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Douglas

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  • The Lost Fleet: Fearless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3434)
    Performance
    (2288)
    Story
    (2315)

    Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.

    Jean says: "The lost fleet: fearless"
    "Its ok."
    Overall

    A limited number of characters, the store is a bit flat.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Yellow Eyes: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Ringo, Tom Kratman
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (159)

    The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing: Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat. Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left: A handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own.

    Colin says: "Earth is defended and the Posleen are gone"
    "Good"
    Overall

    This is a good story, lots of humor towards the end. The Interludes towards the end get just plain funny. If you like the other Posleen War books you will love this one.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (140)

    The human was an expert sniper-and a psychopath. He had never failed in the past when he stalked human prey. But now he is on an enemy planet, and his prey is anything but human. The Darhel are a race with a highly developed empathic sense. Long ago, they learned that they cannot deal death to another intelligent being without being destroyed by the death agonies of their victim.

    Matt says: "Not a bad book"
    "So-so"
    Overall

    This is only a fair story overall, and poor for John Ringo. It gets VERY long in the middle. It is well written but the plot it thin in the second half. If you are reading this to stay up with the Legacy of the Aldenata series you can skip this one, it is only a very small side story. Too bad I can not get a refund on an audio book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gust Front: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (666)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (436)

    In this, the sequel to A Hymn Before Battle, Captain Michael O'Neal and his forces on Earth prepare to hold back an impending Posleen invasion.

    Gary L. Parks says: "This is CAN of Military Sci-Fiction Woop Ass!"
    "Darn Good"
    Overall

    A bit too much in sub plots, can be a bit hard to keep track of during the middle, but everything comes together at the end in DC. On to the next book!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Hymn Before Battle: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (932)
    Performance
    (607)
    Story
    (610)

    With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!

    Daniel Chapman says: "Another heads up!"
    "Darn good"
    Overall

    A lot of detail, with smooth flow. A very good story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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