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Ark Royal Audiobook – Unabridged

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  • Listening Length: 13 hours and 55 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 July 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KSGK8NU
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The carrier Ark Royal used to be the finest space faring ship in the royal Navy, however that was decades ago. Now, in light of more modern advancements in military technology that have made her weapons and solid-state armour obsolete, she sits anchored in Earth orbit - a joke - little more than a museum for bored children to visit, and a dumping ground for staff the Royal Navy cant be bothered to discharge, including its Captain Sir Theadore Smith - a hero in his youth, but now an embarassment and a drunkard.

Mankind is still making its first tentative steps into the unknown regions of space beyond its own solar system, discovering and colonising the first planets found capible of sustaining human life, and despite discovering hundreds of new planets, we had yet to come accross any other form of intelligent life - that is until several colonies on the very outskirts of human space go dark, followed by a massive and deadly attack on the region of space known as 'New Russia' which sees a dozen modern military carriers wiped out in minutes by a new and unknown threat with technology way in advance of anything currently possessed by Earth.

First contact has finally been made, but they are far from friendly, all efforts to communicate with them fail, and it is feared that Earth will be the next target in their sights...
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The fiction presented by Mr Nuttall is a workmanlike offering. The Royal Navy, in the tradition of, well, the Royal Navy, has this absurdly obsolete ship that is, basically, a carrier/battleship hybrid (a lá the Galactica and Dictator Class cruisers, only without the galley slaves and ram of the latter), and is the only ship which can defeat the alien menace. RIP ROARING GALACTIC SPACE WARFARE ENSUES!

The prose is solid, the characters, a bit bland, but otherwise good, the space combat is mostly good, there is refreshingly little technobabble. Alles gut. Some notes:

The RN would not call it's fighters "Spitfires". "Furies", possibly, but then you're stealing from Battlefleet Gothic. "Seafires". "Harriers", almost certainly. Personally, I'd have gone with "Vixens".

Secondly; naval officers do not attend Sandhurst. They attend Dartmouth.
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Entertaining space war story. Slightly flawed main character and a near impossible conflict with aliens, what more can you ask for. Interesting focus on a future incarnation of the Royal Navy and individual earth nations in space, rather than the more common homogoneous all-nation 'federation'. But those geo-political conflicts added extra spice to the overall plot. Good action. An enjoyable read.
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A great series of books with plenty of substance, Good characters with their own back story and like any war a great many heroes with barely a mention. I am sure there is lot more to b explored with this collection of stories so I will have to keep my eye out.
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The start of another series by Christoper Nuttall and to be honest I can see why he can produce them as such a rate. There is nothing in this novel that really has any substance. The only saving grace was the actual concept of the story. Too bad about how it was executed.
I don't think I will be bring myself to buy the rest of the series.
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Surprisingly good and an original plot that's easy read. I started the story with trepidation. But it exceeded what I had imagined and am on volume 2. Am not sure if the faulty page order is a kindle blip or faulty editorial work but was worth the frustration to get passed it.
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Brilliant story couldn't wait for the next book
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I couldn't put this book down (well on the kindle anyway) I loved the writing, the drama, the mystery of the Alien's intentions, the strained working relationships between all of the characters, the plot that reveals itself to you a step at a time,

I also love that the Americans are not front and centre, go United Kingdom!

Well done!
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