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Serrano Legacy
1 : Hunting Party (1 of 2)

by Elizabeth Moon
Mar 1, 2008
6 Hours
Ages 13+
Heris Serrano-formerly a commander in the Regular Space Service-must take whatever job she can get after her resignation under a cloud. What she can get is the captaincy of a rich old lady's space yacht...a rich old horsewoman, who has little liking for the military, and whose spoiled nephew Ronnie (and his equally spoiled friends) have been foisted on her after his folly embarrassed the family. Lady Cecelia's only apparent interest is horses-she intends to go fox hunting on the private pleasure planet of a friend of hers, Lord Thornbuckle. But events conspire to make it far more than a fox hunt.

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Director & Cast

Director Nanette Savard
Starring Nanette Savard, Colleen Delany, David Coyne, Terence Aselford, Richard Rohan, Michael John Casey, Christopher Graybill, Sunny Lasskey, M.B. Van Dorn, Tess Rohan, Thomas Penny, Dylan Lynch, James Lewis, James Konicek, and Mort Shelby
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Wilson T. Farrier
Dialogue Editors Chris Rohan
Sound Designers Chris Rohan
Additional Original Music Chris Rohan and Dan Smith
Cover Illustrator Jahbulani Ori
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Good adventure story by MightySchoop (Posted on 8/16/2018)
The first part of Hunting Party is primarily exposition about our main characters - Heris and Cecilia. We start with Heris drummed out of the space navy in disgrace, and learn a little about the technology of Moon's series.

Decent listen.
Awesome by Jay (Posted on 3/2/2017)
Loved this series and vatta's war both are similar but both had me captivated the whole way through. I found myself not wanting to leave work so i could listen to more.
Downton Abbey in Space by Daniel (Posted on 2/21/2017)
The subject says it. This first half is kind of a long setup and nothing really amazing happens yet. I am a Colleen Delany fan and she is the reason I got this series, the music and the sound effects are amazing and well done. Nothing overpowering or hard to hear. Some of the scenes feel bland but I think that's more from the story rather than the production. I wish there was more background and history of the characters but it seems like that will come later in the series.

The whole "Victorian" vibe kind of gave me a steampunk vibe; and the premise of driving an old lady around (even in space) sounds dull, but this is the first half and a setup for (hopefully) more action and intrigue.
Horse Business.. by Sheriff Scarlet (Posted on 11/15/2016)
This the first series of 7 seems to quickly paint in the listeners mind that it does indeed have a 'girly' angled feel toward the sci-fi genre. The much attention around horses seems to hold no bearing on the whole story and so the lengthy horse storyline feels a little long in the (horses) tooth. Getting past the horsey stuff, the story does seem to unfold nicely.
Bored by Amy (Posted on 9/23/2016)
While I relatively enjoyed what I was listening to, I was so so bored. I also was not invested in the characters whatsoever. I might come back to this at one point, but not for a while.
Shaky Start by Joshua (Posted on 2/13/2016)
This is a great series but the 1st part is little thin.
loves this book. by Shane (Posted on 11/10/2015)
I loved this book.
I can't wait to start the second part.
SERRANO LEGACY by Curtus (Posted on 7/20/2015)
I am doing this for all the books. I bought them all and had Graphic Audio put it on one of there drives and it was just wonderful. But for the books I just loved the books Elizabeth Moon is a wonderful author I got the other book Vatas War. That is a good book to. I just can not wait for her next book if she is writing more and putting them on Graphic Audio.
Hunting Party 1 by Todd (Posted on 7/7/2015)
The story is fairly straightforward and moves deliberately. It seems to go to familiar ground too often. The GA cast and production are great as usual but at this point I preferred Vatta's War. We'll see from here.
Serrano Legacy book 1 by guy (Posted on 12/10/2014)
An Epic space opera. As with Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War, lots of character building in book 1. If your'e patient you'll find lots of action in the next book.
Easing Us into the World by Catdaddy (Posted on 11/23/2014)
This series has many parallels to another GraphicAudio series based on Elizabeth Moon’s work, “Vatta’s War.” We have a competent, commanding officer, separated from the military (in “Vatta," on a commercial vessel, here on a private one). We have an unexpectedly competent dowager aunt. The series have a shared vision of technology: the medbox, FTL drive, entertainment cubes, the ‘fresher, ID Beacons. Even Capt. Serrano's first name, Harris, is almost a homonym for the polite term used to address women in "Vata's War,” pronounced 'sera'.

In “Serrano Legacy,” our leads are initially a bit stiff, but soon become eminently likable characters. Part I is largely a two-hander, and happily both central characters are very engaging, and Colleen Delaney in the title role is always worth following.

It’s a slight story in this half of the book, but rest assured - it is setting up a rich tapestry. We’re in Elizabeth Moon’s hands, and she is a meticulous storyteller, crafting worlds extremely rich in detail, presenting a believable, lived-in world worth losing yourself in for a few hours.
Serrano Legacy by John Parraway (Posted on 6/19/2014)
I have the first three books of the Serrano Legacy, They are excellence, and the performance is very well done.
Elizabeth Moon does it again! by Gilles (Posted on 4/20/2014)
I first discovered Elizabeth Moon while listening to Vatas Wars. After that one I just felt like I needed to hear more of her books.

This series is an other great example as to why I love her work. The details and the level of depth is just amazing. LOVE it and cant wait to get the rest of the series.
AN EPIC JOURNEY BEGINS by John (Posted on 11/1/2013)
This book is the 1st half of book, that an epic and incredible journey. If you are a fan of Janeway. I have to say this book will enthrall you and tantalize you with an inchoate idea of what is left to come. IF you enjoy scifi or books about spaceships or battles, this book is a great one to being the journey
Great Sci Fi Action by Alexander Villagran (Posted on 9/13/2013)
I was unfamiliar with Elizabeth Moon's work, and wanted to change up from the awesome Westerns that Graphic Audio provides.

I love this series. The characters are well crafted, and you care a lot about them all. The personalities come out in the voice acting. The stories are slower paced so that you understand everyone's motivations, but once the action starts, it goes so fast that you are caught breathless. I have listened to the first three books, and I want to listen to the other four right away!
Review by Michael McLeon (Posted on 8/8/2013)
awesome series, If you are into any Sci-fi you will enjoy it. loved the entire series and have listened to all of them many times.
Review by Rodney Willis Sr (Posted on 5/23/2013)
An outstanding book
Review by Susan Tuck (Posted on 5/23/2013)
I LOVED this book. I couldn't wait to listen to the next one. I even got my mother to listening to the series because of this book.
Review by Barbara L Buchanan (Posted on 5/23/2013)
I've re-read the book many times, and I'm in love with this audio version.
Review by Todd Williams (Posted on 5/23/2013)
What can I say? I only wish there were more books in this series. Vary enjoyable and entertaining. Graphic Audio has done another great job with this set of books.
Review by Chuck Steffens (Posted on 5/23/2013)
Elizabeth Moon is an amazing writer who's masterful use of the English language brings depth and detail to all her stories. Add the amazing talents of the Graphic Audio team, sit back and become part of an incredible adventure! This series combines space travel, combat and, of all things, foxhunting in an unlikely, but extremely gripping and fascinating blend. I love this series, and Vatta's War, and sincerely hope another masterpiece trilogy of Elizabeth Moon's, The Deed's of Paksennarion, is turned into another audible masterpiece!
Review by Raynor Moore (Posted on 5/23/2013)
It's very hard to rate Graphic Audio Products because after a while you begin to weigh them on a scale... not against the large majority of Audio Entertainment out there, for which they almost all rate a meritorious 5 stars, but against one another...

I've read Vatta's War before and that started in a similarly "slow" fashion, building characters carefully and smartly, taking great lengths to lay ground work so that finishing the whole series was far more enjoyable than reading only one book.

I'm hoping the same will apply here.

,,,, After witnessing David Coyne's excellent performance as Durzo Blint in the Night Angel Trilogy it's absolutely HILARIOUS to hear him playing the part of the selfish spoiled nephew Ronnie!
Review by Lee Rademaker (Posted on 5/23/2013)
This is a GREAT series! There is excellent character development, plots, sub-plots, twists and turns; you will also find yourself caring about the characters, and what happens to them! If at all possible, BUY THE WHOLE SET AT ONCE!!! Because once you start, you will be changing CD's as fast you can, and you will NOT want to wait for the next segment to me sent you - Believe me! Another excellent job done by Graphic Audio!!!
Review by John Edwards (Posted on 5/23/2013)

This is GREAT old fashioned science fiction with big bold characters and lots of technobabble about space travel. Seriously cool stuff. If you're looking for chase scenes and shootouts you'll have to wait until part 2, but this first part is just superb golden-age style science fiction writing. Worth every penny.

I'll be honest -- I don't read much fiction anymore because it doesn't hold my interest very well. But I was sitting in the car in the driveway so that I could hear more of this.
Review by Rick Smith (Posted on 5/23/2013)
This book was very refreshing. It took the time to develop the characters and It was very easy to "see" what was happening.
Review by chris wilcox (Posted on 5/23/2013)
Really god book, can't wait for part 2

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