A Show of Force : The Frontiers Saga

  • by Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • Series: The Frontiers Saga
  • 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The liberation of old worlds...
The addition of new allies...
The fall of a regime...
The death of a trusted friend...
The Aurora begins clearing a 20-light-year sphere of safety around Earth, taking out Jung forces as they liberate the core systems. However, Captain Scott and the Alliance quickly discover that not every world wants to be liberated, and the Jung have a few surprises of their own.

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Lots of Action

This is one of my favorite space operas. It has been great fun watching Ryk Brown evolve into an excellent author. This is the 13th book in the series. The series should be read in order otherwise the reader is lost. This author does not go back and fill in details from prior books.

In the last book, Earth has been cleared of the Jung. The Arora and Celestia are all shot up and the asteroid repair station is also damaged. In this book the repairs are in process and Nathan sets out to clear the Jung from neighboring star systems. He hopes to save them from destruction by the Jung and convert them into allies for the Alliance. Jessica once again goes undercover on a strange planet. The Arora faces off two Jung battleships alone. Unfortunately, Brown kills off one of the key characters. Oh, how could he! The book ends in a cliff hanger.

The book is well written. In fact, Brown’s writing improves with each book. The plot twists and turns. The action is non-stop and the pace is fast. Brown continues to build his characters and adds new ones. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.

Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer has narrated all the books in the series, which I think is great to have only one narrator for the series.





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- Jean

So you wanted a cliffhanger...here it is

Where does A Show of Force rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listen to audio books everyday, especially when I am working. I listen to about five books a month. I attempt to listen to books that will stimulate my creative and intelligent side with some reasonable level of drama. This book was confusing because the author made two of the smartest main characters pretty dumb to create drama and to hook us in for the next book. We don't need a hook to keep us reading, we need a good story.


Would you recommend A Show of Force to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend the series with caveats. I like the series (all the previous books), so I hope Mr. Brown will resurrect the intelligence of the remaining main characters, so that they can save the galaxy.


Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

I really like Jeffery Kafer. I like his work so much, I look for his books to listen to.


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

I did have an extreme reaction to this book. I was pissed that Mr. Brown killed off one of the main characters. This character was one of my favorites. If Mr. Brown kills off another main character, then I might reverse my opinion of this series. I listen to these books for pleasure, not pain. Write books that give hope and not sorrow. If I want really sorry stories, I will listen to the news.


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- Garrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio