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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,305 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tanya Huff Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Confederation Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781400179916
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Telling a two-star general what she really thought of him was the mistake Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr made with General Morris. But as a battle-hardened professional, she took pride in doing her job and getting her troops back alive. So after she'd saved the mission to bring the Silsviss into the Confederation-instead of losing them and their world to the enemy known only as the Others-she let the general know exactly how she felt. And Torin's reward-or punishment-was to be separated from her platoon and sent off on what might well prove an even more perilous assignment. She was commandeered to protect a scientific expedition to a newly discovered and seemingly derelict spaceship of truly epic proportions. And Confederation politics had saddled her with a commanding officer who might prove more of a menace to the mission's success than anything they encountered. Only time would tell if the ship was what it appeared to be or a trap created by the Others-or the work of an as yet unknown alien race with an agenda that could prove all too hostile to other life-forms. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • This sequel to Valor's Choice, featuring a gutsy, fast-thinking female space-marine protagonist, establishes veteran fantasy author Huff as an accomplished spinner of high-tech military-sf adventure. Library Journal

Listener Opinions

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

    " Another good military space opera adventure continuing the exploits of Torin Kerr. Very well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merlin | 1/30/2014

    " The first book in this series was a solid piece of military sci-fi with just enough characterization to keep it from being dry. This book not so much; the derelict that lies at the heart of the plot feels (after about the 100 page mark) like the worst type of plot device from the worst episode of Star Trek, the type of plot device that stands in the way of answers and will never be explained. As for the characterization or rather the romance in this book every time it is brought up it just stands as a block of text that won't be used on the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atenea-Nike | 1/13/2014

    " Second book in the Valor series. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is sent with an expeditionary force to explore an unknown alien vessel. Again, a likeable character and a dynamic plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 colleen | 1/12/2014

    " read 02.26.06 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Davie | 12/27/2013

    " Military sci-fi. Excellent. Could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laz the Sailor | 12/26/2013

    " I read these a while ago. I like them better than the Honor Harrington series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 12/15/2013

    " I re-read this by accident, but enjoyed it the second time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 11/28/2013

    " I really enjoy this series. It's well written and creative as well as action-packed! Not your typical heroine either... love her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 9/21/2013

    " I am really enjoying this series. Huff tells a good story without getting the reader lost trying to remember who is who. Plus, you gotta love Staff Sargent Torin Kerr - she kicks Marine Corps butt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/16/2013

    " Good read - great cliffhanger at the end; great suspense throughout, good humor and romantic touches as always by her. Again, glad I had the next to keep seeing what would happen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Myles | 5/5/2013

    " So this was awesome. I love Torin Kerr and how no-nonsense and capable she is. It's so freaking refreshing. She's in charge without being bitchy or in-your-face, and the entire thing feels completely realistic despite being set in space with a bunch of aliens. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Omly | 4/8/2013

    " Another light summer read, this book is military space opera in one of my favorite forms. This sort of book isn't deep literature, but it is my literary equivalent of comfort food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snafu77 | 5/23/2012

    " I was expecting something similar to the first book in this series, but it was, I thought, a much more interesting story, part space opera , part military SF, more thinking and less violence (though still plenty of that) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/15/2011

    " This is the second book in the Confederation series. This book is just as good as the first one. SSgt Kerr has the same kick butt action as she did in the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 9/22/2011

    " gotta love that staff sergeant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 6/5/2011

    " Better read than Valor's Choice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/29/2011

    " Both Science fiction fans and anybody who has EVER been in the military will enjoy Tanya Huff's "Valor" books. the language and behavior of her marines is spot on even set in the far future they are recognizable to any veteran and thus not only nostalgic but often side-splitting funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eero | 3/13/2011

    " Good versio of the classical salvage wreck of alien vessel mission. And of course all goes to hell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2011

    " a real adventure as torin heads out to investigate an alien ship - with the corps finest. more fun than good - with a little of orson scott cards hive queen thrown in. good people die and we hope they died for a good cause. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simeonberesford | 12/28/2010

    " The second in the series and not so good. Our heroine is this time asked to lead an exploration of a possibly abandoned spaceship of unknown origin. Her CO appointed for political reasons is an incompetent glory hound. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/2/2010

    " Military sci-fi. Excellent. Could not put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atenea-Nike | 1/30/2010

    " Second book in the Valor series. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is sent with an expeditionary force to explore an unknown alien vessel. Again, a likeable character and a dynamic plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 12/14/2009

    " I really enjoy this series. It's well written and creative as well as action-packed! Not your typical heroine either... love her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/19/2009

    " Both Science fiction fans and anybody who has EVER been in the military will enjoy Tanya Huff's "Valor" books. the language and behavior of her marines is spot on even set in the far future they are recognizable to any veteran and thus not only nostalgic but often side-splitting funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/5/2008

    " This is the second book in the Confederation series. This book is just as good as the first one. SSgt Kerr has the same kick butt action as she did in the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Omly | 10/14/2008

    " Another light summer read, this book is military space opera in one of my favorite forms. This sort of book isn't deep literature, but it is my literary equivalent of comfort food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 8/19/2008

    " Another good military space opera adventure continuing the exploits of Torin Kerr. Very well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 7/28/2008

    " I am really enjoying this series. Huff tells a good story without getting the reader lost trying to remember who is who. Plus, you gotta love Staff Sargent Torin Kerr - she kicks Marine Corps butt! "

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About the Author
Author Tanya Huff

Tanya Huff spent three years in the Canadian Naval Reserve then earned a degree in radio and television arts from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. She is the author of numerous short stories and more than twenty novels, including the bestselling Blood books, the Smoke series, and the Keeper’s Chronicles. She has been the guest of honor at numerous American and Canadian conventions, and her work has been nominated for several awards. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”