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- Listening Length: 13 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 18 Feb. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HUKFEEK
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To Honor You Call Us: Man of War, Book 1 Audio Download – Unabridged
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But unfortunately there are a number of things that makes you laugh out but for a different reason. It is just some very silly facts that are brought into the story that makes you wonder.
Lets start with our "hero", the new space destroyer captain. He is a 28 years old officer who went out into space at the age of ten and now is not only a combat veteran but also a tactical and technical genius. Who would put a 28 year old officer in charge of a destroyer in the Navies of today? Being a military man myself I can only smile at this idea. Or maybe a space destroyer is so much easier to command than a destroyer of today?
It is the year 2315 and for some reason computer technology must have stopped developing around 2015 because there is almost nothing in the book done by computers that can not be done today. Instead of having a spaceship run by computers, it is run by people.
It is the year 2315 and space soldiers still use pistols M1911! A four hundred year old personnel weapon! Not only that, they use 7,62/51 mm ammunition in their rifles as well. Not to mention that they also use swords...But in order to make this a space variant of old sailing ship combat I can accept the swords.
In 2315 people still use reading glasses and their "telephones" are made by Nokia!Read more ›
It is a highly and entertaining readable piece of Military space opera, with lots of hidden (and not so hidden) references to other similar works (Star Trek, but also Weber and Elisabeth Moon come to mind, among others) and to books on the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The two main characters are largely inspired by Patrick O’Brian’s duo (Captain Aubrey/Doctor Maturin) who himself drew quite a bit of inspiration from C.S. Forrester (Captain Hornblower).
The context is largely unoriginal. Humankind has been fighting a losing war for thirty years against ruthless and fanatical aliens – humanoid rats – who are bent on exterminating it and will stop at nothing to do so. Our young hero, one young and dashing Lieutenant Commander Max Robichaux with Cajun ancestry, is given command of a state-of-the-art but problematic destroyer and sent of a mission which is, of course, crucial, and consists of disrupting the Krag’s (the name of the “humanoid rats” war effort. Naturally, our hero is tall, square shouldered, square jawed, wily as a fox, can do no wrong and just about walks on water, so the story if somewhat predictable, to put mildly.
It is also, predictably, action-packed – quite literally since just about everything takes place within a single month. Needless to say, not only is the expedition a roaring success but its results exceed by far what was the mission’s initial brief. It ends with Robichaux, his eccentric scientific doctor/friend Dr Sahin and his ship and crew gloriously saving a whole race from genocide from the awful Krags and accordingly gaining their undying gratitude and collaboration.Read more ›
I enjoyed this thoroughly and have downloaded the second in the series already. It's just the ticket for those who enjoy both science fiction and the Aubrey-Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian there is a resemblance, but if anything as a Homage. It's well thought out and even though it's set in the 24th Century it doesn't make silly analogies to the Royal Navy of Nelson, there is no Rum, Sodomy or the Lash and thankfully no 2D ship of the line tactics.
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An amazing series with great characters development. I am on the edge of my seat for every battle. Can't wait for the next one!Published 2 months ago by Mike
I like science fiction and not having heard of this author before deciding to give him a try.
King would recommend this book to anyone.
A good mix of space and terrestrial fleet jargon in a fine format, with a good story leading into other exploits for the crew of Cumberland.Published 10 months ago by Mr. William Cooper
A very pleasant surprise. Well crafted homage to the age of sail books with lots of historical culture references. Read morePublished 11 months ago by michaelgarnham
Good book with a good plot, really enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to the next two books. I recommend this.Published 11 months ago by Abledime