Starfire
Books in series7
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 1875 ratings)
  • 1
    Crusade: Starfire, Book 1 | David Weber, Steve White

    Crusade: Starfire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (550)

    Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry. No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206. Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions", have eased at least a little.

    An OUTSTANDING Story Line Excellent Military SF!

    Up at the top, David Weber is a premier Military SF writer. These books were written about 15 years ago, and Crusade, In Death Ground and The Shiva Op..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2016 by Brian (Falls City, OR, USA)
  • 2
    In Death Ground: Starfire, Book 2 | David Weber, Steve White

    In Death Ground: Starfire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (346)

    Five thousand years after Sun Tzu writes The Art of War, his advice is followed during the Fourth Interstellar War between the terrible Bugs and the humans, who are aided by their catlike Orion allies.

    One of my favorite all time military sci-fi

    Detailed Battles, but not to the extent where it become repetitive. A use of past tense to cover some battles is refreshing.

    Reviewed on February 17 2016 by T. Martin ()
  • 3
    The Shiva Option: Starfire, Book 3 | David Weber, Steve White

    The Shiva Option: Starfire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (304)

    The mind-numbingly alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the "Bugs" had overrun planet after planet...and they regarded any competing sentient species as only one more protein source. They couldn't be reasoned with, or even talked to, because no one had the least idea of how to communicate with a telepathic species with no recognizable language...and whose response to any communication attempt was a missile salvo.

    The Shiva option

    A great end to a military sci-fi book. The interplay between the different characters between the different scenes means everything to the book. Worth..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2016 by Monta V. Docks (Toney AL)
  • 4
    Insurrection: Starfire, Book 4 | David Weber, Steve White

    Insurrection: Starfire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (198)

    In the end, the only political systems that seem to work are those based on freedom. The Inner World leaders of the Terran Federation seem to have forgotten this simple truth. After fighting the Khanate - with the Fringe Worlds to supply the raw material and the fighting men - the Inner Worlds found it hard to give up the powers they had seized during the war.

    Too much politics and tangents

    At times they write good books, but with this one they failed. Too many tangents. Of the 14 hours only about 20 minutes were of the "can't stop now"..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2016 by David ()
  • 5
    Exodus: Starfire, Book 5 | Steve White, Shirley Meier

    Exodus: Starfire, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steve White, Shirley Meier
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (132)

    Long ago, much of the population of an entire planet fled their world before its sun went nova in thousands of ships, each one larger than a city. Now, the armada has arrived at the world they intend to make their new home. They regard the fact that the planet is already colonized by humans as a mere inconvenience, and their mode of communication is so different from anything humans use that they do not consider humans and their allies to be truly intelligent.

    Great Narrative

    well worth the listen. narrator does a great job with the number of accents and charaters. storyljne is pretty good too

    Reviewed on June 16 2016 by Cameron (highfields, Australia)
  • 6
    Extremis: Starfire, Book 6 | Steve White, Charles E. Gannon

    Extremis: Starfire, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness - no faster-than-light travel - and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve.

    Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

    Marc Vietor really bring the story to life. the starfire series continues to deliver with another ripping galactic epic.

    Reviewed on July 02 2016 by Cameron (highfields, Australia)
  • 7
    Imperative: Starfire, Book 7 | Steve White, Charles E. Gannon

    Imperative: Starfire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    The war with the Arduans - profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships - is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation. However, many among the Arduans' warrior caste have accepted neither defeat nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus, Amunsit, is in firm control of the Zarzuela system.

    What happened to the writing!?!??

    There are I think, for science fiction fans, certain things about physics one can lie about, and some things one just can't. The writer in this one c..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2016 by WILLIAM F. BROWN ()