Summary

Fifty years after Steve Stuart and his friends captured an alien starship, the Solar Union is a thriving interstellar power while Earth is increasingly backward and falling into barbarism. For two youngsters from Earth, the Solar Union offers the only chance they will ever have to make something of their lives.
But humanity's involvement in Galactic affairs has not gone unnoticed. The enigmatic masters of the universe have put together a fleet to crush the upstart humans before they can threaten the precarious balance of power. Pushed to the limits, the Solar Union must fight to defend its freedom - and the existence of the human race.
©2014 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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1 out of 5 stars
By jade on 28-03-18

Waste of a credit

After many hours of waiting for the action to start, fast forward to the last 2 hours, listen for about 1 hr then turn off. Boring and pointless 7hrs with no relation to the overall story.
Very disappointing story and a lot of political VIEWS

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5 out of 5 stars
By jacqueline on 09-08-16

Better than book 1

What made the experience of listening to Hard Lessons the most enjoyable?

Story line and pace.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rather than one character, it was the mix of similar yet separate characters.

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator is excellent although I struggled a bit with the occasional either ‘Americanisms or strange pronunciations'.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

astra semper fi.

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4 out of 5 stars
By E. Atkinson on 23-08-16

Now we have Space Opera!

Second book is better than the first. We get much more personable characters that learn and grow as they go through the world. Also we finally get Space Battles with Space Marines that last for more than a paragraph. the Author has achieved Space Opera.

I also enjoyed the nods to various other authors in the genre. Maple syrup as a worthless commodity is funny (nod to Ringo), Engage! I am looking forward to the next book.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By tekone on 14-08-16

I thought this series had the potential to be his best

And I believe that is still the case. This is a great series and I cannot wait for the next book!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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