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New Frontiers Audiobook

New Frontiers: The Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 1

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The Phage War had been a devastating conflict for the Terran Confederacy. Even with the destruction of their terrifying, implacable foe, humanity is still reeling. Political alliances are crumbling, and their mighty fleet is in tatters. There is nothing to celebrate, even after such a complete victory.

They soon learn that there are other stellar neighbors - and they've been watching the conflict with great interest. One species comes with an offer of friendship and alliance, but humanity is weary and distrustful, their only interactions with aliens having resulted in the near eradication of their kind.

Before the ashes of war have been fully swept away, Captain Celesta Wright is dispatched to the Frontier with a small taskforce to investigate a mysterious signal while the Confederacy struggles to hold itself together. A partnership with this new species could help accelerate the recovery effort, but is the offer too good to be true? Can humanity risk another fight with an advanced alien species right on the heels of the bloodiest war that had ever been waged?

New Frontiers is the first book of the Expansion Wars Trilogy, an all-new adventure in the Black Fleet universe.

©2016 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Sailfish 04-13-17
    Sailfish 04-13-17 Member Since 2013
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    "An auspcious start to a new trilogy"

    Joshua Dalzelle's ability to write about new and interesting scientific achievements and phenomenon in such a way as to almost have me believe that they already exist is uncanny as much as it is entertaining. It was also good to see many/most of the primary characters return from the Black Fleet Trilogy, albeit, in changed roles. This went a long way in re-invigorating me with a new sense of anticipation as the story unfolds. I was particularly impressed with Sr. Capt. Celesta Wright coming of her own in this book and while not as swashbuckling a personality as Wolfe, her instincts and command leadership was every bit as rewarding to experience.

    There's not any acknowledgements I can give to Mark Boyett that I haven't repeatedly made before on his other works other than to assure everyone that he continues to excel as a narrator.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Filler 04-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Reasonable follow on to Black Fleet"

    While this is a stand alone series it does follow the same characters as Black Fleet. Very good narration and reasonable storyline. Will need to reserve some comments to see where next book in series goes. This first book did not cover a lot of ground.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Stamper 04-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good old jackson wolf back again!"

    Liked the book, read all books in the black fleet series. Seems pikes voice has changed by the narriator and some of the characters have the voice of jackson as well at times making it hard to tell who is talking. None of these issues existed on the 3 black fleet books leading me to believe the narriator was not as into the work as the three prior.

    Story was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Audun Arly Lund 09-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "read black fleet first!"

    I didn't notice that this is a follow-up series. you quickly understand what's going on. but I suggest you read the others first. other than that a good enough read

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    Jill Hood River, Oregon United States 09-09-17
    Jill Hood River, Oregon United States 09-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love"

    Mark Boyett is my favorite narrator, by far. I highly recommend if you love space operas.

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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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    "The saga continues"
    What made the experience of listening to New Frontiers the most enjoyable?

    The characters and story are very realistic. It is like you are there hundreds of years in the future.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of New Frontiers?

    Celesta's appearance!


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    This guy is a great narrator.


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

    Yeah. I want more!


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    W. Ellis 08-29-17
    W. Ellis 08-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "a good start to the second Trilogy in the series"

    with the return of many familiar characters from the first Trilogy this is a interesting beginning to the second Trilogy. The story is engaging the reader is fantastic look forward to finishing this series.

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    M1Gunner Roseville, CA 08-23-17
    M1Gunner Roseville, CA 08-23-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Best thing going!"

    This series is the best thing going in Sci-Fi. Dalzelle writes space battles like Clancy did Naval warfare. I enjoy Boyett's performance for EVERY character. Not something you can say about most. Dare I say I enjoy him more than RC Bray? Great characters, great writing and great narration. I'll be so sad when the series ends, please keep more coming.

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    zach edwards queen creek, arizona, US 08-20-17
    zach edwards queen creek, arizona, US 08-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Black fleet is back in Black!"

    I had high hopes for this book and to tell the truth the author nailed it. He was able to not only capture the excitement and suspense of the first series but he was able to further develope the characters from the first series. This time around you get throune straight into the action and by the end of the book you are all ready looking through audible for the next book in the series. So enjoy the book I highly recommend it to anyone who loves space opera!

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    Robert L. Korhammer 08-05-17
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    "Good read"

    Excellent sci-fi adventure. Very entertaining and has great action sequences. Very good narration made it more entertaining.

