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Download Center of Gravity: Star Carrier, Book Two Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Douglas Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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In the evolution of every sentient race, there is a turning point when the species achieves transcendence through technology. The warlike Sh'daar are determined that this monumental milestone will never be achieved by the creatures known as human.

On the far side of known human space, the Marines are under siege, battling the relentless servant races of the Sh'daar aggressor. With a task force stripped to the bone and the Terran Confederation of States racked by dissent, rogue Admiral Alexander Koenig must make the momentous decision that will seal his fate and the fate of humankind. A strong defensive posture is futile, so Koenig will seize the initiative and turn the gargantuan Star Carrier America toward the unknown. For the element of surprise is the only hope of stalling the Sh'daar assault on Earth's solar system - and the war for humankind's survival must be taken directly to the enemy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce | 2/16/2014

    " Modern Space Opera. Not bad but not E. E. Smith either. Too much realism cholesterol, but acceptable as a diversion on airplane flights "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eoghan Odinsson | 2/16/2014

    " A solid follow up to Douglas's first book. I really enjoyed the additional character development, and building contact with the various alien species. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, Ian Douglas really drew me in with the second book in the Star Carrier Series. The creativity that Mr. Douglas uses in creating alien races, and advanced technology is what really catches my interest about this series. A transcended alien race commanding other advanced races to annihilate humanity, the Sh'daar. Humanity, evolving through genetic experimentation and Nanotechnological innovation must take the fight to the enemy. This is a great read, I really like the explanations Mr. Douglas throws in about the technology, it makes this a thinking man's Sci-Fi thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Most | 1/5/2014

    " not the best characters but a good concept and fun to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/19/2013

    " For a space warfare sci-fi, this has a lot of great imaginative hard sci and futurism in it. Very entertaining and lots of good sci-fi ideas per dollar considering the military space opera genre. I'm enjoying it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Perry | 12/9/2013

    " Decent story, the story moves along at a great clip. I'll read book three and then give Mr. Douglas a rest for a while before trying out his other series. The story just doesn't vary very much from book to book and the formula is exactly the same for all the most important characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Kangas | 11/28/2013

    " This book was a very entertaining and enjoyable read... could have been slightly-less jargon heavy, but if you can make your way past that, you get a really good sci-fi military space battle. I'm definitely reading the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 11/27/2013

    " The middle book of the trilogy wherein action moves out of Human space and battle is taken to the enemy. Will have to read the final volume to see how the war plays out. Fun battle scenes (if you are into those). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les | 11/21/2013

    " Excellent science fiction military adventure. I can't wait for the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth Howerton | 7/9/2013

    " The whole series is a good fast read, heavy on the tech side and very light on the characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Donaghe | 11/1/2012

    " I love space operas, but what makes Center of Gravity: Star Carrier good is the author's excellent description of space battles, and space aliens. He put's you out there with the space fighters in the center of the action. if you like science fiction, you'll love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Paul | 9/25/2012

    " Not bad at all... a nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 5/13/2012

    " A worthy continuation of the first book. This series is like one story broken into three parts. Yes, I would recommend this too. It's not the Forever War, but it is good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/18/2012

    " Nice followup. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralph | 1/4/2012

    " Ian Douglas' books are always fun to read - starting book three of the series now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/23/2011

    " Even better than the first!! "

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About the Author
Author Ian Douglas

Ian Douglas is one of the pseudonyms for William H. Keith, New York Times bestselling author of the popular military science fiction series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, Star Corpsman, and Star Carrier. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and throughout the United States. He is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator.