Deadly Games : The Emperor's Edge

  • by Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by Starla Huchton
  • Series: The Emperor's Edge
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When you've been accused of kidnapping an emperor, and every enforcer in the city wants your head, it's hard to prove yourself an honorable person and even harder to earn an imperial pardon. That doesn't keep Amaranthe Lokdon and her team of outlaws from trying. When athletes start disappearing from the Imperial Games, they may finally have an opportunity to show the emperor that they're on his side. If she and her comrades can get to the bottom of such a public mystery, they're sure to get the credit.
But plans go awry when Amaranthe's own men start plotting against each other, the new ally she'd hoped to acquire tries to turn her in, and her best fighter-and closest friend-disappears. Maybe getting involved wasn't such a good idea after all....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

this narrator was awful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No, not at all


What didn’t you like about Starla Huchton’s performance?

She made the heroine Amaranthe a snot and Maldynado sound very gay, which not have been a problem if he had been. That's all the farther I listened, just a few pages because I couldn't stand it. She was ruining a good story.


Any additional comments?

This is a great book. Save yourself the trouble and don't get 'professional' narration.

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- K

Enjoyable

I recently finished reading the kindle versions of book 1 and 2 – As I started book 3 I got sick. I was pleased to see the audio version of the book available at a reduced cost because I owned the kindle version already.

The first 3 books in this series are entertaining with an interesting world setting that mixes sci fi, steam punk and mystery together to make a wonderfully enjoyable read.
If you want to start this series, book 1, The Emperor’s Edge is available free for down load for your kindle or other popular e-readers. Start there for best results

In this book, our unlikely set of heroes are looking into the disappearance of men and women in the Emperor’s games. As things are likely to do, matters go from bad to worse before everything works out in the end. I must say the last chap is my fav – the entire garden scene is breath taking, such a tease but it will make me buy the next book to see what happens next.

Regarding the Narrator - I wasn't sure I was going to like Starla Huchton's reading of the story - mainly because I had voices in my head already for the characters from reading the e-versions of the first two books, but it didn't take long for me to really enjoy listening to Starla's work.
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- RLP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2012
  • Publisher: DarkFire Audio