Warstrider: Netlink by William H.  Keith audiobook

Warstrider: Netlink

By Ian Douglas
Read by David Drummond

Tantor Audio 9780380779680

The Warstrider Series: Book 5

11.38 Hours 1
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Over twenty years have passed since the events of Warstrider: Symbionts. Contact with the DalRiss and Naga and their technology has radically altered human society, as has the constant struggle between the Hegemony and the rebel Confederation for control over the dozens of human-inhabited planets. But the Hegemony has a new technology that could suppress any resistance to Earth's rule, and meanwhile, Dev Cameron and the DalRiss have discovered a new threat emerging from deep space that could cause the extinction of all life it encounters.

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Summary

Summary

Over twenty years have passed since the events of Warstrider: Symbionts. Contact with the DalRiss and Naga and their technology has radically altered human society, as has the constant struggle between the Hegemony and the rebel Confederation for control over the dozens of human-inhabited planets. But the Hegemony has a new technology that could suppress any resistance to Earth's rule, and meanwhile, Dev Cameron and the DalRiss have discovered a new threat emerging from deep space that could cause the extinction of all life it encounters.

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Simply put, Drummond is the voice of the Warstrider series. AudioBook Reviewer

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by Paul (AudiobookReviewer) 9/13/2017
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Assuming you’ve read the first four books in the Warstrider series (if not, please start at book 1), and enjoyed them so far, you should definitely continue on.

Twenty years have passed since the rebellion victory, and a reluctant peace agreement between the Imperial government and independent planets. The Imperium has developed a device that may now end all that; eventually crushing the rebellion and its independent allies once and for all. Word of this new technology has leaked, and a small band of rebellion spies must risk causing a war and losing their own lives to keep hope of their independence alive.

Netlink is a departure in many respects from the previous four novels in the Warstrider series. The DalRiss and the Naga have joined peacefully with the independent planets, changing their very culture in the process. Douglas’s imagination shines through here, bringing fresh and interesting ideas about alien interaction with humans. Racism is a dominant theme in this novel, Japanese vs. occidental, human vs. alien, and even alien vs. alien. This is not new in the Warstrider series, just brought to the forefront and with deeper implications.

Two decades have passed in this novel, so you will see many new characters, but also older ones, though more as supporting rolls. The action moves along well and there is plenty of violence to entertain even the most blood thirsty space-war junky. The galaxy has just gotten a lot smaller as a new threat emerges from the core, something so alien, even the DalRiss and Naga cannot comprehend it. Humanity will have to put aside its own petty struggles with itself and its new alien friends to fight an even stranger and dangerous foe.

David Drummond reads Netlink as he did in the previous four, with his clear and enjoyable baritone. Simply put, Drummond is the voice of the Warstrider series.

Assuming you’ve read the first four books in the Warstrider series (if not, please start at book 1), and enjoyed them so far, you should definitely continue on. While Netlink is different, it is clearly part of the whole, and perhaps the most self-contained book of the series to date. You wouldn’t necessarily read it without first reading the others, but it might stand alone if you hadn’t. It, like the preceding books, it wraps up nicely.

Author

Author Bio: William H. Keith

Author Bio: William H.  Keith

Ian Douglas is the author of the Heritage, Legacy, and Inheritance trilogies, three popular military science fiction series. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

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Author Bio: Ian Douglas

Author Bio: Ian Douglas

Ian Douglas, one of the many pseudonyms for writer William H. Keith Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of several popular military science fiction series, including the Heritage trilogy, the Legacy trilogy, the Inheritance trilogy, and the Star Carrier books. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English