Citadel : Troy Rising

  • by John Ringo
  • Narrated by Mark Boyett
  • Series: Troy Rising
  • 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Of all the hosts of Eurotas, the Troias were the most fell. For they were born of Winter.
Between the Solar Array Pumped Laser and Troy, the two-trillion-ton nickel-iron battlestation created by eccentric billionaire Tyler Vernon, Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and has begun entering the galactic millieu. But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity's only ally, it becomes clear the war is just beginning.
At the heart of nickel, iron, and starlight are the people, Marines, Navy, and civilians who make Troy a living, breathing, engine of war. Survivors of apocalypse, they know the cost of failure. If this Troy falls, no one will be left to write the epic.
Citadel continues the saga begun in Live Free or Die, following the paths of several characters during the first years of The Spiral Arm Wars, culminating in the First Battle of E Eridani.


What the Critics Say

"[Boyett's] voice is clear, and he affects slightly different voices to differentiate between the various characters. The overall result is effective, and listeners will be drawn in." (AudioFile)


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The book starts out slow for a Ringo sequel, but all that time is spent introducing two new main characters. There is a bit of over-lap with the first book to introduce the new characters, then the book takes off into new areas. If you're not a Ringo fan, then this book isn't for you. I've listened to all his books, and this one is one of the better ones.
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- David "I'm a manager of a lawncare crew that listens to audio books when feasible. I have 2 years of business and 3 towards a history degree."


After all that happened Earth's population dropped to 2.5 billion and they are out for blood!!!
For the first time since the gate were placed in orbit, Earth can stand on it's own two legs, but......

The only human ally is being smashed by Rangora Empire, and the Earth is all alone.
Besides, Rangora decided to support Horwath by giving them some of their old style ships.

Political situation is even worse, unlike the Horwath, Earth is not considered to be important or advanced enough to negotiate.

Well, we will have to change their mind on that account.

Being the President of the US became the most dangerous job on all planet. :-)
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- Professor "1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios