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Ark Royal, Book 9
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Series: Ark Royal, Book 9
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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The conclusion to the third Ark Royal trilogy!

The Second Interstellar War - pitting humans and their Tadpole allies against an enigmatic alien empire - appears to have stalemated. Neither side can push through to the other's core systems without risking substantial losses, neither side can gain a decisive advantage. But when a brilliant human scientist invents a way to jump across the stars without a gravity tramline, an opportunity arises to strike the enemy in their undefended rear. It is an opportunity that cannot be allowed to pass.

Now, HMS Vanguard and her crew - and the largest fleet ever assembled by the nations of Earth - heads out on a do-or-die mission to challenge their enemies to one final battle...and if they lose, they will never see home again.

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

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His other series are crap but this one is good.

The Ark Royal series is pretty decent military sci-fi. This author should just stick with this series. His other stuff is not good. Very confusing how that can be. Hope he does more Ark Royal books and less of the others.

Also, he uses "grimly" a bit too much....

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Great addition to the series- now I want more.

Definitely what I was expecting from Nuttall for this series- loved it. Hoping that the end was setting up a new trilogy...

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great book

loved it. wouldn't mind listening to is again. every thing was just perfectly pleasant. time

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Best since book 3

The first three in the series were still the best but still a great series

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great Sci-Fi series

it's a long serious but well written. Keeps you interested with the storyline. great book.

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good listen

it was a good book listen to enjoy the narrator looking forward to next episode

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So So

After enjoying the first 8 books in this series, I was disappointed in the writing, story, and performance. As someone who has done a little acting in my past, I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to voice all the different characters in these books. One annoying thing - John Naiser's voice changed dramatically from books 7 & 8. In book 9, Mr. Lister uses a blustery older man's voice much like the voice he used for the older naval admiral in the other books. It is almost like when you get to a higher position, you must bellow out everything. Annoying. His Scottish accents were great as were most of the other voices. I just did not like the voice he used for Naiser in book 9..One miss out of so many is not bad though.

The story drags a bit, uses what I have come to call cliches in Mr Nutall's universe - a ship that performs like a "wallowing pig" - it seems Mr. Nutall has to work that phrase into each of his books several times.

Hopefully book 10 will find that Mr. Nutall was reinvigorated and will get back to crisp story telling.

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nice

I was so ready to be done with this series... then I this one made me want more ... love the ending

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  • J. Hudson
  • Marietta, Georgia United States
  • 02-26-18

Maybe it's time to end the series

Whom am I kidding......if there are more to the series, I'll probably read them. But this one just seems flat. It may be too formulaic but it didn't live up to most of the earlier releases in the series.

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giving up on the series

I do like the series, it's a good storyline. however, I just can't listen to another book with this narrator's odd pauses. And the two female main characters, who I believe are supposed to be strong characters, come across as being whiney and insecure. I dread when he has to read for George or Susan.

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  • Sir Bazile
  • 06-20-18

Next!?

Listened to the sage x3 even adding the New stories into the timeline.

KEEP GOING.

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  • CJSILV
  • 08-12-19

5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

great book 😀 Love the story and the narration I highly recommend listening to this book and the rest of the series

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 05-23-19

a somber end to a great story.

another excellent militaristic science fiction story. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • senta410
  • 12-21-18

Poor George.

Excellent sequel. Good informed story line based on,. Naval politics. But is George really dead?

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  • Martyn. R. Winters
  • 10-24-17

The usual good stuff from Nuttall

Ralph Lister turns in a great performance once again as the narrator of Nuttall's latest offering. Grand space opera, military sci-fi, call it what you will, it's easy listening as Britain goes out and conquers the universe.

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  • shane
  • 09-12-17

a good end

at least this was better than the last empire corps story although felt a little rushed in places still a good performance by Ralph though

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  • S. Griffiths
  • 06-07-17

another great addition to the series

as with the others in the series it's a great listen, beautifully read. perhaps a bit slow when their on earth doing the backroom maneuvering but on balance still one of my favourite sci-fi sets.

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  • James Livingstone
  • 05-12-17

Repetitive

Overall a disappointment. Very repetitive and mostly held together by the same phrases over and over again. It's not terrible, but definitely falls short of of the standard set by the first of this third trilogy.

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  • Philip Passmore
  • 04-07-18

No more Scottish accents, PLEASE!

A really good story line can be ripped apart by a narrator who tries to do accents that he is clearly incapable of. Much better, just play a neutral part, please please PLEASE, it really is painful!

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