Author(s): Jerry Pournelle
Series: Janissaries Series No: 1
Genre: Sci Fi
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD5511
Released: Dec 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470836290
Narrator/s: Keith Szarabajka
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Some days it just doesn't pay to be a soldier. Captain Rick Galloway and his men had been talked into volunteering for a dangerous mission only to be ruthlessly abandoned when faceless CIA higher-ups pulled the plug on the operation. They were cut off in hostile territory, with local troops and their Cuban "advisors" rapidly closing in-and then the alien spaceship landed. Rescued from certain death, they now must fight another world's war.

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Author(s): Jerry Pournelle
Narrator(s): Keith Szarabajka
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number Z100096801
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481591874

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"A group of soldiers fight a battle they can't win. As they wait for certain death, they're rescued. The catch? They're rescued by an alien spaceship, and the price is that they must tame an alien planet and grow illegal space drugs. Now that's a plot you don't often hear! Keith Szarabajka is an amazing narrator who makes the earthlings sound normal and the aliens slightly strange. The cacophony of accents he gives the planet's current inhabitants--kidnapped humans from many ages--who clash with the newcomers is outstanding. Szarabajka adds excitement and tension to a novel already taut with suspense--which heightens even more when the earthlings turn on each other. He is so skilled that the listener never questions which of the dozens of characters is speaking. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"