Summary

Duty, honor, loyalty. What meaning did those words still hold in the midst of a stalemated interstellar war where the difference between the enemy and one's own leadership was sometimes paper thin? Unfairly relegated to punishment duty far from the battle lines and still pursued by her past, Siobhan Dunmoore was ordered to sail her ship deep into pirate-infested space on a quest to restore the Navy's reputation after she failed to stop an attack that destroyed a civilian freighter.
There, she hoped to find clues that might absolve the crew of the Stingray from blame, but instead she was sucked into a vortex of intrigue and treachery that threatened not only all of their lives but the future of the embattled Commonwealth. In the midst of competing schemes for supremacy, fending off marauders, mercenaries, and spies, Dunmoore had to find a way to get her people home safe and beyond the reach of powerful cabals that had burrowed their way deep into the heart of the Admiralty. If her ship was to survive, she had to find the path of duty, no matter the personal cost, even if the price she had to pay was her own existence.
©2015 Eric Thomson (P)2017 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By Shane L. Rolf on 02-11-17

No Honor Harrington

Just so so. The author has definitely fallen in love with certain adjectives. "Sardonic" or some derivative thereof was used to distraction. I like the mystery aspects of the stories thus far, but Captain Dunmore does not seem to be a well defined character, particularly in this story. At one minute a paragon of military honor, the next being seduced into an obvious coup plot (by an Admiral who is the love child of Col. Kurtz and a pandering used car salesman) and then abandoning her "dearest oaths."
A brilliant commander with an "agile mind" in one instance and a thick idiot the next. There seems to be little consistency to Dunmore other than her ability to blush (in response to virtually every emotion)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Steven Gale on 04-08-17

Spectacular Adventure!!

Where does The Path of Duty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great space adventure. Got into the story and couldn't stop listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Path of Duty?

The reveal of the spy.

Which character – as performed by Eric Michael Summerer – was your favorite?

Boomer

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end conversation with the lead and the admiral.

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