|Print List Price:||$5.99|
Save $5.00 (83%)
Bane Kindle Edition
|Length: 55 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $1.99 when you buy the Kindle book.
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This story has a lot of potential and characters that I would like to know more about. Even the weapon idea really caught my interest and made me want to find out what was going to happen. The ending made me almost cheer. I really enjoyed it.
This would have been really good - 4 1/2, even 5 star - without the unrealistic, awkward romance that, frankly, was not necessary. I mean, as soon as it started, I felt like it was a cop-out, like the author wasn't sure about his story and stuck that in to catch people's attention. And, to make matters worse, he's just been hurt during interrogation and they're captured in a cell and that's when they decide to do it?!?! *rolls eyes* I do appreciate that we didn't get full on description. It just wasn't necessary and seemed really out of place when it came to the rest of the story. Like pages from another book were stuck in as a trick. Bad decision.
Note: I received a copy of this story in exchange for my honest review.
Meran recognised the threat and signed a contract with their best privateer to steal the machine and bring it to their planet. A billion people’s lives depended on it. So begins an attempt to steal a machine so powerful it could destroy a planet. What if they succeed? Will the power struggle end in the opposite way to Ecran’s expectations, or will Meran show the maturity to destroy it so none must fear annihilation?
Steve Atwood has written a story that is easy to read, and exciting to follow. It is unclear what the end will be, until the last chapter is read. The only thought in this reader’s head was, “I want to know more.” Perhaps the next book will continue the story. One can only hope.
My favorite lines in Bane:
"When we come back with it, I expect a bonus."
"I might be able to arrange something," Tessa said.
Rick grinned. "This could be a fun trip after all."
As soon as she realized what was on his mind, Tessa punched him squarely in the chest. "That's not what I meant!"
All in all, I enjoyed reading it.
Now write your next story, Steven!
On the last page, please correct "conscious" to "conscience".
(I downloaded a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.)
I felt the story was encapsulated quite nicely and when you get to the end you cannot help but smile or maybe even shout with joy. I rarely have read stories that made me truly feel good when the plot came to its conclusion. I do however feel that this story could be a great launching point into a much more complex series of adventure.The character Rick Lewis is a fun character with elements of Han Solo. He is a pirate or privateer depending on how PC you want to be. On top of that he is believable and the kind of character that you want to see developed further. Hell he could be the focus of an entire series. When the action finally begins it is intense but not too over the top. The story has some violence, some romance, and maybe even a few curves that were not telegraphed throughout. Ultimately Bane is a social commentary that is very relevant with the headlines we see in our news today. I truly enjoyed Bane and think that you may too. If I had not received this story as a gift, I might never have picked it up and that would have been a true shame because the story is up there with Robert Heinlein and Jerry Pournelle.
Most recent customer reviews
From the minute I started reading Bane I was hooked, but it was much more than just a hook.Read more