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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,778 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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Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father’s only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining the family business. For Ky, it’s no contest: even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can’t hold a candle to shipping out as an officer aboard an interstellar cruiser. It’s adventure, not commerce, that stirs her soul. And despite her family’s misgivings, there can be no doubt that a Vatta in the service will prove a valuable asset. But with a single error in judgment, it all comes crumbling down.

Expelled from the Academy in disgrace—and returning home to her humiliated family, a storm of high-profile media coverage, and the gaping void of her own future—Ky is ready to face the inevitable onslaught of anger, disappointment, even pity. But soon after opportunity’s door slams shut, Ky finds herself with a ticket to ride—and a shot at redemption—as captain of a Vatta Transport ship.

It’s a simple assignment: escorting one of the Vatta fleet’s oldest ships on its final voyage to the scrapyard. But keeping it simple has never been Ky’s style. And even though her father has provided a crew of seasoned veterans to babysit the fledgling captain on her maiden milk run, they can’t stop Ky from turning the routine mission into a risky venture–in the name of turning a profit for Vatta Transport, of course.

By snapping up a lucrative delivery contract defaulted on by a rival company, and using part of the proceeds to upgrade her condemned vehicle, Ky aims to prove she’s got more going for her than just her family’s famous name. But business will soon have to take a backseat to bravery, when Ky’s change of plans sails her and the crew straight into the middle of a colonial war. For all her commercial savvy, it’s her military training and born-soldier’s instincts that Ky will need to call on in the face of deadly combat, dangerous mercenaries, and violent mutiny.

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  • “The human interest, well-wrought story, humor, and rich world-building will more than satisfy.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katherine | 1/20/2014

    " I'm in two minds about this story. I was compelled to read it, I read this instead of doing other things... like sleep. It's obviously the beginning of more, and now I have to get the rest to find out what happens next. But. It seemed a little too convenient. I won't go into details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eugene | 1/4/2014

    " This is a fairly straightforward space opera. It's a bit dry, and the only character that is fleshed out at all is the main character, Ky Vatta. Moon did a great job with making Ky feel real and she is a cool character. As for everybody else, I honestly forgot most of the nearly faceless nobodies in her crew. However, I think that's the point. It feels like this book was just to define Ky as a character, and that the real meaty stories are later in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Iordanis Aslanidis | 12/31/2013

    " Endless conversations and excessive analysis of the female hero's thoughts spoil this interesting space opera. The first half of the book unfolds like a youthful reading and it is mostly boring. Afterwards some action happens and Moon's analysis aptitude wonderfully blends the twists of the plot to a satisfactory finale. I will probably continue reading the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Juliana | 12/31/2013

    " Not bad, and the interplanetary trade stuff may bore some folks, but it's a novel change from the usual military stuff (which I suspect we'll be getting back to in the sequels). Character development could use some work, and the hints about there being something ZOMG special! about the character got irritating, especially since they were never resolved. Good space opera is hard to find, but this ain't bad, and I may pick up the sequel to see where things go. "

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