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Straker's Breakers

Galactic Liberation, Book 5
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Galactic Liberation, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist David VanDyke, and millions-selling science-fiction legend and Dragon finalist B.V. Larson, comes book five in the epic military space opera adventure saga!   

It’s been five years since the end of the Hive Wars. Straker has handed over the burden of governing the Earthan Republic to civil authorities. 

This should be a happy time, as Straker and his most loyal soldiers retire to a planet and step off the galactic stage. Unfortunately, authoritarian forces within the Earthan Republic are still simmering with rage at his victory. Rumors reach Straker of a growing new Republic Fleet manned by state loyalists. Planets begin to fall under their influence and go dark. Even in retirement, they see Straker’s Breakers as a threat. 

Fearing he may have to move again in the name of freedom and the people, Straker begins to train and plan. Will they dare to come for him? His battlesuiters have formed families and planted roots on Culloden. What of their children and stories of neighboring worlds reverting to dictatorships?   

Straker’s Breakers prepare to fight again, alone and without support, in this new novel of military science fiction by David VanDyke and B. V. Larson. 

This is the fifth book in the Galactic Liberation series. Look for book number one, Starship Liberator, if you’re new to this expanding universe.

©2019 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Out with the old, in with the new

This chapter in the series finds Straker's Breakers fleeing the Earthen Republic they helped liberate due to it once again falling into despotic control and bent on defeating their liberating armada. They escape into the rim of the galaxy to hunt for new digs in which to lay down new roots.

They encounter a beguiling earthen woman who agrees to help them out but is all too secretive about her motives for doing so. She really is the only major new player in this book and plays a pivotal role in guiding and assisting the Breakers as they maneuver to find a new home.

While the plot arc is new, its unraveling is somewhat predictable and somewhat stunted. There are a lot of possible new directions discussed but nothing really decided as the book ends.

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  • Badger
  • Fort Living Room, NH
  • 06-19-19

Finally

Excellent series. Space Opera, distopian, hero, several protagonist, many antagonist, furious space and ground battles, no belabored over developed political intrigue... just good ole good guys vs. bad guys good guys win, many morals to the story and just enough at the end to wonder if another book in the series is coming!

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  • Ignacio
  • Whittier, California
  • 06-18-19

Stacker finally found a Home.

after fimally defeating the Corevelli ,Stracker's Breakers find a home in the Utopia Dyson sphere.

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Writing felt phoned in

I have nearly all of b v Larson's books on audio and I enjoyed nearly every bit of all the books. with that said I must say, this book felt like listening to a prequel. that's fine when a story is just getting started, or an author wants to flesh out the beginnings of a a series they may already be part way through.

this felt like a prequel of a spin off series and I felt like it was possibly the end of the series the way this book ended.

there wasn't much story development, nothing of too much importance happened outside of the fact they moved to a new world (system or whatever). none of the fighting mattered much, very little character development, and only a modicum of the story progressed.

I feel as though huge sections of the book could be chopped out, summarized, or changed to actually make huge swaths of the book matter to the story. all you really need is to listen to the beginnings, about 30 or 45 minutes of select pieces of the middle, and the last 15 minutes of the book and still carry on with the next book without missing much (if anything).

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Forced Effort

I like this series, this book felt disjointed and forced. I wish this would have been refined more or even split into another story line. it seems like this book was the conglomeration of two stories that collided into one.

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Good continuation of the story.

A solid ending with nice character development. Looking forward to the next one. Keep it up.

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  • david
  • 06-18-19

Another good read

worth the wait. it had all the requirements for a good story. bit cheesy in places but still good

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-19

A fantastic entry into an already fantastic series

Straker's Breakers I thought I'd give some feedback.

Firstly, I love the direction with the novel, you took it some place new moving away from the Republic into a new setting, whilst allowing the Republic and human worlds to come back into the story arc. I think this was great and gave a fresh lease of life to the novel.

The new characters were very well done, I really enjoyed their personalities and think they will bring a lot to the stories going forward.

The plot was amazingly thought out and I look forward to hearing more about their new role as mercenaries. I do like how you kept their moral compass in check with the two operations they took.

My only negative is this story felt a lot shorter than the others. However I feel it did conclude in a natural point for the next novel.

Having listened on Audible as with the others in the series, Mark Boyett is just amazing and wonderful.

Thanks, I am one happy fan.