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(4.2 based on 1748 ratings)
  • 1

    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
    (370)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (232)

    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"
    Master and Commander in Space

    If you enjoy the adventure of The Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian then you will probabibly enjoy this series. It has the character developme..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2009 by E. Atkinson (CA United States)
  • 2

    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
    (229)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (140)

    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"
    Entertaining

    Perhaps, my expectations were a bit high?
    But I definitely enjoyed the book,and confirm my point I will read the next one.

    Reviewed on October 07 2012 by Professor (United States)
  • 3

    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
    (191)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (121)

    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"
    Serenity Now

    You could use this series as a bedtime story. The kill'n is so understated, you hardly notice it.

    Reviewed on October 31 2009 by Dan (El Paso, TX, United States)
  • 4

    The Way to Glory: RCN Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (105)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 5

    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
    (162)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    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"
    I agree - Drake's Best Writing

    I came to the RCN series rather late (after 6 books had been released), so when I found how much I liked the series, I started listening to them all a..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2011 by Dan (El Paso, TX, United States)
  • 6

    When the Tide Rises: RCN Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians leading them.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 7

    In the Stormy Red Sky: RCN Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    Daniel Leary is Cinnabar's most successful space captain; His friend, Lady Adele Mundy, is its most efficient spy - but they've got their hands full. From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars, to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again. Watch the galaxy explode In the Stormy Red Sky.

    Luv2Read says: "The rest of the series is much better"
    The rest of the series is much better

    I REALLY liked all of the other books in this series, so I was excited when Audible listed this book. It was a major disappointment. The opening chapt..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2009 by Luv2Read (Waterford, MI USA)
  • 8

    What Distant Deeps: RCN Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    Captain Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy, have been in the front lines of Cinnabar's struggle against the totalitarian Alliance. Years of war have been hard on Daniel and harder still on Adele, whose life outside information-gathering is a tightrope between despair and deadly violence. Their masters in the RCN and the Republic's intelligence service have sent them to the fringes of human space to relax away from danger. But the barbarians of the outer reaches have their own plans, plans which will bring down both Cinnabar and the Alliance.

    Dan says: "Keep 'Em Coming"
    Keep 'Em Coming

    I think if you like any of the books in this series, you'll like this one too.

    Reviewed on September 25 2010 by Dan (El Paso, TX, United States)
  • 9

    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
    (123)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (112)

    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"
    Another great book

    First let me say this is another very enjoyable book in the RCN series but if you are looking to check the series out you'd be better off with an earl..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2012 by MrBoobo (Bethpage, NY, United States)
  • 10

    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
    (71)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    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.

    Dan says: "What happened to Hog"
    What happened to Hog

    If it ain't broke - don't fix it. The story didn't flow as well as most, and seemed to be more of a "vehicle" to get some points out into the audien..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2014 by Dan (SF Bay Area, United States)