Capital Fleet

The Complete Ixan Legacy Series Box Set
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Ixan Legacy, Book 1-3
Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The complete military space opera series from best-selling author Scott Bartlett.

Last time, the aliens smashed the galaxy. Humanity held on by the fingernails. 

In the decades since, we’ve put worlds back together. We’ve licked our wounds. But Captain Husher warned us they would return. 

We didn’t want to believe him. We couldn’t afford to believe him. 

Doesn’t matter. The enemy has returned, with weapons beyond anything we’ve dreamed of. 

Now, it falls to Husher and his troubled crew to save us. 

There's just one problem. First, he must save us from himself. 

Bundle contains: 

  1. Capital Starship 
  2. Pride of the Fleet 
  3. Dogs of War

Sci-fi with a bold streak. Download this complete series today.  

©2019 Scott Bartlett (P)2019 Scott Bartlett

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Great military sci-fi

I've been listening to Scott's books while working as soon as I can get my ears on them. After Mech Wars and The Ixan Prophacy series I was looking forward to this set reaching Audible and Scott Bartlett and his narrator, Mark Boyet, continue to NOT disappoint. For any fans of Military Sci-fi this is a must listen.

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Good series

Good series with exceptional world building and character development. Interested in listening to the associated series that take place before this one.

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Like Double-Mint Gum, Get Twice the Pleasure!

I remember reading this trilogy when it first came out. I suffered through waiting for Mr. Bartlett to write the next. With each story, the suffering got worse.

I bought this because I've listened to Mark Boyett perform before and boy oh boy is he good. I take umbrage at the industry calling the performers 'Narrators'; their voice fully changes with each character and just like the movie's or TV they act out the part with all the emotion you would imagine the character to have if the writer does a good job. It's just like listening to good music.

Let me tell you, this is one of Mr. Bartletts greatest books, it sets a storyline in motion that is continued in the next series he wrote called 'The Ixan Prophecies'.

This story is very complex, weaving around emotions, Hard and fast fighting [it's amazing to read or listen to Captain Husher dish out commands during battle like a machine gun], The Politics gone wild, The death and destruction, the intrigue and did I say Battle, oh my word the battle, fantastic.

All this is going on as the only way the good guys can win is to push their resident genius into creating new technologies to baffle the enemy with. I loved it. I can see me listening to this production again, only after I listen to 'The Ixan Prophecies', that is if Mark Boyett performs it. I hope.

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So much politics

All three books in the set are loaded with politics. Gone are the characters and determination you love from the previous book set. What remains is captain Husher on a galactic quest to rid the galaxy from modern American Democrat’s. Missed was an opportunity to explore galactic politics like is done in Star Trek

Also, missed is any sense of doing anything that matters militarily. Instead, what follows is a battle that only matters if it somehow moves captain Husher to his next political rant.

I recommend anyone just imagine the first box set was the end of the series. This book fails to redeem itself at any point through the entirety of it.

Separately, Mark Boyett is still a great narrator.

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Skip

I absolutely loved the Ixan prophecies and couldn't wait for the follow up series. Boy I was so wrong. This book is as bad af the star wars prequels. Nothing but politics. I want to burn my eyes out and get my time back.

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Great Story!

The narrator really made you feel like you were right there with the characters. He altered his voice for individual characters in a way that made following the story almost seamlessly. The story itself is the high quality that I have come to expect from this author. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves military sci-fi.

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Scifi. not really

This is basically a space example of our current political issues. I so not see how this serves as a fictional book to entertain. I gave it 7 hours, it only get worse.
The narrator was good.

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Bartlett did not disappoint.

it's always great to get new content in a familiar storyline with characters you know and love. This had everything an avid science fiction reader hopes for. Relatable heroes, believable villains, exciting action sequences, fantastic tech, poignant social commentary, and a compelling story.

As always, the great Mark Boyett's narration was, well, great.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, and would recommend ALL of Bartlett's works to anyone even remotely interested in the genre.

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Not for those who like 'hard SciFi'

Like the title says - I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who is looking for hard science fiction. Is the story bad? No - Is it predictable and a little cookie cutter? Yes.

