Safehold
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  • 1
    Off Armageddon Reef: Safehold Series, Book 1 | David Weber

    Off Armageddon Reef: Safehold Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (89)

    When Earth herself lay under siege by an enemy humankind could not defeat, mankind undertook one last throw of the dice: Operation Ark. Earth's final colonizing expedition was meant to build a new civilization, on a planet so distant even the Gbaba might never find it, and without the high-tech infrastructure whose emissions might betray its location.

    Amusing Yarn

    Enjoyable, but predictable, with the result - ie clever android with serious tech manipulates a pre-reformation civilization.- never seriously in dou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 February 2015 by Mary K. ()
  • 2
    By Schism Rent Asunder: Safehold Series, Book 2 | David Weber

    By Schism Rent Asunder: Safehold Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with a multitude of small technological improvements - better sailing vessels, better guns, better devices of all sorts - Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and broke them.

    really, really wonderful

    Its been years, decades, since I read such a good series as David Webers Safehold Saga. This, the second book in the series has been fantastic from be..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 August 2008 by carey pridgeon ()
  • 3
    By Heresies Distressed: Safehold Series, Book 3 | David Weber

    By Heresies Distressed: Safehold Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    Now the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom.

    Engrossing once I acclimatized to the new narrator

    Three books in you know what you are getting but the new narrator takes some getting used to!
    Jason Culp largely does an excellent job but some..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 May 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 4
    A Mighty Fortress: Safehold Series, Book 4 | David Weber

    A Mighty Fortress: Safehold Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (62)

    Young Cayleb Ahrmahk has accomplished things few people could even dream of. Not yet even thirty years old, he’s won the most crushing naval victories in human history. He’s smashed a hostile alliance of no less than five princedoms and won the hand of the beautiful young Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm. Cayleb and Sharleyan have created the Charisian Empire, the greatest naval power in the history of Safehold, and they’ve turned Charis into a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom.

    Great story, miss the old narrator

    A fine addition to the series, and finally getting used to the new narrators style, but miss the old ones range

    Reviewed on 10 July 2017 by Shaun ()
  • 5
    How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5 | David Weber

    How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

    Amazballz!

    An amazing addition to the series, with twists, turns and nail biting events! Narrator has a very poor range though, so that was sad

    Reviewed on 14 July 2017 by Shaun ()
  • 6
    Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold, Book 6 | David Weber

    Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos.

    Great Book, awful narration

    As the previous reviewer states, if you've got this far with the series, you'll know what to expect, but sadly, the narration is dreadful. Overly dram..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 October 2012 by Ariana (Norfolk, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Like a Mighty Army: Safehold, Book 7 | David Weber

    Like a Mighty Army: Safehold, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new - no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud - a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth. Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybvernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost.

    Just amazing!!!

    Am absolutely fantastic addition to the series, loved every second of it, a must read as always!

    Reviewed on 28 July 2017 by Shaun ()
  • 8
    Hell's Foundations Quiver | David Weber

    Hell's Foundations Quiver

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Centuries ago, the human race fought its first great war against an alien race - and lost. A tiny population of human beings fled to distant Safehold. Centuries later, their descendants have forgotten their history; for them, life has been an eternal Middle Ages, ruled by the Church of God Awaiting, whose secret purpose is to prevent the reemergence of industrial civilization. But not all of Safehold's founders were onboard with this plan. Those dissidents left behind their own secret legacies.

    Mind numbing boredom

    I was looking forward to this next instalment in the safe hold series. I don't mind the details where the storyline justifies it, but this reads like ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 October 2015 by DAVE KELLY ()
  • 9
    At the Sign of Triumph: Safehold, Book 9 | David Weber

    At the Sign of Triumph: Safehold, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    The Church of God Awaiting's triumph over Charis was inevitable. Despite its prosperity, the Charis was a single, small island realm. It boasted less than 2 percent of the total population of Safehold. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels.

    What a conclusion!

    This was an incredible Finale to an incredible series! Well written, well performed and just a joy to read or listen to!

    Can't wait to see ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 October 2017 by Shaun ()