The New York Times best-selling author puts the Alliance fleet’s enemy in the spotlight as the people of the Syndicate Worlds attempt to rebuild their lives after Admiral John ´´Black Jack” Geary defeated them.... The authority of the Syndicate Worlds’ government is crumbling. Civil war and rebellion are breaking out in many star systems, despite the Syndic government’s brutal attempts to suppress disorder. Midway is one of those star systems, and leaders there must decide whether to remain loyal to the old order or fight for something new. CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndic government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of loyal soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System - assisted by an ally he’s unsure he can trust.... CEO Gwen Iceni was exiled to Midway because she wasn’t ruthless enough in the eyes of her superiors. She’s made them regret their assessment by commandeering some of the warships at Midway and attacking the remaining ships still loyal to the Syndicate empire. Iceni declares independence for the Midway Star System on behalf of the people while staying in charge as ´´President”. But while she controls the mobile fleet, she has no choice but to rely on ´General´ Drakon’s ground forces to keep the peace planet-side.... If their coup is to succeed, Drakon and Iceni must put their differences aside to prevent the population of Midway from rising up in rebellion against them, to defend Midway against the alien threat of the enigma race - and to ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndic rule.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002665/bk_adbl_002665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight delivered ´´excellent tales of space battles and struggles against tyrants and aliens´´. Now the New York Times best-selling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds’ oppression…. Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her - or lose her support. President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanity’s defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she’s determined to fight for the star system’s fate…even if it means joining forces with Drakon - and an officer of the hated Alliance. Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midway’s freedom…and their own lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002666/bk_adbl_002666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The pulsar...an ancient weapon of unimaginable power, one that threatens the Confederation with total destruction. The Union is preparing for the final invasion, one that cannot fail with the great artifact at the head of their fleet. The clock is ticking quickly toward midnight. There is a chance to avoid annihilation, a small one. The Confederation has its own ancient device recovered from the Badlands, a stealth generator. It is not as powerful as the pulsar, but it just may be enough. The generator can hide a single vessel, so Tyler Barron and the crew of Dauntless reunite to take their aging battleship once more into the breach. They will go to the Bottleneck, the system where the Union is preparing the final assault. They must sneak around the vast forces of the Union fleet, into the heart of the massively defended system, and somehow destroy the pulsar. The fleet will be with them, all the might the Confederation can muster, but success hinges almost entirely on Dauntless´ desperate attack. And even if Barron and his people succeed in their mission, they will be trapped behind the enemy fleet, cut off and alone. Dauntless is book six of the Blood on the Stars series. Blood on the Stars will continue with The White Fleet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031783/bk_adbl_031783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second book in the Far Star series follows Blackhawk and the crew of the Wolf´s Claw as they are gradually (and unwillingly) drawn more deeply into Marshal Lucerne´s campaign to form a united power bloc in the Far Stars to resist imperial encroachment. Successfully completing their mission to rescue Marshal Augustin Lucerne´s daughter, Astra, the crew of the Wolf´s Claw are enjoying some well-deserved rest - all, that is, except Blackhawk. The space gun for hire cannot escape Lucerne´s relentless pleas for help against growing imperial control in the Far Stars. While Blackhawk deeply respects his friend, he fears that the power Lucerne offers will lead him back to his old dark ways. His resistance crumbles, however, when Lucerne presents evidence that the imperial governor has been manipulating the conflicts in the Far Stars. Convinced of the deadly danger of imperial domination, Blackhawk and his crew board the Wolf´s Claw once more and set out to gather intelligence on the Empire´s movements - the proof Lucerne needs to unite the fractured and feuding worlds of the Far Stars into a single power bloc capable of resisting imperial aggression. But deep in the sparsely populated territory of the Far Stars, he discovers that the imperial governor´s machinations are far reaching - and threaten the independence of every world this side of the Void. A man seemingly running from himself, Blackhawk is beginning to realize he can no longer remain a prisoner to his own past while the future of the Far Stars is in jeopardy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004833/bk_harp_004833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The battle for the unification and rule of the Far Stars Confederation will be decided in this exhilarating third and final book in the swashbuckling space saga begun with Shadow of Empire and Enemy in the Dark. The Far Stars stands on the edge of a precipice. The forces of Governor Vos have surged forth, conquering worlds and imposing the emperor´s brutal rule over millions. Only one thing stands in the way of total victory: Marshal Augustin Lucerne and his newly created Confederation. Vos has a simple plan: assassinate the marshal and manipulate his generals to fight over his legacy, destroying each other in the process. But another threat lurks: Arkarin Blackhawk. The smuggler and mercenary has been the marshal´s ally, working in the shadows and unraveling Vos´ plans. The governor can only hope the mysterious adventurer continues to resist a formal position in the Confederation. Or he can have Blackhawk assassinated, too. Because with Blackhawk succeeding Lucerne, the black and gold imperial flags will be stained red with blood. For his is a dark and dangerous past, and if he is put at the helm of the Confederation armies, the brutal imperial general he once was may rise once again. The Far Stars are facing the final battle. The Imperials seem unstoppable. But if Blackhawk somehow survives - and can come to grips with the horror deep within him - he just might be able to save the Far Stars from the iron hand of empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004868/bk_harp_004868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A forgotten colony of humans live on a water world circling a tiny, faded star on the edge of the galaxy. The crew of their newest flagship, the Rampart, encounters an alien scout who is being chased by a dangerous foe. The encounter shakes the beliefs held by the people of Lashmere. With the aid of the mysteries of the origin tablet, they discover the true origins of their colony. These may be the last humans in the universe. Can they survive against their ancient enemy? Their only choice is to embrace an unknown past and fight with everything they have. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000366/bk_podm_000366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first installment in the Far Star series, a swashbuckling space saga that introduces the daring pirate Blackhawk and the loyal crew of the Wolf´s Claw, from the author of the best-selling Crimson Worlds saga. Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the ship Wolf´s Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of human society in the Far Stars. A veteran fighter as deadly with a blade as he is with a gun, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Even his cynicism cannot banish the guilt and pain that threaten his sanity. Sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his longtime friend, Marshal Augustin Lucerne, Blackhawk and his crew find themselves drawn into one deadly fight after another. When the Wolf´s Claw is damaged, they are forced to land on a remote planet subsumed by civil war. Pulled unwittingly into the conflict, they uncover disturbing information about secret imperial involvement that could upset the plans of Lucerne. For the marshal is determined to forge a Far Stars Confederation powerful enough to eliminate all imperial influence and threats in the sector. He needs a skilled warrior like Blackhawk on his side, but the mercenary, plagued by dark memories from the past, refuses to join the cause. All too soon, though, he and his crew will have to take a stand. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004849/bk_harp_004849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stars of the hit TV show, We the People, Sam Newman and Val Saunders have been burning up the small screen. Their chemistry is the topic of water cooler conversations everywhere. But their talent and success isn´t all that has people buzzing. Rumors of an off-screen love affair have begun to circulate. The married man and the young ingénue. But they´re just friends. Good friends. Friends that harbor feelings that neither are ready to acknowledge? Perhaps. The lines between fantasy and reality have blurred...a bit...but no lines have been crossed. Not really. So let the rumors fly. Accusations are easy enough to deny, since they´re only friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Otey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055391/bk_acx0_055391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the year 2010, an alien virus nearly wiped out the human race. A thousand years later, mankind has recovered and ventured into space. There has been no sign of the aliens since. Humanity remains confined to the Solar System. All that is about to change. Mazzy Webber is a lowly janitor on a third-rate cargo ship. Deeply in debt, when his captain decides to turn pirate, he leaps at the chance. A modern Robin Hood - minus the part where he gives back to the poor - Webber lays down a few ground rules. No attacking manned ships, and no stealing from anyone who can´t afford it. Within months, he and the crew are out of debt. Their next target will make them rich. But the attack goes all wrong. The target´s cargo could be the death of them - or it could be the key to reaching the stars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027794/bk_acx0_027794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Newly re-edited. The Mylos came for genetic trade, offering a chance for the women of Earth to meet and marry their perfect other halves as well as advances in technology and education for all. Darla Levin isn´t looking for a husband. She is, however, looking for money for college. Falling short of her needs using financial aid, she decides to take a gamble and apply for the Bride Registry Scholarship. It seems simple: You don´t get matched unless you´re a perfect genetic and psychological fit, and for the scholarship, the pool is limited to Mylos currently in orbit. Matches are so rare, she´s never known anyone who has known anyone else who has been matched. After her best friend Angie registers and received her scholarship funds immediately, Darla takes the plunge. Only the unthinkable happens, and she finds she is now the mate to Gundar, the commander of the Bride Fleet itself. Romance with a happily ever after and no cliff-hanger. For mature listeners only! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118251/bk_acx0_118251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.