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Summary

A world in chaos…

An eager new ally…

A newly acquired ship…

An even greater threat on its way…

Captain Nathan Scott must decide whether to stand and fight to the end, or live to fight another day - even if it means the end of his world.

©2014 Ryk Brown (P)2014 Tantor

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Enjoyed the story, narration could be better

liked the story, good SciFi, jumping straight in too, so it didn't take forever to get up to speed. Final battle was good. Other bits did feel they were made up just for the hell of it.

Narrator felt a bit stiff, lacked feeling and range in voice.

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The Frontiers Saga continues in fine form

If you have enjoyed the story so far you will not be disappointed. Captain Scott and his crew continue their fight against the odds, working towards the inevitable confrontation against the might of the Jung Empire.

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standout in the series

as always from Mr kafer a fabulous narration and and excellent tale from ryk. Best in the series so far!

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A battle against all odds

Would you listen to Born of the Ashes again? Why?

Gripping, cut and thrust action, which keeps you guessing and on the edge - great climax

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  • Douglas E. Noll
  • 05-08-14

Brown is maturing in his writing..best yet

This is Brown's best yet. His characterizations are becoming well-developed with real emotions and real problems. Nathan Scott has matured into someone far wiser than his years, which one would expect considering his past 8 months. The plot continues to interest and occasionally surprise. Can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Frank
  • 18-07-14

Another great addition to the series..

I have every book in the series and would place it in the category as these space series -- The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell, Kris Longknife by Mike Sheperd, and Cassandra Kresnov by Joel Shepperd.

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  • R. Simon
  • 23-07-14

Another Excellent book in the series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Well if your sucked into the series you have no choice but to recommend them.

What other book might you compare Born of the Ashes to and why?

No each book I read is different

Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

None really, but the Author better keep JK he is an excellent voice actor. An audio book can succeed or fail on the voice actor. You change voice actor in this series of books would kill them. Pay whatever price he asks for. And no he is not my brother or cousin.

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

Aurora against all odds.

Any additional comments?

I wish he would write a longer book, Ben Bova seems give more bank for the buck. Plus I would think since this is a series the time between books would be shorter your just continuing with the story line. I would suggest you ask the readers to submit story line ideas. Might help in moving the story along faster. No they don't get paid and No they don't get credit. They get to see their idea on the written page and that should be enough

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  • Chris
  • 24-04-16

Great Story!

While great on its own, Books 10 and 11 go very well together. Be prepared to download both for a great listen and a more complete story.

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  • Jean
  • 24-12-16

Brown is getting better with each book

In the last book, the Arora had the Jung battleship defeated and the Ghatazhak troops had found and rescued his father. Nathan had killed his brother in a stand-off. The Jung were attempting to destroy all the major cities on Earth.

The Jung battle fleet is almost to Earth. The Aurora and Celestia are racing to repair severe battle damage and get the Celesta’s jump drive operational. The messenger with the Data Storage containers has reached Tug (Prince Casimin) and he has set about to obtain ships and crew to set a fleet to help the Arora.

The Ghatazhak troops are fighting insurgent skirmishes on Earth while the spaceships are trying to fix the ships, manufacture parts and find basic raw or salvaged materials for the replicators. The suspense builds as the Jung Fleet keeps getting closer and a massive battle platform is missing. Is it on the way to Earth? Then the battle begins: the Aurora and Celestia against two Jung battleships and their protecting ships and a battle platform coming.

Brown keeps improving with each book. The characters continuing to mature and develop with each book. The story continues to becoming more complicated as there are more people and side stories evolving. We are left with a cliff hanger as the Jung fleet arrives and the battle begins. I am so glad I discovered this series; it is turning out to be one of the better military sci-fi series.

Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the story. Kafer has narrated all the books in the series so far. I think it is critical to have the same narrator for an entire series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-18

Jeffrey Kafer brings Ryk Browns saga to life.

Jeffrey Kafer is one of my favorite narrators. He is able to add depth to Ryk Browns story which is already great on its own. I can't stop listening.

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  • aaron tippetts
  • 01-04-18

A captain, totally absorbed in his whining!

This is a very good if not great sci-fy. The series could have been accomplished, without any degradation of story. In 10 books. It is good enough, that once I started the series, I did not want to stop. I will never start another series written by this author.
It is very costly to read, well placed words, that creat a good story, fun to read. That just go on and on! VERBOSE TO THE MAX.

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  • Michael Zenzer
  • 07-01-18

Is it possible this is the best yet?

Oh my God, such a roller coaster of emotions and excitement until the very end. I normally wait and listen to an hour during my commutes, but I couldn't wait and listened over the weekend at home, and I'll listen again to the last 3 chapters during my commute this week.

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  • Richard Prendergast
  • 27-10-17

Great book

I am really loving this series. You can really follow the development of the characters through the series. This is great military science fiction. I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Richard E. Donohoe
  • 19-07-17

They need seat belts.

A bit of all the honored sci-fi genres. The books have gotten better and better.