Battle Cruiser : Lost Colonies

  • by B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • Series: Lost Colonies
  • 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her.
A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, Humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet. The lost colonies have survived - but the reunion isn't going to be a happy one. Our descendants are vastly superior in the art of warfare. Worse, there are other beings undreamed of beyond the human frontier: strange, unfathomable...alien.
Battle cruiser Defiant, the first capital ship to darken Earth's skies, is tasked with exploring new passages to the younger planets. Old Earth must reunite with her children...but can humanity survive the inevitable conflicts? Captain William Sparhawk, determined to follow a path of honor and truthfulness, dares to rise to the challenge. Battle Cruiser is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nice story

The author delivers amazing story as expected. The narrator is also good but i prefer when it`s done by Mark Boyett.
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- Dimitar S.

Awful Narration

The story is passable, another BV Larson novel with cutout characters and reasonably predictable plots. It's a little like visiting a well loved roller coaster, all the twists and turns are as you expect but it's still fun to ride.
What makes this a car crash of an audio book is the narration. I dislike giving negative criticism but just now and again one comes across a piece of work that defies logic and explanation. I dare say that Edoardo Ballerini is a talented narrator, but his delivery of this novel was completely ill judged. Almost every character voice was ridiculously melodramatic. The lead character was made to sound like a standoffish, entitled, prig. Any humour was completely missed at every opportunity, and some of the voices were mystifying, they would be saying one thing but the emotional delivery was saying something completely different. I started listening to this on a long car journey with my brother and we had to keep pausing the book as we couldn't believe the awful delivery. The only reason I listened all the way through was to hear if there was a plot twist to justify his delivery. That'll be a refund methinks.
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- GobiD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios