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Avera's 3 books come packaged completely in one 13 hour or so audiobook. Set in a future where interplanetary travel is possible, and people can be programmed for specific jobs. The MC is one such person. He has been programmed into a deadly enforcer. Serus Blackwel is brainwashed, for lack of a better term, into forgetting who he is, and forced into working for a planet wide syndicate (that is responsible for something that will not make him happy when he finds out).
Over time he breaks free of his programming, and becomes a freedom fighter trying to save Mars, and break the people there free from their oppression. Serus grows as a character from one book to the next. Think of how Robocop went from being aby the book machine into a fragment of the man he was. Serus isn't Robocop, but his journey is much the same.
Avera does a great job with plotting, pacing, and the action. The only real complaint that I have is that the rest of the characters don't seem to be as fully developed. Granted, they are secondary characters, but I would have liked to see some personal growth their way too.
Kessel does a fine job narrating, and his style compliments the series as a whole. He fits Serus to a tee, and is excellent at portraying his inner conflict. He also adds to the battle scenes. He really sets the overall tone.
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at the edge of my seat the whole time. great book. i recommend this book
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I liked the first book in the series. I thought, this must get better but not so much. I liked the plot and the world building but I would have liked more advanced technology and for the characters to stop making silly mistakes. I am not just talking about the main characters but the villians as well.
Other then that it is not a bad read and I really liked the narrator I thought he did a great job in voicing the chcaracters out.