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    • Lt. Leary, Commanding

    • RCN Series, Book 2
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Lt. Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy commands the corvette Princess Cecile; his friend, Signals Officer Adele Mundy, has the latest in spy apparatus and the skill to prowl the most tightly guarded database. All they lack are enemies, and fate is about to supply that need in abundance! A hostage uses the Princess Cecile to regain his freedom, and his throne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Swashbuckling at Storytime.

    • By Craig on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • With the Lightnings

    • RCN Series, Book 1
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 429

    Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father. Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and the Alliance, battle for supremacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Master and Commander in Space

    • By E. Atkinson on 01-17-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Though Hell Should Bar the Way

    • RCN Series, Book 12
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered. What is offered turns out to be a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing take on a long Series

    • By Peter J. on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Far Side of the Stars

    • RCN Series, Book 3
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work, like escorting a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the back of beyond!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Serenity Now

    • By Dan on 10-31-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • At Any Price & Rolling Hot

    • Hammer's Slammers Series
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    This two-story compiliation, read by Stefan Rudnicki, offers two stories from David Drake's popular Hammer's Slammers series. In At Any Price, Col. Alois Hammer's indomitable Slammers are called in to support human colonists against a native uprising in this novel-length adventure. But even though the natives' off-world weapons are no match for the Slammers, their ability to teleport gives them a frightening advantage! In Rolling Hot, the battle-crazed troop of recruits and vets, led by Captain Ranson, must cover 300 miles of hostile enemy territory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing start....

    • By Allan on 12-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Counting the Cost & The Warrior

    • Hammer's Slammers Series
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    This two-story compiliation, read by Stefan Rudnicki, offers two stories from David Drake's popular Hammer's Slammers series. In Counting the Cost, the hottest science fiction mercenaries are back, so why count the cost? The other guy is going to pay for it! Hammer's Slammers must win a two-front war while maintaining the civilian power structure against hordes of religious fanatics. In The Warrior, Colonel Alois Hammer, Luke Broglie, Tess Kuykendall, and Slick Des Grieux - cogs in a killing machine - find themselves at the center of a potential bloodbath.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book - Poor Reader

    • By Avery Abernethy on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • More Than Honor

    • Worlds of Honor #1
    • By: David Weber, David Drake, S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, L. J. Ganser, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 282

    New York Times best-selling author David Weber invites David Drake and S.M. Stirling, two of today's top writers of military science fiction, to join him in an exploration of Honor Harrington's universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Learn more about the time and place of Honor.

    • By Jean on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Some Golden Harbor

    • RCN Series, Book 5
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    The tyrannical Alliance continues its war against the Republic of Cinnabar, and Daniel Leary, newly promoted to Commander, and his crew have a new mission: stop Dunbar's World from falling to an invasion by the planet Pellegrino. Nataniel Arruns, son of the dictator of Pellegrino, has landed with a large contingent, intending to set himself up as the ruling warlord, with the planet's population becoming serfs of the Pellegrinian overlords.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I agree - Drake's Best Writing

    • By Dan on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • What Distant Deeps

    • RCN Series, Book 8
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Captain Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy, have been in the front lines of Cinnabar's struggle against the totalitarian Alliance. Years of war have been hard on Daniel and harder still on Adele, whose life outside information-gathering is a tightrope between despair and deadly violence. Their masters in the RCN and the Republic's intelligence service have sent them to the fringes of human space to relax away from danger. But the barbarians of the outer reaches have their own plans, plans which will bring down both Cinnabar and the Alliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep 'Em Coming

    • By Dan on 09-25-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Sea Without a Shore

    • RCN Series, Book 10
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Cinnabar's chief spymaster is a mother also - and her son is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war. Who better to hold the boy's hand - and to take the blows directed at him - than Captain Daniel Leary, the Republic of Cinnabar Navy's troubleshooter, and his friend the cyberspy Adele Mundy? The only thing certain in the struggle for control of the mining planet Corcyra is that the rival parties are more dangerous to their own allies than to their opponents.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Time to move on with a new series

    • By Luv2Read on 06-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In the Stormy Red Sky

    • RCN Series, Book 7
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: David Drake, Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Daniel Leary is Cinnabar's most successful space captain; His friend, Lady Adele Mundy, is its most efficient spy - but they've got their hands full. From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars, to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again. Watch the galaxy explode In the Stormy Red Sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By Lacy on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death's Bright Day

    • RCN Series, Book 11
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Captain Daniel Leary thinks that his marriage will allow him to slip into the quiet role of a naval officer in peacetime. His friend, the spy and cybrarian Adele Mundy, is content to be collating data in her library. But high officials of both superpowers are involved! Those who want Daniel and Adele to become involved in the Tarbell Stars claim that only they can prevent a war between the Republic of Cinnabar and its great rival, the Alliance of Free Stars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There's a Reason I Always Read David Drake's Books Immediately.

    • By jah on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Northworld: Justice

    • Northworld, Book 3
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Northworld, a world of eight warring planes where weaponry is supreme, gods and men battle for control of the Matrix, a high-tech bridge through space and time, and participant Nils Hansen faces a difficult challenge.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Way to Glory

    • RCN Series, Book 4
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Riots blaze in the streets of Cinnabar, threatening not only the Government but the Republic of Cinnabar Navy. The forces of the tyrannical Alliance are probing outnumbered Cinnabar garrisons among the distant stars, using guile and treachery as well as brute strength.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great leary story

    • By Crawtrapman on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Road of Danger

    • RCN Series, Book 9
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Captain Daniel Leary with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and business is carried out by extortion and gunfights. With anarchy and rebellion in the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the war that will destroy civilization and enlists the help of a brute whom even torturers couldn't stomach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By MrBoobo on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Northworld

    • Northworld, Book 1
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The Consensus ruled twelve hundred worlds - but not Northworld. Three fleets had been dispatched to probe the enigma of Northworld. None returned. Now, Commissioner Nils Hansen must face the challenge of this distant planet - a gateway to nine alternate worlds. There, he will confront a world at war, a world of androids, a world of sentient machines - all unique, all lethal. But deadliest of all are the men who would be gods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review Northworld book 1

    • By Stephen Bergquist on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Seas of Venus

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Earth is a dead cinder beyond the dense clouds. On a terraformed Venus, the land is ruled by savage plants and the even more savage beasts that prey on them, while monsters out of nightmare swim though the globe-girdling seas. Mankind huddles in domed underwater Keeps, living a purposeless static existence - dedicated to pleasure but destined for oblivion later if not sooner. Only the Free Companions, the mercenaries who fight proxy wars for the Keeps, live on the surface of Venus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great example of shifting pov

    • By thrive not survive on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starliner

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Six thousand lives in a single hull, trembling through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds, each with its own history and wonder. The Empress of Earth - neutral pawn in an interstellar war! When hostile necessity knows no law, Ran Colville and the rest of the complement of the Empress of Earth must bring home their ship and the passengers entrusted to them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sure WHAT To Think Really...

    • By Trip Williams on 08-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When the Tide Rises

    • RCN Series, Book 6
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians leading them.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Paying the Piper

    • Hammer's Slammers Series
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Colonel Alois Hammer: to the galaxy, a legendary commander of mercenaries. To his troops, a leader who can be trusted to always back them to the hilt - and meet a payroll. When the situation on a planet has gone beyond desperate, it's time to call for Hammer's Slammers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best hard sci fi

    • By Psyclox on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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