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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Moon Narrator: Cynthia Holloway Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vatta’s War Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781400178308
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After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Gammis Turek and his marauders strike swiftly and without mercy. First they shatter Vatta Transport. Then they overrun entire star systems, growing stronger and bolder. No one is safe from the pirate fleet. But while they continue to move forward with their diabolical plan, they have made two critical mistakes. Their first mistake was killing Kylara Vatta's family. Their second mistake was leaving her alive. Now Kylara is going to make them pay. But with a "fleet" consisting of only three ships-including her flagship, the Vanguard, a souped-up merchant cruiser-Kylara needs allies, and fast. Because even though she possesses the same coveted communication technology as the enemy, she has nowhere near their numbers or firepower. Meanwhile, as Kylara's cousin Stella tries to bring together the shattered pieces of the family trading empire, new treachery is unfolding at ISC headquarters, where undercover agent Rafael Dunbarger, estranged son of the corporation's CEO, is trying to learn why the damaged network is not being repaired. What he discovers will send shock waves across the galaxy and crashing into Kylara's newly christened Space Defense Force at the worst possible moment. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The frequent FTL jumps between Ky’s deep-space engagements, Rafe’s reluctant boardroom battles, Grace’s wily machinations, and Stella’s expert financial calculations keep the excitement level high.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Moon at her best.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel Baker | 2/19/2014

    " Really enjoyable series, similar to the Kris Longknife series. Well written but quite light on tech details. Recommended as entertaining and engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 HBalikov | 2/3/2014

    " Moon hits her stride here, see my review of Trading in Danger "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/31/2014

    " I think this was my favorite from the series so far. I enjoyed the multiple-plot action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Norman | 1/19/2014

    " I love this series so much!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 1/18/2014

    " Not the best book to read at bedtime - I was up until I was done. Everything's clearly coming together for the big finish, now that we're on book 4 of 5. I do appreciate the observation that 'life isn't a fairy-tale - though sometimes it seems like it.' (Sorry, lost the marker so paraphrasing from memory.) Toby is distracting in that he reminds me too much of Wesley Crusher, but I can forgive that, and just about anything, as this series is just such a kick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zafia | 1/13/2014

    " I really love this series, despite the switching between chars. It flows smoothly and in the end ties together very neatly. Looks like Ky is finally getting somewhere with her ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scarlet | 1/2/2014

    " This series is like crack for me. Once I pick a volume up, I can't stop reading it. Command Decision is my favorite one so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/30/2013

    " Too far into the next book already to be sure that what I said was about this or the other but it's still a great book and awesome part of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BKF | 12/28/2013

    " At the end of third book in series I was bored. After a few months, I saw Command Decision. I wasn't expecting a lot, was looking for a fun read, some space battles and interstellar commerce. All of them was there. If you like these Command Decision is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 12/25/2013

    " The 4th entry in this military science fiction series is a fine one. Looking forward to book 5 in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 12/11/2013

    " Good continuation of the series. You can feel it building to the climax in the final book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 4/4/2013

    " Another excellent military space opera by Moon. Unlike much military SF, this series eschews any obvious right-wing propaganda. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Hendricks | 3/14/2013

    " Another Kylara (sp?) Vatta book, this one explores more of her relationship with her growing task force and how they are going to battle the pirates who are bent on taking over everything. A lot of good laughs and fun action is what I'd say this book is full of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 12/3/2012

    " This is an entertaining hard SF book. The characters are good, I especially like the lead and the whole scenario is interesting. It's the 4th book of 5, so things are coming to a head. I look forward to the last book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 7/17/2012

    " Consistently good sci fi military series. Fast paced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 7/14/2012

    " Space pirates have disabled interstellar communications and seized several planets. Ky Vatta has organized a group of ships to go after them. Rafael Dunbarger is out to rescue the survivors of his family captured in a hostile takeover of theirr commincations empire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Dougherty | 5/22/2012

    " great book, great series. have already started the sequel, victory conditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Anderson | 7/11/2011

    " I felt book 4 and 5 were a bit more rushed than I would have rather seen, especially book 5, but I still enjoyed them and the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Triopticon | 6/19/2011

    " Another excellent read from Elizabeth Moon. However, I really didn't like the Rafael portion of the story. I would rather stick to Kylara Vatta's story. More action and more exciting. Looking forward to the next book, other than it being the last in the series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/20/2011

    " I love this series so much!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/19/2010

    " OK but too much jumping around and not enough character development "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 10/21/2010

    " Good continuation of the series. You can feel it building to the climax in the final book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scarlet | 7/5/2010

    " This series is like crack for me. Once I pick a volume up, I can't stop reading it. Command Decision is my favorite one so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 February | 2/18/2010

    " Oh yeah, spacefighting! That's all I have to say. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon, a former marine, is the author of many novels, including Echoes of Betrayal, Kings of the North, Oath of Fealty, Trading in Danger, the Nebula Award winner The Speed of Dark, and Remnant Population, a Hugo Award finalist. After earning a degree in history from Rice University, Moon went on to obtain a degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Florence, Texas.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, has performed on stage, in film and television, as well as doing voice-over work. She has given her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks.