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Publisher's Summary

A stand-alone novel set in the Ark Royal Universe!

The first major alien offensive against Earth has been blunted, winning humanity time to deploy new weapons and prepare new tactics as Earth's space navies prepare to take the offensive. But the enigmatic aliens have plans of their own - a full-scale attack on Earth that will either win the war in a single stroke or lose it.

The stakes have never been so high. The fate of humanity itself is in the balance. And, as battle rages across the solar system, as humanity finds its back pushed firmly against the wall, millions of people - military and civilian - struggle for survival, knowing that victory will come with a very high price....

And defeat will be the end of everything humanity holds dear.

©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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not chronological book 10

more like 2.5, story goes back to the bombing of earth by the tadpoles and the stories of some of the people caught in the attack

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this one is a miss!

good background on the character Molly however the overall story didn't connect enough dots disappointed

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yes it was the longest day and book

I absolutely love the ark Royal story, but Christ I do not like the side characters whom in my opinion, take up way too much of the story. unfortunately this continues on in the following books, where politics and less interesting side characters are the barbone of the storyline. please go back to the thrilling days off the first ark royal books, and not this political semi sci-fi.

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Molly....hmmm

The "Molly" sequences were overdone. It seemed as though you were trying to write for the sake of sensationalizing. This type of writing only serves to make your book what we used to refer to as a "dime" novel. I did not like this book in the collection.

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Great job telling the story

I just wish this book would have came earlier in the series. Filled in a lot of unanswered questions. Tells the good and bad of people when in bad situations. Also a lot of the side details that you might have been wondering about.

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Meh book in otherwise decent series.

If you delete mentions of:

Gritting teeth
Shit hitting the fan
Society breaking down
Unnecessarily nude women

Then this book would be about half its length.

I enjoy the “ark royal” series though I don’t enjoy his other stuff. His nutty libertarianism is too rampant in the rest of his work. I hope he’s not going to ruin this series with more mediocre books like this.

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skip this one,

bad and not part of the main story arc. seems like a needless cash grab by the author.

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worth a listen if you're a completionist

I like the space battles and dramatic theater, but I'm tiring of the sexual discussions

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Thin story

This book shud never had been made, compaird to rest of the Series.
The story is just to thin.

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skip

couldn't enjoy this book. I'm listening at 2.55x speed and it's not fast enough. this book is just bad.

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  • Mr A Clennell
  • 12-01-17

Great story

Great story, Chistopher makes a picture of the future in my mind. Would recommend the whole series

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  • Mr A Baker
  • 03-28-21

Disjointed but a lot of World or Galaxy building?

I still like this but unlike the other books in the series there is so much jumping around it feels disjointed. I think there was a lot of world building that wanted to but got cut from other books for pacing reasons and they all got dropped in here to fill in the blanks but for me it fails to flow.

In particular the Sin City side story just feels one to many. We lack the real focal point character that comes with any other book in the series to really anchor the whole thing.

Closest thing we have is the Russian Captain Svetlana but she is stuck in stealth and watching her own back a situation that doesn't change throughout so the cuts just brake the tension of her situation robbing us of the submarine feel of her sections.

For me this might have worked better as two separate short books.

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  • Draconikus
  • 09-03-20

Solid story

Solid story, very enjoyable.
A bit racy at times; not sure that level of detail is strictly necessary for the story, but otherwise quite good.

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  • skirmish
  • 09-01-20

mediocre.. not the best in the series

a pretty big standard post apocalyptic story done to death. And imo a weaker story compared to the others

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  • patch hancox
  • 04-30-20

not so happy

I have very much enjoyed the previous books unfortunately not so for this one I found it more disjointed I know it was meant to bring a lot of the backstory to light but I just found a great deal of it quite boring.

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  • Jer
  • 02-07-20

Ark Royal Series of books..... Captivating!

Great story running alongside the incredible Ark Royal series, can't wait for the next listen, truly captivating!

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  • Caz in Maspalomas
  • 09-10-19

repetitive

The series is getting boring. It is repetitive and boring fill in chapters. Quite disappointing

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  • CJSILV
  • 08-16-19

great book 😀 👍

great book love the story I like that it told the over side of things. I highly recommend listening to this book series 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 05-30-19

a nice side story.

the only good thing about this story was filling in all those plot holes from the first ark royal story as well as telling the story from all points of view including the aliens.
a great addition to the series.

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  • Senta410
  • 01-17-19

Filled in some of the gaps from books 1 x 2.

Struggling to recall what was occurring aboard Ark Royal all those books ago at the time this was going on on earth.
However many gaps were filled in, the fate of Molly for instance was a good story.

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  • Mike
  • 12-05-17

Now we know

What made the experience of listening to The Longest Day the most enjoyable?

A part from the well written and well spoken story it fills in a part of the story I always wondered about.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Day?

Must be the effects of the tidal wave

What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

It is listenable
His voice keeps you engaged

Any additional comments?

This is a fill in, loose ends story.
It has completed the whole story for me.

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  • neil woodmansey
  • 02-06-18

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The story was OK, but I didn't really like the narrative, I almost didn't finish listening to the end