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The corrupt Earth government is sending an army to Greenwood to remove the pioneers who discovered and settled the planet: the potential profits are too great to leave the world to scraggly ne'er-do-wells!
Though the rugged individualists of Greenwood may be fractious and disinclined to agree on most things, the greedy politicians of Earth will learn a harsh lesson if they think the settlers won't join together to save their livelihoods and homes! Under Yerby Bannock, who never walked away from a drink or a fight, the Greenwood patriots will face thugs in the night, lawyers in a distant court, traitors in their own ranks.
And, if they have to, a fortress built to shrug off the assault of a battlefleet!
©1996 David Drake (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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By Moondog on 05-21-17

Simple, straight up and fun.

I've had this story for three years and just getting around to writing this review. Sorry. I like the story for its simplicity and for the earthy but honorable characters, who are at times very funny. It is not military scifi and nobody dies. It's a young man finding his worth helping hard drinking salt of the earth colonist stop mass immigration of rif raf from other planets.

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By Randy on 04-07-15

Patriot Fun

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I will recommend Patriots to a friend because of the story, it's telling and Drake's consistent science throughout his many stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matt, he grew as a character and person as he learned to live in his new world.

Which character – as performed by Marc Vietor – was your favorite?

too many to choose from.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Patriots, what it means to be free.

Any additional comments?

This is the same quality of story from David Drake I've come to expect. Mark Vietor brought the characters to life and made each different and engaging. I laughed out loud several times through this romp on the fringe of civilization.

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