Narrated by Mikael Naramore

Run time: 8 hrs and 47 mins


Gant Maker and his small company of misfits set out to find the dreaded Vacra.

Additional Comments:

  • I enjoyed the story, but it’s more about the characters than the plot. My favorite parts were near the beginning when it turned more into a heist book than a quest to hunt down the bad guys.
  • Not sure how they get fuel in this universe. They seem to be doing an awful lot of traveling.
  • The romance angle seemed tacked on for the sake of having one.
  • The series is compelling because it’s got a likable character in Maker. Sort of the military man who’s misunderstood but still loyal. He’s a bit like Reacher in attitude and action.
  • The world-building’s cool too. Erlen especially is a fun addition to the crew. Revered, misunderstood alien who’s part chemical factory and part puppy dog at heart.
  • Performance was fine. Naramore’s not my favorite narrator, but he’s got talent and puts a lot into his performances.


If you’re looking for excellent scifi, check out the Fringe World series. You can read this without having consumed the first, but as with most series, it will be better in order.

Audiobook Promotions:

33 of my 34 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Never Again (mystery, suspense) and Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there.
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest

Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian.
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift.
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma.
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother.
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble.

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