A Talent for War : Alex Benedict

  • by Jack McDevitt
  • Narrated by Jack McDevitt, Gregory Abbey
  • Series: Alex Benedict
  • 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.For his own sake, for the sake of history, Alex Benedict must follow the dark track of a legend, into the very heart of the alien galaxy - where he will confront a truth far stranger than any fiction imaginable.BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Jack McDevitt.

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What the Critics Say

"In his ability to absolutely rivet the reader, it seems to me that McDevitt is the logical heir to Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke." (Stephen King)

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An absorbing tale

This is the first of the Alex Bennidict series of books, the only one of the three currently available that is narrated as the main protaginist instead of his associate Chase.

Unfortunatly due to the release order on Audible, i have listened to the books in reverse order, but this has not dimmed my enjoyment of these novels.

Set in a distant but utterly belevable future of a human race spread across the stars with the lessons of 14000 years of recorded history behind them, and yet still vunerable to the same faults that exist today.

This book is placed in a time of political unrest and tension, the story line weaves through worlds filled with belivable charactors, places and events.
It is not a story full of violence and inconsistancies, but the story of a detailed search for a something hidden, which during the finding takes the listener into the worlds of the Confederacy, and in my case left me wanting more.
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- Neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios