Ark Royal
Books in series8
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  • 1
    Ark Royal | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Ark Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (428)
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    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    A reasanbly good yarn, not very well read
    Reviewed on 27 July 2014 by George (United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Nelson Touch: Ark Royal, Book 2 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    The Nelson Touch: Ark Royal, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
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    Ark Royal - the Royal Navy's outdated space carrier - has won a smashing victory against the enigmatic aliens, capturing one of their starships and returning to Earth. Now, Admiral Theodore Smith and his crew are assigned to command a fleet charged with making a deep-penetration raid into alien territory, a fleet made up of carriers from four different nations. But with a crewman who isn't what he seems, untested pilots and international friction - and a new and dangerous alien plan - can Ted and his crew survive their mission?

    Grew on me over time

    Books 1 & 2: At first I found it difficult listening to this type of story in a British accent (I grew up on American movies!!).
    The Audio directi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 September 2014 by Kari (Zafra, Spain)
  • 3
    The Trafalgar Gambit: Ark Royal, Book 3 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    The Trafalgar Gambit: Ark Royal, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (265)
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    Humanity is losing the war. The once-mighty space navies have been crippled, officers and crew have been stretched to the limit and Earth herself has come under heavy attack. The end cannot be long delayed. For Admiral Smith and the crew of HMS Ark Royal, the stakes have never been so high. The one hope is to make contact with alien factions that might oppose the war. But, as Ark Royal sets off on a desperate diplomatic mission, it rapidly becomes clear that there are both human and alien factions that wish to fight the war to the bitter end...

    A very good series of books

    I have enjoyed these books. The characters and the Aliens have been engaging and we'll thought out. I look forward to more books in this series.

    Reviewed on 23 February 2016 by Barry Deri ()
  • 4
    Warspite: Ark Royal, Book 4 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Warspite: Ark Royal, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
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    The First Interstellar War is over, but the Royal Navy still has plenty of work to do. As Earth struggles to recover from the bombardment, Captain John Naiser is placed in command of HMS Warspite--an experimental heavy cruiser--and ordered to escort a squadron of colony ships to a star system of immense strategic importance. But as the crew struggle to survive hundreds of light years from Earth, they find themselves dealing with the legacy of the war.

    A little different!

    Trying to review this book (hopefully) without spoilers is difficult. For anyone who has finished the previous four then you know how the story was le..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 April 2015 by S. Griffiths (middle of nowhere, scotland)
  • 5
    A Savage War of Peace: Ark Royal, Book 5 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    A Savage War of Peace: Ark Royal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
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    On her maiden voyage, HMS Warspite discovered Vesy, a world populated by primitive aliens, aliens whose culture had already been twisted and warped by human refugees from the First Interstellar War. Now, Captain John Naiser and his crew spearhead a diplomat mission to the alien homeworld, hoping to ease them into the galactic mainstream.

    disappointing

    I have listened to the previous books in this series and this one was sadly disappointing. just a political story. no real action as such. a shame.

    Reviewed on 28 November 2016 by Angus B. ()
  • 6
    A Small Colonial War: Ark Royal, Book 6 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    A Small Colonial War: Ark Royal, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
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    A new war has broken out...Indian ships have invaded three British-held systems, and Indian troops have occupied British colonies, forcing Britain to choose between war and shame. The Royal Navy, battered by the fires of the First Interstellar War and desperately trying to recover from the terrifying casualties, must launch a counterattack and recover the colonies. For HMS Warspite - and a task force of British warships - the stakes have never been so high.

    Another ripping yarn

    An enjoyable romp through space. Regular Dan Dare material for those who remember the Eagle comic.

    Reviewed on 15 December 2015 by P. Sleet ()
  • 7
    Vanguard: Ark Royal, Book 7 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Vanguard: Ark Royal, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
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    HMS Vanguard is the most powerful battleship ever to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, but she is not a happy ship. Her commanding officer is eccentric, rarely seen on the bridge; her former XO has deserted his post; and her first middy is resentful because he hasn't been promoted as he deserves.... But when a first contact mission goes badly wrong, HMS Vanguard and her crew are plunged into an interstellar war against a new and deadly alien threat.

    Brilliant!!! best of the entire series so far

    best work so far by the Nuttall and the performer,for the Ark Royal series.

    couldn't stop listening!!!!

    Reviewed on 23 September 2016 by Daniel Cairns (Germany)
  • 8
    Fear God and Dread Naught: Ark Royal, Book 8 | Christopher G. Nuttall

    Fear God and Dread Naught: Ark Royal, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    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.

    great

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

    Reviewed on 02 November 2016 by darron j lea ()