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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,973 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Weber, John Ringo Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prince Roger Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455183319
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Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn’t surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?

But that was before his mother, the empress, packed him off to a backwater planet and he found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, with jungles full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, and barbarian hordes of bad disposition. Fortunately, Roger had an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of the Empress’ Own Regiment. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the planet, capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, commandeer a starship, and go home.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sure to please…the pace never gets too slow, despite generous world-building and extended action scenes. Another strength is the deceptively deep characterization particularly of Prince Roger…Overall the superb storytelling will add considerably to the reputation of both authors.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The action’s nonstop, with plenty of Machiavellian plotting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alpha | 2/16/2014

    " Pulpy SF, what can I say? An easy and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Hayes | 2/14/2014

    " Decent background listening as an audio-book, not sure I'd make it through on paper... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/5/2014

    " I'm a big sci-fi fan, but not a military buff or a sociological student, but this book was excellent. It was recommended to me by a good friend, and I'm grateful for it. It covers a lot of ground, has several character arcs, shows a different biological system in the native Mardukans and the rest of the world's unusual and frightening creatures, and has some fascinating warfare. The only reason I didn't give it five out of five is because it skips ahead without explanation in certain parts. You can puzzle out what happened, but it was a bit confusing at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/29/2014

    " From the Baen Free library. Tally-ho! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 AtomicMassUnit | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed the first book, and slogged through the rest just so I could see how things turned out. The usual caliber of Weber's writing really suffered when teamed up with John Ringo. It seemed very easy to pick out who had written what. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/10/2014

    " Definitely in the Bildungsroman (did I spell that right?) category, a story of responsibility and growing up set against a backdrop of dinosauroids and space travel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/10/2014

    " Fun military Sci-fi; this is the first in a series of (I think) 4 books. Weber and Ringo write well together and I'll be looking to lay my hands on the next book in this series as soon as I can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 1/4/2014

    " The Anabasis updated - excellent read - well thought out scenery - wish there was more than just 4 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/20/2013

    " enjoyed it, nice intro to a series. Decent characterization for a military sci fi book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter McC | 12/12/2013

    " Enjoyed it immensely but I just want him to head home. He will have no mates left at this rate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill Davis | 12/7/2013

    " Typical rightwingnut military sci-fi escapist trash. Memo to David Weber: Cut the liberal bashing pal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/13/2013

    " First rate si-fi "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trevor | 11/11/2013

    " The background setting is ridiculous (a space empire of extreme environmentalists versus a space empire ruled by a monarch) but doesn't distract too much from the action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 9/10/2013

    " Even more fun than an Honor Harrington, if that's possible. More marine-in-the-ranks point of view, less perfect protagonist, same old techno-babble. (You'd think Weber would get tired of re-cycling his technology through all his stories. it's easier, of course, but it dulls their edge.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 7/2/2013

    " Military sci-fi mess from two of this sub-genre's most popular authors. Did not hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackietansk | 3/7/2013

    " Very engaging characters. Marines setting, instead of Navy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Grier | 10/19/2012

    " Great old-fashioned hard science fiction. I loved the entire series!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsa | 9/29/2012

    " Not a terribly complex, deep novel, but a fun quick read if you like space opera sorts of stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 5/28/2012

    " One of a series that is well written and illustrated. Highly recommended to any Sci-Fi fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/11/2012

    " Very enjoyable romp across an alien world. Good characters, good action. I loved this book. Book 2, March to the Sea, is now on my to-read list and I can't wait. If there was a 4.5 star rating, I would give it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike M. | 12/15/2011

    " Excellent Sci-Fi with a LOAD of realistic planetary survival and military knowledge! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TheBean | 4/29/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this series by two great authors! Very easy reading and made me want more, more and more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 4/11/2011

    " There's nothing like a military science fiction from the masters, David Weber and John Ringo. From space battles to swords and shields, these two craft a heck of a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this book even though I skimmed through alot of the military strategy; wish I'd known about the maps in the back when I was reading the book (and didn't know it is the first of a trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 3/21/2011

    " This was quite an enjoyable ride. I am looking forward to the other installments of this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/3/2011

    " Not a very good book, and there is no ending... I suppose that I should read yet another sequel, but I'm bored with John Ringo for the moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 12/2/2010

    " This is my all time favorite Sci Fi series. If you start this one you'll have to read all 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 9/12/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. I really like the combat scenes and how you start to enjoy the characters. I've started book two and plan to continue. I'm not a big fan of the space SF but this one has changed my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 7/25/2010

    " This book is comfort reading for me. Nothing groundbreaking - a coming of age story with a tour through military history in a science fiction setting. It's a fun, fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 7/11/2010

    " Story is good but gets lost in the details "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 6/25/2010

    " Enjoyed it immensely but I just want him to head home. He will have no mates left at this rate. "

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About the Author
Author David Weber

David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon. His popular Honor Harrington space-opera adventures are New York Times bestsellers and can’t come out fast enough for his devoted readers.  He lives in South Carolina with his wife and their three children.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.