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  • S. Morris
    London, UK
    5/23/17
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    "New Frontiers, New Potential"

    I enjoyed the Black Fleet trilogy by Joshua Dalzelle even though the last in that series was a little weak in my opinion. However, I had thought that was the last we'd see of Captain Wolf and that universe until I came across Dalzelle's follow-up "New Frontiers" series. This first book picks up a few years after the events in the Black Fleet series.

    The premise of this new trilogy as hinted at in its title: New Frontiers - The Expansion Wars has a lot of potential in its scope so I am hoping for Dalzelle to really shine in book 2 of this trilogy. This book is act 1 and thus follows the fairly typical model of establishing the plot and characters and as such is a rather slow burner it must be said. Sure, there are some skirmishes and tight situations but the main meat and potatoes of this story arc will hopefully lie in books 2 and 3. it will be interesting to see how Dalzelle handles book 3 in this series given the rather lacklustre and unsatisfying conclusion to his previous trilogy.

    You do not have to have read the original Black Fleet trilogy in order to take a punt on this if you're new to Dalzelle which makes it a little more accessible to the casual reader. however, my usual advice is to start from the beginning and go from there if possible. Having said that, your enjoyment of this book will not be restricted by not having read the Black Fleet series.
    If you're new to Dalzelle then one of his key strengths is his ability to put you right onto the bridge of a warship during combat or a patrol into the unknown and reminds me of the best of Star Trek in that respect. Tension is built well during these passages in the book.

    In my opinion this book isn't as strong as book 1 of the Black Fleet trilogy but bodes well for the other instalments to come. Judging by the preview of book 2 at the end of this book, it looks very promising that things are going to heat up so I am looking forward to the next in this series.

    Nice to see that Mark Boyett is narrating once more and it seems that Audible or whichever publisher is producing these audio books have learnt to stick to the same narrator throughout a series and even for most works by a given author. This is very welcome as not only is Mark Boyett one of the top narrators around but it also provides a nice consistency.

    This book is a decent read if a little slow but if you liked the Black Fleet series then it's well worth the time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Palmer
    Devon, England
    4/26/17
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    "A Great Return"
    Would you consider the audio edition of New Frontiers to be better than the print version?

    Mark Boyett is to Joshua Dalzelle's excellent novels what Stephen Fry is to JK Rowling's Harry Potter - definitive and you can't imagine anyone else doing them as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the ingredients that made the first three stories so good are present. A believable depiction on the far future with interesting, fleshed out characters that hooks quickly and keeps you there for the whole story. I can't think a dull moment in the whole story.


    What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Mark Boyett has a good range of accents and is consistent with them. As a Brit myself, I find his British accented characters to be very well done. I love his slightly wry, world weary, cynical delivery which complements the story perfectly.


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

    Yep!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ash K
    4/25/17
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    "simply wow!!! Amazing book 1 after the black fleet"

    Simply amazing.. need book 2 soon! After black fleet trilogy, this takes you to different level of intensity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    9/7/17
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    "Very poor amateur style writing!"

    The writing style is tedious and amateur. The story is reasonable, but is dragged out and far too laboured.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andre
    Stavanger, Norway
    7/19/17
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    "Classic, awesome Dalzelle Sci-Fi"

    In line with the quality of the Black Fleet Trilogy (not required to read before this series, but highly recommended).

    Can't wait for the next installments!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RancidBadger
    Perthshire
    7/11/17
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    "great fast paced listen for the commute."

    always wanted to know what was coming. reallu enjoying this trilogy so far. bring on number 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger Newton-Darby
    6/8/17
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    "back at it!!!"

    jumping up and down in fits of laughter! slow start and a change of pace but soon sped up to a crushendow. both Auther and Narrator on top form

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    5/22/17
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    "Great Follow-up To Black Fleet"

    Mark Boyett is amazing and Joshua does a fantastic job of following up Black Fleet .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogeraee
    5/21/17
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    "Enjoyed it very much"

    it was narrated well and thoroughly enjoyed it. Waiting for the 2ND book. Hope it comes soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/7/17
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    "A bit dissapointing"

    This was a little bit disappointing compared to the previous 3. It seemed a little rushed and felt like the character development had stopped. If it was not for the building in the previous series this book would of been dreadful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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