The Terran Gambit : Pax Humana

  • by Nick Webb
  • Narrated by Greg Tremblay
  • Series: Pax Humana
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin' space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can.
A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a surprising show of devastating force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast - killing millions - and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds in the Pax Humana.
But the Resistance will not be cowed so easily. In retaliation the rebel leadership devises a daring plan to strike at the Empire's heart in a final, desperate bid for freedom, a plan that will put Jake Mercer in the captain's chair of the most advanced warship in the galaxy. In a life full of crazy moves, this one might just be the craziest, but Jake jumps at the chance anyway for it means a possible end to the war.
To succeed, all Jake has to do is face down a psychopathic Imperial Admiral bent on utterly destroying the Resistance and even Earth itself. What could be so hard about that?


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Most Helpful

Job Done!

Have just finished this first book and I am hooked. So am about to start the next chapter. Hopefully, Book 3 will be out by the time I finish Book 2 as this promises to be a brilliant series.
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- Poppey

Great SF!

I first listened to a sample of this series, (before buying the other one) and wasn't 100% sold on the beginning I have to admit. It started off a little slow for me, and I didn't think I liked Jake at all. (and it's my fav character name ever)

But I do love Nick's other series, and thought it deserved a chance. So, I dived in. After getting over the beginning and the backstory behind the Pax Humana and the world he'd created, I did start to like the story and Jake, even though he's a bit of an idiot.

Nick weaves a pretty solid world here, but it does take some focus to understand all the different worlds, and how they've come to be where they are, with the resistance. Perhaps it was the depth of the world that just didn't quite flow as well for me as the previous audiobook's I've delved into, or it could just be, that this was his first, and he was finding his feet a bit more :) either way, it's still a very enjoyable story and one that I will listen to again and pass on the 'amazon kindle' versions to my mum, I know she'll love them, haha.

There were a great number of characters in here, and Greg always delivers a fab performance, his voices and acting is a pleasure to listen to and suits this genre very well. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Military SO and Sci Fi.

Some of the more distinct ones, have to be Po and Ben, considering what they all go through, they form a great team and as characters they really do grow, I can't help but feel for them, in their situation and in their pain. It's a really harsh world they're in. And lots of people die, for all the wrong and right reasons. Some really hard decisions for Jake, and though they're the better ones, it's a tough call to do it still, he's got some huge kahonas doing it.

So, on to the next, I've already gotten about an hour into it, :) and I also bought the third. thanks both to Nick and Greg for the entertainment, it makes my life so much more interesting.

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- kanundra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2015
  • Publisher: Endi Webb