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Space Knight

Auteur(s): Michael-Scott Earle
Narrateur(s): Nick Podehl
Durée: 13 h et 11 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 évaluations)
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Description

In a universe where technology and magic co-exist, Nicholas Lyons desires one thing: to serve his queen as a Space Knight in the Royal Trident Forces. But when his final mission as an Academy cadet goes horribly wrong, Nicholas discovers he possesses illegal magical abilities that grant him power far beyond that of a normal man, knight, or mage.

When a clandestine assignment lands Nicholas on the worst starship in the kingdom’s fleet, he finds a motley crew of warriors hiding their own terrible secret. Death and betrayal lurk around every corner, and Nicholas finds himself torn between his loyalties to his new crew, or the oath he swore to his queen.

And death no matter which choice he makes.

©2017 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2018 Michael-Scott Earle

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So incredibly disappointing.

Another story from this author that I like the basis for the story, but absolutely hate the characters.

I've pretty given up on this author. Its not strictly fair, but in the three books I've tried, the characters are deliberately written as stupid, naive, and incapable of simple logic or reason.

This of course doesn't mention anything about the infuriating social interactions. Doesn't matter if they are random characters, men, women, superiors, or colleagues. There is no realism/believability in these conversations. Not surprising I suppose, seeing as the characters themselves are so unbelievable.

Irregardless of what problem or situation the characters face, they end up shoe-horned into some ridiculous choice without any effort to make that choice remotely acceptable to someone who has a shred of intelligence. Its like the author laid the tracks for the character's train to follow. They can't get off the train and they can't freely determine their course, it's fixed. Where a well written story will at least offer up logic, motivations, strategy, or some other reason that a character may make a choice or how they may be forced into making a poor choice. This book gives the character a situation, the character comes up with one or maybe two decisions, that no one in their right mind would make, and then the character will pretend that these are the only options. Then generally I pause the audiobook and be angry for awhile.... Grrr.

The introduction of characters thicker than a piece of paper would greatly enhance the setting/story allowing it to shine. Requiring characters that while written into a set story, at least feel real enough to think and reason through situations. Instead of looking for rebels with paranoia assuming they exist and revering a queen, government, and set of laws that the character crucifies everytime its brought up(oh the queen, the kingdom, and its laws are amazing! The only solution is to love the queen and kingdom. Man they lock those people up without cause, they treat normal people as worthless, they won't care that they died if they aren't nobles, atrocity, atrocities, and injustices, but the kingdom and queen are so benevolent, they love and care for us, totally deserve our loyalty... Really? Come on.). It is seriously disturbing to try to understand a character that is willfully ignorant, blind to everything but an incredibly stupid and narrow view. The least the author could do is try to relate why the character acts or feels this way...

Listenning to this was legitimately painful. I know I'm not enjoying an audio book when I argue with my truck speakers about how insufferable a character is being. I give up. I want to like these books, I love the setting and some of the ideas in the story, but the characters and the simplistic plot make the story intolerable for me.

PS why are there vrmmo/game elements in this story? They feel so out of place.

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Enjoyed this Story

This is a novel new hero who is really by accident discovering that he is more than he thought and also quite naive. This has all the beginnings of a great epic adventure series with articles to retrieve, skills and knowledge to acquire, a team to grow and develop, and lots of challenges and adversaries. I will continue reading and following this series. hope this is not the only book because this story is yet to be written.

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Fantastic

Great story, great characters, and as always amazing performance by nick podehl! This book is a great lit rpg and doesn’t rely on spewing out item info to fill words like pervious books I have listened to.

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  • Christopher
  • 2018-08-21

MSE writes another almost, pretty good book.

This is the 4th or 5th MSE book I’ve listened to... and if I’m being honest the only reason I risked the credit was that Nick Podehl is the narrator.

I’ve found MSE’s stories to be interesting and compelling, but his writing is often hackneyed and his omnipresent, juvenile, sexual compulsions are always cringe-worthy.

He’s never written a female character that isn’t sooooooo hot. Moreover, he seems incapable of even mentioning a woman in his prose without making sure to add an adjective describing her sexiness.

It gets so repetitive that it pulls you out of the story and I find myself wanting just slap the author and tell him that puberty is supposed to end in your teens.

That said this book is at least free of his overt obsession with harems and disconcertingly bad sex scenes. Though the main character is of course torn between the three women (who also happen to be sooooooo hot) on his space ship.

All in all the story is pretty good despite his big plot twist being obvious from almost the beginning...

So great literature this ain’t, but if you need something entertaining to listen to while you wait for a really good book to be released then this one might suffice.

P.S. Props to Nick Podehl as always.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-07-21

Protagonists is too stupid.

It's a good idea to leave room for characters to grow and learn but the main character's line of reasoning was too unbelievable. This book would have been better if there were stronger reasons for the beliefs he had, and choices he made. That way when he learned his lesson the audience could have been surprised with him, and it would have been a big reveal. Instead I was just relieved that he finally figured out what was painfully obvious from the start. That said, Nick Podehl never disappoints, and Michael-Scott Earle has many books on audible that are absolutely worth the listen. Even if you agree with my own assessment of this book, I hope you still check out some of his other works.

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  • Jason
  • 2018-08-15

Juvenile storyline

Conceptually a great story but horribly executed. For the MC to have graduated from a service academy, he is a dumbass. Plot holes that are big enough to drive a truck through made it difficult to finish.

34 personnes sur 36 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • JT
  • 2018-07-08

Pulpy garbage

Sci-fi Pulp with weak characterization and bad writing. Bounces from one unrealistic combat scene to the next.

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  • Anita
  • 2018-07-10

Not a fan

I don't like to leave bad reviews, but I really didn't like this book. The characters were so poorly developed I ended up just disliking them completely. It seemed like all the men were badasses and all the women were attractive placeholders. The story kept repeating itself constantly. The beginning was great though. The first thirty minutes was amazing scene building. Then it just...went downhill.
Nick Podehl does amazing voices and couldn't fault his work.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Cody
  • 2018-07-26

Meh...

OK so the book as a whole was ok, the idea of magic fused with tech isn't exactly new bit it's done well here. the narrator did a very good job I thought. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because for pretty much the whole book I wanted to strangle the main character.

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  • Steven T. Voboril
  • 2018-07-27

a little frustrating

this is a decent book. I don't want to spoil anything but Nick's blind trust is hard to accept. plus the fact that he thinks he can be a spy without any training...arrrgh so many problems with this. I almost gave up on this book 2/3rds through. glad I finished it. not sure if I will di ish the series.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-07-18

Mediocre

The story was mediocre, but I would listen to Nick Podehl read the instruction manual for a dishwasher.

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  • gary m singer
  • 2018-06-26

Shallow

Good idea but writing was shallow with little or no character development and dislikable characters. I would say video game level character development but that insults the game developers. Shame too because story had potential.

13 personnes sur 14 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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  • Kyle
  • 2018-07-07

must be some of author's early work

Not as well written as Tamer or the Destroyer series, but entertaining enough. I suspect thIs was an early work of Michael Scott Earle's.The main character is forehead slapping dumb, and the plot is rather predictable, but the narrator does a terrific job, and unlike many sci fi authors these days, at least the characters are each unique. I'm going to try the second book out since for whatever reason the last Destroyer and next Tamer books aren't up on Audible yet, but jury's out on whether I'll stick with this one to the end.

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