The Barbarian Bride : The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Series: The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire
  • 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The end is nigh.
The Federation has stood for over 1,000 years, but its time may be at an end. Its emperor has gone mad; the economy lies in ruins; entire sectors are slipping out of its grasp; warlords, secessionists, and pirates are making their own bids for power; and a powerful rebel fleet stands ready to storm the gates of Earth. The end cannot be long delayed. As Roman Garibaldi, now leading an alliance of former naval officers and rebel outsiders, advances towards Earth, desperate to stop Emperor Marius before he throws the entire Federation into the fire, he has to face the possibility that it may already be too late to save the Federation from itself. And as both sides meet in a final confrontation, the price for saving even a tiny part of the once-proud Federation may be more than anyone is willing to pay.
The conclusion to The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire series.


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Action packed story

This is book three of the trilogy and the author wraps up the story in a good fashion. At the beginning of the book I had a bit of a problem placing which series this was and arranging the correct characters in this series, but I did manage to get it all straight in the first quarter of the book. In this trilogy Nuttall’s narrative threads a classic Roman antiquity into the story which for history buffs like me is fantastic.

Our protagonist Roman Garibaldi is leading an alliance of naval officers, rebels and alien outsiders. They are heading to earth in hopes of saving the Federation from its mad Emperor. Like in the other stories there are pirates, war lords and others seeking power and a piece of the Federation. This is a civil war so the suspense builds as we learn who aligns their allegiance to which side in the war. And of course we end with a mighty battle.

The book is well written with action galore. Nuttall writes a good space battle. Tim Gerard Reynolds does a good job narrating the book. Reynolds was born in Ireland, lives in New York City and is a stage actor who is now a full time audiobook narrator.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Skip the postscript

OK story that was somewhat ruined by a naive and uninformed postscript. The author's sweeping generalizations about the Roman Republic/Empire are unenlightened by any actual knowledge of the complexities of that period of history. His assertion of a ruling "political class" that somehow has more power and influence than the corporate world sheds more light on Mr. Nuttall political beliefs than they do on our current society.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios