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The Longest Day

Ark Royal, Book 10
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Series: Ark Royal, Book 10
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

A stand-alone novel set in the Ark Royal Universe!

The first major alien offensive against Earth has been blunted, winning humanity time to deploy new weapons and prepare new tactics as Earth's space navies prepare to take the offensive. But the enigmatic aliens have plans of their own - a full-scale attack on Earth that will either win the war in a single stroke or lose it.

The stakes have never been so high. The fate of humanity itself is in the balance. And, as battle rages across the solar system, as humanity finds its back pushed firmly against the wall, millions of people - military and civilian - struggle for survival, knowing that victory will come with a very high price....

And defeat will be the end of everything humanity holds dear.

©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Great story

Great story, Chistopher makes a picture of the future in my mind. Would recommend the whole series

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not so happy

I have very much enjoyed the previous books unfortunately not so for this one I found it more disjointed I know it was meant to bring a lot of the backstory to light but I just found a great deal of it quite boring.

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Ark Royal Series of books..... Captivating!

Great story running alongside the incredible Ark Royal series, can't wait for the next listen, truly captivating!

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repetitive

The series is getting boring. It is repetitive and boring fill in chapters. Quite disappointing

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great book 😀 👍

great book love the story I like that it told the over side of things. I highly recommend listening to this book series 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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a nice side story.

the only good thing about this story was filling in all those plot holes from the first ark royal story as well as telling the story from all points of view including the aliens.
a great addition to the series.

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Filled in some of the gaps from books 1 x 2.<br />

Struggling to recall what was occurring aboard Ark Royal all those books ago at the time this was going on on earth.
However many gaps were filled in, the fate of Molly for instance was a good story.

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This is more Ark Royal 2.5 than 10

I have enjoyed listening to this book. That being said none of the story is needed or adds anything much to the ark royal story as a whole.

The book covers the 24 hour period during which the Tadpoles invade the solar system and manage to bombard earth in the crossfire. It ties up some loose ends that didn't really need tying. It give a bit more insight into how Mr Nuttall invisioned the Tadpoles mentality as being which was interesting.

The book then jumps a little forward to ark royals return from it's 'Nelson Touch' deployment into enemy space and the political leaders arguing about the future war plans that we know about from book 3, the Trafalgar gambit.

All in all, good book, but not adding much to the story as a whole.

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Good background to the chain

Whilst the Ark Royal series have been, on the whole, a good story arc. This background filler doesn’t really add much other than a bit of clarification.

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WOW SPOILER ALERT..<br />Read after The Nelson Touch...

The Russian ship threw me but I soon clicked to the day in question. GOOD.

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  • 25-10-17

not chronological book 10

more like 2.5, story goes back to the bombing of earth by the tadpoles and the stories of some of the people caught in the attack

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  • Michelle
  • 01-12-17

this one is a miss!

good background on the character Molly however the overall story didn't connect enough dots disappointed

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  • Dane
  • 19-07-18

yes it was the longest day and book

I absolutely love the ark Royal story, but Christ I do not like the side characters whom in my opinion, take up way too much of the story. unfortunately this continues on in the following books, where politics and less interesting side characters are the barbone of the storyline. please go back to the thrilling days off the first ark royal books, and not this political semi sci-fi.

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  • Gregory L. Simon
  • 07-05-18

Molly....hmmm

The "Molly" sequences were overdone. It seemed as though you were trying to write for the sake of sensationalizing. This type of writing only serves to make your book what we used to refer to as a "dime" novel. I did not like this book in the collection.

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  • Kayson
  • 06-11-17

Great job telling the story

I just wish this book would have came earlier in the series. Filled in a lot of unanswered questions. Tells the good and bad of people when in bad situations. Also a lot of the side details that you might have been wondering about.

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  • AGreviewer
  • 18-11-17

Meh book in otherwise decent series.

If you delete mentions of:

Gritting teeth
Shit hitting the fan
Society breaking down
Unnecessarily nude women

Then this book would be about half its length.

I enjoy the “ark royal” series though I don’t enjoy his other stuff. His nutty libertarianism is too rampant in the rest of his work. I hope he’s not going to ruin this series with more mediocre books like this.

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  • Matthew E. Stokey
  • 29-11-17

skip this one,

bad and not part of the main story arc. seems like a needless cash grab by the author.

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  • Kevin L Salaba
  • 31-08-19

skip

couldn't enjoy this book. I'm listening at 2.55x speed and it's not fast enough. this book is just bad.

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  • Ignacio
  • 01-05-19

must end this war!

Story of what happened to Molly is just deserved, now its to late to help her children,who are saved and tajen in by 1st Space Lord Firtzgerald

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  • Daniel H. Willard
  • 17-03-19

Should have been book three or four not eleven

Very boring book about CAGS wife. Going back in time. Out of place in series