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Call to Arms Audiobook

Call to Arms: Blood on the Stars, Book 2

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War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come. The enemy is strong, their fleets larger and more powerful than intelligence reports had predicted. They have broken through the forward defenses, sent the Confederation's proud fleets into an ignominious retreat.

Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of the battleship Dauntless are light-years from the front lines, at Archellia, waiting for their damaged battleship to be repaired. Their ship is only just operational, but there is no time. The Confederation forces need every reinforcement they can get, and Barron and his survivors board their vessel...and rush to the battle lines.

When they get there, they encounter nothing but fleeing ships and shattered fleets. The Confederation is losing the war, falling back steadily, yielding system after system to the invaders. The Union fleets continue inexorably forward, seemingly immune to the supply constraints that have bogged down past invasions. Dauntless finds herself trapped, cut off from the rest of the fleet along with another Confed battleship and a trio of small escort vessels...deep behind the rapidly moving front lines.

Barron must make a choice. Pull back, try to find a way to get around the enemy, and rejoin the fleet. Or press on, strike deep behind the enemy advance, an almost suicidal thrust toward the Union's main logistical supply base...and the one way Tyler Barron can think of to buy the fleet the time it needs to regroup. To survive.

©2016 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    tekone New York, NY USA 05-29-17
    tekone New York, NY USA 05-29-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Military SciFi at its best!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a classic military scifi book, it checks all the boxes for a great series and awesome story.


    What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jeffrey Kafer is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators, I am starting to buy audiobooks because he is listed as the narrator. Ever since Ryk Brown's series I look forward to anything Mr Kafer narrates, especially 'The Empires Corps'.


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    Brenton 05-29-17
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    The story was an excellent ride from start to finish. The commander lacks a bit of common sense in some sections of the story, sections obviously meant to let his subordinates shine, but only one such section is blaringly obvious. Performance of the narrator was very good. Can't wait for the next book

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    Enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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    Good narration and engaging story. The story scope with multiple points of view was very well done. The location headings for each chapter where very helpful.

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    "oh that explenation again?"

    i finished it. permormance is good,. but story is boring and many times the author seem to think. we have short term memory problems. and give us the same expkenation that was given a couple of chapters ago. not jay allans finest.

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    The writing is good and the narration is very good, but the truth is that there is nothing to see here; we've heard it all before; fill in the blank, cut&paste plot. But it's the listeners fault.. Why should a writer into the commercial market keep churning out the same product if the consumer keeps buying it and giving it a 4 or 5 star rating. I could have very well given this book a 4 or 5 star rating because it's at least as good as the other dozen analogs that I already heard. But, it that good enough?


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    "hate when they change narrators."

    another good book in the series. only complaint is the changing of narrator. I did like the new one after I got into the book, but still a pet peeve of mine when they switch.

    lot of action started to see some political schemes show in the story line.

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    Mark T Portland, OR 05-31-17
    Mark T Portland, OR 05-31-17 Member Since 2016

    Audible books are the perfect companion for my 4 mile morning walk!

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    The only way I could listen to this book was by increasing the speed to 1.25. It at least partially hid Jay Allan's reading style of letting EVERY sentence end in exactly the same "put you to sleep" tone.


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