• Firefly: What Makes Us Mighty

  • The Firefly Series, Book 7
  • By: M. K. England
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (279 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A breakneck adventure for the Serenity crew in the seventh original novel tying into the beloved Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon

A simple job
Serenity is bound for the planet Kerry with a hold full of sealed unidentified cargo for the planet’s highest-ranking nobleman. The duke is a surprisingly genial man whose court brings all the fanciness and fun of Persephone’s high society but little of the pretension—and, most importantly, he’s got the promise of more work. 

Some fine hospitality
Obliged to stick around while Inara is with a client—and hoping to score future employment—the crew settles in. The liquor flows freely at court, and there’s food, entertainment, and comfortable lodgings to enjoy. Everyone is thrilled but Zoë. Her gut says something is off.

A vicious massacre
When the duke’s estate is attacked in the middle of the night, Mal sends Serenity to safety while he and Zoë investigate. What they find turns the whole story of Kerry upside-down. Revolution is brewing, and each of them will have to decide where to make their stand, even if it lands them on opposite sides …

©2022 M. K. England (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Firefly books really keep the series alive

every time I try to wait and read more tomorrow, I end up finishing the book tonight. it's not a lack of self control, the books are that darn good.

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Zoe: In my dreams, I pulled the trigger

The new author at the helm for this installment is clearly a diehard Browncoat because she did an excellent job in capturing the crew dynamic and referencing events and nuggets from the TV series.
That, combined with James Anderson Foster’s insane ability to mimic all nine Firefly members
(not to mention his ability to curse fluently in Chinese) made this slip comfortably back into the verse, However, this particular book feels a little too much like fan-fic, where those unfamiliar with the series won’t appreciate or enjoy the many callbacks.

I’m not sure why the cover art features Simon and Kaylie; the main characters here are Mal, Zoe, and Jayne with Inara, Simon, Kaylie, Sheppard Book, Wash and River playing fairly small parts in the tale.
The plot travels a familiar path of old trouble in new locations as ghosts from Mal and Zoe’s past clash with choices in the present. Some of my favorite parts involved Zoe’s unflappably dry banter against her Captain’s snark and bark. And the thing with the thorns was engagingly, horrifyingly written.

While I enjoyed the story, it did feel a little lacking in action and energy as everything happens at a distance from the Firefly crew. Death, while voluminous, is all of the redshirt variety. Finally, I found the resolution of the storyline’s main conflict entirely unrealistic, especially with how things ended with the big-bad. But, on balance, a shiny, satisfying listen.

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K2-SO flies the firefly

there was a great K2-SO Easter egg from Wash. extra work for word count

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Beautiful story.

Y'know, there's always something special about the crew of Serenity. Mal, Zoe, Wash, Jane, Kaylee, Shepard Book, Inarra, Simon and River. They're a group of people that embodies what it's like to be a part of a family. Firefly will always have a special place in my heart

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Best one in the series, so far…

This was the best one in the Firefly series. The author completely captures the dialogue from the characters and the narrator translates that into definite speech inflictions without trying too hard to sound like the original actors.
Very fun story.

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Fun story

Here's hoping that another story will be published very soon. I am waiting, tks

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They are mighty

great audiobook. narration was excellent and the reader mimicks Mel's accent really good. love good the story has each character pegged. Serenity fans will not be disappointed.

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Can’t get enough

I am so very happy that I found these continuing stories about the Firefly universe. They stay true to the characters and feel of the TV series.

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  • 07-03-22

As always a great visit with the crew of Serenity.

As always a great visit with the crew of Serenity. Great story fun and captivating still keeping in the spirit of the original series.

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fav Firefly book

I have read all the novels based on the crew of Firefly and this one was my favorite. I really could see the characters and hear them. This fits the show perfectly. fantastic! must read for all Firefly fans.

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  • Shonie
  • 08-05-22

Another hit!

I’m really enjoying the Firefly books and the narration by J.A.F - flowing story telling and easy to envision.

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  • Mr j s hyland
  • 07-13-22

Mighty indeed

Nice to know that Mal and the crew are still out there in the verse..

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  • J. B. Collins
  • 07-12-22

Reads like fan fiction

I enjoyed most of the rest of the series to greater or lesser degrees. This one is just too darn wholesome! It lacks the bite, the bitter undercurrents. Everyone gets along just fine, the foreshadowing is too heavy-handed, and most of those who are not crew, are just bristlingly shiny.

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  • Louis C.
  • 07-10-22

Not the best in the series.

While the characters were written and performed just as well as we have come to expect from a wonderful series. This installment was however on the weaker side in comparison.