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Publisher's Summary

Restoring the empire that had been destroyed 45 years earlier, Emperor Colin finds problems in the genocidal Achuutani and in his children, Sean and Harriet, who have been marooned on a hostile planet. 

©1996 David Weber (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Missing chapter 28

This recording is.missing chapter 28 so the story feels choppy. It also a really good chapter to pull some elements together. i have the book so and had to go read it to male it come together. dont bother with this recording until audible gets it complete.

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Not the full book

Moronically abridged version, I presume the author has no role in the process. The entire battle of Yorktown was cut out.

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Abridged?

Someone else mentioned this was an abridged version, so my perception may be skewed by noticing that before reading, but it does seem like a sizeable battle that was lead up to, and then constantly referred to, is just.. missing. It could be that the author left the battle itself out and just let the lead up and references to it fill in the blanks, but that seems like it would be an odd choice. Subsequently, the entire crescendo of that storyline also seems to be either absent or just another odd choice to build up for half the book only to resolve abruptly. Like.. super abruptly. Half a paragraph at most. Like, imagine going through the Lord of the Rings series and right before the final, decide-all battle it just cut to one of the characters sitting at home a year or 2 older and his buddy walked in and says "Glad that stuff all worked out a year or 2 ago! The end." Honestly, I'm probably going to have to pick up the print version just to find out what the deal is.

Oh, and the same narrator from the first 2 books still hasn't figured out how to properly.. I don't know.. read punctuation? Judge tempo?.. something.

All I know is that there is a similar length, waaaay too long pause

every 3-4 words that would typically

convey a new speaker/paragraph/chapter/idea, but it happens

continuously.

This may not be sooo bad, except that

since the pauses are so long and similar, the entire book makes you pay

incredibly close attention to insure the action is properly being followed nearly

word by word rather than any type of natural flow.

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Amazing

Space opera doesn't do this justice. Dastardly plots, betrayals, traitors and heroes. Thoroughly enjoyable. Dahaks continuum is amazing.

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not actually unabridged

so... I have this book hard copy. You claim that this is an Unabridged audio book. Yet you have deliberately removed chapter 27. The battle of Yortown. If this is suposed to be unabridged please update the recording to provide that chapter since its obvious that the recording artist did read it. I not thennplease remove the false advertiaing that this is Unabridged.

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Great Adventure and excellent series.

The recording is missing chapter 28 which is important to the story. Need to fix it.

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Great except...

This book is still a charming story and I am sad it's the last one in the series. There is one wonky aspect, hence the 4 star rating.

The book is overtly a slam against religion. It's sad really. It's not necessary for the plot. It's also dishonest. He writes as if religion's only real motive is it's a vehicle for power. And then fails to acknowledge how government, education, science, technology, and status do the exact same thing.



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  • 02-18-21

A bit disappointed about missing chapter

I was a bit disappointed as my copy is missing chapter 28. I really like all of David Webers books and a have hard copies as well as recorded versions of them. So it’s a bit disappointing that there is a missing chapter.