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A Talent for War: An Alex Benedict Novel | [Jack McDevitt]

A Talent for War: An Alex Benedict Novel

Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.
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Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.

For his own sake, for the sake of history, Alex Benedict must follow the dark track of a legend, into the very heart of the alien galaxy - where he will confront a truth far stranger than any fiction imaginable.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Jack McDevitt.

©2004 Jack McDevitt; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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    george United States 02-20-12
    george United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Talent for War to be better than the print version?

    I'd have to read it, and then listen to it to answer the question.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was okay. I had read Firebird before this. That was much better.


    What about Gregory Abbey and Jack McDevitt ’s performance did you like?

    Nothing sticks out.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike iowa 12-02-08
    Mike iowa 12-02-08 Member Since 2001

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    "Promising, but Terrible"

    So much promise, but this book is like listening to a history text. If you want an exciting scifi book, this is NOT it.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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