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  • With the Lightnings: RCN Series, Book 1 | David Drake

    With the Lightnings: RCN Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father. Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and the Alliance, battle for supremacy.

    E. Atkinson says: "Master and Commander in Space"
  • More Than Honor: Worlds of Honor #1 | David Weber,David Drake,S. M. Stirling

    More Than Honor: Worlds of Honor #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Weber, David Drake, S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, L. J. Ganser, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (240)
    Story
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    New York Times best-selling author David Weber invites David Drake and S.M. Stirling, two of today's top writers of military science fiction, to join him in an exploration of Honor Harrington's universe.

    Jean says: "Learn more about the time and place of Honor."
  • The Far Side of the Stars: RCN Series, Book 3 | David Drake

    The Far Side of the Stars: RCN Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (178)
    Story
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    While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work, like escorting a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the back of beyond!

    Dan says: "Serenity Now"
  • Northworld: Justice: Northworld, Book 3 | David Drake

    Northworld: Justice: Northworld, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
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    In Northworld, a world of eight warring planes where weaponry is supreme, gods and men battle for control of the Matrix, a high-tech bridge through space and time, and participant Nils Hansen faces a difficult challenge.

  • Lt. Leary, Commanding: RCN Series, Book 2 | David Drake

    Lt. Leary, Commanding: RCN Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Lt. Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy commands the corvette Princess Cecile; his friend, Signals Officer Adele Mundy, has the latest in spy apparatus and the skill to prowl the most tightly guarded database. All they lack are enemies, and fate is about to supply that need in abundance! A hostage uses the Princess Cecile to regain his freedom, and his throne.

    Professor says: "Entertaining"
  • At Any Price & Rolling Hot: Hammer's Slammers Series | David Drake

    At Any Price & Rolling Hot: Hammer's Slammers Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
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    Performance
    (106)
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    This two-story compiliation, read by Stefan Rudnicki, offers two stories from David Drake's popular Hammer's Slammers series. In At Any Price, Col. Alois Hammer's indomitable Slammers are called in to support human colonists against a native uprising in this novel-length adventure. But even though the natives' off-world weapons are no match for the Slammers, their ability to teleport gives them a frightening advantage! In Rolling Hot, the battle-crazed troop of recruits and vets, led by Captain Ranson, must cover 300 miles of hostile enemy territory.

    G. Parish says: "SciFi combat, with real world grit"
  • Northworld: Northworld, Book 1 | David Drake

    Northworld: Northworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Consensus ruled twelve hundred worlds - but not Northworld. Three fleets had been dispatched to probe the enigma of Northworld. None returned. Now, Commissioner Nils Hansen must face the challenge of this distant planet - a gateway to nine alternate worlds. There, he will confront a world at war, a world of androids, a world of sentient machines - all unique, all lethal. But deadliest of all are the men who would be gods.

  • Death's Bright Day: RCN Series, Book 11 | David Drake

    Death's Bright Day: RCN Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Captain Daniel Leary thinks that his marriage will allow him to slip into the quiet role of a naval officer in peacetime. His friend, the spy and cybrarian Adele Mundy, is content to be collating data in her library. But high officials of both superpowers are involved! Those who want Daniel and Adele to become involved in the Tarbell Stars claim that only they can prevent a war between the Republic of Cinnabar and its great rival, the Alliance of Free Stars.

    jah says: "There's a Reason I Always Read David Drake's Books Immediately."
  • Fireships: Reaches, Book 3 | David Drake

    Fireships: Reaches, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
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    After thwarting the Federation's attempt to take over her ship, Captain Sarah Blythe vowed to make President Pleyal himself pay for her cargo losses. Their lone Fed prisoner told them enough of the President's plan: Confiscate all vessels to help equip the fleet he's gathering to end the Venus rebellion once and for all. But the citizens of the Free State of Venus have different ideas. Joining forces with the legendary Piet Ricimer and Stephen Gregg, Captain Blythe plans on making back more than her losses.

  • The Way to Glory: RCN Series, Book 4 | David Drake

    The Way to Glory: RCN Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
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    Performance
    (178)
    Story
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    Riots blaze in the streets of Cinnabar, threatening not only the Government but the Republic of Cinnabar Navy. The forces of the tyrannical Alliance are probing outnumbered Cinnabar garrisons among the distant stars, using guile and treachery as well as brute strength.

