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Publisher's Summary

The starship Freedom is just a museum ship...until the aliens attack.

The starship Freedom was once a mighty warship. Today, she's a tourist attraction. The space wars ended long ago. The Freedom is now a flying museum; the tourists love it. The Changing of the Guard, the starfighter aerobatics, the starboard cannon salute...it's the best show in the galaxy.

James King commands the starship Freedom. He hates his job. He was a real soldier once, back when the Freedom was a real warship. He never imagined himself running a tourist trap. Right after Christmas, he plans to retire. Then, on Christmas day, the aliens attack. Horrifying aliens. Creatures of claws, fangs, and endless malice. Within hours, they devastate Earth's military. Millions die. So much for retirement.

The aliens spare the starship Freedom. After all, she's only a tourist attraction. But not to Commander King. He will get his beloved starship battle-ready. He will enter the fight. The Freedom will fly to war again!

Battlestar Galactica meets Starship Troopers in this sci-fi adventure from Daniel Arenson, the USA Today best-selling author of Earthrise. 

©2021 Daniel Arenson (P)2021 Podium Audio

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What a disappointment

Terrible book. First half of the book is pointless background info. Filled with dumb heroes and villains. Even has a alien spider creature with mommy issues. The level of stupidity among the "heroes" took me out of the story repeatedly. And when you think this book couldn't get dumber with so many clichés, it does. Skip this book!

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1st of this genre

This book is absolutely fantastic! The first of the sci-fi genre I've ever read by this author, and I could not be happier with it. I cant wait for the sequels to come out so I can continue the story!

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TOFTT!

CRAP is the best I can say. And that is an insult to fecal matter. This book is full of so many cliches, I thought it might have been written as a parody. Decent performance by Brewer, but loses it when he starts with the British accents. Not enough lipstick to get me in the same galaxy with this pig.

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writing is terrible

good concept and ideas. writing and execution is terrible. I would pass on this book.

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Freedom to Enjoy

Was an interesting ride that I did enjoy.
Narration was done well.
Overall I will be recommending it to some friends that enjoy this type of SciFi.

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Starship Freedom

Good “villains”? ✅. Interesting heroes and main characters? ✅✅. Fascinating alien culture ✅✅✅. Dude? Why are you reading the reviews. This is great. If you like the tag line it doesn’t let you down.

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Pass

Wanted to like this but honestly couldn't get through the prologue. The narrator is a little too over the top for me, too much like a radio show dj than a narrator.

Also got really turned off by the author's complete misuse of certain scientific terms: Constantly mixes up things like intergalactic and interstellar. Has an entire good description at the very beginning about how humans have colonized the entire solar system but we don't have interstellar flight, then goes on to constantly refer to spacecraft as starships.

Aliens suddenly appear and a speaker explodes like its Galaxy Quest (this novel isn't meant to be humorous). Said aliens are spider shaped yet have faces that can do human expressions. So stereotypical. I just can't even...

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Very enjoyable !

This is one of those audiobooks you hate to have to interrupt with life’s many issues . You want to lay in your hammock , soak up the warmth of sunshine and let the day pass while listening to a easy listen .

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A remarkably cornball affair

This story seems like a teenage graphic novel - the characters are incredibly two-dimensional, born out of the worst sort of tropes you can imagine. The whole thing is extraordinarily derivative of sci-fi you have read and watched for decades - no surprises here. The Bad Guys are supremely shallow and uninspired - all-knowing, murderous, and dexterous, despite a lack of technology and engineering. That there’s some ridiculous biology, Kevin! To make matters worse, the author has a teenager’s knowledge of physics, space travel, weapons and firearms. You could fly a kilometer-and-a-half starship through the plot holes in this one.

The cornball subplot of a Third World War fought against cartoonish Russian villains was laughable at best. The novel is filled with a bunch of hokey “Hooray for FREEDOM!!” moments that had me rolling my eyes like a slot machine.

Compare this to Rick Partlow’s worst stuff is like comparing “Happy Birthday to You” to a Vivaldi opera. This thing is a real stinker - stay away.

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So, so bad! Couldn't finish, the story is juvenile, clumsy, and a complete waste of time.

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  • 04-07-22

Good action story

Total enjoyed the book. Characters took a while to get established but a very good fast paced space opera.
Looking forward to book two.

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  • Colin Clark
  • 06-22-21

Don't bother. Badly thought out and written.

This book sounds as if it was written by an immature schoolboy. The introduction is quite laughably unbelievable in its error-ridden narrative - a sentry spaceship placed way out in space, built for a crew of hundreds but with only a drunken Russian and a bed-wetting American as its crew. A nuclear reactor, but a glass window, leaking steam pipes etc. Too many holes to mention in the first few wasted minutes. Not really worthy of a single star.

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  • David Y
  • 05-15-21

I really wanted to like this...

My problems with this book started with the prologue where I was almost drowned with adjectives! The unlikely nature of the only interstellar observation post being manned by a coward and an alcoholic notwithstanding, I decided to try to carry on. The first chapter was ok and I hoped I’d misjudged the book. Then we got to Buckingham Palace... Oh dear! The narrator’s grasp of British accents is truly woeful. His Royal Princess sounds like an extra from Downton Abbey rather than a teenager. The blinged up floating football is a cliche; and as for the cockney pilot.... Dick-Van-Dyke eat your heart out! It bounced me out of the story and I gave up. Such a shame!

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  • 04-30-22

So bad even for free I can’t finish it

Sooo bad. Not worth it even being free don’t bother and listen to anything else

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  • 07-05-21

A dumb 80s movie

If you have ever wanted to have a 80s movie script read too you instead of watching the explosions and cheesy acting, this is for you! If not don’t buy this.

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  • 05-30-21

Pretty Good story

Story good characters setup alright . it’s set up for the next book looking forward to it