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They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice.

A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings.

The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them.

The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

One man is chosen to command Earth's single ship in the Rebel Fleet. When the war breaks out, Leo Blake must win it...or die trying.

"Classic B. V. Larson. This book grabs you by the plasma cannon and won't let go. Fast adventure, fast action - and I loved the space-battles!" - S. Arthur

©2016 B. V. Larson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • B.
  • Gloucester, Ontario, Canada
  • 02-08-17

Formulaic but entertaining

Most of the books that I've read or listened to, by BV Larson, have the same characters reworked and tweaked along with very similar plot lines. This book was no different and some of the content was absolutely ludicrous. That said I really enjoyed it. It's fun and I think it's meant to be fun.

The narrator move things along well and it was quite easy to discern between the different characters voices.

So if you're looking for an action oriented pulpy science-fiction spin... without much need for deep thought, I recommend this book. If you want serious science fiction or something a little deeper in terms of space opera, you might look elsewhere. However , I'm hoping for more in the series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Swarm series all over again

Larson is getting in abut by of a rut. He excels at world building but the overall premise is just too similar. Aliens enlisting us to fight their war is the central theme of two other series that I know of that he has written. The book was entertaining but I couldn't shake the feeling I had been here before.
Side note: he has utterly no depth to female characters. They only want to be arm candy for some overly testosterone juiced protagonist. It gets tiresome.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Hey BV LARSON!

Get a new idea. Save your money. Get starforce series or this. but same plot.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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B. V. Larson didn't seem to put as much effort into this one.

If this is your first book from B. V. Larson I recommend you check out a different one. This one was not as intriguing and the story line was simpler.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • DocJim
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  • 09-19-17

A book in a series that could stand on its own!

Often I read books in a series that just stop. Then you wait for the next book and if you are lucky, you will remember the characters and plot from the previous book. B.V. Larson wrote this book and it would stand on its own -- and still leave room for more. I enjoyed the characters and the world created for the story to move through.

It is a fun book as the main character has to learn how to live in several different environments and with different protocols. Warning: This book is PG-13 or a bit higher and may not be the best for kids. But I am no kid and I loved the book. I believe I will buy the next one in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Below authors ability

Wa this written by a junior high student ? This has got to be the most awful book I have ever started to read.
1/4 of the way through and can't suffer anymore.
Slow, no real plot, no real action. Starts out with school yard fights in space with humans and then with aliens of poor imagination unless you want our planets pets, animals, mammals and insects as aliens.
This should be thrown off of audible and I have read most all of BV Larson.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Overpowered main character, but still a fun book.

Slightly cheesy, but overall this was a pretty fun book. The narration was excellent. The main character was too much of a "Marty Stu" though. He was a genius, fighter, lover, and leader all rolled into one. He banged all the chicks, won all the fights, was a pilot, a fast learner, a shrewd negotiator, just too many 18's on his stat sheet.

But it was a fun read, well written, full of action.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • thomas
  • charlotte, NC, United States
  • 02-01-17

Solid BV

If you could sum up Rebel Fleet in three words, what would they be?

Humans are Tricky

Who was your favorite character and why?

Our hero has got to be everyone's favorite. A stereotype (in a good way) of the American every man. Calculating, tough and ready to fight. I thought he shared a lot of the same qualities as the Undying Mercenaries protagonist. If you liked that series I think you will like this one.

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

There are several narrators that seem to fit authors well. Liam Owen in the Hard Luck Hank series is one that comes to mind. Mark does a great job here.Snarky, sarcastic, funny and ready for action.

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

I went through this one pretty quick. One thing about BV Larson .... its not really the plot that pulls you in. It s a combination of the humor, action adn interesting characters that keep you engaged. This isn't Hemingway but that is the point. If you are looking for a diversion, for entertainment and you want fast faced, action oriented Sci Fi. BV is your man. Well done, cannot way for next book

Any additional comments?

A lot of authors take tim eto set up the story, not Larson. WIthi one chapter or so the action takes off. This is sometimes unnerving as a reader adn takes some suspension of disbelief. But if you hang on you are immersed pretty quickly. Another thing .. there is a somewhat uh compromising relationship with a member of another. This is not as weird as you might think once the story gets rolling. Just think Julie Newmar and Catwoman.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Great start to a series

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator is easy to listen too and the book is well written. The first hour sets the stage At first I wasn't sure where the book was going and then it picks up and gets better and better. Give it a shot you'll enjoy it. Next book in series comes out the end of February 2017.

