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Rebel Fleet

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice.

A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every thousand years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings.

The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them.

The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

One man is chosen to command Earth's single ship in the Rebel Fleet. When the war breaks out, Leo Blake must win it...or die trying.

"Classic B. V. Larson. This book grabs you by the plasma cannon and won't let go. Fast adventure, fast action - and I loved the space-battles!" - S. Arthur

©2016 B. V. Larson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Uninspiring protagonist!

I struggled through out this to find any empathy for the protagonist. Some of the protagonists companions I could.

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Asinine.

Brave attempt by the marrator to make a silk purse out of a sowes ear.

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James McGill rides again

Feels like the hero from the world series has been rebooted again. Similar character behavior and attitude so if you like dust world etc. Then these will work for you.

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Not bad

What made the experience of listening to Rebel Fleet the most enjoyable?

Narrated well.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was a bit predictable.

What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrators voice was crisp and clear, bring the book characters to life.

Any additional comments?

This book is good if you like Sci-fi, but it is not in the league of H.G Well. I listen to it while driving my car long distances, it was entertaining enough to keep me awake.

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Splendid

love the story and the characters. very imaginative and believable world building. True military sci fi.

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  • mr
  • 15-01-2017

Very enjoyable and we'll read. Great story thank

Very enjoyable and we'll read. Great story thank you. Excellent reader looking forward to the next book.

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  • B.
  • 08-02-2017

Formulaic but entertaining

Most of the books that I've read or listened to, by BV Larson, have the same characters reworked and tweaked along with very similar plot lines. This book was no different and some of the content was absolutely ludicrous. That said I really enjoyed it. It's fun and I think it's meant to be fun.

The narrator move things along well and it was quite easy to discern between the different characters voices.

So if you're looking for an action oriented pulpy science-fiction spin... without much need for deep thought, I recommend this book. If you want serious science fiction or something a little deeper in terms of space opera, you might look elsewhere. However , I'm hoping for more in the series.

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  • JohnJSS
  • 13-04-2017

B. V. Larson didn't seem to put as much effort into this one.

If this is your first book from B. V. Larson I recommend you check out a different one. This one was not as intriguing and the story line was simpler.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Kenneth
  • 18-03-2017

Swarm series all over again

Larson is getting in abut by of a rut. He excels at world building but the overall premise is just too similar. Aliens enlisting us to fight their war is the central theme of two other series that I know of that he has written. The book was entertaining but I couldn't shake the feeling I had been here before.
Side note: he has utterly no depth to female characters. They only want to be arm candy for some overly testosterone juiced protagonist. It gets tiresome.

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  • DocJim
  • 19-09-2017

A book in a series that could stand on its own!

Often I read books in a series that just stop. Then you wait for the next book and if you are lucky, you will remember the characters and plot from the previous book. B.V. Larson wrote this book and it would stand on its own -- and still leave room for more. I enjoyed the characters and the world created for the story to move through.

It is a fun book as the main character has to learn how to live in several different environments and with different protocols. Warning: This book is PG-13 or a bit higher and may not be the best for kids. But I am no kid and I loved the book. I believe I will buy the next one in the series.

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  • Alex Furman
  • 09-11-2018

Amateur hour

This book reads like it was written by a 17 year old. Now, to be sure, I wasn't expecting high literature here, but this is significantly weaker than what I'm used to in mindless sci-fi. Poor writing, naive plotline, no character development to speak of. I'm done with this author.

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  • Christopher
  • 19-10-2018

Incompetence

I enjoyed B. V Larson's undying mercenaries series because the military incompetence is actually kind of funny, but this series was almost as bad. The only thing that made it somewhat believable was that the MC is an officer.... If you are looking for a more serious sci find I would not recommend this series

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  • Jack
  • 13-08-2018

Unbelievable story

I only got half way thought this book and had to stop. The story and actions of all the races and people were just not believable. I really like Larson but this was a dud of a story.

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  • Eric
  • 30-01-2018

How did this book get so many stars

I don't even know where to begin. The main character seems to have military experience as a Navy Fighter Jock, ok cool but why? He does not act like an officer, and then later goes on and on about his vast military experience (it sounds like he was a junior Officer, so not a lot of experience). The story would work just as well and possibly better if he was just some average Joe that they picked up off the street. Everyone else is an idiot compared to him and apparently he is a sex machine (who does not discriminate with species). Over all I want to like this book (Hell if I know why) but as soon as I am able to put aside my issues with the story, they just seem to repeat themselves. Very disappointing.

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  • Squished Quail
  • 08-03-2017

Hey BV LARSON!

Get a new idea. Save your money. Get starforce series or this. but same plot.

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  • Jack Brown
  • 05-01-2017

Undying Mercenaries

I loved BV's first series, it was wonderful. when he released the undying mercenaries series, that quickly became one of my all time favorites. this new series is excellent and is very similar to undying. it seems like a mix between star force and undying.

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  • England fan 1
  • 24-12-2016

Just good spoiler free review

I was sceptical when I got this, I didn't think it was possible for B V to pull off another good space based book.

I was wrong, I don't know how but I loved every minute of it.

Mark's performance is stellar again, I'm so impressed with his craft.

More please. No holidays or family time just keep writing until you die.

Thanks so much again.


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  • hyp3rion_69
  • 19-01-2017

Another B.V. Larson masterpiece

I Love the way Larson writes and Mark Boyett is also one of the best Narrators.

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  • Keen F
  • 16-09-2017

Shark jumping? Shark jumping.

Whilst the voice performance was good, the story just goes above and beyond credible belief. It's practically a Mary Sue storyline, with a completely one dimensional protagonist and supporting characters. He's practically batman - his batutility belt being replaced instead with a "sim".

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  • Rich
  • 27-04-2017

Passable

What did you like best about Rebel Fleet? What did you like least?

The setting, the story was touch silly.

What could B. V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A stronger story, that didn't insult the intelligence. A military couldn't operate successfully that way. I suppose it has shades of a Spartan style of organisation and philosophy, but that didn't work out for them, so how would an advanced extra-terrestrial military machine manage using a similar system?

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Space battles.

Do you think Rebel Fleet needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. Story too weak.

Any additional comments?

The style of the writing made me think it had been written by a teenager.

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  • Michael
  • 24-12-2016

Unique

I always enjoy a B.V. Larson audiobook but Rebel Fleet stands out from the rest. Gripping with pace and filled with unique concepts.

Loved it.

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  • Trevor Ambler
  • 01-09-2017

don't waste your money - rubish

been a member for years. worst book I have bought. Badly written and very badly read.

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  • Poppey
  • 03-07-2017

Goodish Start

Something a little different. A story of aliens visiting earth to implant symbionts into humans so that they can be kidnapped to fight in an alien war.

On the whole, not a bad yarn and the narration, as usual, was good. However, I am not sure the sexual encounters thing is going to add anything to the storyline.

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  • Mark Roper
  • 25-06-2017

awesome

awesome listen, didnt disappoint at all I was dubeous to give a new writer a try but this was great.

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  • David H.
  • 17-05-2017

far fetched, ridiculous, fun.

lots of action, a pretty good listen, apart from the English accent, otherwise well narrated.

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  • Mr P J Thornton
  • 25-03-2017

Loved it

Simply kept me enthralled, one I just couldn't stop listening to, finished in two days, highly recommended for all those Sc-Fi fanatics out there.

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