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Admiral Who? (A Spineward Sectors Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Luke Sky Wachter , Pacific Crest Publishing , Caleb Wachter
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book One of Eight in the Spineward Sectors Series: Admiral Who?

When the man handed him the keys and took off, no one expected Prince-Cadet Jason Montagne to act like a real admiral, least of all himself. Terrified of what might happen if he failed, he was determined to do anything (even impersonate a Confederate admiral) to succeed.

Bugs, battleships and blaster-fire will turn out to be the least of his worries. Ship-wide mechanical failures, assassination attempts, and every young man's greatest fear are just a few of the landmines the paranoid young college student must navigate if he hopes to avoid disaster.

But with the galaxy's oldest junior lieutenant in charge of Engineering, a conniving young Intelligence Officer as his second-in-command, and barely half the crew needed to man the ship (the untrained, undisciplined half), the biggest threats may prove to be those closest to him.

Then again, just how much trouble could he get into in a week?

Before long, the question everyone will be asking is: Admiral Who?

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1097 KB
    • Print Length: 415 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Pacific Crest Publishing; 3 edition (18 Nov. 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007WQSY44
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but flawed series 20 Aug. 2014
    By ChrisDB
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    I've read a number of books in this series, so I'm going to review the series as a whole. And I'd say that the review has to be mixed. NOTE: THERE ARE MINOR SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW.

    The books start off very much in a 'sane person in an insane world' way. The main character tries to do what he thinks is right while surrounded by a group of people almost all of whom could probably be committed to prevent them harming themselves or others. I found this amusing light reading and really enjoyed the early style of writing, and given that these books don't cost the earth I'd say that they're worth the money.

    However, the books aren't without flaws. I'd say there are two big ones:

    - Obvious stealing of many plot points and even directly quoting from movies. A lot comes from Star Wars, but there's even a rather odd Ghostbusters quote - one of the bad guys in a later book says "Death is but a door, time is but a window, I'll be back!" right before going to (off-screen) death. Did this quote make sense in the context of the book? No. Did it serve any purpose? No. It just seemed like one of the authors had probably watched Ghostbusters the day before and really liked the line.

    - The slow increase in a uniquely American brand of simplistic right-wing craziness. This includes a planet which is secretly practicing piracy to balance the books because of their social (read: welfare) system, since apparently there is no other way to run a welfare system sustainably, as well as repeated rants by the main character about how welfare systems are to blame for the military not getting enough funding.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Good characters, but too many cliches 23 Aug. 2014
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    I like the plot and many of the characters including the Admiral and his lady. What let this book (and the next, which I also bought) down is the writing style or lack of real editing - some of this is a matter of taste, but there's a lot of repetitious wording, redundant wording and far too many cliches my own taste. It's a pity because I'd probably follow the whole series and others by the author(s) if it wasn't for these points. I also bought Admiral's Lady: Eyes of Ice, Heart of Fire which I enjoyed more both her character in comparison to 'Admiral' Jason Montagne, and it was less cliched and repetitious.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Silly story 23 July 2013
    By keith
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    Completely silly story in terms of the plot line with so many gaping holes its amazing. However despite the exasperation with the main character it was amusing and I may go for the next one.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous space opera anyone? 4 Aug. 2013
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    Amusing and action packed, a humorous space opera that packs a lot of story into 500 pages and a week of storyline. It was very reminiscent of spoofs like Galaxy Quest and Spaceballs and had me giggling to myself a few times, even though the overall story was quite serious. The Characters are all fairly well developed and my favourite was definitely the curmudgeonly Chief Engineer! The main Character of The Admiral had me thinking of Captain Kirk in the way he interacted with the female and always seemed to win out when getting in trouble, but he was also very uniquely himself. It was only after reading that I realised this was a debut novel by this author and I have to say he writes extremely well and I will be looking into getting his other stories. My only complaint is that the editing was a little shoddy and there were too many repeat and misspelled words and poor grammar (I know! I'm a one to talk about stuff like that but I don't claim to be an author!). Finally I do want to thank R J for recommending this to me on the strength of my love of Military Science Fiction, you were so right!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Yarn 5 Dec. 2014
    By Maharba
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    If you are into military science fiction this book is for you. A young aristocrat send into space with the Multi Sector Patrol and an honourary rank of Vice Admiral suddenly finds himself having to take on the role of admiral of the fleet. Due to family history his family is hated by some for trying to overthrow his home planets parliament, the attempt was thwarted savagely, and Admiral Montagne is convinced that parliamentarian sympathisers are out to kill him. His paranoia hampers him at times, but despite his lack of military training he undertakes a number of operations and comes through bloody but relatively unscathed.
    My only complaint is the omission of words in the text, the proof reading was, if any, poor. This did distract me from the story but it is still a good yarn.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars and was I surprised!! 16 May 2013
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    Good old fashioned space opera! Its funny, fast paced, well written and a really enjoyable read. The hero is instantly dislikeable but as you go on he improves on acquaintance. Lots of lovely bug eyed aliens, gorgeous lethal heroines, paranoia, skulduggery and space battles and you find yourself wanting to know what happens next. Don't worry too much about the details, suspension of disbelief is strongly recommended, but then Star Wars had its own problems too.
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