The 3 books get progressively better as they progress as far as overall plot and story. The characters are pretty straightforward and a little repetitive and I never really found that I cared for any of them. This never really bothered me as much but what really got me was the science fiction - I'll elaborate below.

The science part of this book is at the level of a B-movie. The issues that plague a space faring civilization such as food, aritificial gravity, communication and propulsion are either explained away with a quick 'thingamabob' or are ignored altogether. For example, there is technology to travel at FTL speeds via wormhole but it's use destroys the universe slowly; alternatively, this same technology which is based off a specific element, also creates artificial gravity but the effect is negligible. There are several cases in the book where something is simply a problem unless it isn't. In the first book, the protagonist has debilitating PTSD and in the following books it never once comes up. Propulsion just essentially happens with no real explanation of why or how or why they can fly across a solar system in what seems like minutes but at the same time - have to rely on gates for interstellar travel.

One of the other annoyances of the novel is that racism and prejudice are a massive component of the civilization. Book 1 pushes this to the point where I nearly returned the book. Books 2 and 3 bring it up when it is the most inconvenient but it honestly felt a little bit forced. I didn't care for this as it felt so forced and was over the top enough that it felt the author was being pointedly ridiculous. I found myself rolling my eyes constantly.

Again, despite all this I wouldn't say it's a 'bad' book - but I can't recommend it. If you want to listen to something very light that has action (there is a lot of action) and an alright story - this isn't a bad book for you. For those of us who love hard Scifi (think Ender's Game, The Expanse and other similar titles) this is a solid pass.

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Amazing Sci-Fi, Mechs, Space Battles and More!

This is an amazing box set of scifi, with space battles, mechs and trying to save the multiverse. Run and get this book now, you will not regret it.

Audible did not have chapter titles for this title at the time of this review.

This title was provided free for review, however, this is my honest thoughts and review.

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  • Paully
  • 07-20-19

Massively disappointed - returned after Chapter 28

It pains me to write this review (as I do agree with some of the political opinions expressed). Usually, I am NOT reading or listening to a book to get lectured by the author on their personal world views! A lot of Sci-Fi franchises have been hijacked by left wing, identity group politics and it really, really turns fans off. Fans just want good storytelling. If u want to challenge people's presuppositions?....do it through challenging and absorbing stories that get them thinking....Star Trek used to do this brilliantly (pre-STD).

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  • david
  • 04-17-19

another good read

great to get all 3 books in one hit. at times the battles were relentless and I got lost a few times but still a good story

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  • Mrs. E. Brewington
  • 08-06-20

Oppertunity Lost.

The author is clearly very talented creative individual at a technical level and the story concept was excellent, but Bartlett missed the opportunity to deliver an outstanding story by trying to shoehorn in plot devices that were completely unnecessary which detracted greatly from the overall narrative.

Before I wrote this, I did try and reach out to the author (check your reddit account) requesting some clarification on the issues I will be discussing below. Had he replied, I could have possibly framed this in a more favorable light if I understood the narrative within the broader context of his other books. But as he has failed to get back to me, I am going to have to write the review with what I have at hand, this boxset. It is important to remember that the plot point is a rather minor and if you are able to take it for what it is, the rest of the book is rather enjoyable and worth listening too.

The story is of a disgruntled Commander who has to take his fleet into battle forcing him to juggle between protecting the vast civilian population on board and the posturing of a corrupt government. On it's own this has great potential for an excellent expansive story and the author has the talent to pull it off.....except for his need to unnecessarily shoehorn in a really bad and derivative take on race politics.

The author attempts to frame internal onboard conflict as tension between the various species of aliens who live within his population, which again, this has so much potential. This fails on so many levels thought because the issue is presented and framed as it is in real life with the same race relations and arguments and causes. This is rather problematic as here on earth we are the same biological species, not a group of humans living with bird like aliens or whatever alien species that is dragged into this mess. The arguments fundamentally fail in this respect because they can not reflect the same arguments and systems of motivation of our real world because they do not have the same historical or social context with which to be developed, and 'race' as presented in the book fails as humans are not biologically different from one another because of the color of our skin.

