Koban: Rise of the Kobani : Koban

  • by Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • Series: Koban
  • 28 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Kobani use captured Krall ships to return to Human Space. They seek expert training for their genetically modified fighters, modern weapons and new medical technology. There's a possible block to this help in the form of death penalty laws of the Planetary Union, prohibiting gene modifications of humans. A holdover from the Gene War, which nearly extinguished humanity. A perilous descent through a war-torn planet's space defenses is a first step. A Krall ship and its heavily armed crew have to be destroyed on the ground, while a watching hostile Special Ops force decides if the Kobani should be trusted, or killed as Krall collaborators. Fighting their way between a rock and a hard place, they prove they are a match for the Krall. Exploration at home reveals startling alien neighbors, and a habitable world next door. A remarkable genetic discovery there will forever alter the Kobani. Winning allies, Captain Mirikami forges a bold and dangerous plan, to strike deep into the heart of Krall territory. A place the enemy is confident that puny "animals" can't reach, let alone attack. Simultaneous Kobani raids damage Krall war manufacturing, buying time for humanity. However, the Krall have a deadly ancient weapon that none expected. Retaliatory escalation of the war has been triggered, and if it doesn't go as the Krall plan, entire planets and their populations could be shattered. Read Book 1 (Koban), and Book 2 (Koban: The Mark of Koban). Book 4 (Koban: Shattered Worlds) is coming soon.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Human genetic upgrades galore, Good Book

Any additional comments?

The book is a great continuation of the other books. The pace was good and the author did not stray from the theme of the other books. The characters' personalities were not changed to force a conclusion like some other books have done. Also, if you enjoyed the genetic upgrades in the previous books, this book will not disappoint.

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- Ron

Fantastic!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Koban: Rise of the Kobani to be better than the print version?

I have stopped reading books and listen instead. I am on the road a lot and it makes the miles flow by.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Koban: Rise of the Kobani?

The sequesnce of finding human modifications and then employing them is a nice twist, expecially the "live forever" mod.


What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

While the writer gives a book heart and substance, the narrator brings it alive. I almost didn't continue the series after book 1 because Patric Freeman just didn't quite breath life into it. However, I really liked the story line so I continued and book 2 came alive with Eric Summerer as the narrator.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The action is almost constant, with just enough belnd of background, and character building. I would find excuses to listen to the book outside of driving because its "just that good".


Any additional comments?

This series is a must. I have read and listened to hundreds of books. This one ranks at the top of my list, and I can't wait to get the next one in the series.

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- Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2014
  • Publisher: Stephen W. Bennett