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The Crucible

The Ember War, Book 8
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: The Ember War, Book 8
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Xaros broke against Earth's defenses, but the war may be lost.

The alien ships of former allies rule Earth's skies, threatening to obliterate cities and turn the planet into a barren wasteland if humanity refuses their demands.

With their backs to the wall, the scattered crew of the Breitenfeld must work together to foil the enemy's plan before time runs out.

The path to freedom leads through The Crucible.

©2016 Richard Fox (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Solid Story

Coming together well. The problems facing the characters don't feel overtly contrived and the voice acting of Luke Daniels seems to have settled down a bit. Mostly solid performance and a story that I am invested in and eager to hear more from.

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Immersed!

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I have listened to this series with great excitement and thoroughly enjoyed them all and can't wait for book 9. If your looking for a good listen, that has excitement, drama and great story telling, then this is for you.

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  • Michael Trujillo
  • 13-02-2017

love it

been drinking these books like a dude stuck in the Sahara that found a gatorade. luke daniels is a great narrator and the story is solid.

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  • ernesto bertadillo
  • 27-02-2017

Damn I love standish

Where does The Crucible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

its good for the series and takes a break from the big boom and gloom to set the story up for the next chapter.

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  • J
  • 20-03-2017

Excellent

The only negative is that the books are r too short. I'm just getting into the story then it's over

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  • Charles
  • 18-03-2017

really loved it!

love all of the series so far. can't wait to listen too the next one!

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  • the walton's
  • 04-02-2017

Outstanding Sci-Fi Saga! Best I've listened to or read in a very long time

This series has been outstanding with each and every book leaving you wanting more. My only knock on the series is the price tag. It would be nice to have a discount for buying the entire series. With that said, it's still worth it and wasn't a roadblock to me purchasing each story. Character development has been outstanding.
If a Hollywood producer is out there and comes across this series, you could have your very own Star Wars-esque movie franchise to build on. I can see the Avatar visuals combined with Star Trek type battle scenes, but with a cast of characters more relatable than either of those two series.
I'm an audible listener as I can listen while I work. I am dying for "Xaro's Reckoning" to hit the download scene. Of course it MUST be recorded by Luke Daniels, so we shall wait in his schedule to free up enough to get this next book done. Is it the last in the series? Any spin off series in the works?

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  • Tracey Meeks
  • 05-03-2017

Once again!

Again I'm not disappointed. It's another great sequel and now I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Markos Karayanakis
  • 25-02-2017

Holy shit - awesome series!

Dude...... just buy this book. The author is kickass. The voice acting is top notch. This series - not just this book - but this series = pure entertainment.

Sucks I have to wait for the next book.

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  • Johnny Kanuk
  • 16-02-2017

Just can't get enough of this series.

Great series, can't wait for book 9. If you ha e some time to sink into this series you won't be disappointed.

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  • Scott Moon
  • 15-02-2017

another excellent book in the Ember War Saga.

I enjoyed the plot twist in the characters. While I did enjoy this each first, I thought The Crucible was even better.

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  • bob smithson
  • 13-02-2017

Enjoyed it from book 1 to now

Awesome book. Awesome series.... Love the character, Elias, been following this series since ab1.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2019

love these books more each time

again still #TeamStandish this guy is a very important comic relief in this book and I love how the earth just keeps on keeping on against all adversity. poor Elias this time I miss her too buddy. Hale dodges so many bullets it's not even funny. the amount of time the shot is just above his head or where he was standing a minute ago...

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  • neil
  • 12-09-2019

good listen

loved it a well written and well performed part of a great series that is hard to put down

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  • iphoneman
  • 28-03-2019

loved it

No spoilers but more twists are on their way! Another great listen, as always! Bit sad, the end of the saga is near but keen to see how it ends after following all the characters from the start.

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  • CJSILV
  • 13-03-2018

love it

can't wait to listen to the last book have loved listing to all of the books

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  • Georgina Farn
  • 25-02-2018

Brilliant

I enjoyed this book as much as the others in the series. Wonderfully crafted plot and great, well developed characters.

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  • Smudger444
  • 31-08-2017

Still not Tiring

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This continues to hold my imagination even at book 8, so I cant wait to get my hands on Book 9. I can see this series making films.

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  • MEJP
  • 18-07-2017

good but felt short

wish it was longer only one book to go. I enjoyed it. now I need to find a new Saga

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  • Reuel
  • 20-03-2017

Excellent audio book

Well made and very exciting! Kept me on the edge of my seat. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Gaz Cripps
  • 08-02-2017

bloody brilliant!!! favorite sci-fi author ever!

Richard Fox is my favourite SciFi writer ever. This series keeps me hooked for more !!! Bloody brilliant. I don't want it to end......