• Capital Fleet

  • The Complete Ixan Legacy Series Box Set
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (1,391 ratings)

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Capital Fleet

By: Scott Bartlett
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
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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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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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Did he join qanon between books?

After recently finishing the previous series I thought that I would try this one out. But after about 2 hours of listening I couldn't take the propaganda anymore. I'm not sure if the author was trying to condemn politics in regard to the military, but it seems like 90% of the conflict in this book is caused by social justice warriors. The book seems to try to paint a picture of liberals as idiots without common sense who effectively get in the way of war.

The ridiculous thing is that several points of this book makes might have had some basis in fact if it didn't beat them to death and go out of its way to point everybody with an opposing viewpoint as a complete a******.

It seems like the author got angry and whiny between the different book series. and it's not hard to see what happened considering that one of them would have probably wrapped right around the 2016 election or maybe even earlier, and the sequel series would have probably been after that.

This is one of only two books I have ever returned and I will never purchase from this author again.

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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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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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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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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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Don't Read. Save yourself the time.

The only good thing is the reading. there is no story in the first few chapters. the main character is a spineless idiot that even they disown. if this was the authors first book it might be acceptable as a starting point

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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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Way too Preachy

I was hoping for good escapist military space opera, but what I got was modern conservative talking points. The only good point the author made was that good intentions taken to extreme are never a good thing, but this book seems to be more about the author's disdain for social justice than a ripping good story. He rails against everything from recognizing marginalized groups of people to Affirmative Action. It never lets up. This is nothing more than a conservative screed and a man using writing to work out his frustrations with the present day state of the world. I think we can all agree that extremism in any form is a bad thing, but this book takes a hammer and begins bashing us over the head with great fervor. I'll be returning this book as I was seeking an escape from today's reality, and was sorely disappointed. If you're a frustrated, Fox News watching, conservative white guy, this book is for you!

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