Drifters' Alliance, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Elle Casey brings listeners book three of Drifters' Alliance, an ongoing science-fiction space-opera series.
Captain Cass and the crew of the DS Anarchy have been accepted into the Alliance, and plans are in the works to move forward as independent yet allied drifters. Unfortunately, the OSG isn't onboard with their plan, and people high up in the chain of command are determined to bring Cass to heel.
Content warning: Colorful language, sexy stuff, and general badassery.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 20 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||April 18, 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #361,567 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#4,530 in Space Opera Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#5,538 in Adventure Science Fiction
#24,668 in Space Operas
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Despite an introduction to series protagonist Cass Kennedy that’s a good distance from simpatico – what decent young woman stakes her virginity for any material consideration? – the series is immediately involving. It’s clear that Cass is a marginal character, and probably on the run from someone or something, and the resistance she faces in establishing herself as master of the DS Anarchy drew me in. Of course, there are problems to be solved – Cass hasn’t a plugged nickel to her name, her ship is a barely functional rust bucket, and her crew is an odd assortment even for the drifter trade – but we get immediate indications that whatever adventures lie before her, she’s enough more than she appears to make them at worst an even contest.
What’s more elusive is the sociopolitical backdrop. Over time we hear about Haves and Havenots, about the State-like Omega Systems Group, about an Alliance of drifters that seems opposed to the OSG, and about some possibly mythical Outlanders who might be inclined to help the Alliance. Here’s where there’s room for improvement: the inculcation of the necessary information about the sociopolitical setting arrives in a jagged fashion that makes it difficult to grasp the importance of individual items. There’s something to be said for maintaining an air of mystery in revealing plot threads, but setting information critical to comprehending the reasons for the various conflicts should be easier for the reader to grasp.
All that having been said, it’s been an exciting series to this point: intricately characterized, well written, and (thank You, God) properly proofread. I do look forward to Book 4 at least. But these endless cliffhangers...doesn’t anyone ever finish an adventure these days?
Drifter's Alliance is the story of Cass Kennedy, a deserter from the OSG - a military organization that is heavy-handed, in a draconian sort of way - Who wins a 'Drifter Ship' in a card game. From the description in the story, this is a starship that engages in trading between star systems.
Once she gets aboard, she discovers that she has inherited a crew of misfits and a ship in need of serious repairs. As she wades through her newly found problems, her old problems sneak up on her causing no end of grief. Let it be said that Cass, tends to solve her many problems by over reacting with threats and violence. It seems that her OSG combat training has left her with few social skills, other than trying to put out fires by throwing gas on them. You'll see that she is her own worst enemy as she exacerbates every problem with confrontation and a very sharp knife. Cass Kennedy, the main character in these stories, quickly became my least favorite person on her ship.
My favorite character was Jeffers, the ship's cook, healer and spiritual adviser. Even he has a dark and troubled past. If this were a movie, he'd be well played by Morgan Freeman.
All in all, this was an enjoyable read. There is little character development beyond the Cass character, though. The bad guys are all two dimensional and mean harm in every scene. Even the good guys of the 'Alliance' have their own agendas and are not all sweetness and light. There are no shortages of men who want to take Cass' virginity, which the reader is made aware of in the first few pages of the first book. In the card game where she wins the Drifter Ship, Anarchy, it's her virginity that is backing her hand.
Even though this is a fun series of books, Drifter's Alliance is fairly transparent in it's scope. The way book three ends, there are several questions left unanswered, so there must he at least a book four coming in the future. I'll probably buy it if I become aware of it, but I'm not going to lay awake nights just waiting for it.
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We learned a little more about Cass and Macon in the previous book, and in this one we learn a little more about the rest of the crew. The twins are hiding quite a secret, as is Lucinda. The crew of the Anarchy may still be hiding things from one another but they seem to be able to pull together when the going gets tough, and unfortunately for them, they’re going to be tested yet again. I’m not sure if this book is any more exciting than the last, or if I’m just more involved with the story now but it’s definitely exciting and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
My only real complaint about this set of novels so far, is that they are quite short in comparison to some of her other works, so you’ll find you’ve read all there is to read before you know it. While that may be slightly disappointing because you’ll want more, the up side is that the story isn’t over yet. Bring on book 4!
My Top 5 Authors: Elle Casey, Amelia Hutchins, Karen Lynch, Samantha Towle and Suzanne Wright.
But as a short read so far they are ok - not great by any means but diverting enough for a flight or by the pool (just don't take it on a long flight as you will finish it inside a couple of hours!)