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Cold Welcome Audiobook

Cold Welcome: Vatta's Peace, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence.

Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet - a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group's survival but her entire home planet.

©2017 Elizabeth Moon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Mr. G.L. Lock 30/06/2017
    Mr. G.L. Lock 30/06/2017
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    "Too long for what happens"

    Well written, well performed but a poor story. It might have made a short story but this was way too long.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa 01/05/2017
    Vanessa 01/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "God, I've missed these books!"

    Elizabeth Moon is one of my favourite authors and I was most definitely not disappointed with this one. The story was very good and I badly want to see that under ground base and work out what or who built it! Just like the rest of the series there was plenty of action without overdoing the techno talk, good characters and more then enough left unexplained for another couple of books. Hope we don't have to wait to long for the next one. 😁

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Paul
    Register, GA, United States
    23/05/17
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    "Moon great as usual​, add Pressley and WOW !"

    Fantastic to see The Vatta series continuing with Vatta's Peace. Character development through the series continues with this work and the Admiral's years of experience is portrayed in the story very well. The addition of Brittany Pressley as narrator was a masterful stroke. After this book, in my mind, she has become the voice of Kylara Vatta.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Tullier
    17/05/17
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    "Weak revival"

    I loved the original Vatta's War series, though there were a few discrepancies throughout the books and Ms. Moon went a little overboard with people's issues with Kylara's love life and it's impact on politics and her ability to perform her job. The new Vatta's Peace seems to be taking this ridiculousness to a whole new level. As a former member of the military I found the way the people who were stranded with her, especially a member of her own staff, behaved in their situation to be completely ludicrous. I know Ms. Moon is an outstanding author after having also read her Paksenarrion series so I am really hoping she will reign in some of the more silly plot devices as she continues the series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • M. Mars
    Statesota
    08/06/17
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    "Not What I Expected, but Not Bad"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Welcome the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the narrator's performance, and there were multiple story lines that all came together fairly well in the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I guess I liked the main character, Kylarra, the most. She was competent and able to keep a cool head through all the terrible things going on around her, and I identified with her wanting to get away from her old life by the end of the book.


    What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

    The characters all had distinct voices that I was able to tell apart, even though I forgot their names I could at least tell when different people were speaking.


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

    I couldn't listen to a fourteen hour book in one sitting even if I did want to, I'd explode.


    Any additional comments?

    I was honestly expecting more wilderness survival. Spoiler alert, but they seemed to pretty easily find shelter that had exactly everything they needed to survive. Still, I enjoyed the story and most of the characters. The Love Interest Guy whose name I can't remember was a bit dull. I didn't really care about the corporate espionage element, because like I said, I thought the story would have more elements of people having to survive in the wild on a strange planet, but overall it didn't really detract from the rest of the story. What really interested me was where all the prehistoric animals on that "uninhabited" continent came from. I mean, cloning probably, but why? I'd be open to reading/listening to the rest of the series when it releases.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Malcolm L. Rogers Jr.
    Nashville, Tennessee USA
    05/08/17
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    "Lovd it!"

    I can't wait to get the next book in the series. I am a big fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • joe
    boulder, co
    10/07/17
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    "Amazing! Picking right up from Vattas War"

    I almost didn't get this because of the reviews. So many folks complaining about th reader. But I didn't have one issue with her.

    What a great story, action, adventure and sci-fi. Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    10/07/17
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    "very disappointed with storyline"

    I am very dissapointed in the logic of the storyline. Ending poorly written and rushed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    Leitchfield, KY, United States
    16/05/17
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    "Great story in spite of performance"

    This story was as great as it was unexpected. That being said. Brittany Pressley's performance was unemotional and flat, nearly qualifying as monotone. I miss Cynthia Holloway's infectious voice and the myriad voices accents and inflections she employed to make sure you knew who was talking even without being told.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph A. Zamarripa
    Phoenix, Az USA
    14/06/17
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    "Continuing story"

    I really like the continuing story of the Vattas. I throughly enjoyed reading and listening to the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Quartz Hill, CA, United States
    29/05/17
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    "Classic Vatta and Moon"

    Love the book- it went by too quickly! My favorite characters were back (though admittedly some too briefly.... I'm hoping for some later books). New narration was really good (yes yes... "comment-dent" but really you'll get over it!). So excited that this series continues!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cameron
    highfields, Australia
    03/05/17
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    "awseome awesome awesome is all i can say "

    Goid to have one of my favorite authors back. the narration is well done and the characters come to life.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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