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The Messenger and his people continue their long fight against the Golden, but the war has just begun.

When they discover reports of a missing colony ship, their search will uncover a crime so terrible that the battle lines will be drawn in blood. Following clues across the stars, Dash will bring the forces of his new navy to a cause that will only end in one of two ways: total victory or complete destruction.

There’s only room for one winner in this ever-expanding galaxy, and Dash aims for it to be him.

©2020 Variant Publications (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • IrishGator
  • 01-10-2020

Good Story + Great Performance, Far Too Short!

I love the Messenger Series, but $25 for just over 6 hours of content per installment is highway robbery.

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  • Craig
  • 26-07-2021

1 Credit = 6 hours

I love this sort of space warfare scifi. Simple, easy to get into. Character development is thin but it is there. What is glaringly obnoxious is the strategy of milking revenue by breaking it up into 6 hour chunks per credit.
Perhaps this is the only way the authors have found to make it worthwhile for their effort, but it is out of alignment with other better written titles in this genre with more well known narrators.

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  • John Sestak
  • 25-03-2021

Keeps On Being Great

Book 5 of The Messenger series. Again I will say that this series is a great read/listen for any science fiction fan. The plot, storyline, characters, character development, interactions, enemies - it just keeps getting better and better - and it doesn't add things in a chaotic manner. The entire series does a great job of staying organized, being believable, and at some point answering any concerns or questions you might have. After Book 4, I had concerns about power cores and the seeming lack of priority they now had - yeah, you might need to read the series before getting this. BUT at the end of this book they are once again becoming a priority - which makes sense. I just need to be patient. LOL

Read/listen to the series - you can do much worse, and I have. I also want to do a shout out to the narrator, Jeffrey Kafer. He does a great job with the narration. Very well paced, change of voice for each character - to the degree that you know who is speaking the first sentence is out of his mouth!! He is a great voice talent!!!

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  • Jack
  • 12-03-2021

its great

again I'm really liking the series but I'd love it if 2 were in one since they are so short.

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  • adam
  • 12-03-2021

yeah about this

I like that story is good and it draws you in even though they are short.

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  • Tim McCoy
  • 10-03-2021

The best of the series so far.

The story has steadily unfolded, but with this one things step up a pace as the crew goes on attack mode. The motivation for vengeance is believable and I found myself rooting for Dash and the team.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-2021

absolutely fantastic!

I'm in love with this story! I can't wait to start the next one and work on finishing the series!

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  • Vanessa
  • 11-11-2020

Great

Loved it and the narrator was a very good story teller and I felt like I was part of the story.

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  • D. L. Warren
  • 07-11-2020

I am so hooked on this//what an incredible author.

I am going to read or listen to every one. then imma go back and read it all again.
I read 5 Novels a month at least.
this story is really really so good I put all my other books down and I'm reading/ listening to this whole series first. it's so good I just can't stop.
signed....not easily impressed but you've done it!!.
Duane W.

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  • Eric
  • 22-09-2020

fantastic

Another great romp through the galaxy with Dash and co. I really enjoyed this one, maybe even more than the others. Keep up the good work!

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