Shoal
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 178 ratings)
  • 1

    Stealing Light: Shoal, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gary Gibson
    • Narrated By Charlie Norfolk
    Overall
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    Performance
    (110)
    Story
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    In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Shoal trade routes. Dakota Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible.

    C. Hartmann says: "Cool character & plot ! Do you like Chase Colpath?"
    Cool character & plot ! Do you like Chase Colpath?

    Smart tough female lead character. Fairly hard sci-fi. I always wonder, with the great success of Jack McDevitt's character Chase Kolpath and Weber'..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by C. Hartmann (New York, NY)
  • 2

    Nova War: Shoal, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gary Gibson
    • Narrated By Charlie Norfolk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Dakota and Corso discover not only that the Shoal are caught in an aeons-long conflict with a rival star-faring species, but that the Bandati have resolved to make an alliance with this race by giving them deadly knowledge acquired from the Magi starship; forging an unholy alliance with the Shoal-member Trader. Dakota is determined to stop them - but the destruction of millions of inhabited worlds appears inevitable.

    SciFi Kindle says: "Slow start, strong finish"
    Slow start, strong finish

    Gibson’s second book in the Shoal Sequence continues following its two protagonists from “Stealing Light”, Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso, largely in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2014 by SciFi Kindle (Cheshire, CT USA)