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Fleet Academy, Moon Wreck 4

The Slaver Wars, Book 3
Narrated by: Liam Owen
Series: The Slaver Wars, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)
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Summary

The starship New Horizon is Earth's first attempt at an FTL capable spaceship. But others don't want the mission to succeed. The mission goes suddenly and horribly wrong with the possibility of inadvertently leading the Hocklyns to Earth decades in advance of their estimated arrival time. Can the cadets on the New Horizon stop the deadly plot before it's too late?

The Federation survivors on Ceres have built a new warship. It's the most powerful ship they have ever built. Its mission is simple. Return to the old Federation worlds, search for survivors, and find out how far the Hocklyn Slave Empire has spread. The whole key to their mission is secrecy, but the disastrous events on the New Horizon may jeopardize everything.

©2014 Raymond L. Weil (P)2014 Raymond L. Weil

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Thrilling action suspense

Forget Coan Doyle John Buchan Louis Stevenson this writer surpasses them in a modern take of suspence and action to rival books that I enjoyed fifty years back and until reading this author felt the
Enter of action books had even lost Look forward to more from the author

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Badly edited interesting story

"Eyes opened wide", "sparks came out of the consol", "blue white vortex" etc are repetitive phrases that rapidly grate and give a childish feel to the writing. In general the people are poorly described and don't feel real. When there is no action this weak character description makes the story boring (not helped by flat narration).
These clear faults are compensated by a good story and strong long term narrative. So I do keep buying the next (rather short) "book" in the series.

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like it

another great addition to the series , a little slower than the first but still good

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  • john
  • 18-04-15

Enjoyed the the take this took in this verse.

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Well after reading the second book that was very face paced (which i personally prefer) this book goes back in time as we just start to get out into the universe. i enjoyed it, it was a bit slow for me, but i stuck with it and I'm now on to the next book in the series.

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  • DCVoyuer
  • 27-03-19

If I hear extremely one more time I will scream

The plot line is good and the narration is good BUT the authors vocabulary is at best high school level. He uses the world extremely so many time I think he does not know what it really means. There are several other words that he uses repeatedly. I think someone should tell the author that there is such a thing as a thesaurus. Additionally this story is essentially a composit of several other space civilization stories. Such as battle star Galactica. I have listened to two of the books and that is it for me.

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  • RJ
  • 12-04-17

Time to get out of Dodge!

The saga continues after the Federation took a sound beating from the Hocklyns and the AI Masters. What survivors remained gathered together, resupplied and headed for Earth. It wasn’t that easy as Hocklyn war ships surrounded the home planet and had landed their version of Marines to root out and destroy all survivors. Once reaching Earth’s system our refugees, whom I’ll continue to refer to as the Federation, numbering some thirty thousand settled on and within large asteroids to remain hidden. Earth was not prepared for what the Federation had to offer, and wouldn’t be for roughly one hundred years. During this time the Federation secretly helped Earth increase their knowledge and expand their technology so that by the end of that period the Federation could reveal themselves. Once that was done the real work began. Among the many goals were: increase the population, educate and train the population, raise the overall technology level, build defenses, weapons, weapons platforms, and space ships; many, many space ships. Prepare for the Hocklyns to eventually discover Earth!

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  • Alan
  • 07-02-16

Like the series but, a little like a tooth ache.

Would you listen to Moon Wreck: Fleet Academy again? Why?

No. The story was good but, it was not exceptional.

Would you be willing to try another book from Raymond L. Weil? Why or why not?

Yes. My issue is not with the author but, the reader. The pernouncation of some words are grating, they take me out of the story. For example, the star Tau Ceti should be pernounced with a soft "C", not a hard "CC" as the reader does in the audible rendition. It is kind of like touching a sore tooth with your toung. I am surprised that Audible let this foopa slip bye... Not up to their usual high standard. I hope the other books in this series don't have this kind of short coming.

Would you be willing to try another one of Liam Owen’s performances?

See note above. I hope he does better.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, too long for 1 sitting.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

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