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Capital Fleet

The Complete Ixan Legacy Series Box Set
Written by: Scott Bartlett
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Ixan Legacy, Book 1-3
Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
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The complete military space opera series from best-selling author Scott Bartlett.

Last time, the aliens smashed the galaxy. Humanity held on by the fingernails. 

In the decades since, we’ve put worlds back together. We’ve licked our wounds. But Captain Husher warned us they would return. 

We didn’t want to believe him. We couldn’t afford to believe him. 

Doesn’t matter. The enemy has returned, with weapons beyond anything we’ve dreamed of. 

Now, it falls to Husher and his troubled crew to save us. 

There's just one problem. First, he must save us from himself. 

Bundle contains: 

  1. Capital Starship 
  2. Pride of the Fleet 
  3. Dogs of War

Sci-fi with a bold streak. Download this complete series today.  

©2019 Scott Bartlett (P)2019 Scott Bartlett

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Kids fiction with regressive politics folded in

I love Mark Boyett, and typically I can put up with some rather trash writing as long as its read by his wonderful voice and given so much life by his performance. That said, for the first time I'm refunding a book he read. This is... hardly even a story. It is a poorly paced and thin plot spread over a steaming pile of trump era right wing politics. The main plot (ten chapters in, I can't make it any further) seems to be that the human crew are great people, but the evil elitists want them to take a class in how to not be bigotted dicks to aliens. They object, regressive chest pounding ensues. Do yourself a favor and pick up some other trashy scifi military romp, something from BV larson will have much better action, world building, and at least enough story over top of the right wing political views to read as a novel, not a fictionalized bit of propaganda. Even when I find myself agreeing with the preachy POV characters, their actions are so clearly driven by the desire to tell a story with modern real world parallels that it can't be taken seriously. Scott Barlett has a passable use of English and a decent ability to write characters and dialog, the world building pangs of something that could be interesting, but for every good bit of fiction, you have bullshit excuses and hand waving, always in service of surface level political views.

Come on Mark Boyett, your better than this shit.

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  • Michael
  • 2019-04-10

Great military sci-fi

I've been listening to Scott's books while working as soon as I can get my ears on them. After Mech Wars and The Ixan Prophacy series I was looking forward to this set reaching Audible and Scott Bartlett and his narrator, Mark Boyet, continue to NOT disappoint. For any fans of Military Sci-fi this is a must listen.

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  • Andrew Garrison
  • 2019-04-12

Good series

Good series with exceptional world building and character development. Interested in listening to the associated series that take place before this one.

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  • Ben V.
  • 2019-04-11

Like Double-Mint Gum, Get Twice the Pleasure!

I remember reading this trilogy when it first came out. I suffered through waiting for Mr. Bartlett to write the next. With each story, the suffering got worse.

I bought this because I've listened to Mark Boyett perform before and boy oh boy is he good. I take umbrage at the industry calling the performers 'Narrators'; their voice fully changes with each character and just like the movie's or TV they act out the part with all the emotion you would imagine the character to have if the writer does a good job. It's just like listening to good music.

Let me tell you, this is one of Mr. Bartletts greatest books, it sets a storyline in motion that is continued in the next series he wrote called 'The Ixan Prophecies'.

This story is very complex, weaving around emotions, Hard and fast fighting [it's amazing to read or listen to Captain Husher dish out commands during battle like a machine gun], The Politics gone wild, The death and destruction, the intrigue and did I say Battle, oh my word the battle, fantastic.

All this is going on as the only way the good guys can win is to push their resident genius into creating new technologies to baffle the enemy with. I loved it. I can see me listening to this production again, only after I listen to 'The Ixan Prophecies', that is if Mark Boyett performs it. I hope.

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  • Daniel R Mabry
  • 2019-06-23

Great Story!

The narrator really made you feel like you were right there with the characters. He altered his voice for individual characters in a way that made following the story almost seamlessly. The story itself is the high quality that I have come to expect from this author. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves military sci-fi.

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  • james
  • 2019-05-31

Scifi. not really

This is basically a space example of our current political issues. I so not see how this serves as a fictional book to entertain. I gave it 7 hours, it only get worse.
The narrator was good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-24

Bartlett did not disappoint.

it's always great to get new content in a familiar storyline with characters you know and love. This had everything an avid science fiction reader hopes for. Relatable heroes, believable villains, exciting action sequences, fantastic tech, poignant social commentary, and a compelling story.

As always, the great Mark Boyett's narration was, well, great.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, and would recommend ALL of Bartlett's works to anyone even remotely interested in the genre.

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  • Bryan
  • 2019-04-17

Not for those who like 'hard SciFi'

Like the title says - I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who is looking for hard science fiction. Is the story bad? No - Is it predictable and a little cookie cutter? Yes.

The 3 books get progressively better as they progress as far as overall plot and story. The characters are pretty straightforward and a little repetitive and I never really found that I cared for any of them. This never really bothered me as much but what really got me was the science fiction - I'll elaborate below.

The science part of this book is at the level of a B-movie. The issues that plague a space faring civilization such as food, aritificial gravity, communication and propulsion are either explained away with a quick 'thingamabob' or are ignored altogether. For example, there is technology to travel at FTL speeds via wormhole but it's use destroys the universe slowly; alternatively, this same technology which is based off a specific element, also creates artificial gravity but the effect is negligible. There are several cases in the book where something is simply a problem unless it isn't. In the first book, the protagonist has debilitating PTSD and in the following books it never once comes up. Propulsion just essentially happens with no real explanation of why or how or why they can fly across a solar system in what seems like minutes but at the same time - have to rely on gates for interstellar travel.

One of the other annoyances of the novel is that racism and prejudice are a massive component of the civilization. Book 1 pushes this to the point where I nearly returned the book. Books 2 and 3 bring it up when it is the most inconvenient but it honestly felt a little bit forced. I didn't care for this as it felt so forced and was over the top enough that it felt the author was being pointedly ridiculous. I found myself rolling my eyes constantly.

Again, despite all this I wouldn't say it's a 'bad' book - but I can't recommend it. If you want to listen to something very light that has action (there is a lot of action) and an alright story - this isn't a bad book for you. For those of us who love hard Scifi (think Ender's Game, The Expanse and other similar titles) this is a solid pass.

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  • Bryan Spencer
  • 2019-10-22

Amazing Sci-Fi, Mechs, Space Battles and More!

This is an amazing box set of scifi, with space battles, mechs and trying to save the multiverse. Run and get this book now, you will not regret it.

Audible did not have chapter titles for this title at the time of this review.

This title was provided free for review, however, this is my honest thoughts and review.

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  • Fleone
  • 2019-10-18

So sad it's over!

Scott Bartlett kills it again! The continuing story of the galaxy fighting for it's life does not disappoint. The character development, storyline, and attention to detail created an engrossing epic that kept me on the edge of my seat. With the spot on narration of Mark Boyett I found my self seeing and feeling every twist, turn, and sudden course change! Time to move on to the After the Galaxy Series. Keep 'em coming!

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  • RD
  • 2019-07-07

It was a worth while listen.

I think that this book was definitely worth getting, I love it when they give these box sets and complete series. This series is pretty interesting too.

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