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Call to Arms Audiobook

Call to Arms: Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

From Joshua Dalzelle comes the follow-up to the number-one best seller Warship. Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space...barely. He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier. Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously. While powerful factions make backroom deals, he is desperate to find irrefutable proof that the invaders are coming, and if humanity expects to survive they must marshal their forces and make a stand before it's too late.

©2015 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    billybob 10-13-16
    billybob 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, Mark Boyett wins as narrator."

    Mark Boyett could narrate an insurance handbook and I think I would listen. Good story, excellent narration. I highly recommend this audio book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    F. Pryor 05-28-16
    F. Pryor 05-28-16
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    "Mr. Boyett is a fine narrator"
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    The novel is an enjoyable bit of Space Opera, for those of us who appreciate the form, with a Deus-Ex Machina that sounds a bit of flat note near the end. That said, I found it entirely enjoyable, not least due to the quality of Mark Boyett's performance. His voice is perfectly matched to the material and his narration is pitched perfectly to the characters and the action. Never forced, never over-reaching or over-acting. So very often an author's work is badly served by and sadly diminished in the transubstantiation from written to spoken word and it is refreshing indeed when a narrator does justice to, even elevates, the original. Thank you Mr. Dalzelle and thank you Mr. Boyett. I hope the association continues and I will seek out your work in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Austin 05-23-16
    Austin 05-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it!"

    I loved the plot and story behind this series so far. an old ship that was about to be decommissioned and a captain struggling from alcoholism as well as prejudice from being an "earthling." I love that he now had been rewarded from the previous book because of his success and that this book really brought home my likeness for the character. mark boyett does a great job narrating and can't wait to hear more from the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic story. Fanatic performance. "

    Boyett is at this best in the Sci fi military genre. Story is a fantastic follow up to Warship. Downloading 3rd book now

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    PeterG 04-14-16
    PeterG 04-14-16
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    "Best ever from Daizelle"

    Mark Boyet's performance was excellent and the story was Daizelle's best SciFi war story... filled with suspense

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    Christopher 10-08-17
    Christopher 10-08-17
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    "Fabulous. "

    Just a great series. Both performance & Story. I enjoyed performance & Series very much.

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    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 10-07-17
    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 10-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Superb!"

    Whereas Warship was lackluster for me, Call to Arms is a masterpiece! Loved it! On to Book 3!

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    JTF Cary, NC USA 09-19-17
    JTF Cary, NC USA 09-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Utterly addictive military SciFi "

    I being a less responsible and sleep deprived adult due to this series. Moving on to Counterstrike

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    Anders 09-02-17
    Anders 09-02-17
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    "Started of bad but got intresting"
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    They keept it intresting even do am not sure about the end off the book.


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    Nathan Charlotte, NC, US 08-25-17
    Nathan Charlotte, NC, US 08-25-17
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    "This book was good or better then the first one"

    what happens at the end completely catches me off-guard. I have no idea what is going to happen with this book going forward each time I listen to a certain part of it I think it's going in One Direction, and then it ends up going in a different one. Awesome book

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  • Poppey
    Alderney, Guernsey
    1/22/16
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    "Brilliant Listen"

    The second book in the Black Fleet trilogy was every bit as good, if not more so, than Book 1. The action kept you on the edge of your seat, which meant I really had a hard job putting it down, so I didn’t. I completed it in a day.

    I am really glad that Mark Boyett was kept as narrator as he really brings the action to life.

    My only disappointment is that I will have to wait for Book 3. Withdrawal symptoms are already setting in!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
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    6/29/16
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    "Warping Along Nicely"

    Same military style, same fast pace, same clever action, same high quality narration. Dalzelle and Boyett deliver a second cracking instalment in the Black Fleet series. It’s a very simple equation in that if you liked the first one and are up for more of the same then you’ll be happy enough with this one too.

    There are a couple of rough edges here that could have been finished off a little more tidily such as the eventual fate of the team of Novas that support one of Wolfe’s missions but the setup for an exciting conclusion looks very promising.

    Thoroughly recommended for anyone who likes fast, low-touch sci-fi with a military edge.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • S. Morris
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    6/6/16
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    "All Ahead Flank!"

