Fortune's Rising : Outer Bounds

  • by Sara King
  • Narrated by Allyson Johnson
  • Series: Outer Bounds
  • 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Under the supertech Coalition government, Fortune's colonists are enslaved to harvest the highly valuable brain-enhancing drug Yolk, often losing their sanity and lives in the process. The population is dying off, and the planet is becoming a police state whose only purpose is to harvest Yolk. But a revolution is in the air, fueled by an unlikely band of rebels: Anna Landborn, a brilliant, sociopathic child; her quiet, lethally gifted sister, Magali; Runaway Joel, a virtuous military pilot turned tormented smuggler; Milar Whitecliff, a tattooed, chess-playing fugitive full of hatred and heart; Doberman, a simple robot in the throes of a startling transformation; and Tatiana Eyre, a captured Coalition soldier torn between loyalty and love. As their paths and fates collide, the battle to spark a full-scale uprising is violently challenged by the Nephyrs, the government's elite army of sadistic, near-indestructible cyborgs. But the prophecies of a mad soothsayer have foretold the coming of a hero destined to turn the tide - and the fight for freedom is just beginning. Revised edition: Previously published as Outer Bounds: Fortune's Rising, this edition of Fortune's Rising includes editorial revisions.


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Customer Reviews

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addictive from the start

read with skill, this book had me hooked from the sample, shocking considering I've never read this author nor heard this performer before. Sara King has written strong lead characters, a lot of them female, and Allyson Johnson has managed to make sound strong. Audible should stick to readers like her where the main protagonists are female as so many male readers make them sound whiny and petulant regardless of how heroic they are. So, if you want a gripping listen, go for this one, you will find yourself looking for excuses to shut out the world and find out what happens next! As for me? I bought the 2nd book a minute after I finished the first one!
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- A. Mitchell

So Good! Not Perfect.

Not quite as good as Forging Zero but still a fantastic listen.

A fully realized world but the story is focused on only a few locations. This leaves plenty of time for character development and there are some great characters here. With motivations that range from noble to evil and everything in-between.

The one bad point is the character Tatiana Eyre. She's quite possibly one of the most annoying characters in any book I've ever read. Reminded me of all parts of Katniss (hunger games) I disliked.

Aside from that, it's a 10 out of 10.
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- M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios