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Starship: Flagship | [Mike Resnick]

Starship: Flagship

The date is 1970 of the Galactic Era, almost 3,000 from now, and the Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, finds itself in an all-out war against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The rebel starship, the Theodore Roosevelt, under the command of Wilson Cole, is preparing to lead Cole's ragtag armada into the Republic, even though he is outnumbered thousands to one.
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The date is 1970 of the Galactic Era, almost 3,000 from now, and the Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, finds itself in an all-out war against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The rebel starship, the Theodore Roosevelt, under the command of Wilson Cole, is preparing to lead Cole's ragtag armada into the Republic, even though he is outnumbered thousands to one.

Cole is convinced that the government has become an arrogant and unfeeling political entity and must be overthrown. The trick is to avoid armed conflict with the vast array of ships, numbering in the millions, in the Republic's Navy. For a time, Cole's forces strike from cover and race off to safety, but he soon sees that is no way to conquer the mightiest political and military machine in the history of the galaxy. He realises that he must reach Deluros VIII, the headquarters world of the Republic (and of the race of Man), in order to have any effect on the government at all - but Deluros VIII is the best-protected world in the Republic.

But a new threat looms on the horizon. Cole, the Valkyrie, David Copperfield, Sharon Blacksmith, Jacovic, and the rest of the crew of the Teddy R face their greatest challenge yet, and the outcome will determine the fate of the entire galaxy.

Engage! Hear the rest of the Starship titles.

©2009 Mike Resnick; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A well-executed conclusion to a consistently entertaining series." (SF Signal)

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    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 07-05-13
    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 07-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sorry to see it End!!"

    Very rarely do you fine a saga that makes you want to just keep listening! Great Story, nice plot with Action and Drama. Charles Dickens is spining in his grave lol..That a side I wish there was another book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Severn, MD, USA 01-29-10
    Timothy Severn, MD, USA 01-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointment"

    An amazing series! Great characters, strong and thralling. But this installment failed to achieve the mark. The ending seemed to contrived and forced. Mike Resnick is a much better author then this. The entire book felt rushed!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Curious 02-21-15
    Curious 02-21-15

    If you ask me, I'll probably tell you. If you don't want to know, don't ask. If you ask anyway, that's where the 1% non-truthful comes in.

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    "The very best"

    Each of the books in Mike Resnick's Starship series was a treat to listen to as narrator Jonathan Davis brought the characters and the story to life. But Starship:Flagship was the best of them all. I have marveled throughout this series at the way Resnick's mind works. Because, of course, Captain Cole's mind could not work were it not for the brilliance and delightfully devious mind of Resnick himself. The twists and turns, the surprise double backs, and Cole's expertise in time and again recognizing an enemy's abilities and making not only use of those abilities but also in making that enemy a loyal ally was a mind blowing joy to watch. Sort of speak since we were all listening. This entire series is one of my favorites and will no doubt earn me another badge for listening to a book and a series more than once.

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    Amazon Customer philadelphia, PA, United States 02-16-15
    Amazon Customer philadelphia, PA, United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2014

    Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)

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    "Sputters Toward the end"
    Would you try another book from Mike Resnick and/or Jonathan Davis?

    yes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The ending seemed too by the numbers with no real resolutions and too many old and new strings left untied.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Val David and Christina


    Do you think Starship: Flagship needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    YES! too many old and new strings left untied.


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    Iain Hutchinson 01-22-15

    Have been an avid reader all my life, since I had a long daily commute audio books became a must for keeping me sane. Audible is good value

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    "Thoughtful approach to conflict management"

    I throughly enjoyed the different well thought out conclusion to a very entertaining series. I downloaded them all and worked my way through them back to back. The characters came alive and the scene is set for further adventures, which I hope the writer will entertain us with

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    K. Krieger 12-14-14
    K. Krieger 12-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Worthy ending of this series"
    What made the experience of listening to Starship: Flagship the most enjoyable?

    For once the enemy is not evil. Just bad politics (and politicians). The main characters are likeable and interesting, Wilson Cole's actions are always unexpected and clever. And, last but not least, Jonathan Davis' narration is perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    I wonder IF this is the end of the series.... one can imagine many more adventures to come.

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    Sailfish 10-15-14
    Sailfish 10-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Good Military SciFi Genre Series"

    The entire series is written very well and the narrator made listening to it that much more enjoyable. The author spent an appropriate amount of time when introducing characters and filling in their back stories such that they did not come off as uninteresting two-dimensional characters (with exception for possibly, the Republic characters.) Even the alien types were diverse and novel.

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    William 10-11-12
    William 10-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I want more!"
    What made the experience of listening to Starship the most enjoyable?

    It tied together all the loose ends in a nice little package.


    What other book might you compare Starship to and why?

    Hmm, Elzabeth Moon's Vatta Series, or maybe touching on Jack Cambell Lost Fleet series, I also find a bit of the Destryermen in there sometimes as well!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first meeting with the Republic Leadership and the Admiral telling them to take a hike!


    Any additional comments?

    While I enjoyed the story and the series I think it finished just a little to abruptly. I can certainly see some spin off stories coming up but I still want more of the 'Teddy R' and Wilson along with Val and the others. I feel a little cheated at the end, but so often that happens!

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    Russ Kalchbrenner 01-09-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Big fan of all the Starship books but this one."

    This book seems to be a rush job from beginning to end.

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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 02-08-10
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 02-08-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Not as good as the others"

    Well the first few books we real good. but the narrator did not do as good of a job on the voices. and this is one of my favorite ones. i even went back and listen to a bot of the previous books to make sure. the story was pretty good and i will listen to the next one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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