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The Hot Gate Audiobook

The Hot Gate: Troy Rising, Book Three

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Publisher's Summary

The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.

Battle stations! Listen to another galactic adventure in the Troy Rising series.

©2011 John Ringo (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“[Ringo’s SF is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” (Library Journal)

"Fans of strong military SF will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Ringo provides a textbook example of how a novel in the military SF subgenre should be written.... Crackerjack storytelling.” (Starlog)

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    Greg Yukon, OK, United States 04-18-13
    Greg Yukon, OK, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "This series was great."

    I love this series. I hope there's going to be more books in the series. It's one of those books you can't wait to see what happens but you don't want it to end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barry 03-16-13
    Barry 03-16-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic Sci-Fi with great Humor added in."
    What did you love best about The Hot Gate?

    This was just a good, fun read. The continuation of an intriguing SF series that doesn't get too bogged down into the scientific technicalities. (Not that Hard Science doesn't have it's place in Sci-Fi; I just enjoy the occasional guilty pleasure of a good entertaining story.) This book picks up where Citadel left off. Lots of Fighting between Aliens; with Tyler Vernon working to make the Galaxy safe for mankind (and not so safe for hostile aliens.) There is one section where "Comet" Parker recites an insult rant against some Rangoran's; that I just had to laugh my A$$ off. I don't think I have enjoyed a SF series this much since I read (and reread many times) The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy; almost 30 years ago.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    "Comet" Parker: She gets all of the best lines.


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

    If I could have, I would have; But there are these things called work and sleep that I had to fit-in.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't quite understand the negative reviews from people claiming to have loved the first two books; but not this one, Personally, I just wish it wasn't the end of the series. This series was my first exposure to John Ringo, and I'll be checking out some of his other material very soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JB 12-28-12
    JB 12-28-12 Member Since 2012

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "Welcome To Earth, Now Prepare To Die!"

    The Rangora have finally decided to take the human species seriously. One slight problem. There are now two fully functioning battlestations not just one, and a third one on the way. Ok fully functioning might not be the correct term. Fully staffed. Still haven't got the functioning part down yet. The real question is whether they ever will in time to be ready for the biggest fight of their lives. It's a race against time and politics to see if the human species will survive. Of course trillionaire Tyler Vernon is in the middle of it and trying to keep the humans from doing the Rangora's job for them. The real question isn't if the humans will survive, it's whether they will even put up a fight?

    Mark Boyett continues his stellar work on this fantastic series. His vocal abilities really get a work out on this outing, but he rises to the challenge and delivers.

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    Stephen Tycer 11-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Good, but the first two are better"
    If you could sum up The Hot Gate in three words, what would they be?

    Unfinished, wandering disjointed


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    He differentiates the charters well and has a smooth delivery.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the ending was untrue to the tenor and direction of the other novels. This one does not advance human but seems to be filler or a rant on national differences. Still worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 10-15-12
    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2016

    A good way to get through the work day.

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    "Great addition to the series"

    The Hot Gate was a great addition to the series though the story did slow down at times. i found myself hoping and waiting for the aliens to attack. In Hot Gate the story gets a lot deeper dealing with cultural differences and views on women. All in all it was a great listen and I will be awaiting the next book in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-08-12 Member Since 2008

    Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.

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    "The Hot Gate: An Excellent Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hot Gate the most enjoyable?

    The sense of humor of the characters that comes through in the performance. It is a good story performed well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hot Gate?

    The interaction between Comet and the South Americans when she is trying to figure out their culture and why they perform their duties the way they do.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Comet with her interactions and the conflicts with those whe works with.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 09-13-12
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2014

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    "The weakest in the series"

    This one was ok, not nearly as good as the first two. Big area in the middle about multiculteral groups learning to work together etc, blah! I guess I am glad to have finished the series, but this is the weakest by far.

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    Tobin 09-10-12
    Tobin 09-10-12
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    "Not as fast paced as previous books"
    What did you love best about The Hot Gate?

    I found the cultural interplay between the characters interesting: latin american vs. north american.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Comet, as she was the central character and is very dynamic.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story, but it did not have as much action as the previous 2 books. I am looking forward to any more books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin 06-20-12
    Benjamin 06-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Even Ringo doesn't know what to do next"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Recommend if you want to keep up with the Troy Rising series. Otherwise this would be the book to skip.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Ringo? Why or why not?

    Yes, Troy Rising universe still has potential


    What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Boyett is the voice of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Not quite the "page" turner as the previous 2 books. On Ringo's blog forums he posted that while writing he knew readers would "get sick of cultural commentary". Now he is "noodling" on what to do next. Having a battle globe show up and wipe out the enemy isn't exciting enough for an entire book. I hope he can think of something to get back on par with books 1 and 2.

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    John Pepperell, MA, United States 05-31-12
    John Pepperell, MA, United States 05-31-12
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    "Not the Ending That I wanted"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would Because it was intresting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyler Vernon was an execellent character but wasnt in it all that much


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    James Allen


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Termal Died and When James almost Died


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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