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Fifty years after Steve Stuart and his friends captured an alien starship, the Solar Union is a thriving interstellar power while Earth is increasingly backward and falling into barbarism. For two youngsters from Earth, the Solar Union offers the only chance they will ever have to make something of their lives.
But humanity's involvement in Galactic affairs has not gone unnoticed. The enigmatic masters of the universe have put together a fleet to crush the upstart humans before they can threaten the precarious balance of power. Pushed to the limits, the Solar Union must fight to defend its freedom - and the existence of the human race.
©2014 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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By E. Atkinson on 08-23-16

Now we have Space Opera!

Second book is better than the first. We get much more personable characters that learn and grow as they go through the world. Also we finally get Space Battles with Space Marines that last for more than a paragraph. the Author has achieved Space Opera.

I also enjoyed the nods to various other authors in the genre. Maple syrup as a worthless commodity is funny (nod to Ringo), Engage! I am looking forward to the next book.

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By tekone on 08-14-16

I thought this series had the potential to be his best

And I believe that is still the case. This is a great series and I cannot wait for the next book!

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By jacqueline on 08-09-16

Better than book 1

What made the experience of listening to Hard Lessons the most enjoyable?

Story line and pace.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rather than one character, it was the mix of similar yet separate characters.

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator is excellent although I struggled a bit with the occasional either ‘Americanisms or strange pronunciations'.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

astra semper fi.

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By Craig Rees on 08-02-16

another great nuttal audio

the narrator was good if u liked the original book this is as good and begins to take in the broader scope of the solar union and what is instore for the future

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By Paul on 12-03-16

loved this book hard to put it bown.

This book has inspired me to engage in more and I'm looking forward to the next one. it is an action packed and philosophical look at human interaction with it's own kind and other species they encounter.

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