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The Hot Gate Audiobook

The Hot Gate: Troy Rising, Book Three

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Publisher's Summary

The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.

Battle stations! Listen to another galactic adventure in the Troy Rising series.

©2011 John Ringo (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“[Ringo’s SF is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” (Library Journal)

"Fans of strong military SF will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Ringo provides a textbook example of how a novel in the military SF subgenre should be written.... Crackerjack storytelling.” (Starlog)

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    Amazon Customer 10-08-12 Member Since 2008

    Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.

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    "The Hot Gate: An Excellent Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hot Gate the most enjoyable?

    The sense of humor of the characters that comes through in the performance. It is a good story performed well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hot Gate?

    The interaction between Comet and the South Americans when she is trying to figure out their culture and why they perform their duties the way they do.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Comet with her interactions and the conflicts with those whe works with.


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    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 09-13-12
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2014

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    "The weakest in the series"

    This one was ok, not nearly as good as the first two. Big area in the middle about multiculteral groups learning to work together etc, blah! I guess I am glad to have finished the series, but this is the weakest by far.

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    Tobin 09-10-12
    Tobin 09-10-12
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    "Not as fast paced as previous books"
    What did you love best about The Hot Gate?

    I found the cultural interplay between the characters interesting: latin american vs. north american.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Comet, as she was the central character and is very dynamic.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story, but it did not have as much action as the previous 2 books. I am looking forward to any more books in the series.

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    Benjamin 06-20-12
    Benjamin 06-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Even Ringo doesn't know what to do next"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Recommend if you want to keep up with the Troy Rising series. Otherwise this would be the book to skip.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Ringo? Why or why not?

    Yes, Troy Rising universe still has potential


    What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Boyett is the voice of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Not quite the "page" turner as the previous 2 books. On Ringo's blog forums he posted that while writing he knew readers would "get sick of cultural commentary". Now he is "noodling" on what to do next. Having a battle globe show up and wipe out the enemy isn't exciting enough for an entire book. I hope he can think of something to get back on par with books 1 and 2.

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    John Pepperell, MA, United States 05-31-12
    John Pepperell, MA, United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the Ending That I wanted"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would Because it was intresting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyler Vernon was an execellent character but wasnt in it all that much


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    James Allen


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Termal Died and When James almost Died


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    shelby Augusta, KS, United States 05-19-12
    shelby Augusta, KS, United States 05-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Grinds to a halt."
    What did you like best about The Hot Gate? What did you like least?

    I found very little enjoyable in this book. About 2 hours was great. This middle was just so much filler.


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    Dana Garland, TX, United States 05-15-12
    Dana Garland, TX, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I thought the series was just fantastic"

    This book series is not a deep insightfully look into very tech savvy future like books from Peter Hamilton or Alastair Reynolds. It is more of a fun “RA RA GO EARTH” book series that is easy to follow and addictive, kind of like a Rambo movie but good. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

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    G. M. 05-03-12
    G. M. 05-03-12
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    "I LOVE THIS SERIES"

    I am aging and waiting for the NEXT book in this series. This is a masterful , adventures, funny series. I have listened to this series three times. John Ringo must shoot out the next one soon, I know it is there, somewhere in his head. He can't leave me hanging. Is it good? DUH !! It's a 6 star.

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    Amazon Customer 04-27-12 Member Since 2011

    Coasty

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    "This series just keeps getting better"
    What did you love best about The Hot Gate?

    I am a Coast Guardsman. I spent a lot of time underway and I could empathize with the competent personnel in the book. Back in the post Viet Nam era military we had some of the same problems. They were overcome by less intense methods but in combat I could see the lead character being just this way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hot Gate?

    The everyday problems of daily living in space were carefully considered and delt with.


    What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I read the book before I listened to it. I usually do this because my mind builds a different world in my mind. This gives the book a whole new flavor.


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

    I did listen in a single setting. I travel a lot.


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    BinaryIdiot York, PA, United States 03-30-12
    BinaryIdiot York, PA, United States 03-30-12
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    "Not as good as the previous books"

    The performance of this book was great but the story didn't do it for me at all. I really enjoyed the first two books but this one felt like it was a "let's do a slightly bigger battle than normal...but I must fill 13 hours of content first with boring, non-space human culture stuff".

    I don't want to give too much away but I'm fairly certain that at least 80% of the book was dedicated to...Latin American culture and issues with the clashing cultures of North Americans and Latin Americans.

    The ending battle was a bit boring as well. I'm not sure how much I should give away but it basically goes exactly as expected: the enemy is still stupid but a little less stupid now and manage to actually hurt the humans...until the humans win, of course. Now I'm not expecting someone to write a story about humans losing (especially since the previous books built up the human's capabilities so much that it would also seem stupid that they would lose) but the final battle was just ridiculous with the humans having an almost unlimited amount of chances to keep coming back.

    The battle strategy of the enemy also didn't make sense. They are not winning the war on one front with one species...so let's start a fight with another species on another front!? That's bothered me during this entire series but this final book was so disappointing it's hard to overlook it anymore.

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