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Imperium Restored

By: Walter Jon Williams
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
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Publisher's Summary

“Interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams.” (George R.R. Martin)

Blending fast-paced military science fiction and space opera, the third and final volume in a dynamic trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of The Praxis, set in the universe of his popular and critically acclaimed Dread Empire’s Fall series, comes a tale of blood, courage, adventure, and battle in which the fate of an empire rests in the hands of two lovers.

Shattered Victory

Star-crossed lovers Gareth Martinez and Caroline Sula have decisively beaten the forces of the corrupt Zanshaa government. It seems all there’s left to do is to travel to the capital of Zanshaa to reunite the empire under the banner of the Restoration. Before they can sweep up the pieces, though, it’s revealed that any advance would spring an enemy trap. To make things worse, their opponents have more resources than Martinez and Sula could have imagined, and a superior force is now aimed at the heart of the Restoration.

Shattered Love

But before Martinez and Sula can contend with the gathering enemy forces, a surprising act of violence on Sula’s part threatens their relationship—and damages their trust. Hurt and confused, Martinez sends Sula into exile while he tries to recover from his broken heart. Somehow, these two lovers must repair their relationship in order to defeat this new enemy threat...especially when more than love is at stake.  

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©2022 Walter Jon Williams (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Love this series. This left some room for more, but this could serve to end.

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What A Blow, Narration Is Dreadful!

I was really looking forward to the conclusion of Walter Jon Williams “a novel of the praxis” series. The earlier novels narrated by David Drummond were amazing, Drummond gave voice to all the different alien species/characters and really employed his talents to the rich diverse universe in which the listeners find themselves. Counter-wise, Bevine’s performance is flat, toneless and the narrator himself sounds bored to death. I just cannot comprehend why the publishers would employ Bevine after Fleet Elements’ (previous novel in the series) disastrous reception, it makes absolutely no sense unless of course, they were just trying to save money, refusing to ‘pay off’ his contract . However, in doing so, they have actually betrayed both the authors intent to share his rich, fascinating universe in the best way possible and with the listeners themselves who will be so disappointed when exposed to this very poor performance and even though my eyesight is not great I will purchase the novel itself in order to try and garner some long-awaited enjoyment from Imperium Restored.
In closing, although audiobooks are getting much better, for some publishers it is almost as though audiobook listeners are considered second-class citizens when it comes to customer priorities.