We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Fear God and Dread Naught Audiobook

Fear God and Dread Naught: Ark Royal, Book 8

Regular Price:£20.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

On her last cruise, HMS Vanguard - the most powerful battleship in the Royal Navy - barely survived her encounter with a deadly new enemy. Now, with her commanding officer accused of everything from mutiny to dereliction of duty and her crew under a cloud, the Royal Navy doesn't quite know what to do with her.

But there's still a war on. And Vanguard must return to the front lines.

Assigned to a task force heading to assist humanity's alien allies, Vanguard and her crew find themselves caught in a deadly alien trap. Can they survive to turn the tables on their enigmatic foe? Or will their next encounter with the new enemies be their last?

©2016 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (88 )
5 star
 (63)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.6 (83 )
5 star
 (56)
4 star
 (20)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (83 )
5 star
 (65)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    darron j lea 02/11/2016
    darron j lea 02/11/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great"

    once again another great book from the ark royal series can't wait for the next

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andrew Cairns Edinburgh 21/10/2016
    Andrew Cairns Edinburgh 21/10/2016 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely amazing set of books, never fails to have me gripped. Can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark 14/10/2016
    Mark 14/10/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better than last"

    Good story, better than last book, but you need both
    Maybe it's 4 stars but can't remember last book review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Krzysztof 02/10/2016
    Krzysztof 02/10/2016 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    89
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The story continues and..."

    It's very good. The author has constructed great plot that leaves reader with a desire for more. I did enjoy this series from book one and I think I will fore many (I hope) books to come. Fine constructed not only main plot but also the social and political background. There is one downside - old problem I guess... It's cognitive distortion : presenting us as diverse and independent individuals (we are different within the grup) and them (aliens) as acting like they were all the same. Although it's justified with the new aliens (since they are "enigma" to us), I hope it will be evolving into more "mature" (as they are not alike) aliens. As many will point out that this is problem of 99% of the space operas I will say only this that I hope it will be more of that 1% rather than this 99% and I am sure it's well within this author capabilities. And as a big plus he is trying to do so! I hope we will see mixed alien/human crew as that will help with this matter - just the thoughts... ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Amazon Customer
    Naperville, IL USA
    24/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Spading up the same turf over, and over, and over"

    I've never been in the military, but I have to wonder, does EVERY officer spend EVERY waking moment, and weigh EVERY decision in terms of how it will affect his or her career; and ponder EVERY situation in the context of their public school or academy experience like the officers in this (and the previous book in the series) seem to? It becomes tiresome after a while.

    The storyline is interestingly enough, but the repetition makes it unlikely I'm going to sign up for any more books in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • AGreviewer
    06/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Grimly"

    He needs an editor. He used the word "grimly" several hundred times throughout the book. It was distracting. Still a good book in this series, but the author's nutty right wing politics eke out now and then. Still Nuttall's only good series. Hope he sticks to writing these more often.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Luella
    Lawndale, CA United States
    30/09/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hunhh?"

    I've enjoyed the first Ark Royal books and was looking forward to this new scion. I've listened over and over to parts I just couldn't follow and I still don't get it. Foxes? Cows? And the non-appearing Tadpoles?

    This felt like listening to somebodies disjointed, weird dream that even the dreamer couldn't figure out. Thumbs waaaay down for its story. I gave it an extra overall star because the narrator was great if he'd had anything to work with.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • K. Davey
    12/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Outstanding "

    As usual its outstanding, you just want to get through it quickly, so you can start it all over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael G Kurilla
    ROCKVILLE, MD, United States
    11/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Once more into the breach..."

    Fear God and Dread Naught, Christopher G Nuttall's 2nd installment of Vanguard, the 3rd trilogy in the Ark Royal universe, delivers the goods in terms of intrigue, space battles, and personnel predicaments. After narrowingly avoiding a court martial over her successful mutiny in the first installment, the captain take her ship and crew back into battle against the new alien menace which is some sort of biological dynamic duo. At the same time, middi Fitzwilliam has her hands full with new crewman and ends up ground-side with the marines for the duration after a tactical career error.

    The sci-fi elements are in line with earlier installments. There is a bit more focus on the two new alien races with some additional biological features, but mostly speculation on origins, functions, and culture. Geopolitical stereotypes dominate the international flavor of the space armada. While the the captain seems secure in her leadership position, we get a glimpse of the concern within the senior military leadership with a bit of a "spook" streak in the First Space Lord. Middi Fitzwilliam is left with a choice on her future military career that may offer a new angle for what should be the last Vanguard.

    The narration is rendered in line with past performances and is simply outstanding with an excellence range of voices, including the aliens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BDKP
    08/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Chris Nuttall Does It Again"

    As with this entire series, this is an excellent production with another great story in this series. Chris Nuttall is a master of the space opera.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trip Williams
    Upstate, SC, United States
    05/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nuttall does it AGAIN!"

    Christopher G. Nuttall CONSISTENTLY brings fantastic works of Science Fiction to his fans! Ark Royal Lives on!

    It's cool seeing stories like this played out from a British point of view... Usually it's "we Americans" that feature in Science Fiction, while other cultures are nonexistent, or "Enemies".... Nuttal routinely brings characters from other "Earth Countries", and even "Whole Countries" into his stories, without belittling them.. Nuttal often has "The Americans" as British Allies during battles, with a tip of his hat to 'American Technological ingenuity/inventions', and his characters even note that they are using the technology that they are SURE "The American's" wouldn't like others to know about, but "The American's" don't complain when the characters use/expose those technologies to defeat a foe when needed.

    I am always left with the feeling that Nuttal, himself, admires his 'American Cousins' at least as strongly as Americans admire our British Cousins... It seems that even though America and Britain have our minor differences from time to time (as does every family), we know, without doubt, that we can depend on each other to always watch each others backs!

    I DO wish that Nuttal would add more of his personal Commentary on world politics to the ends of more of his books, as he did in "The Barbarian Bride". I ALWAYS like listening to someone who KNOWS what they are talking about, and that can make uncanny logical deductions about future events "In Reality, affecting us Right Now"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tekone
    New York, NY USA
    05/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another awesome book!"

    I truly enjoy this series, Mr Nuttall is quickly becoming one of my favorite Military Sci Fi writers!

    I like the addition of more ground combat action, I would like to see more dynamic and interactions between US and UK forces and even the other powers.

    I'd like to hear more about the other great powers military units, compare the British ships to American, French and Chinese.

    I know it's hard for Mr Lister to do other accents but I would like to see more Americans, Chinese and French.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victor
    04/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great series"

    The narrator is one of the best. The series is fantastic and entertaining keep going

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.