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Valor's Choice | [Tanya Huff]

Valor's Choice

In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.
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Publisher's Summary

In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.

©2000 Tanya Huff; (P)2008 Tantor

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    Mark Johnson 03-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very fun story"
    Would you listen to Valor's Choice again? Why?

    I would not listen again but to read. I always feel a missed a little something or misunderstood.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am a huge fan of a strong female lead. The author seems to know a great deal about the military. The stories was fun to listen to as a US Army Vet.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anytime she was thinking what was really on her mind but not saying. I know I have gone through this


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sir, my mother and farther were married.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful read or listen to. I laughed, smiled knowingly, and enjoyed the characters. I will get the next in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 03-06-15
    Michael 03-06-15

    Most of these books are my wife's

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    "Not a bad Sci Fi book."

    This military sf story was funny at times and dramatic at others. At times you wanted time to speed up and at others to slow down, but that is true of most things in life.

    I developed a great love for the main character and was sad for all the trials she was put throw. But that made for a very good listen.

    I can not wait to get the second in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 01-14-15
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 01-14-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved this series!!"

    I read this series as fast as I could. I liked the action and humor. I also liked the fact there wasn't too much detail in tactics and technology. As some one who has never served or is techno stupid it is easy to understand. Ready for the next in line.

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    Valerie 11-15-14
    Valerie 11-15-14
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    "A futuristic, female, Horatio Hornblower (Army)"
    What other book might you compare Valor's Choice to and why?

    It has the action and sense of realism that is satisfied by the Horatio Hornblower series, and while Horatio is in the past this book is in the future.


    Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

    Our heroine is the clear favorite, but I tried not to get attached to any of her company, which was easier due to the similarity of many names. I like the different alien species too and the contrast/conflict between older, more civilized aliens and the younger species, like humans.


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    Connor 10-24-14
    Connor 10-24-14 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "OK Military Sci-Fi"

    The best part of “Valor’s Choice” was the witty dialog which I plan to use my friends. Otherwise, an easily forgettable book. But not for me, because I purchased this book and the sequel as part of an Audible special offer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Grayson Memphis, TN USA 04-13-14
    Charles Grayson Memphis, TN USA 04-13-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Boring"
    What would have made Valor's Choice better?

    More character development.


    What was most disappointing about Tanya Huff’s story?

    The people are all indistinguishable from each other. No distinct personalities.


    What three words best describe Marguerite Gavin’s voice?

    Pleasant, but the character voices were too chirpy for marines.


    What character would you cut from Valor's Choice?

    All of them.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fred f 05-07-13
    Fred f 05-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Super girl cum NCO"
    If you could sum up Valor's Choice in three words, what would they be?

    Lively, run & gun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Realistic conversation and inner voice of non-coms. Better than usual, but not quite right, speaking as a former enlisted man.


    Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

    The(female) 1st Sgt.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Pro soldiers in space


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. 08-19-12
    C. 08-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "It was better as the movie Zulu"
    What disappointed you about Valor's Choice?

    The high point of the book, the final battle scene, was a direct steal from the movie Zulu. The author went so far as to describe most of the high points of the historic battle of Rourke's Drift. After all the work introducing characters and setting up the political intrigue, the author should have found a more interesting / obscure battle to play to the gruff NCO and her heroic squad of soldiers.


    Has Valor's Choice turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not this genre, but definitely this author


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marguerite Gavin?

    A female reader was very appropriate for this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent premise, good storyline, unfortunately the author decided to take the final scenes from a world class movie. If I were to continue to listen to this author, could I expect the next battle to scene to be taken from the movie the Alamo, or perhaps the battle of Thermopylae from the movie 300?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 01-05-12
    Greg 01-05-12

    KJV Mid Acts Man

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    "Great Book!!!"

    The character development is very good and makes this book and all books interesting even in the down time of action.Top notch in this area!

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    Prrothd1 CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-11-10
    Prrothd1 CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-11-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Huff's the right choice!"

    This was the first of a great series. I can't wait till she adds more!

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