Renegade

  • by Cheree Alsop
  • Narrated by Erin C Gray
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Space pirate meets Robin Hood in this edge-of-your-seat space adventure about an officer turned pirate.
When a tragedy makes his brother his enemy, Gage becomes a pirate captain who fills his time robbing from the rich Coalition and giving to the poor planets struggling to survive across the vast Macrocosm. But being a pirate comes with its risks, and Gage is hard-pressed to protect his crew and loved ones against the dangers of having enemies with bigger guns and faster ships. It doesn't help that he has a soft heart for damsels in distress and can never say no to a good adventure.

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Enjoyable but a little confusing for newcomers

Only after having picked this up did I realise that this book, and the "Pirate from the Stars" series, actually is a continuation of a universe created with Alsop's "Girl from the Stars" series. I had not heard of this other series and had not read it before reading this book. As such I feel I was really thrown into the deep end here, with not too much explanation of the universe and how all the planets fit together.

So you may want to read that other series first (I'm not sure, I'm just assuming it fills the gaps here).

Overall its a 3.5/5, rounded up.

Even with the gaps in knowledge and being thrown into the deep end, I found the book to be really enjoyable. It follows a space pirate named Gage as he robs from the rich and gives to the poor, all while escaping from his enemies and his family (which somewhat overlap). He has a motley crew of pirates on his ship, having joined based on a "no questions asked" type policy.

Gage himself is a fun character, a bit of a larrakin, but also a good captain. He story does well in setting him up and getting you to engage with him, and making his concerns yours. The rest of the crew more blur together. Although some have distinct characters none are really impactful in a way that helped me to keep them all straight,although that didn't affect my enjoyment of the story either.

The narration by Erin C Gray was fairly good. Also a 3.5/5 rounded up. Gray provides all of what I generally enjoy in narration - emotions and action provided to the narration and characters, and individual voices for each to help separate them. She is clear and well paced with no obvious audio issues. The only real problem I had with her (and it's not one I've really found myself having had before) is that Gray overacts in places. There is too much excitement and energy in the action, sometimes pushing it to ridiculous levels. Some of the character voices are also over the top and cartoonish, which also becomes a little grating.

But if it was a choice between over-the-top and flat/bland, I would take over-the-top any day.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Kingsley

Excellent Story

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

Space and Pirates with a feel of Jack Sparrow


What was one of the most memorable moments of Renegade?

There is no way I can pick just one. I was not disappointed and was left wanting more.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Erin C Gray?

I would have to see.. I'm not a fan of the reading, I couldn't tell if he was smiling all the time or if the character is an ass. I'm leaning to the reader was smiling too much


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I could see this as a Movie for sure, I will read book 2 it was that good


Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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- Eagle4life69

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2017
  • Publisher: Cheree Alsop