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It is a dark time for the Alliance, with their forces scattered before the advancing legions of the unstoppable Star Empire. Further disastrous news arrives that General Makos and his loyal Byotai warriors have been utterly routed in battle, leaving the Alliance no option but to fall back to Helios.
Nate returns home with Battlefleet Victorious, only to find the entire Alliance fleet gathered to give battle. Admiral Churchill has assembled many squadrons of cruisers, destroyers and battleships for the inevitable arrival of their undefeated foe. Princeps Tahkeome and his grand fleet is just days away, and soon he will arrive at Helios, the gateway to the Alliance and beyond.
There will be no rest for Nate and his friends, and they are hastily mobilized for battle. Heroes of the past and present reunite, bringing cadres of warriors and mercenaries from a dozen worlds to stand up to the invasion. Nate will face a battle unlike any he has seen before as the combined might of three great powers join battle in a fight that will change the galaxy forever.
©2017 Michael G. Thomas (P)2017 Swordworks
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3 out of 5 stars
By Walt Snider on 02-25-18

A good story, but borrowed from many sources

The characters were compelling, and sometimes fun, but overall the story borrows character names and concepts from multiple other stories. It was enjoyable to go through the story, but more originality would have been ideal.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lori on 06-12-17

Legends of Orion

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An entertaining and enjoyable addition to the Star Crusader World.

While I have really enjoyed several other books in the Star Crusader world and this story was entertaining it just didn't hold my attention as much as the two previous books I have listened too. Not sure why. Each new book is like coming back to visit old friends and as usual there is never a dull moment. This book was full of non-stop action. There was one space battle/firefight after another. Something is always happening. Even though there is no rest when your in the middle of an intergalactic war, I would have enjoyed a little more interaction between the characters outside of the constant battles.

It's hard to remember that Nate and his friends are basically teenagers. Nate has just turned 18.

Nate, his friends,the crew and the rest of the Alliance are going to have to pull off a Hail Mary pass to get through their latest fight with the Star Empire alive. Several well known characters from the Star Crusader Universe join Nate and his friends in this battle.

Once again Andrew B. Wehrlen does a great job with the narration. He is the voice of the series. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Really good character voices. Each character has a distinct voice. He brings the story to life through his narration. As always, very enjoyable.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 06-01-17

" observe that man in combat."

Would you consider the audio edition of Star Crusader to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version.

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This is the seventh book in the Star Crusader series which follows the career of a young naval cadet, Nate, and a few friends who fi d themselves unexpectedly thrust into actual battle after only previously having had computer simulation fights. Nate had been an exceptional student, but the realities of war cannot be fabricated.
We rejoin the story in this book with the former enemies, the Byotai Empire, now siding with the Earth alliance against the Star Empire and being hopelessly outclassed despite their heroic stand. As the battle turns towards Helios,, the Alliance has to hold that system or everything will fall.
This book recounts the fight to hold back the Star Empire and is a non stop battle action, launching into it from the very beginning. The scene, and the characterisations, have been set already in past instalments and, with no explanation at the beginning, it could be somewhat confusing for anyone unaware of what has gone before. However even without that information, if pure action is what is desired, this book delivers fully.
Narrator Andrew Wehrlen is a master of voices. Every individual - and there are many - is distinctly individual. His between dialogue reading is brisk and rather clipped, very suited to recounting battle news. It is easy to become absorbed into a moving picture of the great battles taking place and the ships involved.

I was gifted my copy of Legends of Orion by the rights holder via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. I had read earlier stories in this series although not the one preceding this book, unfortunately. I will remedy that now. For anyone looking for a character led story, I recommend starting with book one, Star Crusader, Hero of the Alliance and working through the series with Nate. If simple non stop, exciting action is what is required, start here.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Scott R on 05-27-17

Good Listen

Good story a little hextic and fast paced at the start but a also a little hard to keep pace for the first few chapters as there is so much going on.
Story has got potential for a series although not to sure where it will go from this.
Narrator is quite good and flows along nicely once you settle into the story.

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