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Publisher's Summary

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist David VanDyke, and science fiction legend and Dragon finalist B.V. Larson, comes book four in the epic military space opera adventure saga!   

The Republic, the Opters, and a strange Crystalline race of unknown origin all meet in a series of titanic battles. Commodore Straker summons thousands of ships, but he soon learns he’s technologically outclassed by the enemy.  

With traditional victory impossible, the race is on for each side to destroy the key worlds of the other. Billions die, entire planets are destroyed.   

Even while the war rages, dark suspicions grow. There are traitors in the midst of the chaos. Straker realizes the worst enemy is the one you believed to be your ally....

Hive War is a thrilling tale of warfare and adventure among the stars. This is the fourth book in the Galactic Liberation series. Look for book 1, Starship Liberator if you’re new to this expanding universe.

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It's Okay, but

Mark Boyett does a great job narrating!

However, I don't understand Larson/VanDyke's obsession with dropping the protagonist into a 'backward' world for seemingly the sole purpose of getting laid (by cheating on his wife). Despite the authors' pronouncement that the activity is necessary to the story it is not. That entire section of the book was a waste of time.

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Best one yet!

By far the best of the series. Great story. Complex, but easy to follow. Excellent.

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Awesome!

There is humor , history , drama and a great story to boot! The Larson , VanDyke and Boyett team really work together to make a enjoyable read.

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A perfect ending?

Some stories don't know when to quit. The business model seems to be: (write a book, find it's successful and then milk that bitch for as long as one can); and they do. This is a double edged sword as it obviously finds an audience but then it abuses it until almost the point of utter exhaustion. This series did not. It delivered four powerful novels that actually delivered what could be interpreted as a conclusive end. It was a wonderful story with action, passion, massive battles, early struggles, a strong male hero, female hero, a squid hero ... Artificial Intelligence, Evil Bugs (then good), Evil Crystals ... sword fights, extra martial affairs (of necessity - a stallion must roam) it was great...and instead of using psycho VIC as the foil, for another novel, in another never ending series...they destroyed him utterly. Bravo.

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A Masterpiece!

Larson and VanDyke outdid themselves on this one! The only thing I had trouble swallowing was the nature of the crystalline entities. But the A.I., Victory, was an immensely satisfying villain! You would think that “beings” such as Capt. Victory and the monster from another story called the Terminator would cause our scientists and military leaders to put a halt to all development of artificial intelligence, but there will always be some idiot(s) who will rationalize its value to humanity. Which could turn out to be our downfall.

But kudos to the authors and to Mark Boyett for a magnificent and unforgettable military sci-fi epic tale!

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I just couldn't finish the book

This book takes the main character out of character that I lost interest about 1/3 through and returned it.

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A Smooth Transition.

The characters continue to develop as the story moves forward. wow there was no major plot twist there was a few things that were unexpected especially with Vic.

Overall another enjoyable listen and I look foward to the next one this series.

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Poorly thought out, and foolish.

Not worth the time. The series isn't very good. Poorly thought out, and foolish. Just bad.

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Among the best in the series

This installment is among the best in the series. It includes the same kind of imaginative high-tech including crystals which are alive and tap artificial black holes for virtually unlimited energy as well as medieval battles with ancient weapons. It includes the pathos of the Liberator and his family, along with massive fleets where literally tens of thousands of ships are destroyed. It includes the cross-cultural relationships and conflicts between humans, artificial intelligences and other organic species. A good read!

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Series getting better, but still no cigar.

The fourth book in this series introduced some interesting ideas and turns, but the story's main character is hopelessly undeveloped...being portrayed as a schizo-alter boy scout.

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  • CJSILV
  • 09-19-19

great book 😀 👍

Loved the book very good story great narration cant wait to listen to the next one I highly recommend listening to this book series
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  • D. Fitzgerald
  • 09-02-19

best book this year.

this is the best book by far. gripping right to the end. 10 out of 10

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  • 02-12-19

Can't get enough of this story.

I am not sure if this is the last part or is there more comming. Either way it was an amazing story with amazing characters.
The narratod did an absolutely fabulous job.

Thanks to all who made this experience happen.

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  • Poppey
  • 12-15-18

Loved It

This book was every bit as good as the previous. Action was no slouch. It also helps when you have a good narrator and Mark Boyett is one of the best.

Well worth the credit.

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  • Carl and Lynsey
  • 12-13-18

love the series and love the book

great naration and a great series i have enjoyed this series very very much. I look forward to the next one.

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  • D. Marsh
  • 11-17-18

Lots of ongoing battles, good if that's your thing

Not that deep, some superficial army honour. As before the battle of insects on now crystals too continues. Billions die, but the central group carry on doing their thing.

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  • 12-24-18

Incredible

Must say a lot of twists and turns plus a few stabs in comedy I really enjoyed it