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A different and enjoyable action space opera.

At the beginning I wasn't too sure if I was going to like the story. There was a lot of action, but the plot seemed to movie a bit slow. Then it shifted gears, and the plot started to gel. I ended up throughly enjoying the story due to it being very different from your normal action space drama. Enjoyable main protagonist. I have the second book in the series already on order, but have to wait until the end of February before Audible releases it. This I don't understand, since the club is owned by Amazon who already has the next audio book out for purchase. I highly recommend this story and author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • England fan 1
  • 12-24-16

Just good spoiler free review

I was sceptical when I got this, I didn't think it was possible for B V to pull off another good space based book.

I was wrong, I don't know how but I loved every minute of it.

Mark's performance is stellar again, I'm so impressed with his craft.

More please. No holidays or family time just keep writing until you die.

Thanks so much again.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • hyp3rion_69
  • 01-19-17

Another B.V. Larson masterpiece

I Love the way Larson writes and Mark Boyett is also one of the best Narrators.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard Bold
  • 04-27-17

Passable

What did you like best about Rebel Fleet? What did you like least?

The setting, the story was touch silly.

What could B. V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A stronger story, that didn't insult the intelligence. A military couldn't operate successfully that way. I suppose it has shades of a Spartan style of organisation and philosophy, but that didn't work out for them, so how would an advanced extra-terrestrial military machine manage using a similar system?

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Space battles.

Do you think Rebel Fleet needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. Story too weak.

Any additional comments?

The style of the writing made me think it had been written by a teenager.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • 12-24-16

Unique

I always enjoy a B.V. Larson audiobook but Rebel Fleet stands out from the rest. Gripping with pace and filled with unique concepts.

Loved it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Poppey
  • 07-03-17

Goodish Start

Something a little different. A story of aliens visiting earth to implant symbionts into humans so that they can be kidnapped to fight in an alien war.

On the whole, not a bad yarn and the narration, as usual, was good. However, I am not sure the sexual encounters thing is going to add anything to the storyline.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mark Roper
  • 06-25-17

awesome

awesome listen, didnt disappoint at all I was dubeous to give a new writer a try but this was great.

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  • David H.
  • 05-17-17

far fetched, ridiculous, fun.

lots of action, a pretty good listen, apart from the English accent, otherwise well narrated.

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  • Mr P J Thornton
  • 03-25-17

Loved it

Simply kept me enthralled, one I just couldn't stop listening to, finished in two days, highly recommended for all those Sc-Fi fanatics out there.

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  • David Bloye
  • 04-25-17

Good story

Enjoyable story nicely written and well voiced by Mark Boyette, it wasn't spectacular but it was still a good listen. My only gripe is the accent put on for the 'Dalton' character who is described as being from Manchester, however throughout this book (and the next in the series) the perform affects a Jason Statham-Esque London cockney. Im nit picking here of course but it was kind of annoying. But still overall a good listen.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • 03-06-17

surprisingly. not that bad!

I've read all the StarForce books.. every one. and loved them. so of course I wanted to try this. I was concerned it would be another reiteration. same old story, with a "new" Riggs.

and to be fair, to a lesser or greater degree it was a bit. but it still had its own appeal. and I listened to the end. so... well done Larson... you entertained me again.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Gerald
  • 03-04-17

Not bad

What made the experience of listening to Rebel Fleet the most enjoyable?

Narrated well.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was a bit predictable.

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

The narrators voice was crisp and clear, bring the book characters to life.

Any additional comments?

This book is good if you like Sci-fi, but it is not in the league of H.G Well. I listen to it while driving my car long distances, it was entertaining enough to keep me awake.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jason
  • 01-26-17

James McGill rides again

Feels like the hero from the world series has been rebooted again. Similar character behavior and attitude so if you like dust world etc. Then these will work for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • nick atkinson
  • 03-03-17

Asinine.

Brave attempt by the marrator to make a silk purse out of a sowes ear.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-02-17

Splendid

love the story and the characters. very imaginative and believable world building. True military sci fi.

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  • mr
  • 01-15-17

Very enjoyable and we'll read. Great story thank

Very enjoyable and we'll read. Great story thank you. Excellent reader looking forward to the next book.