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Publisher's Summary

With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!
©2000 John Ringo; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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By james on 03-05-09

Definitive Ringo

This is military SF written by an author with military experience. If you judge books by PC standards, skip this one. It's violent, pro-military, pro-US, hilarious in places, and extremely satisfying. It's thick with rank, tradition, jargon, and tactical detail, but even if you don't like that it's still worth the listen just to get to the "Immigrant Song" scene.

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By Sharon on 03-23-09

We're not alone...

Some ETs have arrived to warn us that we've got five years to prepare to be invaded by really hungry, really dangerous aliens. This story is the start of a series that seems to get better as it goes (not that the first books aren't great!). The action is almost nonstop, and you can't help wondering how we're going to survive the roller coaster of preparation, off-world battles, and political change in the face of invasion.

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By Ryan on 06-24-15

Good scfi

Really good story, a little slow for my liking but in general a damn good bit of space Sci-fi. very much enjoying and a really good performance. Thank you

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By bettyandjohn on 03-05-15

Ten out of Five thats how good it was

Where does A Hymn Before Battle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was interesting and I am glad it was included, as it made me laugh, and look forward to reading all of his books.

What did you like best about this story?

The story line, the characters and the way it was written

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

He is such an imaginative writer, and has a great way of expressing himself.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and cried, the characters are real

Any additional comments?

Read Chris Fieldwarer IRA Intrusion, not to the high standard of Victors writing, but enjoyable, also the Contagion books

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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