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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (22 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: May 2009 ISBN: 9781400179893
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Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr was a Confederation Marine's marine. She'd survived more deadly encounters-and kept more of her officers and enlistees alive-than anyone in the Corps, and she was determined to keep that record intact. But since her last mission, she'd been sidelined into endless briefings and debriefings with no end in sight. So, of course, she'd jumped at the chance to go to Crucible-the Marine Corps training planet-as a temporary aide to Major Svensson. The major had been reduced to little more than a brain and a spinal cord in his last combat, and he and his doctor were anxious to field-test his newly regrown body. It should have been an easy twenty-day run. After all, Crucible was only set up to simulate battle situations so that recruits could be trained safely. But they were barely on-planet when someone started blasting the training scenarios to smithereens. Suddenly, Kerr found herself not only responsible for the major and his doctor but caught in a desperate fight to keep a platoon of Marine recruits alive until someone could discover what was happening on Crucible. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The intriguing and well-designed aliens and intricate plotting keep the reader guessing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 2/7/2014

    " This third volume in Huff's military adventures of Torin Kerr follows up on the situations set up in the previous two volumes quite satisfactorily. It somehow seemed much closer in tone and pacing to a good mystery novel than to traditional military science fiction, which was quite refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luci | 1/15/2014

    " Fun, doesn't-take-itself-too-seriously science fiction though a bit too predictable for my taste. An enjoyable and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/14/2014

    " torin is sent back to the training grounds, but not everything is as it seems on crucible. a mystery with a twist. still PG-13. "

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

    " A military SF book with a kick ass female hero! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 12/26/2013

    " I love tanya huff and I love this series. what more is there to say. this is a re read for me, i think this might be the 10th time. Strong female character who just keeps on keeping on. If at first you don't succeed try try again. And I will always keep retrying her books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 10/21/2013

    " Love Love LOVE Tanya Huff's Military Sci Fi. This is a Heroine I'd want to go to war with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.D. Sarge | 10/5/2013

    " I love this series. I love Torin Kerr, and how she proves over and over that "by the book" means "know what you're doing." Leadership and teamwork, resourcefulness and loyalty and honor--that's how she wins, and I love watching her do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sher | 8/2/2013

    " Gunny's really do know everything - how important belief can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laz the Sailor | 5/25/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 7/20/2012

    " A bit drawn out but still good... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/19/2011

    " So far my favorite novel in the Valor series to date. These books continue to get better and better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SixBeforeLunch | 10/15/2011

    " Great book. I love that the alien species Huff created are getting some depth, as is Torin Kerr. It's also nice that the story is being expanded beyond just Torin to include Craig Ryder and others. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Schneider | 8/25/2011

    " Same as first two CONFEDERATION novels: good military scifi but SLOPPY as far as typographical stuff. Yikes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zafia | 5/30/2011

    " I enjoyed it quite a bit. Can't wait to read the next book. "

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

    " Typical space-opera type, combat sci-fi. Nothing particularly special, but well-written with interesting characters.

    I read her vampire stuff in junior high and high school, and I think this has a slightly different feel (although my memories of over ten years ago are pretty vague). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Torin Kerr in a deadly crucible "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.D. | 12/28/2010

    " I love this series. I love Torin Kerr, and how she proves over and over that "by the book" means "know what you're doing." Leadership and teamwork, resourcefulness and loyalty and honor--that's how she wins, and I love watching her do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/21/2010

    " Third in the military science fiction series featuring Torin Kerr, recently promoted to Gunnery Sergeant, who accompanies a group of Marine recruits on a training mission to a distant planet. Another fast-paced adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 11/12/2010

    " Love Love LOVE Tanya Huff's Military Sci Fi. This is a Heroine I'd want to go to war with. "

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

    " Military sci-fi. Riveting, could not put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 11/18/2009

    " I adore this series: light military science fiction with heart, humor, and a wonderfully strong, multi-faceted heroine. I love the way the author has further developed some of the non-Human races introduced in previous novels. Great fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luci | 8/15/2009

    " Fun, doesn't-take-itself-too-seriously science fiction though a bit too predictable for my taste. An enjoyable and easy read. "

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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.”