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Blood of Heroes

The Ember War, Book 3
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: The Ember War, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,378 ratings)

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A peaceful planet needs a miracle to survive an alien onslaught. It's got the Strike Carrier Breitenfeld.

The Xaros, a galaxy-wide scourge of murderous drones, have their sights set on the planet Takeni. Captain Isaac Valdar volunteers his ship to defend the innocent civilians and evacuate everyone he can. Pressed by an alien fleet in space and a horrifying foe on the surface, the Breitenfeld must risk everything to save the doomed populace.

©2015 Richard Fox (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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awesome!

I don't know how Luke Daniel's does it, but somehow he has the voice of 50 different people, I find myself forgetting the book is narrated by one person, he is amazing!

the story is amazing! I can not wait till book 4!

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I love this series!

Action packed (with fantastic narration from Luke Daniels as usual. ) loveable Characters and vivid descriptions bring this book to life.

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Oh yeah.

As I wrote on my review of The first couple of the audiobooks of this series, reviewing a series is a tricky thing because you really don’t know what’s coming next and how good will it end but as of now no complaints whatsoever, the author imagination is amazing if not more then.
Incredible universe with so many worlds and different aliens that I have no idea where does he gets the ideas, truly amazing!

Narration of every person or alien is so perfectly done that you can tell who is talking just by the voice without needing to be told who is talking or screaming, the only reason names or races are mentioned are a must because many are reading the books not listening is my understanding.

Any way this third audiobook does not disappoint what so ever and have my full recommendations.

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Great follow up!

If you liked the 1 and 2 combo, then you will like book 3! Characters and voices match and their personalities followed, the narrator does an amazing job making them feel like real people.

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  • Q
  • Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • 08-31-16

Excellent, possibly, probably better that 1&2

you can't go wrong with the author and narrator combo, I have read the first two and this book in less than two days and am diving into 4 and it's almost 2a.m. it will be time to cook my wife and kid breakfast soon, right as book for starts ramping up I suspect!

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  • Donni
  • Riversided, CA, United States
  • 07-08-16

Felt cheated

although this is a well written and good sci-fi book, it is obvious that whoever just chopped the story up to sell more books. the books end at unusual places with little if any suspense.

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Great story and smooth yet serious voices

I liked this book and expect to listen to the rest of the series soon.

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The author keeps it fresh

Ours heros keep pushing against all odds for more than just there survival. Showing the best of humanity all the while the worst worms it way out in the same name and purpose, survival of humanity. Will we doom our selves while trying to save the human race?

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Stunning

As always, it drew me in and submerged my imagination and forgot that I'm still working

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Good, different story

15 words to describe what others have already done so well. This is a real action movie waiting to happen. Good bye Star Wars.

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  • D. Close
  • 07-09-18

exciting but too short for a credit

fantastic instalment to the series but this was short for a whole credit they should bring in half credit stories reconsidering if it's worth carrying on with this story

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  • CJSILV
  • 04-22-18

great book

I have listed to all of them they are brilliant I highly recommended great story and there are other books to go with the series 😃

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  • Matt
  • 05-03-19

American trying a Scotish accent LOL

Good story and pace but the speaker struggles with some of the accents but is gives me a laugh.

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  • Adam Gerard Mccourt
  • 01-30-19

Loved it.

fantastic, well built world.

engaging throughout but the non-american accents do leave something to be desired :)

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  • Terry in Hull
  • 01-30-18

Entertaining but not too thought provoking

Have listened to better tales so I may not continue with this series. The story seems to have lost its way somehow.

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  • Daniel Cairns
  • 04-14-17

ok

it's an ok book but there were times when I wished it would end soon. I found that I got lost and did not really know what was happening. thr performer is as usual amazing and without him I probably would not have known who was saying what

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-19

Still painful to listen to

Don't get your hopes up, none of the characters with the truly appalling voices die in this one. Other than that the story is much the same as before. Some development is nice, and things are moving on at an acceptable rate unlike some series. I will be continuing to listen. On the other hand, the voices by Luke Daniels are just so bad. I actively cringe at times and am still hoping that certain characters die, not because of their impact on the story, but solely because I don't want to hear their voices ever again.

And a note for the listeners, Australians do not sound anything like that monstrosity in this book. You should go to New Zealand if you want to hear that sort of sound.

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  • Marvin Herman Froeder
  • 08-14-17

Too much time in rescue, main plot didn't move on.

Too much time in rescue, main plot didn't move on. if I knew would have skipped this book

and also the book has over one hour of content from next book, common!

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  • R F Wojtaszak
  • 02-25-17

storyline

this book is much more of an easy listen to. the story is solid and a lot happens. there are times though when your listening and you think you know what is going on then it ends but because of the type of words used in this book it can be hard to tell if you're hearing things correctly. otherwise a great book to listen to. would recommend to anyone wanting more.