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Cold Welcome Audiobook

Cold Welcome: Vatta's Peace, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence.

Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet - a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group's survival but her entire home planet.

©2017 Elizabeth Moon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Paul 05-23-17
    Paul 05-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Moon great as usual​, add Pressley and WOW !"

    Fantastic to see The Vatta series continuing with Vatta's Peace. Character development through the series continues with this work and the Admiral's years of experience is portrayed in the story very well. The addition of Brittany Pressley as narrator was a masterful stroke. After this book, in my mind, she has become the voice of Kylara Vatta.

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    Jonathan Tullier 05-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak revival"

    I loved the original Vatta's War series, though there were a few discrepancies throughout the books and Ms. Moon went a little overboard with people's issues with Kylara's love life and it's impact on politics and her ability to perform her job. The new Vatta's Peace seems to be taking this ridiculousness to a whole new level. As a former member of the military I found the way the people who were stranded with her, especially a member of her own staff, behaved in their situation to be completely ludicrous. I know Ms. Moon is an outstanding author after having also read her Paksenarrion series so I am really hoping she will reign in some of the more silly plot devices as she continues the series.

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    M. Mars 06-08-17
    M. Mars 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not What I Expected, but Not Bad"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Welcome the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the narrator's performance, and there were multiple story lines that all came together fairly well in the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I guess I liked the main character, Kylarra, the most. She was competent and able to keep a cool head through all the terrible things going on around her, and I identified with her wanting to get away from her old life by the end of the book.


    What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

    The characters all had distinct voices that I was able to tell apart, even though I forgot their names I could at least tell when different people were speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't listen to a fourteen hour book in one sitting even if I did want to, I'd explode.


    Any additional comments?

    I was honestly expecting more wilderness survival. Spoiler alert, but they seemed to pretty easily find shelter that had exactly everything they needed to survive. Still, I enjoyed the story and most of the characters. The Love Interest Guy whose name I can't remember was a bit dull. I didn't really care about the corporate espionage element, because like I said, I thought the story would have more elements of people having to survive in the wild on a strange planet, but overall it didn't really detract from the rest of the story. What really interested me was where all the prehistoric animals on that "uninhabited" continent came from. I mean, cloning probably, but why? I'd be open to reading/listening to the rest of the series when it releases.

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    D P Whiteley 09-21-17
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    "If you liked the other stories of Kylara Vatta, you'll like this one too."

    Same interesting characters in a compelling new story. It leaves you wanting to see what happens next.

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    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-12-17
    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-12-17
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    "Slow but interesting twist halfway!"
    Where does Cold Welcome rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Average - Ky goes missing within the first couple of chapters and I'm not much for the survival storyline. Halfway through there is an interesting twist though that makes hanging in worthwhile!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ky is still Ky, ever practical, logical and one tough cookie! Rafe is a close second and I would have preferred more of the two of them working together.


    What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

    Distinctive character voices make it an easy listen.


    Any additional comments?

    A slow building base for the new series. Aside from a bear tragedy (animal-lover beware to skip ahead), I'm glad I read it and look forward to the next one!

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    Anonymous 08-05-17
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    "Lovd it!"

    I can't wait to get the next book in the series. I am a big fan.

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    joe 07-10-17
    joe 07-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing! Picking right up from Vattas War"

    I almost didn't get this because of the reviews. So many folks complaining about th reader. But I didn't have one issue with her.

    What a great story, action, adventure and sci-fi. Great book!

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    Kindle Customer 07-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "very disappointed with storyline"

    I am very dissapointed in the logic of the storyline. Ending poorly written and rushed

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    Joseph A. Zamarripa Phoenix, Az USA 06-14-17
    Joseph A. Zamarripa Phoenix, Az USA 06-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Continuing story"

    I really like the continuing story of the Vattas. I throughly enjoyed reading and listening to the series.

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    Adam 05-16-17
    Adam 05-16-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story in spite of performance"

    This story was as great as it was unexpected. That being said. Brittany Pressley's performance was unemotional and flat, nearly qualifying as monotone. I miss Cynthia Holloway's infectious voice and the myriad voices accents and inflections she employed to make sure you knew who was talking even without being told.

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  • Vanessa
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    "God, I've missed these books!"

    Elizabeth Moon is one of my favourite authors and I was most definitely not disappointed with this one. The story was very good and I badly want to see that under ground base and work out what or who built it! Just like the rest of the series there was plenty of action without overdoing the techno talk, good characters and more then enough left unexplained for another couple of books. Hope we don't have to wait to long for the next one. 😁

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  • Mr. G.L. Lock
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    "Too long for what happens"

    Well written, well performed but a poor story. It might have made a short story but this was way too long.

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