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Iron & Blood Audiobook

Iron & Blood: The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The Black Fleet Saga continues....

A human planet has been invaded. The enigmatic Darshik have landed troops on a frontier world and have begun subduing major cities even as their blockade repels all attempts by the fledgling United Terran Federation to mount a counteroffensive.

The Federation's military command is desperate, and with their fleet still in tatters, they make a last-ditch effort to free the planet: They pull Captain Jackson Wolfe out of retirement and put him in command of a ship they hope can get past the defending armada and provide support to the beleaguered Marines and civilians fighting on the surface of the contested world.

There is no reasoning with this enemy. If the Terran Federation wants their planet back, they will have to pay the price.

Iron & Blood is the second book of the Expansion Wars Trilogy and the fifth book of the Black Fleet Saga.

©2017 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Thomas Allen 06-28-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Almost finished in one sitting"

    Darnit! Two days and I've already finished the book! I was hoping to take my time and savor the story. But nope! I completely lost myself in the book and only realized that it was early morning when my eyes started hurting. I stopped the book and put it away, intending to save it for when I was on the road. But again, nope. I woke up thinking about the story and ended up finishing the book in that day.

    I won't get into details, but I will say that Senior Captain Wolfe is not brought back into the fleet the way I expected. And it made for a great and gripping story. Also, the new characters and new scenarios kept me riveted.

    This book is REALLY not a rehash of the previous books. In this one, we see the war from a few different angles from before. And it's outstanding.

    I again have to give my complements to Mark Boyett. His pace, emotion, and voicing are excellent. A great performance for a great story.

    Highly recommended!

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    br 09-21-17
    br 09-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I enjoyed this book series"

    I enjoyed this series from the first book from the first trilogy. I did notice the books in this series are quite a bit shorter

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    Jill Hood River, Oregon United States 09-13-17
    Jill Hood River, Oregon United States 09-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "can't wait for#3"

    I'm looking forward to book the of this series. well written and as always well narrated by Mark Boyett.

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    W. Ellis 09-06-17
    W. Ellis 09-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good part 2 looking forward to part 3"

    Nice carryover of characters from first 3 books and progression from first book in this trilogy. interesting storyline and performance once again excellent by the reader.

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    Thomas J. Tague NH 08-31-17
    Thomas J. Tague NH 08-31-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Another GREAT book in the series, where is book 6?"
    Would you listen to Iron & Blood again? Why?

    Certainly!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Heroes are defined by the strength of their enemies. Wolf is strong!


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Does all the voices well and narrates urgency very well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I want more Black Fleet!


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    Denis Lynch Alabama 08-19-17
    Denis Lynch Alabama 08-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Super Story "
    Would you consider the audio edition of Iron & Blood to be better than the print version?

    Iron & Blood is great due to it gives details on ground and space! Mark Boyett is fantastic in this series as he is so talented. I cannot wait until the third book on this trilogy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron & Blood?

    The ending with the mystery ship and the battle that happen. The fact that Jackson Wolf is getting a new starship is simply awesome.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes the Black Fleet saga


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    Brian Geraghty 08-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best sci-fi books"

    This trilogy has continued the be excellent through its second book. I have enjoyed these books more than any other I have read.

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    James Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-09-17
    James Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-09-17 Member Since 2010
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    "No Letdown From the First Series"

    This is the second novel in the Expansion Wars (EW) Trilogy, a follow-on from the Black Fleet Trilogy featuring Captain Jackson Wolf. In the first novel of EW, Jackson Wolf takes a back seat and Celesta Wright takes over the primary role. She is a good character but I like having Wolf back in the lead role in this book. One thing I like about Dalzelle is that, unlike some writers (like David Weber or Christopher Nuttal) he does not go in for excessive repetition. His novels are disciplined. Also, I appreciate that the first series was completed in three novels, with a satisfying ending and the same will be true of this trilogy. And each individual novel, including this one, has a satisfying ending instead of ending on a cliffhanger. Some of the dramatic tension comes from within as some of Wolf's military superiors are a problem, but Dalzelle does not overdo it.

    Excellent novel and a very good performance.

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    Aneil Durham, NC USA 08-08-17
    Aneil Durham, NC USA 08-08-17

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    "The Next Sequel Cannot Be Published Soon Enough"
    Where does Iron & Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top in terms of the performance and narration; certainly another excellent addition to my library.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance. Mark Boyette could read a grocery list, and I'm sure by the end I'd be thrilled by way he rattled off all the fruits and vegetables. This guy could even make a local DMV come alive.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of the ones he's done for Dalzelle's books, and all of them have been outstanding.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Captain Kirk's grumpy uncle saves humanity again.


    Any additional comments?

    I blaze through these books faster than just about all others. The characters are terrific, compelling, and engage me regardless of the plots, which are also well-done.

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    David Ervin Fort Worth TX. 08-08-17
    David Ervin Fort Worth TX. 08-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great Read!!!"

    I truly loved it all.!!!!
    Can't wait to read the next!!
    And a great narrative!!
    Thank You!! Don't change a anything, it was
    truly a great read!!

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  • Mark Page
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    7/5/17
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    "fantastic "

    A great second book to the expansion trilogy (The fifth book in the dual-trilogy if you follow on from the Black Fleet Trilogy). Top marks again for Joshua Dalzelle's great story line and Mark Boyett's narration skills. The perfect combination to bring you the exploits of Captain Wolfe. ten out of ten. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Tony Jenkins
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    9/4/17
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    "good story well told."


    another good story very well told, looking forward to hearing the next book in the trilogy.

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  • Poppey
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    8/25/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Another hit from Joshua Dalzelle; well worth the credit. The added bonus was the narration by Mark Boyett.

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  • Michael white
    8/21/17
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    "Excellent read"

    Can't wait for the next book.excellent story keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • OB
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    8/15/17
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    "I can't wait for the next one."

    Great story, love the ending. The narration like all in this series was excellent too.

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  • david
    8/2/17
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    "usual good stanards"

    this was a good listen , I was pleased to hear all the prevous carictors I have come to love.

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  • Scott
    7/26/17
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    "great book "

    another great book in the wolf sarga and now am looking forward to the next

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  • Richard Coxon
    7/20/17
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    "Truly excellent, would definitely recommend!!"

    An amazing story for anyone interested in space, combat, the future, aliens or powerful women with skills.

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