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The Evan Gabriel Omnibus

Books 1-3
Narrated by: Ray Chase
Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Books 1-3 of the Evan Gabriel trilogy. Follow North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel as he crosses the galaxy searching for Redemption, Returns to where it all began, then finally seeks Revenge on those responsible. Military science-fiction adventure at its best.

©2011 Steve Umstead (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Paint by numbers story

If it wasn't a free book, I would not have purchased it. But I listened to all 3 books, so it must have some value to somebody out there

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Keep your eyes out for Steve Umstead!

Absolutely loved it from start to finish! Performance and plot outstanding!!

Total action from start to finish. Gripping, suspense, well orchestrated and realistic Sci fi, on the edge of your pants style and unpredictable.

The lead character, Evan Gabriel, a soldier turned commander, you barrack for and stand next to, no holds barred if you were faced with any type of situation!

Ray Chase did an admirable performance as he did so with the prequel.

Once again, thanks to all who were involved in this! Extremely entertaining. This is an understatement. :)

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  • Garth
  • 22-07-2015

Spaghetti Western meets solid sci-fi

The story is cliché and cheesy and all of those things that you love about a spaghetti western set in space. Yes the good guys win, yes the bad guys are just greedy and evil and have no real justification behind their motives, and yes the good guys come up with some unbelievable luck.

But it is entertaining and that's what these kind of stories are all about.

There are also some very solid sci-fi aspects of the series that I enjoyed.

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  • Luke R.
  • 08-12-2015

The first book is ok. The other two are weak.

The first book had a couple of plot twists that made the book. Unfortunately the lack of character development made for a long series. The main character was supposed to be this awesome guy who just can't catch a break. Yet everything goes easy for him and his crew and when it does not a piece of tech that he did not know about magically shows up to help him take over control of the "bad guys" brains and body's.

Throght the story the protagonist has it out for him yet is scarred of him. The reasons are a joke and make no sense because they continue put him in the exact situation they do not want. Even to the point of bringing him out of retirement from the army. He of course keeps breaking up all there evil plans yet they keep taking steps so he will be against them. It reminds me of Austin Powers when the son says "let's just shoot him, I have a gun we can do it together ". Of course they have to make an elaborate trap that puts him in the best possible position.

This does not even get into all the other characters. Good or bad there was no development. I had to rewind a few times just to even remember who died and I couldn't care less who got killed and who did not. The closest it came was for one character to mention that he used to be a fun practical joker before. Wow, super endearing.

Plot was weak, characters were no more than names on a page. Quite a let down.

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  • Robert
  • 15-03-2017

time filler

it was OK but more of a time filler while waiting for something better to be released

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  • Annette Henson
  • 23-09-2016

A good space opera.

For the most part a good story and characters. Not great but worth listening to.

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  • Mark
  • 12-06-2016

A great sci-fi action story!

After listening to Zero Point, a prequel to the Evan Gabriel Trilogy I knew that I would listen to the entire series. The Omnibus is a great way to get all three books in one package! Ray Chase is a great narrator and does an excellent job with this series. very entertaining!

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  • ladypea
  • 04-01-2019

Awesome trilogy

I couldn't stop listening to to this collection from the first book to the last. Steve Umstead is an extraordinarily talented author. His use of descriptive detailed words allowed me to envision each scene and character as if I were a part of the story. Ray Chase did a magnificent job narrating with his own unique style and use of distinct voices for each character. He made sure to add something to each so that the character's personality shined through.

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  • Antonio
  • 09-10-2018

ahh... middle of the road book.

the book was dry in some places. the biggest drawback for was the narrator. the was times where I had to turn the volume WAY up just to make out what he was saying.

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  • Schuyler Bostedt
  • 21-09-2018

It's OK but there are issues

The narrator is ok, but the main character has problems. He demonstrates his combat prowess by walking dick first into ambush after ambush and surviving. Sure he comes across as compitent under pressure but the books never adress why he is so incompetent that he gets into these situations in the first place.

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  • In2Sign
  • 17-09-2018

Entertaining

These books were in fact entertaining however not very believable. The jams the team were in just happened to be resolved in their favor every time. I think not. I know this is science fiction, but for an augmentation to the tech that is throughout the book to kick in just in time to save the main character is very cheesy.

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  • Carlos Aldana
  • 07-06-2018

great story

great story with a great performance. sci-fi at its best. totally recommended. will go for the prequel now

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  • mark & judie
  • 16-10-2018

fantastic<br />

fantastic story I didn't want it to end there's something missing in my life now lol

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-2018

Flawed but Fun.

SPOILER! ... sort of...
For being such a badass super space navy futuristic soldier dude, Evan Gabriel only really does one thing approaching 'badass' in the whole trilogy.
apart from that, pretty decent.
oh, and the reader was excellent.

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  • CJSILV
  • 23-08-2018

Have to listen to

Three great books very good story I would recommend it to anyone 😁😁😁😁😁☕🍪 must listen

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  • Jenny MacKenzie-Websdale
  • 08-08-2018

Awsomn book.

couldn't stop listening to it and was disappointed when it ended. Will read again. outstanding

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  • Ian Ranford-Marshall
  • 27-04-2018

Loved it

Easy listening, great story telling with a catchy storey line. If you like action movies/books then listen to this. Highly recommend.

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  • Paul Johnson
  • 16-04-2018

Not bad a good read

A good collection did zone out in book 2. Books 1 and 3 are the better ones

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  • Peedy
  • 14-08-2017

A quick review

A enjoyable series. Ray Chess has done a great job narrating it.
Worth a go if your between books.
Book 1. 4 stars
Book 2. 3 stars
Book 3. 5 stars

Book 2 felt rushed to me. The walk in the jungle could of been so much more!!

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  • Graham
  • 11-05-2017

enjoyed fully

enjoyed the full trilogy . was not groung breaking but i would recommend to anyone who listened to similar .

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  • Steve Leyden
  • 08-03-2017

well worth a listen

The plot works well and the characters are likeable. However, I think the entire trilogy could very easily have fit into one book.

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  • H Ireland
  • 22-01-2017

Great Read

Thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy from start to finish. Well written and well read. Would love to read more from Steve Umstead.