Rebel Fleet

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Rebel Fleet, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4,755 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice.

A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings.

The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them.

The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

One man is chosen to command Earth's single ship in the Rebel Fleet. When the war breaks out, Leo Blake must win it...or die trying.

"Classic B. V. Larson. This book grabs you by the plasma cannon and won't let go. Fast adventure, fast action - and I loved the space-battles!" - S. Arthur

©2016 B. V. Larson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • B.
  • 02-08-17

Formulaic but entertaining

Most of the books that I've read or listened to, by BV Larson, have the same characters reworked and tweaked along with very similar plot lines. This book was no different and some of the content was absolutely ludicrous. That said I really enjoyed it. It's fun and I think it's meant to be fun.

The narrator move things along well and it was quite easy to discern between the different characters voices.

So if you're looking for an action oriented pulpy science-fiction spin... without much need for deep thought, I recommend this book. If you want serious science fiction or something a little deeper in terms of space opera, you might look elsewhere. However , I'm hoping for more in the series.

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Undying Mercenaries

I loved BV's first series, it was wonderful. when he released the undying mercenaries series, that quickly became one of my all time favorites. this new series is excellent and is very similar to undying. it seems like a mix between star force and undying.

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Swarm series all over again

Larson is getting in abut by of a rut. He excels at world building but the overall premise is just too similar. Aliens enlisting us to fight their war is the central theme of two other series that I know of that he has written. The book was entertaining but I couldn't shake the feeling I had been here before.
Side note: he has utterly no depth to female characters. They only want to be arm candy for some overly testosterone juiced protagonist. It gets tiresome.

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Amateur hour

This book reads like it was written by a 17 year old. Now, to be sure, I wasn't expecting high literature here, but this is significantly weaker than what I'm used to in mindless sci-fi. Poor writing, naive plotline, no character development to speak of. I'm done with this author.

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B. V. Larson didn't seem to put as much effort into this one.

If this is your first book from B. V. Larson I recommend you check out a different one. This one was not as intriguing and the story line was simpler.

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A book in a series that could stand on its own!

Often I read books in a series that just stop. Then you wait for the next book and if you are lucky, you will remember the characters and plot from the previous book. B.V. Larson wrote this book and it would stand on its own -- and still leave room for more. I enjoyed the characters and the world created for the story to move through.

It is a fun book as the main character has to learn how to live in several different environments and with different protocols. Warning: This book is PG-13 or a bit higher and may not be the best for kids. But I am no kid and I loved the book. I believe I will buy the next one in the series.

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Incompetence

I enjoyed B. V Larson's undying mercenaries series because the military incompetence is actually kind of funny, but this series was almost as bad. The only thing that made it somewhat believable was that the MC is an officer.... If you are looking for a more serious sci find I would not recommend this series

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Somewhat entertaining but ... corny

It plays a bit like a cartoon for adults. The pacing is pretty rushed, especially considering the scale of the story he's telling. The main character is endowed with inexplicably extraordinary abilities but is otherwise as bland as under-seasoned mashed potatoes.
It's imaginative and even exciting at moments but, for the most part, lackluster and not compelling. Decent for a quick read (maybe a round trip flight?) but nothing you'd recommend to a friend.

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Very unique in its take on "alien invasion"

Well written, performance was great, and the uniqueness makes me wanna grab the next book in the series. Worth the read for any Scifi fan.

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Worth the read, but not great

I like multiple book series, and this is a four book series. I think it got weaker as it went on, though. This was probably the best of the series. The lead character is the stereotypical smart clever womanizer who is misunderstood, always in trouble, but just manages to get out of it in the end. Stereotypical, but enjoyable.

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  • England fan 1
  • 12-24-16

Just good spoiler free review

I was sceptical when I got this, I didn't think it was possible for B V to pull off another good space based book.

I was wrong, I don't know how but I loved every minute of it.

Mark's performance is stellar again, I'm so impressed with his craft.

More please. No holidays or family time just keep writing until you die.

Thanks so much again.


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  • hyp3rion_69
  • 01-19-17

Another B.V. Larson masterpiece

I Love the way Larson writes and Mark Boyett is also one of the best Narrators.

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  • Michael
  • 12-24-16

Unique

I always enjoy a B.V. Larson audiobook but Rebel Fleet stands out from the rest. Gripping with pace and filled with unique concepts.

Loved it.

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  • Al
  • 02-10-19

Like a bad poorly scripted & budgeted action movie

So this book is so full of holes and compromises and conveniences that I can't give it anything more than 1 star.
it reads like an action movie equivalent of a cheap and dirty hot and steamy romance novel.
if you are looking for something which required switching off the brain. to the point of a being a bad B movie, where the protagonist is a cocky, sleeping with anything male veined in the thinnest sense of fake modesty. then by all means enjoy. Surprised I finished it to be honest. I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series.

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  • Mark Roper
  • 06-25-17

awesome

awesome listen, didnt disappoint at all I was dubeous to give a new writer a try but this was great.

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  • Poppey
  • 07-03-17

Goodish Start

Something a little different. A story of aliens visiting earth to implant symbionts into humans so that they can be kidnapped to fight in an alien war.

On the whole, not a bad yarn and the narration, as usual, was good. However, I am not sure the sexual encounters thing is going to add anything to the storyline.

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  • David H.
  • 05-17-17

far fetched, ridiculous, fun.

lots of action, a pretty good listen, apart from the English accent, otherwise well narrated.

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  • Mr P J Thornton
  • 03-25-17

Loved it

Simply kept me enthralled, one I just couldn't stop listening to, finished in two days, highly recommended for all those Sc-Fi fanatics out there.

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  • Julien Laurent
  • 02-12-17

Great as usual

I can't get tired of BV Larson another great story lines. The narrator was really good too.

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  • Karol K.
  • 02-07-17

I'm a big fan of this author, so I loved it.

Can't wait for next part, will find out on the end of February. I can recommend as a easy read. I enjoy it while running :)

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  • Andrew Phillis
  • 04-23-18

Uninspiring protagonist!

I struggled through out this to find any empathy for the protagonist. Some of the protagonists companions I could.

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  • nick atkinson
  • 03-03-17

Asinine.

Brave attempt by the marrator to make a silk purse out of a sowes ear.

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  • Jason
  • 01-26-17

James McGill rides again

Feels like the hero from the world series has been rebooted again. Similar character behavior and attitude so if you like dust world etc. Then these will work for you.

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  • Gerald
  • 03-04-17

Not bad

What made the experience of listening to Rebel Fleet the most enjoyable?

Narrated well.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was a bit predictable.

What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrators voice was crisp and clear, bring the book characters to life.

Any additional comments?

This book is good if you like Sci-fi, but it is not in the league of H.G Well. I listen to it while driving my car long distances, it was entertaining enough to keep me awake.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-02-17

Splendid

love the story and the characters. very imaginative and believable world building. True military sci fi.

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  • mr
  • 01-15-17

Very enjoyable and we'll read. Great story thank

Very enjoyable and we'll read. Great story thank you. Excellent reader looking forward to the next book.