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One starship will either save Earth or destroy her.
A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet. The lost colonies have survived - but the reunion isn't going to be a happy one. Our descendants are vastly superior in the art of warfare. Worse, there are other beings undreamed of beyond the human frontier: strange, unfathomable...alien.
Battle cruiser Defiant, the first capital ship to darken Earth's skies, is tasked with exploring new passages to the younger planets. Old Earth must reunite with her children...but can humanity survive the inevitable conflicts? Captain William Sparhawk, determined to follow a path of honor and truthfulness, dares to rise to the challenge. Battle Cruiser is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.
©2015 B. V. Larson (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-08-16

First 2 hours One Star. Next 10 hours, Five Stars

Just before two hours I almost gave up, than they started talking about going back into space. While in space, things happen and the book is very entertaining. Larson will never win a writing award and I found very little I could quote, but he is fun. I enjoyed listening and wanted to get back to the story anytime I was away from it.

The first two hours is very soap opera and not good soap opera (if there is such a thing). The main character cries a lot about being a royal and people not giving him credit for his own accomplishments. As someone who has suffered under nepotism, I found it hard to empathize. Get through the first two hours and then you will be happy. The book as a whole is about 20% soap, 30% space battles, 30% science and 20% clones, skylifts, aliens, spies, assassinations, deaths that don't stick, love story and corn. By the way if someone is pronounced dead, don't believe it. Something is always happening, after the soap, their are no boring parts.

Edoardo is very very good. Sometimes he reminded me of Michael Kramer.

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By D on 12-26-15

An Unlikely Hero

From the master of military Sci-Fi, the creator of “Star Force,” and the “Undying Mercenaries,” B.V. Larson has developed a new trilogy that is somewhat different from his previous work called, “Lost Colonies.”
In this first book, “Battle Cruiser” we meet Captain William Sparhawk; an antihero type that seems to be lacking conventional hero qualities but it is through these flawed and questionable personality traits that some dark humor of this story shines. He is a complex and polarizing character that some listeners’ may not like or understand but I think most will as he eventually develops into the hero that is needed for this story to progress.
The narrator, Edoardo Ballerini, captures the essence of Captain Sparhawk perfectly and I can’t wait for the next book.

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By Dimitar S. on 01-06-16

Nice story

The author delivers amazing story as expected. The narrator is also good but i prefer when it`s done by Mark Boyett.

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By John on 07-12-16

Bit samy, samy, as Star Force.

Bit samy, samy, as Star Force. I read all these. and loved them. but this was too similar. Mr Larson you need to come up with new ideas.

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By Shane on 01-16-16

Battle cruiser

was a very easy listening book .It had some uos and downs, the narrator was very clear and easy to understand. rhe story was pretty easy to follow but interesting enough to get you roped in.

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By Malcolm on 12-10-16

A good read

Not quite the suspense and punch of other books by the author but a good read none the less.

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