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A leader left behind. An Alliance falling apart. Friends stranded on an enemy-held world. A chance to rediscover long-forgotten truths. The new threat will require an immediate response. But first, Jessica and the Ghatazhak must execute a daring rescue in order to secure their future. But to do so, they need the one man they have been trying to protect. The question is: Will he agree?

©2016 Ryk Brown (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Mark
  • WAUKESHA, WI, United States
  • 12-09-16

Thanks be to the voice gods!

Excellent story as usual! THANK YOU for getting Jeffery Kafer back! I was fearful that we were going to have to struggle with a new narrator after Kafer had done such an incredible job bringing great this world alive.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Welcome back Mr. Kafer !!!!

I could only skim they the previous title as the narration was horrible. Wasn't sure if I would be able to continue wit the series. Thankfully we got Jeffery Kafer back and all is as it should be In the cluster. Oh and the story was top notch. I am excited to see where this goes.

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  • Turtle
  • Atlantic Beach, FL
  • 01-06-17

Jeffrey Kafer is back

Thank you for bringing Mr. Kafer back to narrate. He brings the true nature of each character to life. No disrespect to the narrator of Escalation but he made all of the characters whiny brats. Welcome back to the Frontier Mr. Kafer

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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another great book in the series

another great book by Ryk Brown, also extremely happy they used Jeffrey Kiefer again, great hearing the voices of characters I'm used to from the first 15 books. they really should rerecord the last book.

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 08-09-17

Engaging

I have enjoyed this series and am very happy with finding the author Ryk Brown. He has become one of the science fiction authors I now routinely read.

This book is more of a filler telling about what has happened since Nathan Scott turned himself over to the Jung for trial and the renewal of the attacks by the Jung in the last book. In this book, we learn about the break-up of the Alliance. The story primarily follows Jessica, Josh, Loki, General Tellis and Admiral Dumar.

Jessica joins with General Tellis and team on a new home world near the Coninar sector. Jessica’s entire family has moved with her. Under Tellis’s training, Jessica is controlling her anger. Admiral Dumar has retired and living on Coninar. Josh and Loki are with General Tellis. We are introducing to Connor Tuplo, who is a clone of Nathan Scott.

The book is well written and the plot twists and turns. The pace is fast. There are no space battles, but there is the rescue of the Dumar family, Loki’s family and the clone doctors along with lots of suspense. Mainly the book centers on the building relationship between Jessica and Tellis. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.

The book is eight hours long. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the series. Kafer is a voice-over artist and award-winning audiobook narrator.

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 12-15-16

RYK BROWN IS A BRILLIANT WRITER ! SUPERB PERFORMANCE BY JEFFREY KAFER.

Most enjoyable! I loved every bit of it. The storyline is fantastic. I was so...upset when Nathan surrendered to the enemy. Jeffrey Kafer was awesome! I like his performance. It would be wonderful if Audible can replace book 1 of the second series with Jeffrey Kafer reading it. I hope Ryk Brown would write book 3 ASAP.

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Damn good

I feel like the series is back with this book. Filled in all the gaps. So good!

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Fast paced military sci-fi? yes pleaee

I wish the episodes were longer... or at least not full priced. Aside from that, Ryk delivers another nail biter.

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Keep them coming!

So glad that this series has kept going! And REALLY glad kafer is back, I had to read escalation because I couldn't stand the narrator! Keep up the great work Rrk!!!

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great book

Another great book in the series. I've really enjoyed the series and am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Gary
  • 10-03-17

pretty good

The new series gets moving again in this book. needed to As I was starting to loose interest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-17

excellent

normal service now resumed. this one did jump backwards and forwards a bit which I'm not sure added to the story but as with all the other books in this series I couldn't put it down.

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  • Peter
  • 12-19-16

Back on track

What a relief to have Jeffrey Kafer back!
Shows how important the narrator is to the enjoyment of the listener