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Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life? But that was before his mother, the empress, packed him off to a backwater planet and he found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, with jungles full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, and barbarian hordes of bad disposition. Fortunately, Roger had an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of the Empress' Own Regiment. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the planet, capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, commandeer a starship, and go home.
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©2001 David Weber and John Ringo (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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"Sure to please....Superb storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Charlie on 03-16-12

Weber, Ringo, and Rudnicki -- a great combination

This is the first in the Prince Roger series, and it gets off to a great start. Typical Weber and Ringo, with lots of action and adventure, but there's more underneath here than we sometimes see. The story has Prince Roger on his way to do his "wave the flag" duty at a distant world when his ship, and the dedicated Company of soldiers assigned to protect his (in their and just about everyone else's opinion) worthless butt is forced to land on a minor and rather inhospitable world due to sabatoge. They fight the flora, fauna and natives, to march "up-country" to try to get to the one port on the planet so that Roger can return home. The interaction between Roger and his Company, especially the Company Commander, is a learning experience for everyone.

The story is well read by Stefan Rudnicki, whose narration is seamless and becomes a part of the story, never standing out or distracting.

Overall, a pleasure, and a read that makes me really want to do a couple of extra laps just to listen to it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Euryleia on 11-30-07

Lots of fun!

If you have ever read anything by David Weber then you already know the characters, plot and conclusion. I don't mean that as a criticism, because I loved these stories. But if you are looking for high literature, insightful social commentary or a 'visionary' new story... this is not what you're looking for. If you want adventure and escapism dressed in military sci-fi clothing, by all means buy the entire series- In fact, buy everything the man has ever written because that's exactly what he writes. It's brain candy, and there is nothing wrong in indulging in mindless fun now and again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Oliver on 11-22-10

Great sci-fi.

Have fully enjoyed this audio book. At first I found the reading a little hard to listen to but really got into it and now find it brilliantly engaging. Have since downloaded the other two books in the trilogy as I could not wait to find out how the story and characters progress.
It contains some quite complex battles that you have to concentrate quite intently to stay switched on to where all the characters are but often found when you miss parts you can piece it together after but I digress a great yarn with great character development and a world that is well easy to picture and a good narrative. Defo. one for the sci-fi geeks amongst us however.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 08-15-10

March Upcountry (Unabridged)

I really enjoyed this audio book i would say it was a cross between starship troopers and avatar.
This if the first book of four and i look forward to getting the rest.

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