Temeraire
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  • 1
    His Majesty's Dragon: Temeraire, Book 1 | Naomi Novik

    His Majesty's Dragon: Temeraire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle.

    Dragon Riders of Pern meet Master and Commander

    The comparison is a little simplistic, but this alternative history is tons of fun. The characters are consistant with the period, the writing is good..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2007 by Janet (Pinehurst, NC, USA)
  • 2
    Throne of Jade: Temeraire, Book 2 | Naomi Novik

    Throne of Jade: Temeraire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon's egg, Captain Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain's Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle. But now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands, and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast.

    fast forward part 2

    Loved the book, just thought I'd point out an issue with the recording. Part 2 of the download for me started about 40 minutes from the end of the bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2007 by Nicholas (arlington, MA, USA)
  • 3
    Black Powder War: Temeraire, Book 3 | Naomi Novik

    Black Powder War: Temeraire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After their fateful adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching.

    really enjoyed the book

    It gets a bit long in the descriptions, but I really enjoyed the story. Makes me want a dragon of my own.

    Reviewed on September 18 2009 by Margaret (Corryton, TN, United States)
  • 4
    Empire of Ivory: Temeraire, Book 4 | Naomi Novik

    Empire of Ivory: Temeraire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks, forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now, only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected; they stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever-bolder sorties.

    So you've made it to book four...

    The Empire of Ivory picks off right from the cliffhanger at the end of the last book, and, unsurprisingly, ends with a cliffhanger of its own*. Betwe..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2007 by Ethan M. (Cambridge, MA)
  • 5
    Victory of Eagles: Temeraire, Book 5 | Naomi Novik

    Victory of Eagles: Temeraire, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (364)
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    It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil.

    Excellent story, but the audio files are truncated

    Excellent installment in Novik's alterate-history account of the Napoleonic Wars if dragons had existed and been used by the European and British mili..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2009 by Karin W. (Dublin, CA USA)
  • 6
    Tongues of Serpents: Temeraire, Book 6 | Naomi Novik

    Tongues of Serpents: Temeraire, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (397)
    Story
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    A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers—they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Capt. Will Laurence.

    Didn't drop the excitement for me

    I know many people have felt this book was a disappointment compared to the rest of the series and that it didn't go anywhere. While I would be dissat..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2011 by Shelly (La Mesa, CA, United States)
  • 7
    Crucible of Gold: Temeraire, Book 7 | Naomi Novik

    Crucible of Gold: Temeraire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    Naomi Novik’s beloved series returns, with Capt. Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon’s forces and the friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—fire of British soldiers and politicians who continue to suspect them of divided loyalties, if not outright treason.

    Back to Basics

    A good addition to the Temeraire series.

    As always, Simon Vance does an amazing job with the narration. All the characters have distinct and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2012 by Bill Bai ()
  • 8
    Blood of Tyrants: Temeraire, Book 8 | Naomi Novik

    Blood of Tyrants: Temeraire, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
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    Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England's already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark.

    Setting Up for the Grand Finale

    Bottom line: If you have come this far in the Temeraire series, you will definitely want to grab Blood of Tyrants and you will enjoy much of it. Thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2013 by Tango (Texas)