Taken Liberty - A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles - A free audiobook by Steven H. Wilson

Taken Liberty - A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles - A free audiobook by Steven H. Wilson

Published by: Steven H. Wilson
14 Episodes | First Released: Aug 1 '06
Parsec-Seal-2007-Nominee Aer'La only wants to be free... The Confederated Worlds are unparalleled as a society of free people, yet, somehow, slavery still manages to exist. Aer'La, a non-human, was bred to serve as a pleasure slave. Years ago, she escaped her masters and masqueraded as a human, joining the Confederate Navy, where she worked her way up to ship's Bos'n under the heroic Captain Jan Atal. Now, Aer'La's secret has been discovered by Atal's superiors, the media, and the world at large. Branded a sociopath, she learns that even a free society isn't willing to grant freedom - or justice - to all. Library Journal says: "The author of the Arbiter Chronicles, an award-winning audio drama, vividly brings to life a cast of compelling characters while telling a story that measures the cost of freedom. The far-future military setting should appeal to fans of David Weber's "Honor Harrington" series as well as the military sf of David Drake."
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net_viper21
Oct 15 '09
Rating:   8
Needle in the Hay Stack!

I came across this by accident, and have to say wow! I've never listened to abridged recordings, and will never want to listen to one again. I couldn't help wondering what i missed from the book and went and got it! IT made up for it in spades! This is one reason i gave it a rating of 4. The other reason was it was so short! There was so much more i wanted to know, and to me the book seemed rushed. I can only imagine that publishing it had a certain price and for being able to share this with people can only be considered greatful! I hope you have another story, especially of Are'la!

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roguewest
Jan 27 '09
Rating:   8
Fantastic story and excellent production

A thoroughly entertaining and well produced story for an avid sci-fi and podcast fan like me. Reminds me of a cross between Heinlein and an elaborate radio show. It's gotten me hooked on the Arbiter Chronicles. I'm looking forward to picking up the book.

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MiguelD
Oct 19 '08
Rating:   10
An Unusual Story

This story is in some ways a character study for some of the characters in the Arbiter Chronicles but in others it is an exploration of slavery and sexual abuse. It is certainly not for everyone. It is hard to listen to at times - not because of the quality of the presentation or the value of the narrative - because it is hard to hear what we all know is true about these issues.

That said, I found it to be a truly great story - well worth the time the cast put into it and my time to listen to it. And as a fan of the Arbiter Chronicles, it opened up the characters in a way I was very surprised and interested to hear. There are some very tough scenes in this story - but I found myself very touched at many points. It is well worth a listen!

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Storman_Norman
Aug 14 '08
Rating:   4
Great start, THEN BOORRING

Chapter 2 when Aeila recounts her captivity is emotional charged and kept me on the edge of my seat. Then go into present day and the officers of this ship just argue with anyone not in the clique. It's kind of like high school. What's with the intro music, it's like midi form 1989. Voice is good though. This really could have been a GREAT book and podcast, but I'm cashing out at chapter 4.

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avi_stetto
Aug 3 '07
Rating:   8
Taken Liberty really good.

"Taken Liberty is based in Prometheus Radio Theatre's "Arbiter Chronicles" Universe, and takes place at the end of Season One. It works rather well as a science fiction novel that looks at what it means to be human. Also, it looks slavery, which is still an issue in much of the world, no matter what many think. I'm very much looking forward to a sequel.

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Kaicielia BlueDragon
Jan 23 '07
Rating:   10
Amazing

The characters are very well thought out, and I was able to follow along fine without hearing any of the radio shows. Lots of references to sex, but it is a big part of the story, so it fits.

Loved it

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