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Earth is conquered. Sol is lost. One ship is tasked to free them. One Captain to save them all.

When an alien armada destroys the United Earth Space Force and takes control of the human homeworld, newly reinstated Captain Annette Bond must take her experimental hyperspace cruiser Tornado into exile as Terra's only interstellar privateer.

She has inferior technology, crude maps, and no concept of her enemy, but the seedy underbelly of galactic society welcomes her so long as she has prizes to sell and money to spend.

But when your only allies are pirates and slavers, things are never as they seem - and if you become all that you were sworn to destroy, what are you fighting for?

©2016 Glynn Stewart (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Outstanding!

Looking forward to the next one! A fantastic beginning to a great space opera, keep them coming!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great Fun!

I really enjoyed the journey! I look forward to more from this author in this genre. From bloody to Duchy? This book most definitely covered a lot of territory!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Interesting story performed well

I enjoyed the story and performance. The story ended different than I expected at the beginning which was nice.

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  • Christine
  • Sandy Hook, CT, United States
  • 12-14-16

Kudos to Glynn Stewart on this work!

What made the experience of listening to The Terran Privateer the most enjoyable?

The book was extremely well balanced between plot line, characterizations, science fiction and military action.

What other book might you compare The Terran Privateer to and why?

Honor Harrington sans the unnecessary dialog.

What about Hillary Huber’s performance did you like?

Very well suited to the tone and texture of the story

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

I wont attempt a spelling of Anne's alien friends name, however she and her race seemed more human than humans, and humans picked up on that.

Any additional comments?

I want more!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Social Justice in space.

The story is solid and the characters and tech are well presented, but the Mary Sue ship commander and the ever present quips about colonialism or equality are too much.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Glynn Stewart is fantastic!

Love the story! can't wait for the sequel of this book to come out soon.

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Annoying and predictable and endlessly repetitive

Oh, and comedy language, even when being run through a translator that has absolutely no need to reproduce the original sounds. Earlier on she seemed to be trying harder and I wish there was a way to edit all the clicks out, I didn't like them on vinyl records and I don't see why I'd want to hear them in an audio book. Khoisan languages in Africa use tongue clicks, it's not that unheard of. Just a novelty.

The main problems are with the writing style. Repeating that a species are squid like aliens, or tentacled aliens, two or three times is OK. Getting to the end of the book and still referring to them this way is atrocious. Same with the other species, how many times do I need to hear that these particular people are centaur like but with more teeth? And this species is blue furred. Yes, you have said that twenty times already. Oh, tentacled aliens? Perhaps you thought I had forgotten and needed to be reminded that they aren't actually earth born squids.

Hillary Huber's flat delivery didn't help, smooth and flat. No failures to pronounce relatively common words. No hesitation, easy to understand, a much better reader than me. But, oh my sweet lord, that attempt at an English accent! That was supposed to be English? Did you run that by any actual British people before you decided to use that? Have you ever been to Britain or talked to British people? That's the sort of joke accent that Americans who have never really interacted with Brits use. Or Americans trying to start a fight in a British pub. Please, don't try that on a Brit face to face, unless it's a joke?

The story... magical technology dreamed up just in time and immediately developed to a stage where it is competitive with the rest of the galaxy. Look at early gas engines and current car engines and ask yourself how likely that is. If you have an inertialess drive you can't then use the intertia as a weapon. Inertia doesn't really exist, it's a way of explaining force and acceleration to non-technical people. You can quantify the moment of inertia of an object, but that doesn't mean you have measured its inertia. So having decided you can impart instant acceleration with almost no force you can't ten use the force of deceleration, and the energy liberated thereby as a weapon. Fire an inertialess weapon at a glass window and it would just stop.

The story was then boring and predictable, the good and bad people become apparent and, given that our heroin is not a monster the eventual outcome is just a matter of waiting.

Some people may be offended that many of the lead characters are female and some of the lead men are gay and the alien males are too stupid to reach high rank. Whatever, there are too many books where the men are the only people doing anything worthwhile and the women are waiting at home to be rescued or defended. Live with it.

I won't be buying the second book, on the other hand I won't be asking for my money back.

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Enjoyed the story!

A good story, plenty of action. The author stole shamelessly from the Honor Harrington series. the main character, a woman, ends up with an eye patch and gives the order, lets be about it. LOL but also very unlike that series . The characters have their own personalities and the twist of plot at the end is unique. look forward to the next book in the series

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic story and performance!

Glynn Stewart has outdone himself with this one! The story and characters are compelling, Hillary Huber does a masterful job with the narration as well. I was pleased to see many diverse types of humans and aliens. It's the kind of character cast I always hope for. Most scifi books disappoint in that regard, but this one shines brightly in a time when we need it more than ever. The plot was completely engaging. Once I got started, I couldn't put down this novel. The usual trope of one ship against invaders is turned on its head. I can't wait to see what the author has in store for the rest of this series!

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Definitely worth the read!

I really enjoyed the plot. It was a new take over the traditional sci-fi military fiction. Reader did a great job. Very engrossing.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Chez
  • 01-06-17

A comedy of accents

The story is a good one. I've finished reading it on my kindle. The audio version.... don't bother, the accents that the narrator tries to cover is worse than a comedy show.

For the British, if you remember Allo Allo on the TV it's like that. It's so bad it's almost funny!

But like I said the story and the series are good. Well written and engaging it's just the narrator.

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  • Ariana
  • 12-07-16

Stewart as good as ever.

Glynn Stewart goes from strength to strength, and this marks the start of what I'm sure will prove to be an excellent series.
The narrator however, while mostly good, appears to have attended the Dick van Dyke school for English accents, Horribly grating to this British ear.

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  • Will Mckenzie
  • 02-21-18

Good God

I bought this and due to my lack of money forced myself through it. The accents this voice actor uses are horriffic, tue nook itself is clumsily written, and the actor apparently cant feel emotions.

i really hope she slept with someone to get this job because that is the only way someone could sign off on this voice work.

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  • Mike
  • 01-27-18

Rip roaring space opera

Fast paced and always exciting this is pulp sci fi at its best. True the narration is not great, the English accents, particularly, are dire, and it seems no sooner has a ship been commissioned than it it space junk. How the Aik T,lo and Konzie ever managed to build empires with such fragile ships....

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  • Le Joules
  • 12-06-16

good story terrible English accents

The story was interesting, had lots of elements from other similar space yarns. However I have no idea what that fake English accent was meant to be, sounded like an over exaggerated east London accent, without the "cor blimey gov"

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  • Smudger444
  • 07-04-18

Absolutely brilliant.

This book is brilliant. the story kept me on the edge for many hours. so much so. its the fastest listen ive had. a word to the narrator thank you for bringing this SiFi story alive so well.

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  • nicole
  • 10-17-17

Addictive

5* story mostly 5* narration but a couple of weird accents bring it down to 3, not enough to put me off a great story though. Straight into the action, great female lead love the plot and the world building. Listened to the first two books back to back and I have honest to goodness withdrawal symptoms waiting for the next book to come to audio, it's just that easy to listen to. Rec for fans of Christopher G. Nuttall's Angel in the Whirlwind series.

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  • stephen
  • 05-17-17

Good story very well narrated.

The story developed in surprising ways which capture the imagination and surprise me in the turns and twists of the plot

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  • C. J. Bailey'green
  • 04-28-17

Good Story

Good story, not so well performed. Battle scenes realistic, but with the occasional "with one bound he leaped free" moments

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  • vladimir
  • 11-13-16

Amazing book !! loved it very good.

Where does The Terran Privateer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The base story is not new, but a lovely story telling and thrilling.

Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Hillarys perfomance was really good.