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By Jean on 01-31-17
Action, Action, Action
This is book 14 of the series. In the last book, a scout ship with a jump drive fell into Jung hands. Captain Nathan Scout and the Aurora must get the jump drive back or destroy it. They end up taking on a Jung battleship in an attempt to obtain or destroy the scout ship.
The Ghatazhak play a key role in this book and Jessica and Commander Telis are at odds with each other. Jessica is also upset as her brother was the Captain of the scout ship that was taken by the Jung.
The Pentaurus Cluster is having problems because of the murder of Prince Casimir and the starting of a civil war. What is to happen to the Alliance and all the help, supplies, people that the Pentaurus Cluster has sent to Earth now that leader is dead. We have two new characters coming forward. Captain Suvan Navarro of the Avendahl who is protecting Princess Deliza. Princess Deliza has taken over from her father and is honoring the arrangements with the Alliance. Deliza comes to Earth to help and is redesigning the Falcon into the Super Falcon. She is a better engineer than her father. All her life she grew up working on his Falcon.
Jessica had escaped with a reporter and her cameraman and they are preparing a broadcast telling the truth about the Jung and the Alliance. The Admiral hopes this will turn worlds against the Jung and they will overthrow them. Of course, this book ends in a cliff-hanger.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the series.
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By Al on 06-28-17
The performance is EXCEPTIONAL, the story is not
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Not really. I generally listen to audible books while driving or working on a project. In this case I found myself daydreaming or wanting to listen to another book.
What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?
He's experienced and it shows. He's not monotone while reading and yet doesn't sound like an overly animated announcer from a tv commercial.
Do you think Frontiers Saga Series #14: The Weak and the Innocent needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No I don't (but there already is). I've actually bought the next book in the series but will not be listening to it.
Any additional comments?
The first books in the series were spectacular. There was action dancing with excitement, threads of sci-fi technology woven into the story without being overkill, new plots and situations popping up keeping the tale fresh along with meeting new characters. But at some point the author became too engrossed in minutia and lost focus on what actually made the series great.
I no longer pondered what would happen next in the story. As an example, chapters dedicated to the philosophy of the ethics of war and the individual, began to pepper the series leaving me to wonder why I was listening to it in the first place. If I had wanted that, i would have purchased a different book.Then there are the space battles. In the beginning of the series were great and kept your attention.
This was because the focus was on the battle at large and not the individual 45 degree turns with a roll to starboard each ship made during battle while keeping a running count of the 18 inbound missiles that were being shot down 1 or 2 at a time.It's obvious the author has an extremely active imagination and he could see these things as they were happening when he wrote them. That is an awesome thing to have for writing sci-fi, but it can also be a burden if you don't reign in on it.
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