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Star Carrier Audiobook

Star Carrier: Lost Colonies, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Earth builds her first war fleet!

The greatest warships ever constructed in known space rise up one by one, soon dominating our skies. They strike fear into the hearts of every citizen and rebel colonist alike. Captain William Sparhawk, the very man who convinced the secretive Council to build this terrifying fleet, now has doubts about the project. What is their exact mission? How could anyone have built these huge ships so quickly? And, most puzzling of all, what's happening out at the isolated laboratory complex on Phobos, Mars' lopsided moon?

Learn the stunning truth in Star Carrier, the final book of the Lost Colonies Trilogy.

©2016 B. V. Larson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    S. Morris London, UK 15/10/2016
    S. Morris London, UK 15/10/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "A Short Series"

    Star Carrier, the final book in the Lost Colonies series from B V Larson is of the same general standard as the previous two stories in the trilogy. As mentioned before in my reviews of those books, the Lost Colonies series appears to cater for what I consider a younger target audience, lacking the gritty edge of Larsson's other major series like the Star Force and Undying Mercenaries sagas. This is not necessarily a bad thing as I feel it's the mark of a good author when they can alter the style and content of their stories to appeal to a wider audience. Star Carrier is consistent in this regard to the previous books in the series and although lacking the sophistication of his other stories is still a worthwhile read.

    The sense I got was that Larson perhaps ran out of ideas and ended this series at just 3 books. Given it's a lost colonies theme, there would seem to me plenty of scope for more stories but I feel Larson experimented with a "lighter" type of science fiction only to discover the idea had ran out of steam. Larson excels at the darker more visceral and alien aspects and having to tone down these themes may have proved too limiting for him.

    Star Carrier is nonetheless an entertaining read on the whole and Ballerini's narration was excellent and totally consistent with that of the previous two parts to this trilogy. Given the way the book concluded, it does appear to me that Larson has closed the door on any more in this series.

    An entertaining and lightweight series but one worth a read when you wish to tackle something more digestible than some of the much heavier fare out there in the science fiction genre.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    spencerhudson 26/10/2016
    spencerhudson 26/10/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Enjoyable trilogy multiple entwining plots"

    Very enjoyable trilogy with space fairing, multiple human divergent races and the possibilities . Recommended food for thought . Audio performance enhanced the story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 14/12/2016
    Peter 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent finish to a great series"

    Really enjoyed this book, the narrator really brought the characters to life. The story line is good and pacy with enough detail, twists and turns to keep the interest . Well done to all involved

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bigdee 21/11/2016
    bigdee 21/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "the end "

    brilliant finish there's murder,revenge,betrayal,bigbrother,mystery and everything you need in a sci-fi book with a hero

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  • Cerebral Mischief
    Jacksonville, FL USA
    25/11/16
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    "B. V. Delivers yet again!"

    Bottom line: If you enjoy science fiction and space you may really like this trilogy and this book.

    I was thrilled when this was released as when I finished book 2, I was impatient for the story to continue. I went as far as to contact Audible customer service to ask about it's availability. B. V. is among a small group of my very favorite authors and this story from beginning to possible ending is in my opinion very good... The way this book ends, it seems to take the word trilogy seriously, however, there certainly is a place for the story to continue so perhaps we'll see.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    20/10/16
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    "overall solid book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend the series. This has been my least favorite book of the series. The first book was good, the second book was amazing and this book was decent. I really enjoy the space battles, the suspense on the duration of space battles is interesting and B V Larson does a great job with space battles. The space battle in this book just isn't as good as the 1st and 2nd book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The last 3 hours of the book were the best of the whole book.


    What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Of all the space books I've read Edoardo Ballerini is by far my favorite narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Without giving to much of the plot, I was disappointed one of my favorite characters wasn't in most of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Todd Moore
    VA
    19/10/16
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    "excellent series "

    What an excellent series. Never predictable and always keeping you guessing. Read this series! This last book was a little long but the plot twists kept you going. Narrator was skilled and at first I didn't like his voice but it grew on me throughout the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scarlet Stark
    Westros
    18/10/16
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    "StarHawk protector of the realms returns"

    Bold and better then ever,star hawk and the guard are battling back star hawk is bold and better then everyone is at risk and a new dawn is coming or the

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RD
    SEATTLE, WA, US
    17/10/16
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    "Enjoyed the slightly different direction taken"

    I'd probably listen to this series again so yes it's worth it to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David Schultz
    16/10/16
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    "Totally satisfied"

    It is a good adventure with interesting futuristic cultural bio-mechanical thinking. A world within a world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    USA
    21/02/17
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    "voicing"

    The clipped forceful voice used for William Sparhawk almost destroys the story at times only the intriguing storyline kept me goimg

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AGreviewer
    21/02/17
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    "Hacky, lazy sci-fi."

    This is probably the author's worst book to date. I enjoy his "undying mercenaries" series. I gave this series a chance even though I didn't really care for the first book. The second book was also "meh." The third book is just garbage. The dialogue is stilted and awkward. The characters behave in ways that don't make sense. It seems like the author tried to cram in as many sci-fi cliches as he could. The reader's panicky way of reading is annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • christopher
    12/02/17
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    "sad its over"

    fantastic trilogy. I think more SciFi fans should give it a chance. a lot of fun and very interesting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Hanson
    09/02/17
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    "good finale"

    Some of the plot felt really rushed, good solid ending though. Larson usually gives realistic sci Fi but this book had a lot of ridiculous plot advances that might as well be magic. for example earth creates a fleet in less than a year that is far superior to everything else.

    This was still a great book, just a bit as good as the first two in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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