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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Weber Narrator: Charles Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"--"humans," they called themselves--were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better.

Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity's cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died.

Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance--putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do?

On the face of it, Buchevsky's and Dvorak's chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth... in David Weber's Out of the Dark.

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Quotes & Awards

  • This is an excellent book! The audio book on CD which is reviewed here is even better. I thought it was thoroughly entertaining, rewarding, absorbing and thrilling...There will probably be a sequel and it will be eagerly anticipated... A highly entertaining novel. It's a page-turner from start to finish or, as in this case, a CD swapper. There's been lots of invasion stories since the beginning of Science Fiction but this author puts it in a modern context in a very competent way and I would be hard pushed to find a better story on the market at the moment. Definitely recommended! SFCrowsNest.com

  • “When I enjoy reading a novel – as was very much the case with Out of the Dark – my appreciation only gets stronger after listening to it. BookLoons.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 2/14/2014

    " David Weber is hit or miss as a writer. This one is a hit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee Gibson | 2/2/2014

    " Red Dawn with aliens. And...well, I'll let you discover the twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Schreier | 1/30/2014

    " Had trouble getting invested in the characters at first. Ending is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joshua Merrick | 1/21/2014

    " Count on being surprised, this book is an exceptional space thriller! Weber takes an unexpected turn and brings the aliens to planet Earth. After a surprise attack with kinetic energy weapons which destroys half of the population, the aggressive carnivorous aliens demand that the humans accept their fate and become slaves to their superior technology and will. The humans fight back against impossible odds, angering the aliens who then threaten to destroy the rest of the earth. Humanity is saved by the one piece of Earth's history that the aliens hadn't counted on - and it really bites them in the end! "

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