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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,778 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:
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Although the exciting military career she hoped for never got off the ground, Ky Vatta ended up seeing plenty of combat when she took the helm of one of the commercial transport vessels in her family's fleet...and steered it into a full-blown war. Now the lessons she learned in that trial by fire are about to pay off-because this time, the war has come to her. Someone has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd., Ky's father's interstellar shipping empire. In short order, most of Ky's family is killed, and subsequent attacks sever vital lines of communication, leaving Ky fighting, in every sense, to survive. Ky is determined to identify the ruthless mystery enemy and avenge her family's name, but she needs not only firepower but information. And she gets both in spades-from the band of stranded mercenaries she hooks up with; from her black-sheep cousin, Stella, who has been leading a secret life; and from Stella's roguish ex-lover, Rafe. Together they struggle to penetrate the tangled web of political intrigue that is wreaking havoc within InterStellar Communications, on whose effective operation their own livelihoods-and perhaps lives-depend. But the infighting proves to be infectious, and it isn't long before Ky's hired military muscle are turning their suspicions on the enigmatic Rafe, whose wealth of knowledge about ISC's clashing factions and startling new technologies has begun to make him smell like a rat...or a mole. With swift, violent destruction a very real possibility, the last thing Ky needs is a crew divided against itself-and she's prepared to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that Vatta stays in business, as well as in one piece. What she is not prepared for is the shocking truth behind the terror-and a confrontation with murderous treachery from a source as unexpected as it is unrelenting. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Excellent plotting and characters support the utterly realistic action sequences: swift, jolting, confusing, and merciless. Equally significant, Moon doesn't neglect violence's aftermath. Kirkus Starred Review
  • “The charm lies in Moon’s deft characterizations, especially the exorcism of Ky’s guilt over her family’s deaths. There’s plenty of shipboard and dockside action, plus authentically grungy space-station settings. Former Marine Moon has a genuine hoorah series going for her.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gifted fantasist Moon is clearly beginning to rival Lois McMaster Bujold at space operatics.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert | 2/8/2014

    " More pulpy sci-fi goodness in every bite! Listened to this entirely while walking Marty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by sean | 1/31/2014

    " OK for a guilty space-opera fix, if you're waiting for the next book in the Vorkosigan Saga or the Liaden Universe. But don't expect deep, believable characters. Furthermore, you'll have to swallow some pretty ridiculous plotting coincidences and some pretty mediocre secret agent stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chuck | 1/15/2014

    " See comments under Engaging the Enemy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lemonitsa | 1/15/2014

    " It was good to read a sci-fi after all the fantasy and paranormal/urban fantasy this past while. I am enjoying the series so far and will start book 3 in the next week or so. "

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