Hard Lessons : A Learning Experience

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • Series: A Learning Experience
  • 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story, good telling of political situations.

This book is a good story about human emergence in the galaxy. The parallel story about the stupidity of earth politics is also a good parallel to actual political situation and the "age of entitlement" so pervasive in western culture.
Excellent narration too.
Waiting for the next chapter!!
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- Paul

Inconsistencys galore and overall daft.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I do not think anyone who pays more then cursory attention to this book while listening to it will enjoy it overly much.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There where so many small mistakes that made absolutely no sense. It was as if the author wanted to knock the listener/reader out of the moment on purpose on a rather regular basis. There where also some big whoopers that caused me to press pause so I could let my irritation peter out. I will not note any of the instances for to do so would be bad form but I must say I am severely tempted to populate this review with a nice spoiler list of all the bloopers.

So to the question... I would in the authors place have actually re-read and corrected as many "mistakes" (read: idiocies) in this book as humanly possible before letting it be published.


Which scene was your favorite?

None come to mind to be absolutely honest.

Also why this question is in the form is beyond me as it would need a spoiler alert and some way to be blanked out.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The concept and the universe it is set in plus the narrator, more then that.. well I guess I'd have to torture myself by listening to it a few more times to come up with any more.


Any additional comments?

Mr. Nuttall really needs to shape up because this was hands down the worst book of his that I have ever read/listened to.

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- Munte

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing