Andromeda's Fall : Legion of the Damned: Andromeda

  • by William C. Dietz
  • Narrated by Isabelle Gordon
  • Series: Legion of the Damned: Andromeda
  • 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The roots of the Legion of the Damned lie deep within the mythology of the future. But now, national best-selling author William C. Dietz goes back to the Legion’s early days with the story of one recruit’s rebirth and redemption....
Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed. Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire.
But some things never change....
All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat) has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters - including Cat’s family. The Carlettos are known to be staunch supporters of the Emperor and Carletto Industries has been in the forefront of his pet project - developing cybernetic technology for use by the masses.
Now Cat, one of the last surviving Carlettos, is on the run. And, like countless others before her, she finds her sanctuary among the most dangerous of society’s misfits.
Welcome to the Legion.
Cat Carletto vanishes, and in her place stands Legion recruit Andromeda McKee. A woman with a mission - to bring down Empress Ophelia - or die trying.


What the Critics Say

“Dietz expertly jumps from one theater of combat to another.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A superb, action-packed thriller . . . [a] terrific tale.” (Midwest Book Review)
“Dietz’s expertise in matters of mayhem is second to none.” (The Oregonian)


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Customer Reviews

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Fun read but not one of Dietz's best

Plenty of action (and the protagonist made a rapid transition from Paris Hilton to action babe) and good group of characters made this a decent entry into the Legion of the Damned Series. This can definitely be "read" as a stand-alone entry but I advise anyone at all intrigued by this book to read others in the series (especially "Legion of the Damned") before giving up on Dietz, as this is not his best. Would have been better without the (seemingly) "thrown-in" romance, but maybe that is just my taste.
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- Tracey "I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)"

21st Century

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sought of, I kept listening, but had a nagging about the universe. The plot seemed worthwhile, but the environment seemed to be a 21st Century transplanted into the 27th (?). Technology seemed old, the "walkers" seemed liked Humvees. The assault rifles like M-16s. I felt it went a bit fast, maybe the author should have let a year or two go buy to forge the loyalties...

Would you be willing to try another book from William C. Dietz? Why or why not?

I doubt.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Isabelle Gordon?

Yes. But in this particular read she was rather monotone with regards to emotion of the main character.

Could you see Andromeda's Fall being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


Any additional comments?

I felt the "love interest" was a bit gratuitous. Tech seemed 20th/21st Century. Aliens were too human for my liking. At times it felt like cut-scenes glued together. Maybe I am being a bit harsh here, but it did feel like it lacked a SF element. This was my first book from Dietz, and will probably head back to authors who spend more time on character building.

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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios