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Call to Arms Audiobook

Call to Arms: Blood on the Stars, Book 2

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War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come. The enemy is strong, their fleets larger and more powerful than intelligence reports had predicted. They have broken through the forward defenses, sent the Confederation's proud fleets into an ignominious retreat.

Captain Tyler Barron and the crew of the battleship Dauntless are light-years from the front lines, at Archellia, waiting for their damaged battleship to be repaired. Their ship is only just operational, but there is no time. The Confederation forces need every reinforcement they can get, and Barron and his survivors board their vessel...and rush to the battle lines.

When they get there, they encounter nothing but fleeing ships and shattered fleets. The Confederation is losing the war, falling back steadily, yielding system after system to the invaders. The Union fleets continue inexorably forward, seemingly immune to the supply constraints that have bogged down past invasions. Dauntless finds herself trapped, cut off from the rest of the fleet along with another Confed battleship and a trio of small escort vessels...deep behind the rapidly moving front lines.

Barron must make a choice. Pull back, try to find a way to get around the enemy, and rejoin the fleet. Or press on, strike deep behind the enemy advance, an almost suicidal thrust toward the Union's main logistical supply base...and the one way Tyler Barron can think of to buy the fleet the time it needs to regroup. To survive.

©2016 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Scott 23/07/2017
    Scott 23/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "sprechen ze franzurzich?"

    great story and well performed. the French accent should probably be lost to the ages, we don't need to speak about that. lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Poppey 29/06/2017
    Poppey 29/06/2017
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    "Another good One"

    Having inadvertently listened to this book before Book 1, I felt a little lost when I first started and, in some respects, the story was spoilt for me. That said, when I did get into it, it was every bit as good as Book 1 with lots of action and nail biting.

    I am so glad they switched narrator to Mark Boyett as I felt he brought more feeling to the voices, especially Tyler Barron.

    I look forward to the next instalment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Brenton
    29/05/17
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    "A very fun ride"

    The story was an excellent ride from start to finish. The commander lacks a bit of common sense in some sections of the story, sections obviously meant to let his subordinates shine, but only one such section is blaringly obvious. Performance of the narrator was very good. Can't wait for the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tekone
    New York, NY USA
    29/05/17
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    "Military SciFi at its best!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a classic military scifi book, it checks all the boxes for a great series and awesome story.


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

    Jeffrey Kafer is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators, I am starting to buy audiobooks because he is listed as the narrator. Ever since Ryk Brown's series I look forward to anything Mr Kafer narrates, especially 'The Empires Corps'.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • JP
    Albuquerque, NM USA
    01/08/17
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    "Could use a better narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    While the characters have more depth than some other space-opera books I have read, there is not much variety in the characterization.


    What didn’t you like about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

    Macho male characters are almost indistinguishable from his narration voice. Non-macho male characters pretty much all sound like the same young man. Female characters sound the same as the non-macho male characters. The only time you can tell much of a difference between characters, is when he decides to give them a bit of an accent.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as the first book in the series, but still good enough to finish it. If Jeffrey Kafer is going to be the narrator though, I will likely skip the audio books for the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Fleming
    20/07/17
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    "What a difference a narrator can make."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I struggled listening to the first book. I believe it was due to the narrator. Jeffrey Kafer has done a much better job!!! I can wait to listen to the third book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyler Barron- Great hero


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of Jeffrey's work is excellent. You take it for granted until you hear one of his peers who has not done a good job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    15/06/17
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    "Great book! "

    Enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John Hutton
    14/06/17
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    "Good Military Sci-Fi."

    Good narration and engaging story. The story scope with multiple points of view was very well done. The location headings for each chapter where very helpful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Haakon Ramsland Hol
    10/06/17
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    "oh that explenation again?"

    i finished it. permormance is good,. but story is boring and many times the author seem to think. we have short term memory problems. and give us the same expkenation that was given a couple of chapters ago. not jay allans finest.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mark T
    Portland, OR
    31/05/17
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    "Mediocre Sci-Fi - Awful narration"
    What didn’t you like about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

    The only way I could listen to this book was by increasing the speed to 1.25. It at least partially hid Jay Allan's reading style of letting EVERY sentence end in exactly the same "put you to sleep" tone.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    MId-West, United States
    09/06/17
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    "We Listeners are to Blame"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The writing is good and the narration is very good, but the truth is that there is nothing to see here; we've heard it all before; fill in the blank, cut&paste plot. But it's the listeners fault.. Why should a writer into the commercial market keep churning out the same product if the consumer keeps buying it and giving it a 4 or 5 star rating. I could have very well given this book a 4 or 5 star rating because it's at least as good as the other dozen analogs that I already heard. But, it that good enough?


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • james
    09/06/17
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    "hate when they change narrators."

    another good book in the series. only complaint is the changing of narrator. I did like the new one after I got into the book, but still a pet peeve of mine when they switch.

    lot of action started to see some political schemes show in the story line.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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