When I read the title “Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter” I got excited and started thinking about my favorite sci-fi character bounty hunter. That is probably what caused me to not enjoy this story as much as others. I expected Roak to be a tough guy and an expert mercenary. Instead he would continually lose in fights, get the tar beaten out of him and be left for dead only for someone else to rescue him or a crazy stroke of luck to save him. The story kept the same plot until the end. Go after a target, get into trouble, someone rescues him and he completes the job. I almost stopped listening as I was able to predict what was going to happen.

The different planets and ships as well as factions had me interested and there is plenty of material for more books. The different species/races alone could fill an entire book and I still want to know exactly what race(s) Roak is.

Roak is a pretty cool anti-hero character and I think there is a lot to his back story that could be fleshed out to another book that I would enjoy as long as he is actually able to do something for himself instead of being saved. He is no Boba Fett but he is interesting and could lead a very interesting life that I would like to read about.

The narrator, Mr. Wehrlen, did a great job and his deep voice matched what I would expect a grizzled bounty hunter to sound like. I enjoyed this book but the repeating plot was making it tough to continue. Criticism is easy and creating a story is difficult, I appreciate the book and world that Jake Bible created for us and look forward to future novels from him.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. The fact that it was provided to me in no way impacted my review.