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Freedom's Dawn Audiobook

Freedom's Dawn: Frontiers Saga, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

A ship under siege. A world on the brink of civil war. A distraught people seeking a new beginning. A battle weary crew that can barely hold it together.

Even a legend can use a little help from time to time.

The crew of the Aurora, the Karuzari, and the Corinairans must find a way to work together, or else they may all perish.

©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 05-09-16
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Great story"

    This is book four in the Frontier Series. Aurora is damaged and in need of repair and upgrade. The Aurora is in obit above the planet of Corinair. In the prior book Aurora fought off a Ta’Akar warship that was going to destroy the planet. Most of the action in this episode takes place on the planet and only toward the end does action return to Aurora when a commando group attempts to take control of the ship. Brown uses this episode to introduce us to the legend of Na Tan. The people of Corinair think Nathan is Na Tan.
    Brown is continuing to develop his characters and we lose some people and gain some new ones. It is nice to have characters make mistakes unlike some of the super heroes in some books that are always perfect. The book is well written; the plot twists and turns with lots of action. The various groups on the planet are fighting each other until I wanted to yell at them “wake up; work together the Ta ‘Akar will come back”. Brown is a super story teller and I have enjoyed this series so far. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Jackson Crystal Lake, IL, US 06-18-15
    Charles Jackson Crystal Lake, IL, US 06-18-15 Member Since 2008

    CFJ

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    "This is not a book"
    What disappointed you about Freedom's Dawn?

    The story is fine. However Audible should refund to anyone who bought chapter 2 &4 ( I cant call them books) Charge for one but not both While I am enjoying the story I will NEVER start another Ryk Bron series or stand alone book because of the pricing


    What other book might you compare Freedom's Dawn to and why?

    It a space sage. Not as good as theLost fFeet but I am enjoying it


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Freedom's Dawn?

    Combine books 1&2 and 3&4


    Any additional comments?

    I hope breaking story's in to 7 hour chapters and selling as books is not a trend!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Mountville, PA, United States 02-27-15
    Joan Mountville, PA, United States 02-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "another solid entry"

    continuing space opera with decent pace and action. good narrator and good solid story telling. I look forward to the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Space Opera at it's finest! I had the books on Ki"

    ...ndle, upgraded to narration, and now am pleased to say I have them all and cannot wait to binge listen. To have the entire saga read to me after reading and characterizing the players in my own head, to have the gratification of another take on it is thrilling to me.

    Go buy them all. And shoot Ryk an email congratulating him on the creation of such a great story with characters that make you wonder what they're doing the day after you finished an episode. Then thank him for the exact same thing.

    Have I gone abit fanboy? Probably. Do I care? Not one iota.

    It's that good.

    Go buy them all. Now. NOW!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 04-08-16
    Chris 04-08-16 Member Since 2013

    Audio book lover with sci-fi leanings

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    "Continues to be Great"

    I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book that centers around one planet, but Ryk Brown continues to deliver. With every new book I find myself excited to see if the Aurora will finally be refitted and fully repaired to 100%, as we've seen what she can do with minimal repairs and severe damage thus far. Book 4 continues to offer continued character development and great narration. At 10 hours, we're also getting twice the book we usually get in the series, which just proves Ryk Brown is an author that listens to his fan base.

    Great series easily compared to the Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sanford Jackson 10-31-15
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    "What a let down!"

    This book set the background for the rest of the series. With that being said the entire setting should have been covered in one chapter. Lost my attention after the second chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott United States 09-21-13
    Scott United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Return to Haven"

    Freedom's Dawn was a return to boring and a drag like the Rings of Haven was. It was Okay at the beginning, drags and makes you angry in the middle, and wins you over yet again at the end. One of the greatest endings which made the pain and anger completely worth it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Falls City, OR, USA 10-04-15
    Brian Falls City, OR, USA 10-04-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Series, Good Military SciFi"
    Would you listen to Freedom's Dawn again? Why?

    No, I am not a repeat listener. Need to keep it fresh. Honor Harrington can be done twice, or Robert Heinlein, but Ryk is not to that level yet.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Really? Nathan Scott is a young James T Kirk, complete with self confident "We can get out of anything" attitude. His XO is miss serious (no pointed ears), and his engineer is Russian, not Scottish. So, they are all my favorites, since Paramount has strangled Trek, we get it under a different name. Doesn't matter, there is no copyright issues, so Mr. Brown can just keep on rollin. If you liked Trek, you will like The Frontiers Saga.


    What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

    This guy is a darn good narrator, who does a good job with inflection, tone and accent.


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

    Would be nice, but this is what I drive with 1.5 hrs each way, 3-4 days a week. So I have enough books on tap for another couple of months.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this, by book 4 you just want Ryk to give them a break and let them fix something, make some ammunition, or find some time to wire in some turbo lasers or something. These folks get hosed more than the Kobyashi Maru.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dee 09-04-15
    dee 09-04-15

    Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.

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    "Get the scorecard out!"

    Nathan and the crew are exhausted. They have been chased, ambushed, and stalked by the evil that wants their ship And their home, Earth. The double dealing and spy game is in it's zenith and now two more worlds enter the fray. New characters are jumping in, each with his own agenda, and Captain Nathan needs to find a solution that unites everyone so they can all win! In spite of all this, Ryk Brown uses his clever words to remind us of our common goal: Freedom. Then, talented Jeffery Kafer translates it so the listener remembers that this is a goal that is a continuous battle to keep! But back on the Spacefront, the crew of the Aurora find a way and everyone in the new alliance wins! (Especially the listener...)

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    Gregory Haberl 08-12-15
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    "The main characters are really predictable"
    What disappointed you about Freedom's Dawn?

    The main characters stupidity and predictable actions


    What could Ryk Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give the characters more brains and common sense


    What aspect of Jeffrey Kafer’s performance would you have changed?

    The reader was very enjoyable


    What character would you cut from Freedom's Dawn?

    none


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  • Robert
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    "A proper ending"

    The previous releases all felt as they stopped at some arbitrary point in order to allow them to make four releases out of a single long novel. This one ends at an appropriate story point with many story lines moved along and everything ready for the next instalment.

    Overall the crew of the Auroa are coping well though the Captain makes odd choices and is pretty much a passive agent for the latter part of the story and makes room for others including a villain to take control of the story.

    The story and narration are of the same quality as the previous releases and if you enjoyed them you will enjoy this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • N. J. Addley
    Leatherhead UK
    9/3/14
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    "Freedoms Keystones"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. This book was my least favourite out of the series.. nearly stopped me from getting the rest. It was too much they Keystone kops farce for me


    What could Ryk Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Probably not much. I do like Ryks work and generally manage the necessary suspension of disbelief. This one however i just lost it 20% in.. by 50% i Hated it... it took real work to listen to the rest


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favourite?

    Vlads my fav chara.. a ruski is much better eng than the too cliched scot.. and without the equally cliched doom doom attitude of the typical tv ruski... eg Ivonova from Babylon 5


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could see how this book could be improved but as it was going from.. oh my God can we afford to let anyone on board to hey yes who cares who's arriving just blew my suspension of disbelief. especially irritating compared to the rest of the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    1/4/16
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    "Another great instalment."

    The story just keeps getting better. Downloading the next one after I finish this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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