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Book 2 of the Koban Series
Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. Aftertesting humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding. Why? The Krall desire to rule the galaxy someday, from their future home world of Koban, where the impossibly fast and powerful animals have proven to be too fast and strong for them to match. Only through the attrition of war will the Krall perfect their bloodline to become the masters of Koban. When the Krall departed Koban to start their war with humanity, they destroyed the protections that kept their prisoners safe. They left the human test subjects to fall victim to high gravity, and the deadly predators. Big mistake. The bio scientist left behind enhanced the human genome with Koban genes, forming the next generations of humans. They are becoming what the Krall sought to be. The fastest, most powerful species in the galaxy. The men and women trapped on Koban, locked in a struggle for their own survival for twenty years, return to the stars to help defend Human Space. The Krall have had their way with human worlds, killing when and where they wish. Outnumbered, the new Kobani will now take the war to the Krall.
©2013 Stephen W Bennett (P)2014 Stephen W Bennett
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By Douglas E. Noll on 06-07-14

One of the best stories in a long time

I was intrigued by the first volume of the series although I felt that it dragged in places. The second volume doesn't have that problem at. This is one of the most interesting, imaginative stories I have listened to in a long time. The plot line is pretty standard: bad-ass aliens kick human ass. Humans figure out how to dish it back. Bennett has just made the standard story so interesting. Characterizations are strong too. I really had a hard time stopping to do more constructive things in my life, like work. I strongly recommend this one and can hardly wait for the installment.

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By D. Marie on 02-09-15

Great story. Much better narration!

I'm glad I stuck with this series. Although the writing isn't extraordinary, the story was a lot of fun. There could be better character development, and the characters' reactions could be more realistic. Overall, the plot kept my interest, and I look forward to the next installment. The new narrator gave a much better performance. Plus, no more horribly disruptive growling/chortling snorts!

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By paul on 06-22-14

just brilliant

Where does Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of the best

Who was your favorite character and why?

love the captin very cool guy

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

exallent naration with good very belivable

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes i started to cry when i saw no book 3 on audiable but you can get in book form sort this out need to listen to book 3

Any additional comments?

a must listen for any one that loves sci fi

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By Rachel Norton on 05-19-14

Brilliant! Can't wait for the next book!

If you could sum up Koban in three words, what would they be?

Absolutely fantastic sci-fi

What did you like best about this story?

The thing I liked best was the next generation and the exploits of Carson and Ethan.

Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't listened to Eric Michael's performance before, but I liked his performance in this book, His voice was clear and easy to understand, and voices where good.

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