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  • Counterstrike

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,384

Captain Jackson Wolfe never thought he'd see the end of the Phage War in his lifetime. The enemy was too powerful, too numerous, and utterly determined to exterminate humanity. But the appearance of a new ally in the fight has changed all of that. For the first time since the original incursion, Wolfe thinks that maybe there's a chance to stop their implacable enemy before they have the chance to wipe out any more human planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series!

  • By Corey on 07-11-16

This was a great trilogy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Jackson Wolf is an easy character to like and Dazelle does a great job of making him likeable without being to over the top Noble. He's just a good, regular guy with normal flaws.

  • Call to Arms

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,561
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,257

From Joshua Dalzelle comes the follow-up to the number-one best seller Warship. Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space...barely. He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier. Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed both books thus far.

  • By Mark on 01-23-16

Just great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Riveting. Sad that it's only a trilogy, but there is a follow up trilogy I hope it's as good!

  • Who Takes No Risk

  • Frontiers Saga, Part 2: Rogue Castes Series, Book 7
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

Old allies go dark.... New worlds join the fight.... A rescue from an enemy held world.... A lone operative with a dangerous plan.... The Karuzari finally have the support of an industrialized system, but they need time to build their forces. Unfortunately, time is the one thing they may not have. Captain Scott now faces a difficult decision: To risk it all on a single roll-of-the-dice, or to turn his back on an old friend, and a plan that could buy them the time they so desperately need?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Space Opera

  • By Jean on 08-14-18

Damn, that ending

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Partly saw that coming, but I thought it was going to be another "lucky" victory. Sad but great ending. I've never been disappointed by a book in this saga!

  • For the Triumph of Evil

  • Frontiers Saga Part 2 : Rogue Castes Series, Book 6
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

A leader recently reborn... Two men who are one and the same... New abilities not yet fully understood... Yet there is still so much to learn.... Captain Nathan Scott has less than a week to prepare before he must face the greatest Gunyoki pilot on all of Rakuen. The future of the Karuzari and the freedom of the entire quadrant depend on one thing: his victory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Space Opera

  • By Jean on 06-07-18

An exciting pleasure as always!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I felt for Nathan at the end. He seems to always be so close to having a lasting mentor only to have him taken away. Very emotional but exciting ending.

  • Resurrection

  • Frontiers Saga, Part 2: Rogue Castes Series, Episode 3
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

Captain Tuplo must finally make the decision that has been haunting him since he learned the truth about his origins only a week ago. The fact that billions of lives may hang in the balance isn't making it any easier. Will Connor be able to face the demons of his past?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful

  • By Jean on 08-28-17

Aurora arriving

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Just wow. Wow is pretty much all I can say. Never disappointed in any of these books. Very emotional at the end of each one.

  • Rescue

  • Frontiers Saga Part 2: Rogue Castes, Episode 2
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

A leader left behind. An Alliance falling apart. Friends stranded on an enemy-held world. A chance to rediscover long-forgotten truths. The new threat will require an immediate response. But first, Jessica and the Ghatazhak must execute a daring rescue in order to secure their future. But to do so, they need the one man they have been trying to protect. The question is: Will he agree?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks be to the voice gods!

  • By Mark on 12-09-16

Again, just wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

During the flashback chapters, despite knowing the future so to speak, parts of that were really difficult to get through. Yet another incredible book in the frontiers saga.

  • That Which Other Men Cannot Do

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 15
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

With political unrest growing, the Alliance must rush to rebuild their fleet and expand their sphere of influence before their support runs out. But when the Jung up the ante, the Alliance must turn up the heat. Captain Nathan Scott and the Sol-Pentaurus Alliance must put everything on the line to save the Sol sector once and for all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 03-10-17

Just awesome, as always.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I don't know how to keep saying how much I love these books without saying the same thing over and over again. It's Awesome and I'm sad the part 1 series is over. I think I'll listen to part 1 over again before starting on part 2. it's so awesome I can't imagine it ending!

  • Frontiers Saga Series #14: The Weak and the Innocent

  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

A ship in the hands of their enemy...A liberation gone wrong...A chance to double their ranks...A bold and daring plan...Their support from the Pentaurus cluster dwindling fast, the Alliance faces new and unpleasant realities in the Sol sector. But, as they soon discover, untoward changes have the potential to bring unexpected opportunities. The trick is in how you use them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Action, Action

  • By Jean on 01-31-17

heart wrenching!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Oh My God! Not to reveal to much, but just when you think they aren't going to deal with a major, but personal issue, and after you've breathed a sigh of relief after a big battle, you get punched in the gut. In a good way, sorta. Sad, but fulfilling. I'm straight and all, but man I love Nathan Scott!

  • Rise of the Alliance

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 12
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

A new ally providing aid... An old ally joining the fight... Their resources growing with each passing day... Their homeworld finally on the road to recovery... Things finally seem to be coming together for Captain Scott and the Alliance as he takes his forces on the offensive. However, the Jung may in turn give him more trouble than he bargained for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Series was great! But...

  • By Michael L. Hasenfratz on 04-07-15

Wow again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

And riveting again. Can't wait until my morning commute for the next book! I am sad part one is coming to an end.

  • Born of the Ashes

  • The Frontiers Saga, Book 11
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Captain Nathan Scott must decide whether to stand and fight to the end, or live to fight another day - even if it means the end of his world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brown is maturing in his writing..best yet

  • By Douglas E. Noll on 08-05-14

Is it possible this is the best yet?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Oh my God, such a roller coaster of emotions and excitement until the very end. I normally wait and listen to an hour during my commutes, but I couldn't wait and listened over the weekend at home, and I'll listen again to the last 3 chapters during my commute this week.