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Restoring the empire that had been destroyed 45 years earlier, Emperor Colin finds problems in the genocidal Achuutani and in his children, Sean and Harriet, who have been marooned on a hostile planet. 

©1996 David Weber (P)2020 Recorded Books

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A bit disappointed about missing chapter

I was a bit disappointed as my copy is missing chapter 28. I really like all of David Webers books and a have hard copies as well as recorded versions of them. So it’s a bit disappointing that there is a missing chapter.

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  • Helix321
  • 08-02-2021

Missing chapter 28

This recording is.missing chapter 28 so the story feels choppy. It also a really good chapter to pull some elements together. i have the book so and had to go read it to male it come together. dont bother with this recording until audible gets it complete.

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  • Stephen Cima
  • 18-01-2021

Not the full book

Moronically abridged version, I presume the author has no role in the process. The entire battle of Yorktown was cut out.

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  • Chance
  • 12-02-2021

Abridged?

Someone else mentioned this was an abridged version, so my perception may be skewed by noticing that before reading, but it does seem like a sizeable battle that was lead up to, and then constantly referred to, is just.. missing. It could be that the author left the battle itself out and just let the lead up and references to it fill in the blanks, but that seems like it would be an odd choice. Subsequently, the entire crescendo of that storyline also seems to be either absent or just another odd choice to build up for half the book only to resolve abruptly. Like.. super abruptly. Half a paragraph at most. Like, imagine going through the Lord of the Rings series and right before the final, decide-all battle it just cut to one of the characters sitting at home a year or 2 older and his buddy walked in and says "Glad that stuff all worked out a year or 2 ago! The end." Honestly, I'm probably going to have to pick up the print version just to find out what the deal is.

Oh, and the same narrator from the first 2 books still hasn't figured out how to properly.. I don't know.. read punctuation? Judge tempo?.. something.

All I know is that there is a similar length, waaaay too long pause

every 3-4 words that would typically

convey a new speaker/paragraph/chapter/idea, but it happens

continuously.

This may not be sooo bad, except that

since the pauses are so long and similar, the entire book makes you pay

incredibly close attention to insure the action is properly being followed nearly

word by word rather than any type of natural flow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-2021

not actually unabridged

so... I have this book hard copy. You claim that this is an Unabridged audio book. Yet you have deliberately removed chapter 27. The battle of Yortown. If this is suposed to be unabridged please update the recording to provide that chapter since its obvious that the recording artist did read it. I not thennplease remove the false advertiaing that this is Unabridged.

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  • Kindle Customer Sands
  • 20-12-2020

Amazing

Space opera doesn't do this justice. Dastardly plots, betrayals, traitors and heroes. Thoroughly enjoyable. Dahaks continuum is amazing.

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  • Sean T DeGroot
  • 18-03-2021

Missing Chapter ruined the book.

My favorite chapter in the book was missing from the recording... Really disappointing... Maybe they will fix it?

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  • Kevin Thompson
  • 06-03-2021

Great Adventure and excellent series.

The recording is missing chapter 28 which is important to the story. Need to fix it.

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  • Bronwyn Alison
  • 24-03-2021

Missing chapter 28

This is an awesome book and I was thrilled when it hit Audible. However chapter 28 is missing, this is perhaps the single most important chapter in the entire novel. Without this chapter, the book is not worth listening to. I contacted Audible about this issue in February and they have made no progress in restoring the missing chapter. Do not waste your money or credits until they do.

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  • Benjamin
  • 20-01-2021

Great except...

This book is still a charming story and I am sad it's the last one in the series. There is one wonky aspect, hence the 4 star rating.

The book is overtly a slam against religion. It's sad really. It's not necessary for the plot. It's also dishonest. He writes as if religion's only real motive is it's a vehicle for power. And then fails to acknowledge how government, education, science, technology, and status do the exact same thing.



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  • jgfox
  • 02-04-2021

If you like to be depressed ... this one's for you

I've enjoyed David Weber series and have read almost all his work. I've recently re-listened to the entire Honor Harrington series. Great stories and a great writer!

Dahak 3 was such a downer in story and tone that I couldn't finish it. Yet, I enjoyed the first 2 books.

But there was just one more "episode" in Book 3 that appalled me.

It was almost if the author was thinking "Yes, there was a lot of pain and death in the first two books ... but you haven't felt the real pain and sorrow until NOW!"

David you were correct. I couldn't go on and finish the book after I read that section.

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