Starfire
Books in series7
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(4.4 based on 2384 ratings)
  • 1
    Crusade: Starfire, Book 1 | David Weber, Steve White

    Crusade: Starfire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (700)
    Story
    (695)

    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.

    An OUTSTANDING Story Line Excellent Military SF!

    Up at the top, David Weber is a premier Military SF writer. These books were written about 15 years ago, and Crusade, In Death Ground and The Shiva Op..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2016 by Brian (Falls City, OR, USA)
  • 2
    In Death Ground: Starfire, Book 2 | David Weber, Steve White

    In Death Ground: Starfire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (427)

    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.

    One of my favorite all time military sci-fi

    Detailed Battles, but not to the extent where it become repetitive. A use of past tense to cover some battles is refreshing.

    Reviewed on February 17 2016 by T. Martin ()
  • 3
    The Shiva Option: Starfire, Book 3 | David Weber, Steve White

    The Shiva Option: Starfire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (385)

    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.

    I think a chat bot or writing program made it.

    Really the story reads out as if a writing program is the true author.

    The book just slowly grinds on & on with bland charter's and a storyl..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2017 by Casey K. (Plano, TX)
  • 4
    Insurrection: Starfire, Book 4 | David Weber, Steve White

    Insurrection: Starfire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Weber, Steve White
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (248)

    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.

    not as good as I expect

    the thought that a underdeveloped region could come up with inventions a fully staffed research region hadn't is absurd.

    Reviewed on January 27 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 5
    Exodus: Starfire, Book 5 | Steve White, Shirley Meier

    Exodus: Starfire, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steve White, Shirley Meier
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    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.

    Authors must have been tired of the original plot

    Narrator was very good, made a so so story interesting.

    Story itself had too many gaps, almost as if the authors forgot the original story li..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2017 by Howard McGee ()
  • 6
    Extremis: Starfire, Book 6 | Steve White, Charles E. Gannon

    Extremis: Starfire, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (157)

    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.

    They killed the series for me. It's dead.

    I really enjoyed the first four books in the series. This one was just plain bad though. I wanted lots of starship battles. What I got was something e..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 28 2016 by Daniel H. ()
  • 7
    Imperative: Starfire, Book 7 | Steve White, Charles E. Gannon

    Imperative: Starfire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    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.

    What happened to the writing!?!??

    There are I think, for science fiction fans, certain things about physics one can lie about, and some things one just can't. The writer in this one c..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2016 by WILLIAM F. BROWN ()