characters

I normally have a tough time with audiobooks outside the LitRPG genre, but this story, along with Luke's excellent narrating, had no trouble holding my attention and looking forward to my next listening session. My only "complaint" is that Luke read rather fast, to the point of ignoring punctuation. It didn't bother me in the least but it was something I took note of. I'm halfway through the next combo pack and just bought the third.

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  • Thomas Fletcher
  • 07-11-2018

Very han solo esk

A Very enjoyable listen looking forward to the next ones in the series, check it out!

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  • Poppey
  • 03-07-2018

Simplistic

If you're new to sci-fi and have no great expectations, then you will enjoy this. However, I found the narrator's voice OTT at times, which spoilt it for me.

I found the idiotic behaviour of Jace, the Captain, to be really annoying, especially when it took him forever to figure out that they had been tagged, which was why the Union could locate them at every turn. I would think most of us figured that one out within the first couple of minutes.

All that aside, this story did have the making of a good plot, with a few tweaks.