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    • 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 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • 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 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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

    • 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 581
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 421

    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

    • 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 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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

    • 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 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Professor on 10-07-12

    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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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

    • 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 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    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

    • 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 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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

    • 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 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this collection greatly.

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $6.96

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SciFi combat, with real world grit

    • By G. Parish on 12-02-15

    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 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life in the Shadows of Death

    • By G. Parish on 07-24-17

    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 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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

    • The Road of Danger

    • RCN Series, Book 9
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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

    • 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 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • RCN forever

    • By Jutta Carroll on 04-17-17

    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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • The Warmasters

    • By: David Weber, Eric Flint, David Drake
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Allyson Johnson, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Before she saved the galaxy, she was ''Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington'' - New York Times best-selling author David Weber reveals how Honor Harrington's long and brilliant career began with an encounter with ''pirates'' who turned out to be much more than they seemed.... Another day, another planet at war. But in David Drake's ''Choosing Sides',' Lieutenant Huber stepped off the starship right into an ambush. The attackers didn't survive, but neither did far too many of Huber's troops - and Slammers aren't supposed to get caught in ambushes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disclosure needed more a than bad review

    • By Robert on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Spark

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    In the time of the Ancients the universe was united - but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves - some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto the road that connects all human reality and the reality that is not human and may never have been human, have crept monsters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whole New Universr

    • By Larry on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Queen of Demons

    • Lord of the Isles, Book 2
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    In the world of the Isles, the elemental forces of magic are rising to a thousand-year peak. A small band of companions has set forth across a world in the process of transformation in search of their destinies. Now their epic adventure continues.

    Regular price: $34.94

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