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I got this book because Andrew Wehrlen narrated it. It was a good book, I enjoyed it. It did start off somewhat slow. It's supposed to be a stand alone story but you really do need the background from the series to understand it. Otherwise it's hard to follow.
I have other books narrated by Andrew Wehrlen, I really love how he brings the books to life. Great performance.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Welcome to a galaxy at war. Space battles, ground battles, drama and romance abound. Alien races, crazy tech and more. If your a sci-fi fan who loves a Star Wars/Star Trek style romp through the galaxy then this is for you. Great series well written and well narrated. Listened to many of them and enjoyed them all. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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The galactic battles continue in this fast paced military S.F. series, with enough action to satisfy the most ardent fan. Without being overly technically detailed, the fight scenes are exciting as the dreaded Star Empire push forward. And there are surprises in store with the discovery that not as many Byotai ships had been destroyed as previously believed - and they are commanded by the legendary Warlord Katanga.
Although this can be heard as a standalone, the plunging directly into battle status is initially confusing without knowledge of the previous books. But only briefly, as the individual characters emerge in their distinct situations. The writing is thrilling, if a little Boys' Own in style, with some silly sentences such as , "...She pushed her body to the limit, and then further." But, overall, good fighting fun.
Narrator Andrew Wehrien helps bring tension to the action with his fast, intense reading and his dramatisation of the various protagonists breathes life into individual personalities. A good performance throughout which definitely enhances the written text.
My thanks to the rights holder who gifted me my copy of Star Crusaders: Seige of Kalar, via Audiobook Boom. I enjoyed the quirky incidents amongst the battles and, although not the best, this is a worthy inclusion in the battle for the stars of military fiction.