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  • With the Lightnings

  • RCN Series, Book 1
  • By: David Drake
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Master and Commander in Space

  • By E. Atkinson on 01-17-09

The Science Fiction takes a back seat

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Reviewed: 07-12-12

The story seemed so focused on character development that the science was seemed in the way. Very slow start and, frankly, plodding. I never bought into the main characters and did not care to see how things turned out. For the first time in 15 years of listening to science fiction on Audible, i did not finish a book.

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