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Shadow Captain

Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Returning to the universe of Revenger, award-winning author Alastair Reynolds delivers another thrilling tale set among the stars.

Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship. They took on pirates, faced down monsters and survived massacres...and now they're in charge. 

Captaining a fearsome ship of their own, adventures are theirs for the taking - and there's hoards to loot and treasures to find in the darkest reaches of space. But the rules are also more relaxed out on the fringes, as they're about to discover....

©2019 Alastair Reynolds (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"A swashbuckling thriller - Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly - that nevertheless combines the author's trademark hard SF with effective, coming-of-age characterisation." (The Guardian)

"A blindingly clever imagining of our solar system in the far flung future." (The Sun)

"A rollicking adventure yarn with action, abduction, fights, properly scary hazards, very grisly torture and even ghosts of a sort." (Daily Telegraph)

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  • Sokratesagogo
  • 15-02-2019

Excellent!

Another excellent book from Mr Reynolds and a great follow up to Revenger.

Tip-top narration by Ms Corbett, who leaves me in no doubt that she is a pirate in real life hehe!

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  • Scholastica
  • 29-01-2019

Cor blimey guv!

Forking shirtballs! I'm biased, I know, being such a fanboy but darn it this is objectively a thoroughly Pukka tale.

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  • Dr Ward
  • 25-01-2019

Almost excellent

Great world and characters but needs serious editing. A labour in places that is tricky to get through.

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  • RMB
  • 19-01-2019

A very middling book in the series

Whilst the first book was an interesting start this was a little dull in comparison. The odd pirate language combined with the science fiction setting which in the first book was unusual just becomes irritating over a the length of two books and there really seemed little overall redundant. Definitely okay rather than good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-2019

Brilliant

David Weber has Hornblower in space, Alistair Reynolds gives us Pirates of the Caribbean...minus Johnny Depp.

Great believable drama set in a far distant future society. Sailing vessels traverse the system in a believable manner, and the series developes some interesting turns.

I hate pre-order.

Can I pre-order again, please.