When the Colony on Hayden's world went black, a team was sent to investigate. It was supposed to be a training mission: skip in, find out the Casimir Transmitter had gone dead, report back and wait for resupply from the Fleet.
By the time the only surviving member of the team made landfall, it was spectacularly clear that this wasn't a training mission. Now Sgt. Sorilla Aida has a job to do. She has to gather the local survivors, recon the enemy, train a militia, and take the war right to the enemy's doorstep. Just what she trained for. De Opresso Liber.
©2011 Evan C. Currie (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By CameronRoss on 19-11-17

Couldn’t finish this audiobook

The performance for this book is decent. The reader did their best with the material, and I had no trouble telling characters apart. Unlike one reviewer, I found the British accents fine.

The weakness is the book. It starts briskly, but I found it very hard going as it progressed. This was the first time I have not managed to finish an Audible book.

There is no depth to characters. Angry, scared, pressured - who knows? Characters smirk - they do that a lot - and occasionally grimace, but that’s about it for indications of emotion.

Spaceships hold 10g acceleration with functioning crews for long periods with no explanation of why this is possible. People are repeatedly close to tactical nuclear explosions with no real harm as long as they run fast enough. A lengthy sequence of combat has little or no drama, because you know by that time that the character will be fine, and will effortlessly overcome conveniently useless aliens.

Reviews indicate that a lot of people enjoyed this book. If you want a story that clips along briskly, has decent set piece scenes and good narration, you might like it. If you are bothered about plausibility, or likely to be distracted by repeated overuse of the same words - like smirk, smirks, smirked and smirking - then probably best to look elsewhere.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Krzysztof on 09-07-16

So good!

Very good pice of Sci-fi, with nice plot and some great ideas! (I don't know if idea about ship production is original or not - for me it's great!). Although i give this series a 5 star first book is 4 to be honest, but each next book is getting better and better... If you've readed some of Evan Currie books you will not regret reading this and if you didn't (why?! ;) ) start from this one or Oddysey One. To be honest there are some minor downsides of this book but those are so minor that not take away any pleasure form reading it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Desmond on 27-10-15

Not the best, but better than many on audible

One thing I have come to realize is that audible is full of many so so Sci-fi books that somehow have received decent enough ratings to full even the most relaxed tastes.
I am no critic, nor am I a purist, but what I do appreciate is the truthfulness of an honest review, and I have to say, after you listen to some books on here with 4.5 and 5 star ratings from readers, you may begin to wander if your standards are too high, or maybe theirs are too low.
This is not one of those books. It’s not Hugo award winning and it’s clear that the author isn’t writing with that in mind. Its good military/paramilitary sci-fi with enough intrigue to keep your interest, but not enough to make you run out and get the next book in the series. This is more of an “in-between” series that you read in between waiting for something you are really eager to come out.

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3 out of 5 stars
By JSW on 01-08-15

Choppy Story

Maybe it's just me, but this was ho-hum. I normally enjoy these space operas, but this one seemed disjointed. I found myself wondering if I had missed something in every chapter. All the scifi-plot discovery comes at the end and doesn't make sense.

Potentially good, but drastically underdeveloped characters.

The end leaves everything hanging, ostensibly to drive you to the next book in the series. However, I am left happy to be finished and without a desire to move forward.

I loved Currie's Odyssey One series. This one didn't do it for me.

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