Audio: Deathstalker Destiny by Simon R. Green @TheSimonRGreen ‏ @TantorAudio @AceRocBooks #LoveAudiobooks

Posted February 23, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

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Audio:  Deathstalker Destiny by Simon R. Green @TheSimonRGreen ‏ @TantorAudio @AceRocBooks #LoveAudiobooks Deathstalker Destiny by Simon R. Green
Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Series: Deathstalker #5
Published by Tantor Audio on January 3, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Length: 18 hours, 56 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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Owen Deathstalker's greatest love-- Hazel d'Ark-- has been abducted by the Blood Runners, a culture dedicated to the extremes of genetic scientific experimentation. Stranded in a mission on Lachrymae Christi, Owen busies himself with the task of ensuring the survival of the leper colony living tere, awaiting an opportunity to rescue Hazel... or avenge her death.

Meanwhile, the Empire remains in the chaos of a continuing war. Threatened by various enemies, Humanity once again turns to Owen to lead them. But unknown to those who would follow him, Owen has lost the powerful abilities granted to him in the Madness Maze. Even if he hadn't, Owen can no longer sacrifice his life for the Empire. And with Hazel's life in the balance, the choice is an easy one... or is it?

You really need to read the  Deathstalker series  in order or you would be pretty much lost. Even reading in order, each group of chapters will just drop into a scene and if you don’t know what was going on in the previous book, then you have no hope of following the story, particularly with the large number of locations, characters, and even species.

So briefly, with the rebellion and war over,  the power grab continued with all the bad guys. My beloved rebels, in Deathstalker Honor  are sent out to deal with all the remaining “problems” and help prepare for the new battles with the aliens, the Ghost Warriors from Shub and the Hayden men.  Of course, it’s up to Owen and Hazel, Jack and Ruby, Finlay, Evie and Diana Virtue, and Captain Silence to save the tattered remains of the empire from the new threats.

Deathstalker Destiny is told in the same style as all the rest of the series.  There are great fights in dire situations with our heroes pulling with personal sacrifices and a sense of humor.  Some of the bad guys were dealt with in Honor and the rest are dispensed here. Many secrets are revealed including the history about the madness maze and the dark void.  I know there are a couple more books in the series, but I won’t read them because everything is resolved with the my beloved characters here.


Gildart Jackson is the voice of this series.  His performance is wonderful. I recognize all these characters’ voices easily now. The story is well paced, with great timing for the humor.  I am glad to listen at 1.5x because of the length.

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About Gildart Jackson

With acting credits that span stage and screen, Gildart Jackson is most often recognized for his role as Gideon on Charmed. Other notable TV roles include Jackson Palmer on Providence and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital, as well as guest appearances on Stargate: Atlantis, Las Vegas, and CSI. Theater roles include Trigorin in The Seagull, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, and Adrian in Private Eyes at the Old Globe.

About Simon R. Green

Simon Richard Green is a British science fiction and fantasy-author. He holds a degree in Modern English and American Literature from the University of Leicester. His first publication was in 1979.

His Deathstalker series is partly a parody of the usual space-opera of the 1950s, told with sovereign disregard of the rules of probability, while being at the same time extremely bloodthirsty.

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Posted February 23, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

10 responses to “Audio: Deathstalker Destiny by Simon R. Green

  1. Good to know that this is positively not the series to just grab any old book. Neat how there is an after-war story. Most series don’t bother, but that period can also be intense as power gets realigned. Glad you’re still enjoying the series. I’ve had my eye on it since last fall when I noticed them in your post.

  2. I have never read Simon R. Green but I have seen his books around and always felt like I should pick him up. This is the same narrator that does the Benedict Jacka series and I really like him so audio would definitely be the way to go for me. Great review!