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Formation: Age of Expansion

By: Michael Anderle,Sarah Noffke,J. N. Chaney
Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
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Publisher's Summary

Kill the bad guys. Save the galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. 

After 10 years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it’ll have to do.

That is, until General Lance Reynolds tracks Eddie down and offers him a job. There are bad people out there, plotting terrible things, killing innocent people, and destroying entire colonies.

Someone has to stop them.

Eddie, along with the genetically-enhanced combat pilot, Julianna Fregin, and her trusty E.I. named Pip, must recruit a diverse team of specialists, both human and alien. They’ll need to master their new Q-Ship, one of the most powerful strike ships ever constructed. And finally, they’ll have to stop a faceless enemy so powerful, it threatens to destroy the entire Federation.

All in a day’s work, right?

Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit universe. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect, Firefly, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera.

Note: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.

©2017 Sarah Noffke, J. N. Chaney, Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing

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Horrible narration

Read the book or ebook, the narrator screams for speech and makes no distinction between male and female characters. The story itself was quite good though. Sadly I won’t read any further as I ran out of aspirin lol

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voice acting was rough

the story was descent from what I heard, but I couldn't get past the voice actor. it's a book I think I'll have to get and read, I tried here for about 2 hours and the voices made it really hard for me to connect with the characters or the story.

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Kurtherian Gambit Series, with all the trimmings.

If you don’t like the Kurtherian Gambit Series, or kicka$$ characters, or lots of action then this book is not for you. BUT, if all of this and more sounds interesting, then this new series is just what you are looking for. Early in the book we hear: “You did well, Captain, but you’ll need to be even better. Understand?” Old friends and new characters headline this book where politics be damned, the Federation will be protected even when it can’t be done in the open. New hi-tech? Check. Space ships? Check. “I need you at your peak, son; I can’t stress that enough.”

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I don’t like the narrator

I love the new series and hope Ricky Bobby makes an appearance. I do not, however, like Chris Abernathy for any Kurtherian Gambit book/ series. IMO he ruined The Dark Messiah series and he is not doing any better with these. Apparently he just can’t swing a female voice. This makes it very difficult to know who is speaking. Additionally his male voices aren’t even good. Hate to say it but Emily Beresford and Kate Rudd have better male voices. I will probably continue to listen just because I want to “read” all of the books, but please no more Abernathy for Kurtherian Gambit.

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light and unpretentious

First of all, I want to mention that I decided to listen to this book because I really admire Noffke and Channey's work. I was not familiar with the Kurtherian Gambit series, so I took a bet on this one.

It is an action-packed space opera with likable but also archetypal characters. We have the old hero, now an antihero, and the beautiful and skillful female counterpart. There are many fights, hilarious moments, and a couple of twists that will delight many. Also mentions about some of the characters in the mainKurtherian Gambit series, so this will be a pleasant read for the loyal fans.

From the point of view of a Noffke and Channey's fan, the book is a bit disappointing. It's not that I didn't enjoy it but one of the things I enjoy the most from these two authors are their characters, which are usually quite developed and easy to connect to. This didn't happen for me here, the characters are one-dimensional, and despite their funny dialogs, I didn't much care for them.

Chris Abernathy's narration was also okay. His character interpretations were really good but his voice range quite limited. His female voices were not great and sounded like the male characters, moreover, the male characters sounded all quite similar, which caused me some troubles to follow some dialogs. The audio production had no issues.

All in all it was an okay book, light and unpretentious, enjoyable but forgettable.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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I love this series

It's fun to hear how names and places are pronounced. whenever I go back and listen to the stories on Audible I catch a lot of things that I missed when I read it the first time through. it's a lot of fun to hear the right way to pronounce all the words but I so badly screw up. this story was fun to hear and I thought the gentleman did a very good job thanks everybody love it

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Awful.

As a huge fan of this genre of audiobook and the mass effect series, this is right up my alley- but the writing is so overdone, so cheesy, so dumbed-down... the voice actor is also so cheesy, and so overdone. The characters all sound about the same, and they all sound like Jeff Foxworthy.

If you are dumb enough to buy this book... you might be a redneck.

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Absolutely Awesome!

Was worried when I read the reviews griping about the narrator and then (and still) don't understand the word 'opera' in referring to this series. I hate audible books that have music and sounds that are not like someone reading a book. I return them without further enduring the torture. But, I really like the other books Sarah Noffke has written and decided to take a chance. This book is a treasure. The story and characters are memorable and the book is hard to "put down". The narrator is great. Do not understand the review I read that said otherwise. Absolutely loved this book and can't wait to continue the series!

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Black Beard

I recognized the name Edward Teach as Blackbeard immediately. But I am a naval history nerd.
Of course the real Blackbeard was a psychopath, not a hero. To turn him into a hero is a challenge for us history nerds. So far, so good. Keep up the good work

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NO PROFANITY

Do not like to here very bad language AT ALL
you should notify us of profanity