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I read “Serengeti” last year and enjoyed it. Apparently, this book takes place before the happenings in the “Serengeti” book.
In this book the main character is a human being not a AI in a Starship. He is Commander Henriksen who is in command of the Meridian Alliance Hecate. Hecate is an Aurora-class vessel. He is led into a trap and the Hecate is destroyed. Henriksen is then assigned to a black ops mission. His new ship is RV-N (Reconnaissance vessel-noncombatant) named Raven; a stealth ship is an experimental design. A spy obtains information and the Admiral sends Henriksen and the Raven after the spy even though the crew is only half-trained and the Raven has a deadly flaw.
The story is well written and there is lots of new characters in this story. The plot twists and turns more so than most sci-fi stories. The pace is fast. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
The book is almost thirteen hours long. Elizabeth Wiley does a good job narrating the book. Wiley is an actress and an audiobook narrator. She has won the Audiofile Earphone Award.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
The narrator was ok, but she didn't remember which voice she used for which character, only mildly annoying but still made for inconsistency in the reading. There were at least three places where sloppy splicing left artifacts in the audio, and one place where repeated content was left in the audio as well.
The story itself wasn't bad, even if it was a bit too predictable. I was especially irritated by how long it took the characters to figure out the distruction of the first raven. I thought it was about as obvious as it gets.otherwise a decent story, and I already have another one in the series I will listen to now while I recover from the flu.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful