The Phoenix Conspiracy

The Phoenix Conspiracy

Written by:
Richard Sanders
Narrated by:
Matthew Ebel
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Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
416
Narrator
208
Release Date
January 2014
Duration
11 hours 57 minutes
Summary
On the surface, the galaxy seems peaceful. Humankind prospers from the Capital World to the far reaches of The Corridor. But to those who can see the signs, it's clear something is wrong. Long, dark fingers are pulling strings inside the military, making clandestine deals with enemy states, and fulfilling some dark design. Calvin is an intelligence agent working for the Imperial government. He's young, his methods are unorthodox, but he gets results. So when a former military hero steals a warship and goes rogue--threatening to start a war, Calvin is sent to eliminate him. But as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game that shakes kingdoms, divides empires, and threatens civilization everywhere. And if he is to uncover the mystery and expose the conspiracy he must confront--and embrace--the darkest elements of the galaxy and throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.
Reviews

I was taken a back by this book. The narrator is spectacular and the story even more intriguing. I had to immediately reactivate my subscription to listen to to next one!

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Linda R.

Absolutely loved this book and look forward to the next book in the series. Love both author and narrator.

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Anonymous

Love the plot and I loved the descriptors and character development. So so good I cant wait to listen to book 2. The narrator was very good. I hope the second book is read by the same person.

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Adrian P.

awesome story awesome narrator

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Anonymous

It was good to hear

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Milford G.

In spite of fine narration, I cannot recommend “The Phoenix Conspiracy.” I found the story ridiculous, and sometimes disgusting, with many credibility issues. Improbable images include “blood-soaked ground” aboard a starship and a drugged drink delivered via French kiss. Yech! The characters are NOT inspiring. Language and terminology are flawed. In addition, the author fails to grasp basic physics or to appreciate movement through three dimensions. I feel no urge to listen to the second volume of this series.

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Talita H.

It started well, but degenerated into a kindergarten fight which could have been set in any scene. The science part was less believable, narration was good

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Anonymous

Great storyline and well read, went looking for the second book not free yet.

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Sonofnothing

The narrator bored me to tears. It was enough that every other chapter the volume would fluctuate. The cadence and energy used to deliver self reflecting moments, to subtle physical details of the ship, to bullets whizzing by and the panic of a ship about to self destruct.. All the same. Meh.

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Anonymous

Loved it Well read Great story can not wait for the next in series

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Anonymous

Great listen

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Anonymous

Looking for the next one now.

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Anonymous

it was great!

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Anonymous

Awesome read!!

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Rico S.

Easy going story line and plot with a few twist... Similar to The Frontiers Saga by Ryk Brown or Odyssey One by Evan Currie...The characters are a bit too "easy" and black/white, but easy listening- think I'll listen to then next one in the series also

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Anonymous

Great book great narrator made me want to listen to the series now love it

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Cindy I.

It began slow but once I got to know the Characters, I really enjoyed the book.

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Rudolf Peens

Awesome book, could not stop listening

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Annatjie W.

Enjoyed the story, the narrator did a very good job as well!

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Heather B.

this has been my favorite so far

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Dmitrii K.

Didn’t really like this book. A lot of cliches are put together to resemble a good book, but it shows. Main character is very arrogant, and does nothing most of the time. A lot of repetition, same things are being said over and over again. Actions barely have consequences. Essentially, the book is about a pesky teenager, who does drugs, disregards authority, and, is surrounded by “very hot” ladies all around that want him 24/7, while he is doing nothing (almost feels like it was written by a horny teenager). And, get this, there are vampires and werewolf’s involved too… I did listen the book to the end tho, author did manage to create a mystery that required solving, that’s why I’m giving 2 stars, but other than that, this book was a bit annoying.

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Curtis R.

Awesome book kept me intrigued and I’ll read the rest of the series as long as it keeps me interested like the first book

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Alex M.

The book and the narrator was great!

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Zippytroll

Great story, great narrator. Enjoy it very much

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Alexina K.

Love it - great narrator and very gripping story

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Roger L.

Lots of plot twists. Not overly 'scienced' to death. Entertaining reader.

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Anonymous

I liked the way it held attention as the story developed. Good narration.

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Arthur W.

Great book. Suspenseful and well written. Reminded me of Thrawn books

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Anonymous

if only he could describe in more detail how the female characters looked.... and that she obviously was handed her career on a silver platter... I could not continue with this apparently (only because I could not make it further than 30 minutes) sexist narrative.

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Cerberus

Amazing listening.

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DutchThePyro

I enjoy the book. normally I'm not interested in mystery books but this one was very compelling

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Anonymous

Great book I’m reading the next instalment now!

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Rene G.

Assome

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Dave P.

narration was excellent. story good but felt it wordy in places.

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Anonymous

Great story line and outstanding narration, clear, easy to follow, good emotional narration, very easy to listen to considering. Can\'t wait to listen to Volume 2, \"The Phoenix is Rising\". I hope they use the same narrator.

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Winston S.

The book was better than precived.

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Anonymous

I found the book very enjoyable and love the plot that the author has gone with

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Delvdb

Brilliant story, awesome narrator, listened to it twice.

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Theresa K.

I loved it. Can't wait for the next one.

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D Anonymous

I like the story as it is developing with good characters and storyline. The narrator is very good also as he worked the voices of the characters.

