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A Mighty Fortress Audiobook
A Mighty Fortress
Written by: 
David Weber
Narrated by: 
Jason Culp
A Mighty Fortress Audiobook

A Mighty Fortress: Safehold Series, Book 4

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Young Cayleb Ahrmahk has accomplished things few people could even dream of. Not yet even thirty years old, he’s won the most crushing naval victories in human history. He’s smashed a hostile alliance of no less than five princedoms and won the hand of the beautiful young Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm. Cayleb and Sharleyan have created the Charisian Empire, the greatest naval power in the history of Safehold, and they’ve turned Charis into a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom.

Their success may prove short-lived. The Church of God Awaiting, which controls most of Safehold, has decreed their destruction. Mother Church’s entire purpose is to prevent the very things to which Charis is committed. Since the first attempt to crush the heretics failed, the Church has no choice but to adopt some of the hated Charisian innovations for themselves. Soon a mighty fleet will sail against Cayleb, destroying everything in its path.But there are still matters about which the Church knows nothing, including Cayleb and Sharleyan’s adviser, friend, and guardian— the mystic warrior-monk named Merlin Athrawes. Merlin knows all about battles against impossible odds, because he is in fact the cybernetic avatar of a young woman named Nimue Alban, who died a thousand years before. As Nimue, Merlin saw the entire Terran Federation go down in fire and slaughter at the hands of a foe it could not defeat. He knows that Safehold is the last human planet in existence, and that the stasis the Church was created to enforce will be the human race’s death sentence if it is allowed to stand.The juggernaut is rumbling down on Charis, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path. The Church is about to discover just how potent the power of human freedom truly is.

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©2010 David Weber (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    Jeff Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-11-10
    Jeff Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-11-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Lost in the weeds"

    On the strength of some of his other work, I purchased this audio book and all I can say is that the narrator Jason Culp is to be commended for reading page after page of drivel non-stop. To say that this book lacks a cohesive story is an understatement. I thought Ben Bova obscure when he would take a half paragraph describe the protagonist's blazer buttons, but this book is just brutal in its inane details. This book must be over 1000 pages and it has little enough actual story to fill a Sci-Fi comic book.

    Do not waste your money or worse, your time on this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Harrylouis 05-29-15
    Harrylouis 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wow"

    loved it the battle were great. I loved the way the author was able to make it seem so personal

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    Amazon Customer 04-02-15
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    "You get to know the people, their joys and pain"

    Sci Fi and history mixed in a story writ large. I enjoy the action and the detailed settings behind the action

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    Paul Waurn Ponds, Australia 06-03-10
    Paul Waurn Ponds, Australia 06-03-10
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    "A fine addition to the Series."

    I enjoyed this book. It is a long book and spends a great deal of time spinning subplots and fleshing out minor characters. Compared to the other novels in the Safehold Series 'A mighty Fortress' is light-on for major events, except of course for a myriad murders, purges, escapes, executions, intrigues, weapons development, plots, counter plots and the obligatory climactic sea battle. Yes as other reviews have said, there is a huge amount of dialogue between characters. Lots of pondering morality, weighting right verses wrong in the light of whatever is going on.... But hell that is what Weber has been writing about all along. so A might Fortress is more character development than action. Well that same can be said for books in the middle of the Honor Harrington and Prince Roger series. On its' own a little long-winded. However considered within the Safehold Series as a whole, A Mighty fortress is a worthwhile progression that adds depth and a myriad possibilities to the overall narrative. This is why I enjoyed the book. This book offers many more possibilities for the rest of the series. Without which, it might just be a little too predictable.

    However I too had some issue with the narration. It could be better. Especially the pronunciation of 'Valet' (with a silent 't') and several other commonly used words of non-American origin. And yes some of the accents.... The original narrator was easier to follow... Still I look forward to the next installment .

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander Mcconaughey Fremont, CA USA 06-22-16
    Alexander Mcconaughey Fremont, CA USA 06-22-16 Member Since 2012

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    "incredible performance of an incredible story."

    this series is great. Weber captures the imagination and emotions of the readers. historical basis to the story are awesome.

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    Spork Sabre 06-21-16
    Spork Sabre 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "speaker pronunciations wrong @ times"

    Good book. The speaker got some of the naval sail pronunciations wrong, as well as the word ”valet” other VB than that, he did a great job.

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    Stephanie Smith Tacoma, WA 06-04-16
    Stephanie Smith Tacoma, WA 06-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    "solid entry in the series"

    if you've like the series so far, this continues the trend. universe is consistent and appropriately self-limiting. good action.

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    Steve 05-23-16
    Steve 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A winner "

    Having recently found David Weber's work. I find his books engrosing. I recommend beginning with the first book. I doubt it would make as much sense without.
    Jason Culp is a pleasure to listen to. I hope to find more titles he narrates.

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    Amazon Customer 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "addictive"

    once I started this series I can't seem to stop. as a matter of fact I don't want this series end.

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    Amazon Customer 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "this is AWSOME on audio! !!"

    I listened to all of the books on my way to and from work or driving across country. I tried reading them but got bogged down in all the charactor conversations. it is way better in audio. the only way it would be better is if it was dramatized

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