- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 36 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: April 22, 2008
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0018ABIY8
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Starship: Mercenary Audible – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
I am not sure I got my money's worth.
This is not a great book. Just mediocre.I kept reading hoping it would eventually live up to the promise of the first book, but it didn't.
Cole just has it too easy. he turns into some kind of tactical genius who somehow figures out exactly what to do, but the stry is never clear about why that is, or how he comes to those decisions. it just happens as much as anything else.
This series is reminiscent of my favorite series, Foundation, by my all-time favorite writer. Isaac Asimov. To Resnick's credit, he did not write this series in a manner at all similar to the Foundation series.
I'm launching right in to the fourth book, but wanted to take a few minutes to post this review.
Wilson Cole is a unique, principled character whose only flaw seems to be that he can't see the lighter side of life. But, he is the guy whom so many of his colleagues respect and admire that they abandoned their navy, their family, and their nation so he would not spend the rest of his days behind bars.
Mutiny in book one led to piracy in book two, which proved less fulfilling and less enriching than they expected, so they transitioned into life as mercenaries, book three.
With this book we have a great cast: Cole's one true friend, Forrice; Sharon (Security Chief who loves Cole), an alien named David Copperfield whose comic relief helps lighten Cole; Val, the vivacious seven-foot tall killing machine; The Duke and Jakovic, plus some unique supporting characters.
It has taken until book three for me to begin to like Wilson Cole, for he is a stubborn, almost arrogant genius who is so brilliant and so certain of his perfect intelligence that he, frankly, is a difficult hero to identify with.
But, each of the other characters are well written and have flaws that endears each of them to the reader. Well, to me, anyway.
One other flaw is that we've not yet seen a real life and death battle. Cole is not willing to risk lives for glory or riches. Will he do so in book three?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An enjoyable read. The series is a little campy, but overall quite entertaining because of it. I recomend Resnick's Starship series.Published 14 months ago by Bruce A Sturm
Any book written by Mike is a GREAT STORY. He takes you on a ride far from home, but makes you feel like you are there!Published on August 3, 2013 by Mike Gayon
Ongoing,evoving saga, with typical brain snagging characters whittled and shaped from other venues. Fun, light reading that passes too fastPublished on February 22, 2013 by A. Schuh
I started this book with hope that the action would be mnore interesting and take up more pages then the previous books in the series, but unfortunately, this book followed an... Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by Steven G.
This book purchased via Whispernet for my Kindle and it is a very good sci-fi book. Well written, excellent story line and fun to read. Thanks!!!!!Published on September 6, 2010 by Jimmy J. Shaw
A++, very good part of the series which is a must read. Dana Van Valin in ColoradoPublished on May 17, 2010 by DANA W. VAN VALIN
Why are the other titles in this series available internationally yet this one isn't. I've read the first two books and now find I can't buy the third one. Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by S. Gilfrin
I have just bought books 1, 2 and 4 of the Starship series for the Kindle, and was horrified to discover that book 3 is not available online. Be forewarned! Read morePublished on September 18, 2009 by Happyculture