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Victory of Eagles Audiobook

Victory of Eagles: Temeraire, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Naomi Novik's triumphant debut, His Majesty's Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence. Now in the latest novel, they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon's prime objective: the occupation of London.

Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon's forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon's foothold on England's shores can become a stranglehold.

If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain's scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before - for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

Dragon tales: don't miss the rest of the Temeraire series.

©2008 Naomi Novik; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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    RexS Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 06-14-14
    RexS Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 06-14-14 Member Since 2006
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    "I was hoping the French would win"

    I loved the first few books, but the British government and people in this book are so backward and hidebound that I had no sympathy for them. The French treated the dragons better and although Captain Lawrence is a honor dulled person he really needs to get a life. I am considering whether I will keep reading this series or not.

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    SAM 07-10-12
    SAM 07-10-12
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    "what a come back one of best in the series"
    Would you listen to Victory of Eagles again? Why?

    i already am


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Victory of Eagles?

    TEMERAIRE LEADING THE BAND OF DRAGONS


    What about Simon Vance???s performance did you like?

    HE BRINGS THE BOOK ALIVE


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

    there were several. when temeraire threaten the general---when Lawarence found out from the admiral that he would not needed to be a traitor an the dragons would have been saved . his brother would not let him in house. an there was about 10 more.... an for those who have not read book remember about the "wedding ring".


    Any additional comments?

    great book!!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelly La Mesa, CA, United States 04-20-11
    Shelly La Mesa, CA, United States 04-20-11
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    "Nice Temeraire development!"

    I enjoyed every one of the books in the series, but I must admit that temeraire's development (sans Lawrence in his life) made me giddy with excitement at moments. This had a slightly different feel and perspective than the other books and I really loved some of the dragons introduced in this book. Not a thing negative from my end to report about the reader. He continues to impress.

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    Blane 09-17-08
    Blane 09-17-08
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    "Good but short"

    I've enjoyed all of the other books in the series and I enjoyed this one. The story was very unique and imaginative. If you have enjoyed the other books in the series you will not be disappointed. My only complaint was with the narrator. He does a great job, and has done so throughout the series, but it drove me a little crazy when he would try to make new characters have their own voice but it sounded exactly like older established characters. A good listen, could have been longer, I'm loooking forward to the next book.

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    Amazon Customer 05-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome book"

    I can not get enough of theTemeraire series. I love the thought and detail that goes into these books and how the author uses fiction with historical events to make the story even more engaging.

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    Molly 02-17-17
    Molly 02-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Listen here old boy"

    The temeraire series is a wonder and anyone listening or reading already knows that. Victory of Eagles however, is wholly new territory. Temeraire takes a new and exciting role and I couldn't help myself but cheer and laugh aloud on several occasions listening. I love this dragon series and this book has been my favorite so far, besides His Majesty's dragon which drew all of our attention in from the start. Highly recommend listening to another tale told by our knight behind a mic, Siimon Vance.

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    shane 12-23-16
    shane 12-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "truly amazing"

    a wonderful addition to the series and full bodied with joy and sorrow that doesnt end

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    Candy 12-17-16
    Candy 12-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story."

    I love this series! I enjoyed the conflicted main character and his companion. It causes one to wonder about his/her own character and integrity in the same situations. Lots of action!

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    Charlie California 08-07-16
    Charlie California 08-07-16 Member Since 2017

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    "thar be Dragons !!"

    I love this series the dragons keep me fascinated and amused.
    I enjoy traveling the world in their adventures

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    Sebastian Sjöberg 02-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Such bamf!"

    Very good

    Much joy etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc and so on

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