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Summary

Wise-cracking, corporate bounty hunter Malcolm Graves has a knack for finding trouble.  

After 20 years working for Pervenio Corp chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, he’s on a routine pickup job hunting a wealthy offworlder heir who ran away from home. But when a mad scientist gets his hands on the boy, Malcolm finds himself caught up in a twisted plot to develop working androids.  

Join Malcolm on a mission gone awry in this prequel novella to USA Today best seller Rhett C. Bruno's Children of Titan series.  

©2018 Aethon Books (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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"Malcolm Graves is turning into one of my favorite characters ever." — Bookfever

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Great Short

A great intro to Malcolm and sets this up perfectly for the children of titan series that has became so popular.
RC Bray perfectly suits the worn space hunter archetype and makes a great short or for those who want a taster before the titan series.

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  • JK
  • 11-11-19

Awesome.

This was my first taste of Rhett C Bruno and I wasn't disappointed. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of his work. As for R.C. Bray? The man is a rockstar.

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The collector

Great short science fiction story and very well performed by RC bray.very enjoyable listen

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"Creation without boundaries."

Meet Malcolm Graves and his young daughter, Aria.

Malcolm Graves is a Collector. He 'collects' people - a bounty hunter of the future - working for Parvenio Corps. He's cynical, sardonic, good at what he does and he's looking for a young man, heir to a fortune, who ran away from home. With this one he is going to make a lot of money as long as he can get him first, and alive.

A prequel to the marvellous Titanborn, this book has everything for the science fiction detective fan: beautifully written, visually atmospheric, great colourful characters three dimensionally drawn, excitement, mystery and humour. So easy to read, the words slide past effortlessly leaving perfect pictures in the mind. Great fun and one not easily forgotten. Highly recommended: buy, read, enjoy...

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too short

I wish the story was longer but other than that it was good. I 100% to read this book.

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OK, but unsympathetic main character

R C Bray's narration for Malcolm is very flat and I didn't enjoy it as much as some of his other performances.

I have listened to book one in the main series and, like that, this is OK, but Malcolm isn't a very sympathetic character.

Glad I didn't pay extra for it, but it passed the time.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 25-08-20

A fun Scifi Noir short!

Wow! This stand-alone book is dynamite. It introduces Malcolm a grizzled older hitman doing jobs for hire. The book's short and narrated by the awesome RC Bray! And I loved it!

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  • Logan Ryan Cobb
  • 08-05-20

great book

Nice short story which enhances the saga. Look forward to reading more in the series.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 29-09-19

Excellent Prequel Book

I really felt this was a well done prequel book and will get the next book in this series. Story about a man who is (basically like a bounty hunter for rich corporations in future. This character has a young daughter who he takes with him on his missions cause he is hiding her.

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  • happyjo
  • 21-08-19

The Collector

This book was an unexpected treat. I do want to read more from this author.

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  • AzMike
  • 02-07-21

Dr. Frankenstein I presume?

This sure was an interesting play on a historical work of fiction. The author creates and the narrator presents, both superbly.

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 28-04-19

Great addition to an excellent new series

This book can be listened to at anytime. It truly doesn't matter if you listen to it before listening to the series. I highly recommend this new series. Excellent writing and with the best narrator out there.

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  • Brian
  • 17-07-19

A Well Written Short Story

I needed a quick and interesting book while vacationing and I found it with The Collector. Bruno does a great job of both character and world building in the limited number of pages in this book. We’re first introduced to “the collector” and we find a little bit about him and his mission.

Once into the mission we’re quickly shown around the world and introduced to some of the main points in future Children of Titan novels. His missions is to basically capture someone who has run away. What he ends up finding is much darker than that.

It’s hard to write long-winded reviews of short stories – but just know, if you’re a fan of good science fiction, Bruno, or RC Bray – you’ll enjoy The Collector.

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  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
  • 10-06-19

Excellent short!

The Collector is another great short in the Children of Titan series! This gives a little side story about Malcolm Graves, the collector. After listening to this, I understood a short conversation Malcolm had in book 3. Definitely an excellent addition to the series! As always, Mr Bray does a fantastic job with the narration!

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  • clifford
  • 05-05-19

short but good!

I liked it. too bad it's a short one. I'll have to get the other books to now.

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  • Weston Yates
  • 01-07-21

Awesome book, great narration, quick listen

What a great quick story to just chill & listen. The narrator takes this somewhat monotone narration which, at first I was unsure about but after I listened for a few minutes I realized how perfect it was for the character. The story itself is very intriguing as well. A great listen indeed.

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