Captain Jackson Wolfe never thought he'd see the end of the Phage War in his lifetime. The enemy was too powerful, too numerous, and utterly determined to exterminate humanity.
But the appearance of a new ally in the fight has changed all of that. For the first time since the original incursion, Wolfe thinks that maybe there's a chance to stop their implacable enemy before they have the chance to wipe out any more human planets. That opportunity comes at great cost, however, and even as he makes plans for their first offensive move on the Phage, Jackson is all too aware that most of them will not survive.
©2015 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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I love it when a series sticks true to from throughout and this one does just that. It’s a great fun series which evokes the original Star Trek ethos but set in amongst a major conflict rather than an exploratory situation. Maverick captain, enigmatic aliens, an implacable enemy and lots of “all ahead full” action all set among the stars. Possibly in truth this concluding part is probably a little lighter on the action than the previous two but it brings this long story to a conclusion in fine style and with plenty of cliff-hanging tension.
The fine narration makes the story rattle along at a pleasing pace and the whole thing is wrapped up neatly at the end with possibly a slightly more subtle end game than might be expected.
As I’ve said in the reviews of the previous two this is not heavy duty sci-fi this is a good old-fashioned story of humanity attempting to survive against evil alien hordes albeit with some rather unpredictable allies “helping” out here and there.
If that’s your kind of thing then this series delivers in fine style.
I thought the whole trilogy throughout was excellent. The last book 3 (this one) really brought the a solid and exciting conclusion for the story. I felt that the intricate sub plot/stories really paid off to bring this all alive.
The narrative was read and performed superbly and I felt the characters were represented just right.
My only slight critique would be the character of Admiral Markem as I was not sure if he was intentionally a controlling political Admiral or he secretly backed Capt. Wolf. Although without spoiling it the end does give you a different picture about that.
I would definitely recommend book3 as well as the whole trilogy.
What a great book 3 really gripping. Love the way the narrator spoke the different parts he made the story even more exciting. Highly recommended
Loved the character of the rule-breaking Jackson Wolf and the other lead players in this fast-paced men against aliens tale. The narrative has no flat spots and is pertly matched by the narrator.
More like this please.
Thoroughly entertaining. One of the best sci-fi series I've listened to. The story is excellent with twists and turns that keep you gripped from one chapter to the next. Excellently read too.
I loved it! I loved the entire series! Mark Boyett could narrate an instruction manual for my Ikea furniture and would gladly listen. The story is engaging and the characters are easy to relate to. I haven't listened to many of Joshua Dalzelle's books but I will definitely start now.
"Awesome end to the trilogy"
Excellent trilogy. I thought the pacing was good and the performance was excellent as always.
"Satisfying end to the series "
Apart from the repetitive use of a couple of words such as 'terrifying' and 'shocking', the story was well written and the characters sufficiently developed. What made the book for me, were the well executed twists and pleasantly surprising solutions. Im looking forward to reading more from this author and Mark Boyett's narration was a good fit for this space opera adventure.
good reading, good story. I really enjoyed the story the characters and the trilogy. ready for more.
"Loved the series"
Had listened to several of the Heppner and Larson series and liked them. Saw that Mark Boyett narrated this series so I thought I'd give it a try, listened to the series straight through and enjoyed every minute.
"good story but possibly anticlimactic"
It's been a great trilogy and this is a clean, gratifying, possibly simplistic ending to a nuanced multilayered story. My only gripe is that this was maybe a little bit anti-climactic after such a thorough and well thought out build up. Overall great book and excellent performance by the narrator.
"Great conclusion to the series"
I absolutely love Mark Boyett! The voices and personalities are fun and interesting. I have listened to several series narrated by Mark Boyett and they are always great.
Yes, the story combined with the enthusiasm and passion of the narrator was excellent. Interactions and conversations between humans and aliens was both engaging and believable...
I really enjoyed this series by Joshua Dalzelle...I also recommend the Omega Force series.
If you want to hear Mark Boyett at his finest...listen to the Undying Mercenary series by B.V. Larson. Outstanding and fun!
"Narrator must be commended"
I listen to a ton of books (I have an hour and a half commute), and I have some narrators that I love and others that I can't stand. This narrator is cream of the crop. His diction is so precise, and he does great voices. Along with George Guidal and Stephan Rudnicki, he is one of my favorites.
The book was a very thrilling ride. The trilogy could have gone without much of the second book, and could have been better as a two-parter. If you weren't entirely happy with the second, the third is worth reading.
"Well Done ! For the entire series"
This is the final book of a trilogy. And I find it to be a satisfying ending. I am not an erudite reviewer, my criteria is simple: I either like a book or series or I don't. This book and series I liked a lot. Mark Boyett's voice is very clear and easy to listen to, and differentiates between different characters without being overdone.
Joshua Dalzelle's writing was enough to keep bringing me back through all the books. I can see his characters and follow who is who. I found his plot lines easy to follow and they were believable. The best complement I have for books is that when I am done I feel satisfied and not like I wasted my time. I give that complement to all three books in this series.
"Long Live the "WOLFE""
Great story! Trilogy is a must for Sci-Fi fans! Rich characters and nuanced plot.
Love Mark Boyett's performance.
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