    I've just finished reading the second book in the Black Fleet trilogy, Call To Arms, which has left me wanting to get this review written as quickly as possible as I'm still in awe at just how great this second act to the trilogy was. Sometimes the middle act can be a somewhat of a filler before reaching the climax of the trilogy but in the case of this superb book that is not the situation at all. Call to Arms builds upon the first part, Warship, and continues to build nicely until leaving the reader at yet another vital juncture that makes those like me crave to have the final part. I actually feel sorry for those coming to this series early and having to wait. I am lucky to have the last book in the trilogy ready and waiting.

    Joshua Dalzelle has done an absolutely superb job of not letting up in his story so far. The pace of the book as with the first, is just about perfect. There is a section where some political dealings are gone into which did slightly break the flow but once that was done with the momentum picks right up again and we are once more in full flow. I hasten to add that the aforementioned political interlude is something that in the scope of the plot had to be included in order to complete the narrative in a meaningful way. I don't like stories that are broken or slowed right down by lengthy digressions into the political wrangling that are always part of the bigger picture and some authors allow too much of the narrative to get bogged down by such distractions but Dalzelle has just about given what we needed to keep the overall story plausible and done it in a very skilful way.

    Having now read two of Dalzelle's books I can see that he is a master of realistic dialogue and the book is written in many sections where we are moving through the story in real time as it were. For example, the reader is brought right onto the bridge of Jackson Wolf's ship in the thick of battle as the exchanges between him and his officers pull us right into the tension of any given situation and maintaining a furious pace that enthralled me completely. The sense of coming along for the ride was almost palpable at times which is no mean feat for a book and I think the well executed audio version of this has to be the definitive format when so ably narrated by Mark Boyett. Boyett brings life and emotion to each of the characters he renders and makes listening to this story a pleasure. As noted in my review of the first book in this trilogy, I get the feeling that Dalzelle either has a deep understanding of naval procedures and technologies or has previously had direct experience of this either in surface ships or perhaps even more likely in submarines. If he has not been a navy man in the past and thus be able to draw on personal experience then his portrayal of naval tactics and systems as used in his stories is all the more remarkable.

    The chances are that if you're reading this review that you' ve likely not read the first book in this trilogy and so I urge you to get that book entitled Warship. If you have read the first then you need not fear, Call to Arms is every bit as good and better in some ways and so what are you waiting for? - Get it!

    Call to Arms is superbly written and voiced by one of the top narrators on Audible and I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr J P Fitzmaurice
    9/8/17
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    "As expected"

    Sci fi pulp fiction. I enjoyed it. Not much new here but for the Buck Rodgers twist

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Paul J. Reid
    UK
    8/7/17
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    "As good as watching a movie"
    Where does Call to Arms rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3 - I have only listened to 3!


    Any additional comments?

    This audible was similar to watching a movie. When I have read books that read like a movie I am normally quite critical. But, I walk my dogs for hours every week and I normally listen to music or a podcast. I tried this trilogy of books and it was very entertaining.
    If these were adapted for TV or film I'd watch them. The main character reminds me of Captain Kirk! The story line is fun and compelling. Good book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Belfast, County Antrim Northern Ireland
    7/24/17
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    "superb story continued"

    an exciting followup to the first book. I am greatly interested in the third and final book in the series. this author is definitely one to look out for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caz in Maspalomas
    Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
    5/10/17
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    "A Great Second Book"
    Would you listen to Call to Arms again? Why?

    This is a great second book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A good story line, moves quickly as with the first book and a surprising if not dubious surprise at the end. Possibly the author ran out of ideas on how to generate the lead in for a third book but it was a little unexpected. Just one tiny thought, I think the author got his sexes mixed up on a couple of occasions when the story moved up a gear half way through calling one person a "she" or "her" when it was a man Jackson was talking to but hey good book, good story and well read. Only complaint I guess is that there are only 3 books in the series! Looking forward to book 3.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Enfield, United Kingdom
    12/23/16
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    "boring"

    I try to convince myself that 2nd book in a series might be good, they rarely are. What was interesting in book 1 has been rehashed in book 2 with less grace and no new ideas. Dont be tempted, the main story has been told in book 1, everything else is just a rehash.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    12/13/16
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    "Call to Arms"

    loved the 2nd book as much as the first. i have already downloaded the 3rd book as i have to know whats going to happen next😊

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger Newton-Darby
    11/16/16
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    "just what I hoped for the second book"

    I was on the edge of my seat and behind SCO Wolf all the way. bring on the therd book!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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