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March Upcountry Audiobook

March Upcountry: Prince Roger Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?

But that was before his mother, the empress, packed him off to a backwater planet and he found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, with jungles full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, and barbarian hordes of bad disposition. Fortunately, Roger had an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of the Empress' Own Regiment. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the planet, capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, commandeer a starship, and go home.

Don't miss the rest of the action in the Prince Roger Series.

©2001 David Weber and John Ringo; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Sure to please....Superb storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Daniel Monahan 05-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My favorite Sci fi fantasy"

    I love this book and series, the transformation of spoiled prince to heroic warleader, the use of space age technology in a barbarian world
    Simply wonder, definitely recommend to all

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    Kindle Customer 03-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Prince Roger and Company"

    This is essentially a story about the coming of age of a young man. But don't think it's boring, not by any means.

    March Upcountry has action, but not a lot of blood and guts. There's humor--so far it hasn't been ROTFL, but I haven't been feeling well. There is some language, including the F word, and the liberal use of puck, my favorite.

    Stepfan Rudnicki does an excellent job, as usual. My favorite character, and excuse me, I can't remember his name, is the character who liberally says puck. Mr. Rudnicki went above and beyond with him!

    I suppose you could read the second book first, but I wouldn't suggest it. You lose so much of the history, fun, and and why it's a coming of age story.

    I usually reserve five stars for the best book I've read in a while. I think this deserves a five!

    I love this series. Can't wait to "read" three!

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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 03-20-15
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 03-20-15
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    "FANTASTIC! VERY GOOD WRITING AND NARRATION."

    I never thought I would enjoy a series so much. I love how Prince Roger develops in character . I like captain Palmer ? Also and all the other characters . How they continue on their journey to find a way home is very interesting and challenging. I will be following this series and have downloaded bk2.

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    Dawn Rowe 02-07-15
    Dawn Rowe 02-07-15
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    "I love this series!"

    I read this series over and over again. It never gets old. Most people know a "Roger". It's. highly satisfying to see the character development in this one.

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    DAVID 11-09-14
    DAVID 11-09-14

    A mailman in Iowa, I have hours and hours to listen as I walk along. History in the am, adventure in the pm, literature when the muse calls.

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    "I've read it three times in nine months."

    A company of embattled Marines have to shepherd a spoiled prince of the realm across an extremely hostile world after an assassination attempt has marooned them on the planet Marduke. Slaughter and humor alike swell this coming of age story as the prince slowly becomes a man, a soldier, and a leader. This is the first volume of a journey across a continent, a sea and finally the stars.

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    Shark Likes Tecumseh, MI, United States 10-13-14
    Shark Likes Tecumseh, MI, United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2007

    I'm the most boring person on the planet.

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    "By Satan... I don't like this book."
    Would you try another book from David Weber and John Ringo and/or Stefan Rudnicki?

    No. I don't like the Satanist undertones of this book and will not only not continue with this series, but will not longer listen to anything by either author.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Weber and John Ringo again?

    No. I don't like the Satanist overtones of this book and will not only not continue with this series, but will not longer listen to anything by either author. Again.


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

    Stefan did an excellent job, at least the 30% of the book I made it through before giving up due to the Satanist undertones.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger at the Satanist undertones. Disappointment that I wasted my money on a book I cannot in good conscience listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed.

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    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 07-08-13
    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2016

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "My Favorite Series by Weber!"

    My headline is saying a lot because Weber obviously includes the Honor Harrington series, but the combination of this series plot as the books progress with Stefan Rudnicki narrating it takes the championship belt in his world & even in many Sci-Fi books. There are def. more in-depth & complex books both metaphysical & poetic, BUT this series which I could easily classify as young adolescent that can cross into the adult series if u really listen to how Weber uses the tech level of the humans to conquer the problems that are placed before them.

    The book is basically about a snot-nosed prince who is not only a bastard child but also 3rd in line of succession in his royal family & his mother not only doesn't trust him they have a serious communication problem. After an assassination attempt on him he ends up on a low tech planet filled with all sorts of things that find humans yummy... he slowly realizes what it means to be a soldier, a leader, a ruler through a surrogate 'father' of sorts who is also his commanding officer... Weber as always is not afraid to kill off many people in unique & graphic ways, but in the end 'peace thru excessive firepower' is just one of the rules they take from 'The Art of War' as they have to walk across an entire planet while things at home in his kingdom change drastically when he is gone & assumed dead...

    There is suppose to be a couple other books after 'We Few' but I have not heard anything about it yet, but I am looking forward to it. The book is just a great, easy read, with the ability to expand ur ideas about how technology effects a civilization & if the tech levels are relatively close in regards to how milestones effect said civilization, for example, attacking in hoards, attacking in formations & discipline, the introduction of armor, the introduction of gunpowder, etc...

    Like I said, these 4 books may not be the most in-depth, complex, futuristic look into how society changes but a great book about fighting for the fellow brother/sister next to u in arms & how humans come to run the majority of the universe in the future. HIGHLY recommend this series if u want a great sci-fi book u will prob read really quickly

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    Lindalovesbooks 07-04-13

    I love to read and I love to listen to good books! Because I can listen while I walk, its great for both my health and the health of my dog Rubi.

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    "Funny and fun to read"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wouldn't change a thing about this book. I love the transformation of the snotty, bratty princeling into a decent person. And I love the way Stefan Rudnicki reads - hell I could listen to him read the phonebook and it would be great


    What was one of the most memorable moments of March Upcountry?

    Cant think offhand of one special moment in this book but it was all just fun. In the best tradition of space opera


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

    The top soldier! he is brilliant


    Did March Upcountry inspire you to do anything?

    Buy more in the series


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    Golfnut Mesa, AZ, United States 06-04-13
    Golfnut Mesa, AZ, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "two of favorite authors together"
    Where does March Upcountry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story very well written by two awesome writers, what more need I say. Just lots of action and excitement


    What was one of the most memorable moments of March Upcountry?

    All of it


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

    Not sure too many tood ones


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    SharkHunterSFO Las Vegas, Nevada 03-08-13
    SharkHunterSFO Las Vegas, Nevada 03-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "standard stare"
    Would you listen to March Upcountry again? Why?

    yes, good adventure story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Portena , just the best Puck'ng character


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

    good solid narrating


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

    yes


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