And the arguments from both sides are just so reductionist and derivative it made me laugh out loud and roll my eyes nearly every time I came to these sections. The avatars used to represent the 'left' were hysterical, utterly unreasonable idiots who were the 'real racist', while the avatars for the 'Nazi' weren't actually racist but just some assholes trying to stir shit up for revenge.

The Commander meanwhile is a 'centrist' who just cant fathom all this race tension, routinely giving utterly tone-deaf speeches which are meant to unite everyone. In real life he would be the guy who claims he is 'colorblind' because his best friend is from whatever minority group (seriously, he makes this argument because his best friend is one of the bird people), or 'racism doesn't exist', while crying 'cant we all just getting along?'. Instead he does nearly nothing to actually listen to the lived experiences of other people (species?) or offering any means to addressing the grievances or fixing any of the problems, trying to 'both sides' the whole mess.

Now, I don't know what the authors personal political beliefs are, and it doesn't matter. Nor do I know if the way this is presented is on purpose in order to frame the protagonist as a bit incompetent and unaware leading to making the situation worse. But overall, it was completely unnecessary plot device that felt like it was not thought out and was presented in the most asinine and ineffectual way possible.

The only other major issue is that sometimes the author seems to get lazy and will present a potentially major plot point and then just sort of wrap it up in one sentence, For instance, this is one example of many, they are looking for a specific individual on a planet and after a very good lead up surrounding the emotional impact it would have on his friend, the protagonist goes on on how they 'spent days looking and were just about to give up...... oh we found her and she's now on board,' all within a few sentences and without any real exploration of the planet or events .The author very much violated the 'Show; Don't tell' concept leading to so much potential lost for character and world building.

In conclusion, if you are okay with an excellently written book with except to one minor (or major depending on how you look at it) flaw in the world building, the story overall is worth listening too. But if you think you might have the experienced spoiled because you want a flawless book, then this one is not for you.

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  • Jason
  • 05-31-20

Do not like being forced to do this!

Good book. Should not be forced to review... should be optional. wil not do it again.......

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  • Nighthawk
  • 04-28-20

Epic sci fi

Excellent all round epic of science fiction spanning the books. The superb narration put me right in the moment, right in the battles, the struggles and continued to do so right up to the climax. This was the second trio of Ixan prophesies and it was just awesome in every sense. 👍👍👍

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  • David Harlock
  • 08-17-20

The juice is worth the squeeze!

Quite dark in places and heavy on the politics but a good story overall.

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  • Pat O'Neill
  • 04-14-20

a great adventure <br />

a well balanced story line following the adventures and missions of Vin Husher., as he plans and develops strategies to save the universe. a great listen well preformed.

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  • Sir Bazile
  • 03-28-20

I actually cried...

Another Rollicking Space Saga to rival Star Wars. But I don't think a movie would do justice to the many military engagements.

That's space battles for the ungeek among you... lol

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-20

Interesting plot, vivid characters.

Recommended to listen to previous part before this title.

Very interesting plot. Not obvious twists keeps the action tight. Narration very good (as always with Mark). Very good package for a credit - over 20h.

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  • Namullus
  • 12-01-19

Really don't understand how anyone can give less

Really don't understand how anyone can give less for such an action packed story. Great!

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  • Jeanie Hughes
  • 04-10-19

To much politics

An ordinary book compiled with it obiouly been used as a forum for aspousing his own polital views. Political intrigue good. Political diatribe boring.

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  • Jasen Palmer
  • 02-05-20

Wish i could give this 0 stars

This series and writer have so many issues I don’t know where to even start…
The writer and story are so badly written, that so many conversations seem like they were cut’n’pasted from some other place and make no sense. The charters are so unlikeable you start to actively hope that both the good guys and bad guys lose, just so you can get your revenged on them making you read/lesson to them being total assholes at every moment.
There is absolutely NOTHING that this writer/story does that is enjoyable, I forced myself to finished it just so I could see how it all ends and that was so lame I had better feelings when the audible guy came in at the end to tell me the torture was over.
Scott has no clue at all about anything to do with storytelling, interpersonal relationships or military service and just makes everyone a political scammer that is only interested in making all others miserable.
Scott Bartlett is now on my permeant blacklist and will never waste another moment of my life on his dribble, not to get that refund….