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The Galaxy's Doomed Without Him

The Ixa smashed the galaxy to bits before they were defeated. Captain Husher has sounded the alarm in the decades since: the Ixa’s creators will return to finish the job.

But unlike Husher, the galactic government didn't battle the Ixa, and the politicians have convinced themselves that maintaining peace means limiting the ability to wage war.

Now the enemy has returned, with high-tech weapons that prove they haven’t limited their own combat capabilities in the slightest. If Captain Husher and his beleaguered supercarrier crew can't manage to stop the invaders, they will happily devour the galaxy whole. 

Fans of Daniel Arenson and Jay Allan will love Capital Starship, part of a new military science fiction series set in the Ixan Prophecies universe.

©2018 Scott Bartlett (P)2018 Scott Bartlett

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Capital starship book 1

This was one of the most riveting SciFi books of the hundreds that I have read. The author expertly kept the reader on the edge of their seat while salting the story with plot twists, with devious political plots designed to steal the freedom of an entire galaxy of mixed races.

I guaranty this book to be one that is nearly impossible to put down.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Starship Social Justice

I made the mistake of starting this book before reading previous ones in series.
If they are all like this, I won't be able to continue with it.
The basic premise is military sf in the Battlestar Galactica style, a lone ship with a grizzled, weary captain, protecting humanity from aliens, the book does this part well enough but doesn't stand out.
In one of the most preposterous scenarios I can imagine though, this ship is hauling a city full of civilians within it like some immense, bloated carnival liner, because who wouldn't want all of that extra mass and civilian mouths to feed and protect when you're flying into a war zone.
Most of the drama in the book focuses on the captain being beset upon by the trivial demands of civilians who are rendered as over the top caricatures of present day campus PC activists, complete with a point by point retelling of the recent Evergreen college/Bret Weinstein debacle... In space!
I might be as annoyed with runaway identity politics as the author but to have this all play out on a warship in wartime is beyond absurd, I would suggest he find another format to vent his political frustrations.
The narrator is great, he excels at this style and is one of the reasons I gave this book a shot.

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  • Adam
  • Abita Springs, Louisiana
  • 06-11-18

Not like the first series.

Forced myself to finish it and hatred that I bought the second book. Of it weren't for the city in the ship I think the book would be a 5 star book. I'm not looking forward to the second book at all. The story was slow to get going and then poof is over.

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The best of the best !!!

Scott Bartlett is one of the best if not the best author around today which really saddens me, I got to the point that I always feared, I’ve listened to every audiobook of all the series’s that he wrote but one, it’s like I’m worried about listening to the last one, what will I have to look forward after that?
If I knew exactly the day that I will die I would have waited with the last book so it can be my last one ever.
Scott created three series which are really one perfect masterpiece.
Explaining won’t help, each of you have to experience it for himself to understand what I mean when I say truly perfection !
So I won’t say nothing beside that Mark Boyett was a perfect choice for narrating those books and that with all my heart I fully recommend every one of Scott’s books !!
And one last thing,
Thank you Scott for taking me on this awesome journey !

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • EM
  • 09-26-18

Decent story, if a bit shallow

For those who like military scifi, it's an OK story. It goes off the rails with political caricatures expressed as an in-your-face lecturing about political opinions. Whether your agree with the politics or not, it's so opaque, it may as well be hammering you in the face with an anvil.

As a result of this (or as a cause of this), characters tend to also be a shell of an individual, solely and wholly informed by their stance in the particular political universe, with little other depth or other character motivations.

The bad guys is, stereotypically, a slithering, hissing megalomaniacal god-like sociopath who murders his generals on a whim and has no real motivation other than just "being evil". The story narrator goes on a long politically-tinged rant about how "evil is real" based on this shallow, hollow character.

The writing beyond that is actually well paced and fluid. Just a little complexity to the characters and their interactions and this would be a 5-star in my book, but the character issues are distracting to a fault, unfortunately.

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Had some doubts at the beginning.

Starting this listen I thought I might not finish this book. Then Scott Bartlett not only hit top gear but kicked in the NOS! Great listen, grabbing book 2 now even though I was saving a credit for another book. I don't think I'll be sorry one bit!

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Good God SJW the book!

Just can't deal with the bullshit in the book.
The Battles & command is entertaining and fun. Anything to do with the ship's city is just sooo dumb.
The Capitan is right.

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  • Ball
  • Yukon, ok, United States
  • 07-24-18

Fun book

Space Combat, ground combat, hi tech, SJW, current issues in a scifi setting. very enjoyable book.

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Such a weak character.

the political drama that plays out is so cliche, I wasn't expecting a Robert Heinlein or even a BV Larson but seriously do better I don't need to hear a political message especially one that so overdone.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • RL Pike
  • 02-20-18

Good work by Scott

Good narration on a well written story. Looking forward to more in this series soon.

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  • Poppey
  • 04-19-18

Good start, albeit a slow one

If you can persevere through the slow start of the first 9 chapters, then you will find this book has definite possibilities to become a very good series.

This series is also helped along by the brilliant narration of Mark Boyett.

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  • Clemens
  • 03-19-18

Quality installment

Great sequel and Mark Boyett delivers as always. I am looking forward to the next