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Anonymous

It was a good book

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YanielDoung

What a great book!

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Thomas J.

Been through all 7 books now. This is the epic start of a great tale

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Joshua H.

Basic writing in this book, it feels more written for younger teens. The narrator isn't bad, but when you're used to god tier narrators games workshop' Black Library use (Toby Longworth, Johnathan keeble) you kind of can't listen to anything else without being put of. Now I'm stuck in a rut where I can't listen to anything that isn't by the above two narrators. Book starts better, gets worse. I may try the second but the narrator can't make the book any better, I don't even think the two narrators above could make it any better, that said they probably could make it at least more enjoyable to listen to.

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Brian M.

The book and the narration was addictive for me. Lots of action and energy. Everything was done so well, I plan to listen to the entire series.

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Christopher S.

the book is great there unfortunately was not much talk of the science of the drives the ships use and I kinda wish there was a bit more history of the universe but that's just the nerd in me as for the story it was very well written and the narrator was fantastic how he brought the characters to life

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Billy

Great book! Suspenseful kept me on the edge of my seat. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the series and hope the series is done by the same narrator.

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Allen F.

Great story if you LOVE tropes. The book starts out superb but then peters out. Trope 1: beautiful women are totally irresistible. Truth: beautiful women are hated by women and are avoided by men, especially in areas of power. Trope 2: Women who are hated as bitches, liars, betrayers, order-loving, will be unavoidably loved. Truth: They will remain hated and kicked out at the first opportunity. Plus there were many more. I listened to the entire book and wondered why anyone would eant to follow a drug-addled, immature, dangerous fool of a officer, who is mutinous against their entire government. He never said his reasoning. Ahh, shere rubbish.

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Anonymous

Great and detailed book, kept me up all night

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Edward N.

Much of personal interactions are awkward and forced. There is a romance element that is put of place and done poorly. The scene in ing the lead female chrarter and the lead male character was cringe inducing. Matters involving the military did not ring true at some key points in the story. The mutiny section of the book was not exciting, and read as list of all the thins that can happen during a mutiny. I listened to this book because I was interested in how much of a train wreck it would become. There is more, but this is enough for this review. It is good that the author has a day job as a lawyer. .

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Anonymous

First book good start 4

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Carol B.

A fully enjoyable Audio. The narrator is super. The story well told with many twists and turns. The characters were well developed, especially the main character with all his charms and faults. I especially admired his insistence to find the truth, whatever. Will I continue on with the next book? Maybe… hmmm, I would like to find out how the story goes on, but I was mostly interested in the main character, so it depends on whether he continues to be the main character or not.

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Ed H.

The narrator is absolutley fantastic! He makes this engaging space adventure a real joy to listen to.

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Tiger Rose

excellent

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Darlene S.

Enjoyed this book and narrative was awesome

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DonL

I enjoyed the book emencely. I will read more as my coin builds up. Ty for the read

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Anonymous

After an hour, I couldn't keep listening. I thought the character development needed work. Their dialog was uninteresting--approaching stereotypical. The science was weak and the narration was mechanical.

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James Steele

I think it was a decent book

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Bettina K.

This was my first experience trying audiobooks and I couldn't be more surprised! The narrator gives the story, which is very intriguing and detailed, some sort of magic that you can see everything that is happening right in front of your eyes. So so so so so goooooooooood!!!!!

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Anonymous

It started out interesting but then you realize non of the characters are really likeable. I really was done after the crew member who is already established as being an experienced warrior who bus happy to break rules acts dumb and ridiculous while hacking a computer. Then the captain falls for obvious trick. I’m not sure how this is a series. Awful writing.

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Gary king

little confusing at first but it's got to be pretty good

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Anonymous

Great story and narrator. Can’t wait to start book 2.

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Anonymous

Very good nice and long can’t wait for the next one

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Lethon W.

For me, it seems as narrator made this read come to life. The author created very well told outlook at possible futuristic battles to preserve human life.

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Anonymous

This is awesome I loved it

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Tamara B.

Action and mystery, with engaging, flawed characters. Sci-fi at it's best.

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Danny Smith

superb book. can't wait to read the next episode.

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Linn E.

The narrator was good, but The book was boring, predictable, The characters 1 dimentional, behaving very uncharacteristic and generally in a unbelievable fashion. The view of how a woman thinks and feels is archaic and this seems to be written by someone that has not conversed with women at a deeper level.

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Anonymous

Very good narrator and story. Wish to continue listen to the rest of the book.

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Anonymous

An awesome story and story teller

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Lamont B.

This book was absolutely gripping. However, the reading by the narrator made this story come to life. I found myself finding it difficult to pause, and bookmark.

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Anonymous

Great narration, great story, cant wait to get into the rest of the series. A

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Anonymous

I liked the plot very much. I found, at times, the dialogue to be a bit like dialogue found in a young adult book. It could have been written with a more mature perspective.

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Justin O

Interesting. A good listen if you like this style. Moving onto the 2nd.

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Anonymous

Just an awesome story. It's a real brain teaser something to get you thinking.

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Anonymous

Fantastic narration and great story.

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Bradley B.

I cant believe this book was free, definitely hooked on the series now

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Matthew M.

I am intrigued by this story. I will check out the next book... because I am not sure if this is a slow build to the series or just a slow burning writer.

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Dragon Lover 9999999

Good read loved it

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