Chain of Command

Narrated by: Graham Rowat
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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Lieutenant Sam Bitka, US Naval Reserve, is getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise, and Sam is assigned as tactical officer aboard the deep space destroyer USS Puebla. Dispatched to the distant world of K'tok to protect human colonists, he wants nothing more than to serve out his active duty time and get back to his civilian life.

But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam finds himself suddenly in command of the USS Puebla, a job he is far from certain he can discharge successfully. What's more, mounting evidence points to a much larger and more sinister alien plan.  

Now, Sam must deal with faltering leadership in the human task force and an alien enemy who always seems one step ahead of them. Time for Sam to step up and rise to the challenge of command.

©2017 Frank Chadwick (P)2020 Tantor

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Yes ! Deeply enjoyable A great listen

Babylon 5 meets U571 if you’ve ever watched the movie ( A bridge to far )that’s what this book reminded me of

if you like good military science fiction you will love this book

The ships don’t have gravity or Energy shields
Every time there’s a fight the ship takes real damage and people die ! they’re put in body bags bloods floating around the habitat

The main character is a person with real world hangups. Not some chiseled jaw hero A man doing a dangerous job with no margin for error

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action packed

fast paced military scifi action. great characters with a great story line. worth a credit.

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Great book

I had to skip back to parts i missed because of fast narrative. otherwise great story. cant wait for the next one!

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great straight up fight book

great story telling from start to end. easily lost track of time during the fights, which were descriptive and fast paced. Good character development all around.

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Excellent

Best military sci fi book I have heard on audible or anywhere. Very realistic and captures your imagination

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wonderful

wish there where more in the series this is what if should be great great

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Great book

If you like military Science Fiction this should be right up your turbo thruster. We written and researched, to the point I was saying to myself I never really thought about that but he’s correct it would work that way.
Also the inner workings of the political game between peace time and war time were fantastic.
Over all I was taking a chance on this one thinking I needed something else to listen too and was over joyed when I realized I was completely engrossed in the story. Very well done. I do not take the time to write a lot of reviews but really felt the need to do so for this book.

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Not well written and terrible narration

I really wanted to like this book based on its description. But I gave up half way through. The storytelling is unsophisticated, there's almost no character development, and I don't really care what happens next. It doesn't hold my attention and it's too formulaic. The narrator's tone is high-pitched hysterical, his cadence never varies, and his volume doesn't change.

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  • Peter
  • 03-08-20

really good

got it on a punt because of the narrator had done things I liked but the story was great