    David A Robinson says: "Another rousing of the RCN"
  • Lord of the Isles: Lord of the Isles, Book 1 | David Drake

    Lord of the Isles: Lord of the Isles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
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    (87)
    Story
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    With Lord of the Isles, David Drake returns to fantasy with a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure in an extraordinary and colorful world where the elemental forces that empower magic are rising to a thousand-year peak. In the days following an unusually severe storm, the inhabitants of a tiny seaport town travel toward romance, danger, and astonishing magic that will transform them and their world.

    Higuchi says: "The start of an epic"
  • Northworld: Vengeance: Northworld, Book 2 | David Drake

    Northworld: Vengeance: Northworld, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
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    Nils Hansen, Commissioner of Security Forces, must venture into the forbidding environs of Northworld, where previous explorations have mysteriously vanished.

  • Other Times Than Peace | David Drake

    Other Times Than Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Heed the Slammers Battle Cry! A warrior's truth: "In the long run, everybody's dead. So screw the long run!" Patriotic hoo-ha may be well and good for recruitment parades, but David Drake's battle-hardened mercenaries know it takes tanks, guns, and grit to win when the real fighting flares. Yet peace brings its own problems to old soldiers - for killing potential enemies in battle is self-limiting, but once the killing starts in peacetime, there may be no end to the madness.

    shalte says: "Solid Stories Plus New Hammer's Slammers!"
  • Into the Hinterlands: Citizen, Book 1 | David Drake,John Lambshead

    Into the Hinterlands: Citizen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Drake, John Lambshead
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
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    A young hero comes of age in the crucible of war and galactic struggle. When Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, gets a mission to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a "wild" star sector where they're encroaching, he jumps at the chance to show his individual worth, improve his family's fortunes - and gather enough lucre to make a good marriage. But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a "rube".

    Arthur says: "Could barely get through this book"
  • Starliner | David Drake

    Starliner

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Six thousand lives in a single hull, trembling through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds, each with its own history and wonder. The Empress of Earth - neutral pawn in an interstellar war! When hostile necessity knows no law, Ran Colville and the rest of the complement of the Empress of Earth must bring home their ship and the passengers entrusted to them.

    Trip Williams says: "Not Sure WHAT To Think Really..."
  • The Voyage: Hammer's Slammer's Series | David Drake

    The Voyage: Hammer's Slammer's Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
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    Lissea Doorman wasn't one to refuse a challenge. Challenged by the rulers of Telaria to run a suicide mission, she put together a crew of tough mercenaries and brilliant specialists, ready for anything. Their journey took them through strange worlds, all the way to the Lost Colony - where they learned that their adventure was only just beginning.

  • Ranks of Bronze | David Drake

    Ranks of Bronze

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    They were Roman soldiers - and they were still alive because there were no better killers in the galaxy. The Galactics need fighters who could win battles without the aid of technology. That's why, when Rome's legions suffered disaster at Carrhae, secretive alien traders were waiting to buy them on the Persian slave market. Now, virtually immortal, the Romans fight strange enemies on stranger worlds; and though they win every battle, the spoils of victory never include freedom.

    Steven says: "Some Amazing stuff Right here."
  • The Sea Without a Shore: RCN Series, Book 10 | David Drake

    The Sea Without a Shore: RCN Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Cinnabar's chief spymaster is a mother also - and her son is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war. Who better to hold the boy's hand - and to take the blows directed at him - than Captain Daniel Leary, the Republic of Cinnabar Navy's troubleshooter, and his friend the cyberspy Adele Mundy? The only thing certain in the struggle for control of the mining planet Corcyra is that the rival parties are more dangerous to their own allies than to their opponents.

    Luv2Read says: "Time to move on with a new series"
  • The Road of Danger: RCN Series, Book 9 | David Drake

    The Road of Danger: RCN Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Captain Daniel Leary with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and business is carried out by extortion and gunfights. With anarchy and rebellion in the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the war that will destroy civilization and enlists the help of a brute whom even torturers couldn't stomach.

    MrBoobo says: "Another great book"
  • Some Golden Harbor: RCN Series, Book 5 | David Drake

    Some Golden Harbor: RCN Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (168)

    The tyrannical Alliance continues its war against the Republic of Cinnabar, and Daniel Leary, newly promoted to Commander, and his crew have a new mission: stop Dunbar's World from falling to an invasion by the planet Pellegrino. Nataniel Arruns, son of the dictator of Pellegrino, has landed with a large contingent, intending to set himself up as the ruling warlord, with the planet's population becoming serfs of the Pellegrinian overlords.

    Dan says: "I agree - Drake's Best Writing"
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