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Space Carrier Avalon Audiobook

Space Carrier Avalon

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Avalon was the flagship of the Castle Federation in the last war, now 20 years past. The first of the deep space carriers, no other warship in the fleet holds as many honors or has recorded as many kills. No other warship in the fleet is as old. Accepting the inevitable, the Federation Space Navy has decided to refit her and send her on a tour of the frontier, showing the flag to their allies and enemies as a reminder of her glory - and then decommission her for good.

But Avalon has been a backwater posting for 10 years and has problems a mere refit can't fix. The systems along her planned tour have been seeing pirates for the first time in decades, and there are rumblings of Commonwealth scouting ships all along the border. It may be Avalon's final tour, but it looks to be anything but quiet.

©2015 Glynn Stewart (P)2015 Tantor

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    Darren 15/06/2016
    Darren 15/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Very enjoyable story with good characters"

    Good story easy to listen to some plot twists and characters you want to know more about.
    Well narrated good pace and tone of voice.
    The only problem I have is it feels like it starts half way through a longer story.
    It is possible this series follows a story I've not listened too this doesn't hurt the story or plot in anyway.
    If you like stories like Empire's Corps or Ark Royal by Christopher G. Nuttall you will like this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim K
    11/10/15
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    "Could have been 5 star most might consider it so"

    The story was excellent and engrossing
    The characters fully developed and believable. You would probably recognize them in person

    The science was fascinating and fun
    The scenes were vivid and easy to immerse myself in

    The performance was nothing short of superb! The narrator's delivery and voices were a pleasure to hear. The separation of character voices is impeccable. I think he could bring a dictionary to life!

    So why only 4 stars? The segues giving date ,time, earth standard meridian time /date statement, the call number of the ship, the ships name the location within the ship and often more nearly every time anyone walked through a door was almost unbearable! If I had been reading instead of listening I would have ignored this litany every time!

    I actually began to resent the author after a while for wasting my time and interrupting my train of thought I will listen to other works of his but not if he continues to use the same segue technique.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Sailfish
    Grover Beach, California, United States
    04/01/16
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    "New CAG Curses Legendary Star Carrier"

    The story is about a soon to be decommissioned legendary star carrier and the tumultuous event that occur to her as soon as a new Commander, Air Group (CAG) reports for duty. After a too long (1/3+ of book) backstory buildup to size up the primary characters, the carrier enters into its first battle with pirates. Then, within a few weeks it encounters a couple of battles with an opposing fleet. In every battle, the underdog Avalon and its crew wins each battle using boldness, guile and space age legerdemain. Unfortunately, this battling technique is over-done to a point of lightly touching the farcical.

    The Good: The writing was and narration were both done well.

    The Bad: Too much time is spend on the love relationships between the various characters to the point of being distracting to focus of the novel. Also, the new CAQ ends up going from commander, to XO, to Captain within a timespan of a few weeks. Lastly, there was an overuse of 20th century idioms which gave those sections a cliche-ish feel them.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    South San Francisco, CA, United States
    22/10/15
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    "A good start for a series, but needs improvement"
    Would you recommend Space Carrier Avalon to your friends? Why or why not?

    This is the first time I've listened to a book by Glynn Stewart. I liked the action, the pace, and a few surprises. Having the Date, Time, and location included with every scene change become very tiresome. I was in the military and I understand the purpose. But it took away the enjoyment of the story. The other issue are the sexual encounters. The detail was unnecessary. The story at times sounded a little like soap opera.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a good story, I might listen to another Glynn Stewart book depending on the reviews.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Melvin l Wilcox
    13/06/16
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    "Thumbs Down"
    What did you like best about Space Carrier Avalon? What did you like least?

    I like space operas, if original and well written, this book was neither.


    Has Space Carrier Avalon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just those written by this author.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None, all was just warmed over story lines.


    Do you think Space Carrier Avalon needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I didn't bother to finish this one, and would not listen to another book by this author


    Any additional comments?

    The author goes through great lengths to point out the race of each character, and characterizes anyone of African decent as either, barely meeting regulations, a bully one wasn't good enough there had to be two. A commander with an African name who is easily defeated and made to surrender by a heroic cripple. and in the case of the Terran congress a war mongering senator, obviously black by description, and in the case of the one Native American, (Chief) Walking Stick, is portrayed as blood thirsty Caesar.

    This authors state of mind ensures that I will not waste another credit on his insecurities, and boyish fantasies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas
    Owen Sound, ON, Canada
    27/09/15
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    "I wish it was mroe then just OK"
    Would you try another book from Glynn Stewart and/or Eric Michael Summerer?

    I'd listen to the narrator again. The author's writing style is not appealing to draw me into another of his stories.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Glynn Stewart again?

    The author would have to really improve his writing style. The main issue is that in this book it was written/formatted as if it was prose style script for a movie or TV show rather then an actual novel. Chapters are treated liked Acts in a play with each "Chapter" broken into multiple scenes that are headlined by a location/date/time declaration. This just adds tothe "play" feeling of the book.


    What three words best describe Eric Michael Summerer’s performance?

    uninspired, overeager, energetic


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Space Carrier Avalon?

    I wouldn't have cut a particular scene per se. I would have required the author to smooth out the narration and remove the "scene" header lines (e.g. location/date/time) that break the flow of the narrative and sometimes give information that would have been better palced in the narrative itself.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to like this book. It was a nice change from the info dumps of a Weber novel and it had an interesting premise. The writing style however sucked the life from it for me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Falls City, OR, USA
    25/10/16
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    "Excellent Series for Military Space fans"
    What did you love best about Space Carrier Avalon?

    Author does an excellent job of building his characters, equipment and science. It is believable, and he apparently did his homework regarding the physics involved. Unlike some reviews, the descriptions of characters physical appearance helps to build a picture of what they look like, as well as what is going on when things start getting rough. Very well thought out, original work. I highly recommend it to anyone liking good, well developed storylines and characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Author develops his characters and the social structure of 800 years in the future, and doesn't make it an issue or "preaching". He simply has extrapolated what goes on today to a future society. That is all a good sci fi writer can do, and is right along with Heinlein's work.


    What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Outstanding story teller, all the characters are unique, clear, and his females are feminine, and males are males. There is no confusion as to who is speaking, and what is said.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just enjoyed a well written story that was very well read.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent series, will love to see it continue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joakim
    10/08/16
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    "Blown away"

    Amazingly written by the author and told by the narrator. 10/10if you like science fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PuSHiSLaND
    18/07/16
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    "should be turned into a movie"
    What made the experience of listening to Space Carrier Avalon the most enjoyable?

    good pacing, and EXCELLENT ending!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the original Kag stole the show


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    better than starwars


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to be in the movie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William Pettigrew
    22/06/16
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    "Great Sci Fi!"

    The overall plot was somewhat predictable but, aren't all great stories like that? Very well narrated. The action was well described. This book lays the foundation for many more. I can't wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kylabe easley
    16/05/16
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    "Excellent book for any sci if space junkie"

    I loved this book. From beginning to end, although I felt it finished all too quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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