The Void War : Empire Rising

  • by D. J. Holmes
  • Narrated by Liam Owen
  • Series: Empire Rising
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's the year 2465, 200 years since the stars were opened to humanity by the invention of the shift drive. So began the First Interstellar Expansion Era, catapulting humanity into a deadly race for the limited resources of navigable space.
Now tensions between the human nations are threatening to boil over into open hostility. Into this maelstrom steps the exiled Commander James Somerville of the Royal Space Navy. Banished from London to the survey ship HMS Drake he is about to make a discovery that may change his fortunes and throw Britain into a deadly war with its closest rival.


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God Awful Reader / Ripoff of Ark Royal Series

This book is a ripoff of Nutall's Ark Royal series. This author even uses a lot of the same terms. The super metal premise is dumb and unnecessary.

The reader reads every sentence like he's reading copy for a radio commercial. It is super annoying. I had to stop. Couldn't listen to the whole thing. Maybe the story is good but the reader was too annoying. Plus, he mispronounces "politburo" and his Chinese accent is like something from a bad 1940s movie.
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- AGreviewer

Looking forwatd to the next book in the hopefully long series.

The universe that The Void War is based in is very fleshed out and interesting. Its a little bit of a slow start with the amount of names there are but you start to be able to pick out who is important before it becomes so crazy. You empathize with James, throughout the story understanding why he does what and what he believes it will accomplish. The references and little trickles of info you get about the other parts of the explored human universe is fascinating and make you just want more. The author even has a map of explored space up on his Facebook so you can visualize where everything is happening. All in all I would recommend this book to any dedicated sci-fi fan.
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- Spencer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2015
  • Publisher: Mr D Holmes