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Publisher's Summary

Earth builds her first war fleet!

The greatest warships ever constructed in known space rise up one by one, soon dominating our skies. They strike fear into the hearts of every citizen and rebel colonist alike. Captain William Sparhawk, the very man who convinced the secretive Council to build this terrifying fleet, now has doubts about the project. What is their exact mission? How could anyone have built these huge ships so quickly? And, most puzzling of all, what's happening out at the isolated laboratory complex on Phobos, Mars' lopsided moon?

Learn the stunning truth in Star Carrier, the final book of the Lost Colonies Trilogy.

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

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Super ending rather than bogging down!

This great ending mixes themes we've read in several other places. There's New World Order, mind implants, the Borg, rogue robots, one-track-mind Amazons, cloning, euthanasia, genetically -designed children, mutiny, and shifty people! Sparhawk remains an honorable man through it all. All standard for BV Larson.

Edoardo Ballerini give Sparhawk his proper upper-class perfect poise and pronunciation, while also voicing his grand-dame Aunt, political father, the Betas, the Stroge, and everyone in between.

Well done all around.

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B. V. Delivers yet again!

Bottom line: If you enjoy science fiction and space you may really like this trilogy and this book.

I was thrilled when this was released as when I finished book 2, I was impatient for the story to continue. I went as far as to contact Audible customer service to ask about it's availability. B. V. is among a small group of my very favorite authors and this story from beginning to possible ending is in my opinion very good... The way this book ends, it seems to take the word trilogy seriously, however, there certainly is a place for the story to continue so perhaps we'll see.

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overall solid book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend the series. This has been my least favorite book of the series. The first book was good, the second book was amazing and this book was decent. I really enjoy the space battles, the suspense on the duration of space battles is interesting and B V Larson does a great job with space battles. The space battle in this book just isn't as good as the 1st and 2nd book.

What did you like best about this story?

The last 3 hours of the book were the best of the whole book.

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

Of all the space books I've read Edoardo Ballerini is by far my favorite narrator.

Any additional comments?

Without giving to much of the plot, I was disappointed one of my favorite characters wasn't in most of the book.

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excellent series

What an excellent series. Never predictable and always keeping you guessing. Read this series! This last book was a little long but the plot twists kept you going. Narrator was skilled and at first I didn't like his voice but it grew on me throughout the series.

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StarHawk protector of the realms returns

Bold and better then ever,star hawk and the guard are battling back star hawk is bold and better then everyone is at risk and a new dawn is coming or the

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  • RD
  • 10-17-16

Enjoyed the slightly different direction taken

I'd probably listen to this series again so yes it's worth it to listen to.

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Totally satisfied

It is a good adventure with interesting futuristic cultural bio-mechanical thinking. A world within a world.

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  • Nathan
  • Charlotte, NC, US
  • 06-21-18

another great serious extremely well put together

for the things I found and was most pleasing about this series was the differences in the voices that were used for each person. I think that was perfectly done.

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Strong finish to the series

Enjoyed this series after a slow start to it. Took an odd turn in this book with the introduction of a very different "conspiracy theory" level of events, but it worked and I was always anxious to get back on this book. The narrator does a nice job after I adjusted to his voice back in the first book, I can't exactly explain why he just didn't seem to fit for sci-fi, but a few chapters into the first book and I enjoyed his style.

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mediocre

very very very very very mediocre. almost boring. irritating at times, preachy? first bv Larson story I almost didn't make it through. stuck up captain, robotic crew obnoxious aliens are they aliens, total circle jerk bad guys the old folks home, yea pretty bad this one.

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  • S. Morris
  • 10-15-16

A Short Series

Star Carrier, the final book in the Lost Colonies series from B V Larson is of the same general standard as the previous two stories in the trilogy. As mentioned before in my reviews of those books, the Lost Colonies series appears to cater for what I consider a younger target audience, lacking the gritty edge of Larsson's other major series like the Star Force and Undying Mercenaries sagas. This is not necessarily a bad thing as I feel it's the mark of a good author when they can alter the style and content of their stories to appeal to a wider audience. Star Carrier is consistent in this regard to the previous books in the series and although lacking the sophistication of his other stories is still a worthwhile read.

The sense I got was that Larson perhaps ran out of ideas and ended this series at just 3 books. Given it's a lost colonies theme, there would seem to me plenty of scope for more stories but I feel Larson experimented with a "lighter" type of science fiction only to discover the idea had ran out of steam. Larson excels at the darker more visceral and alien aspects and having to tone down these themes may have proved too limiting for him.

Star Carrier is nonetheless an entertaining read on the whole and Ballerini's narration was excellent and totally consistent with that of the previous two parts to this trilogy. Given the way the book concluded, it does appear to me that Larson has closed the door on any more in this series.

An entertaining and lightweight series but one worth a read when you wish to tackle something more digestible than some of the much heavier fare out there in the science fiction genre.

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  • spencerhudson
  • 10-26-16

Enjoyable trilogy multiple entwining plots

Very enjoyable trilogy with space fairing, multiple human divergent races and the possibilities . Recommended food for thought . Audio performance enhanced the story

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  • Sam
  • 02-26-18

Good set of stories with some plot holes

Good set of stories with some plot holes which let it down.

Enjoyed all 3 books though

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  • D. Marsh
  • 02-18-18

spaceships and battles all the way through great

A good narrator
Quick and exciting story, not that deep but if you like aliens attacking earth plots and one special spaceships to save everything.
This is your sort of thing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-17

Average series

This in all was an average series which was very predictable with little emotional attachment to the characters throughout the three books. I was hoping for good things after being recommended bv Larson but after this will be avoiding him going forward.

The narrator was very good and would definitely look him up for other titles.

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  • Peter
  • 12-14-16

Excellent finish to a great series

Really enjoyed this book, the narrator really brought the characters to life. The story line is good and pacy with enough detail, twists and turns to keep the interest . Well done to all involved

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  • bigdee
  • 11-21-16

the end

brilliant finish there's murder,revenge,betrayal,bigbrother,mystery and everything you need in a sci-fi book with a hero