Ark Royal
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  • 1
    Ark Royal | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Ark Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    A good solid effort at a Space Opera

    I'm a retired USAF officer from Texas, and life long fan of the Royal Navy. I even had the happiness of serving (on land) with the Royal Navy a numbe..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2014 by Jim In Texas! (Austin, TX, United States)
  • 2
    The Nelson Touch: Ark Royal, Book 2 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    The Nelson Touch: Ark Royal, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Ark Royal - the Royal Navy’s outdated space carrier - has won a smashing victory against the enigmatic aliens, capturing one of their starships and returning to Earth. Now, Admiral Theodore Smith and his crew are assigned to command a fleet charged with making a deep-penetration raid into alien territory, a fleet made up of carriers from four different nations. But with a crewman who isn't what he seems, untested pilots and international friction - and a new and dangerous alien plan - can Ted and his crew survive their mission?

    The story arc remains engaging in book 2.

    I wrote in my review of Ark Royal that I found the overall story to be a bit dry and the characters to be stereotypical.. Not much changes with book 2..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2015 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 3
    The Trafalgar Gambit: Ark Royal, Book 3 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    The Trafalgar Gambit: Ark Royal, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Humanity is losing the war. The once-mighty space navies have been crippled, officers and crew have been stretched to the limit and Earth herself has come under heavy attack. The end cannot be long delayed. For Admiral Smith and the crew of HMS Ark Royal, the stakes have never been so high. The one hope is to make contact with alien factions that might oppose the war.

    More of the same with a solid resolution

    The strength of this series, the story arc of humanity's war with the Aliens, comes to a conclusion in The Trafalgar Gambit. Christopher Nuttall does ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2015 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 4
    Warspite: Ark Royal, Book 4 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Warspite: Ark Royal, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    The First Interstellar War is over, but the Royal Navy still has plenty of work to do. As Earth struggles to recover from the bombardment, Captain John Naiser is placed in command of HMS Warspite - an experimental heavy cruiser - and ordered to escort a squadron of colony ships to a star system of immense strategic importance. But as the crew struggle to survive hundreds of light years from Earth, they find themselves dealing with the legacy of the war.

    absorbing

    This book picks up where the Ark Royal trilogy ended. This could be a standalone book or a beginning of the new series.

    The first interstell..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2015 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 5
    A Savage War of Peace: Ark Royal, Book 5 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    A Savage War of Peace: Ark Royal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    On her maiden voyage, HMS Warspite discovered Vesy, a world populated by primitive aliens, aliens whose culture had already been twisted and warped by human refugees from the First Interstellar War. Now Captain John Naiser and his crew spearhead a diplomat mission to the alien homeworld, hoping to ease them into the galactic mainstream.

    The opposite of the prime directive.

    Star Trek's Federation always touted a policy of non-interference with alien cultures that were not capable of space travel. Of course that policy was..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2015 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 6
    A Small Colonial War: Ark Royal, Book 6 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    A Small Colonial War: Ark Royal, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    A new war has broken out.... Indian ships have invaded three British-held systems, and Indian troops have occupied British colonies, forcing Britain to choose between war and shame. The Royal Navy, battered by the fires of the First Interstellar War and desperately trying to recover from the terrifying casualties, must launch a counterattack and recover the colonies. For HMS Warspite - and a task force of British warships - the stakes have never been so high.

    So far 16 Nuttall novels each one my favorite!!

    So far I've read 16 Christopher G. Nuttall novels each one is my favorite!! I fell in love in high school with science fiction. The ability of the gen..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2016 by Georgia V Smith (Ontario California)
  • 7
    Vanguard: Ark Royal, Book 7 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Vanguard: Ark Royal, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    HMS Vanguard is the most powerful battleship ever to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, but she is not a happy ship. Her commanding officer is eccentric, rarely seen on the bridge; her former XO has deserted his post; and her first middy is resentful because he hasn't been promoted as he deserves.... But when a first contact mission goes badly wrong, HMS Vanguard and her crew are plunged into an interstellar war against a new and deadly alien threat.

    Action packed story

    This is book seven in the Ark Royal Series. HMS Vanguard is the most powerful battleship build by the Royal Navy. Each of the books in this series f..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2016 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 8

    Fear God and Dread Naught: Ark Royal, Book 8

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    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    On her last cruise, HMS Vanguard - the most powerful battleship in the Royal Navy - barely survived her encounter with a deadly new enemy. Now, with her commanding officer accused of everything from mutiny to dereliction of duty and her crew under a cloud, the Royal Navy doesn't quite know what to do with her. But there's still a war on. And Vanguard must return to the front lines. Assigned to a task force heading to assist humanity's alien allies, Vanguard and her crew find themselves caught in a deadly alien trap.

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