Starfire

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282 ratings

Crusade Publisher's Summary

Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry. No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206. Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions", have eased at least a little. The "Grand Alliance" forged by the need to fight side-by-side against the genocidal Rigelians remains, but there are those on either side who continue to hate, continue to distrust. Now the strength of that war-forged alliance is about to be tested. For Charon's Ferry is about to give up the secret of its dead. A ship has emerged from the deadly warp point at last. A ship which responds to the challenge of an Orion star ship using ancient human communications codes...then opens fire. The holocaust of interstellar warfare has been ignited anew, in a bloody crusade to free Holy Mother Terra.

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  • Book 1

    • Crusade

    • Starfire, Book 1
    • By: David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 958

    Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry. No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206. Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions", have eased at least a little.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An OUTSTANDING Story Line Excellent Military SF!

    • By Brian on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • In Death Ground

    • Starfire, Book 2
    • By: David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615

    Five thousand years after Sun Tzu writes The Art of War, his advice is followed during the Fourth Interstellar War between the terrible Bugs and the humans, who are aided by their catlike Orion allies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite all time military sci-fi

    • By T. M on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 3

    • The Shiva Option

    • Starfire, Book 3
    • By: David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    The mind-numbingly alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the "Bugs" had overrun planet after planet...and they regarded any competing sentient species as only one more protein source. They couldn't be reasoned with, or even talked to, because no one had the least idea of how to communicate with a telepathic species with no recognizable language...and whose response to any communication attempt was a missile salvo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Shiva option

    • By Monta V. Docks on 02-22-16

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 4

    • Insurrection

    • Starfire, Book 4
    • By: David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    In the end, the only political systems that seem to work are those based on freedom. The Inner World leaders of the Terran Federation seem to have forgotten this simple truth. After fighting the Khanate - with the Fringe Worlds to supply the raw material and the fighting men - the Inner Worlds found it hard to give up the powers they had seized during the war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • First Novel WRITTEN, fourth novel in TIMELINE

    • By JDP on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Exodus

    • Starfire, Book 5
    • By: Steve White, Shirley Meier
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Long ago, much of the population of an entire planet fled their world before its sun went nova in thousands of ships, each one larger than a city. Now, the armada has arrived at the world they intend to make their new home. They regard the fact that the planet is already colonized by humans as a mere inconvenience, and their mode of communication is so different from anything humans use that they do not consider humans and their allies to be truly intelligent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome,leave you thirsting for more

    • By GMart80 on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Extremis

    • Starfire, Book 6
    • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 24 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness - no faster-than-light travel - and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

    • By Cameron on 07-02-16

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 7

    • Imperative

    • Starfire, Book 7
    • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    The war with the Arduans - profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships - is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation. However, many among the Arduans' warrior caste have accepted neither defeat nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus, Amunsit, is in firm control of the Zarzuela system.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to the writing!?!??

    • By T&B on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 8

    • Oblivion

    • Starfire, Book 8
    • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The war with the profoundly alien Arduans has ended, and the Arduans have come to call humanity their allies. Most of them - the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat. Now known as the Kaituni, they are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union, human and Arduan alike. What's more, the Kaituni have an unexpected weapon in their arsenal: the alien Arachnids, once thought driven to extinction. The Kaituni drive the Arachnid fleet ahead of them, inflicting untold damage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By nick on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95