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Capital Starship

Ixan Legacy, Book 1
Written by: Scott Bartlett
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Galaxy's Doomed Without Him

The Ixa smashed the galaxy to bits before they were defeated. Captain Husher has sounded the alarm in the decades since: the Ixa’s creators will return to finish the job.

But unlike Husher, the galactic government didn't battle the Ixa, and the politicians have convinced themselves that maintaining peace means limiting the ability to wage war.

Now the enemy has returned, with high-tech weapons that prove they haven’t limited their own combat capabilities in the slightest. If Captain Husher and his beleaguered supercarrier crew can't manage to stop the invaders, they will happily devour the galaxy whole. 

Fans of Daniel Arenson and Jay Allan will love Capital Starship, part of a new military science fiction series set in the Ixan Prophecies universe.

©2018 Scott Bartlett (P)2018 Scott Bartlett

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Good story excellent reader.

I finished the initial Trilogy in just started this book. I really enjoy the writing style of the author. He puts unexpected twists and turns into his story. I read a lot of sci-fi and It is truly enjoyable to have a story that can surprise me!

The readers voice acting is excellent! I really can't say anything better than that. I would gladly listen to more audio books by this reader.

Overall I think you will enjoy the entire series.

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another excellent adventure

as i have come to expect another great book from #Audible1 The characters are relate able and it is easy to want to see how they resolve the many issues they encounter.

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  • banebadboo
  • 2019-01-21

A gutless captain(so far)

Okay i'm almost halfway through this books and if the captain doesn't grow a pair soon I'm not sure I will be able to finish this.

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  • Chris
  • 2018-08-11

Good God SJW the book!

Just can't deal with the bullshit in the book.
The Battles & command is entertaining and fun. Anything to do with the ship's city is just sooo dumb.
The Capitan is right.

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  • Adam
  • 2018-06-11

Not like the first series.

Forced myself to finish it and hatred that I bought the second book. Of it weren't for the city in the ship I think the book would be a 5 star book. I'm not looking forward to the second book at all. The story was slow to get going and then poof is over.

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  • EM
  • 2018-09-26

Decent story, if a bit shallow

For those who like military scifi, it's an OK story. It goes off the rails with political caricatures expressed as an in-your-face lecturing about political opinions. Whether your agree with the politics or not, it's so opaque, it may as well be hammering you in the face with an anvil.

As a result of this (or as a cause of this), characters tend to also be a shell of an individual, solely and wholly informed by their stance in the particular political universe, with little other depth or other character motivations.

The bad guys is, stereotypically, a slithering, hissing megalomaniacal god-like sociopath who murders his generals on a whim and has no real motivation other than just "being evil". The story narrator goes on a long politically-tinged rant about how "evil is real" based on this shallow, hollow character.

The writing beyond that is actually well paced and fluid. Just a little complexity to the characters and their interactions and this would be a 5-star in my book, but the character issues are distracting to a fault, unfortunately.

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  • shoshidge
  • 2018-06-29

Starship Social Justice

I made the mistake of starting this book before reading previous ones in series.
If they are all like this, I won't be able to continue with it.
The basic premise is military sf in the Battlestar Galactica style, a lone ship with a grizzled, weary captain, protecting humanity from aliens, the book does this part well enough but doesn't stand out.
In one of the most preposterous scenarios I can imagine though, this ship is hauling a city full of civilians within it like some immense, bloated carnival liner, because who wouldn't want all of that extra mass and civilian mouths to feed and protect when you're flying into a war zone.
Most of the drama in the book focuses on the captain being beset upon by the trivial demands of civilians who are rendered as over the top caricatures of present day campus PC activists, complete with a point by point retelling of the recent Evergreen college/Bret Weinstein debacle... In space!
I might be as annoyed with runaway identity politics as the author but to have this all play out on a warship in wartime is beyond absurd, I would suggest he find another format to vent his political frustrations.
The narrator is great, he excels at this style and is one of the reasons I gave this book a shot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-10

Excellent beginning.

Capital Starship is the first book in the Ixan Legacy and it definitely gets the series off to a good start. Scott Bartlett drops us into an interesting universe, full of diverse sentient beings struggling to live in harmony. Our main protagonist, Vin Husher, is the Captain IGS Vesta, a military warship that also happens to house a massive civilian city. And it is due to the dual nature of the ship that much of the story tension arrises. While the book starts with the galaxy at peace, and has been for well over a decade now, there are still threats out there, and the specter of an old enemy seems to be one the rise, but it seems like only Captain Husher is willing to acknowledge that fact. Bartlett does a great job with the characters was able to truly make your feel and sympathize with Husher having to deal with there infuriatingly annoying extreme PC activist that inhabit the city within his starship. Seriously, I could feel my blood pressure spiking whenever he hand to deal with the obnoxiously oblivious civilians. Now while this is the first book in this series, there are references to the past war, which I believe may have been coverage in an earlier of Barlett's series, and there is another character that is mention and seen, though only briefly, that I know is from yet another of Barlett's series. I'm not sure if there is a recommended reading order for Mr. Bartlett's books, but that being said, I don't believe anyone will have trouble following the story. However, if you are like me, you will likely find yourself intrigued enough to want to check out those other series. Mark Boyett does a great job with the narration, and I look forward to jumping into book 2 soon.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mick Bird
  • 2019-05-10

Great start to a excellent series

Capital Starship is the first book in the Ixan Legacy series. If you are looking for a well written SciFi Military book, this is a good one to listen to. Having read all the series of books looking forward to listening to the remainder of the series now.

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  • JBAlaska
  • 2018-08-20

Had some doubts at the beginning.

Starting this listen I thought I might not finish this book. Then Scott Bartlett not only hit top gear but kicked in the NOS! Great listen, grabbing book 2 now even though I was saving a credit for another book. I don't think I'll be sorry one bit!

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  • Ball
  • 2018-07-24

Fun book

Space Combat, ground combat, hi tech, SJW, current issues in a scifi setting. very enjoyable book.

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  • ODed01
  • 2018-06-05

The best of the best !!!

Scott Bartlett is one of the best if not the best author around today which really saddens me, I got to the point that I always feared, I’ve listened to every audiobook of all the series’s that he wrote but one, it’s like I’m worried about listening to the last one, what will I have to look forward after that?
If I knew exactly the day that I will die I would have waited with the last book so it can be my last one ever.
Scott created three series which are really one perfect masterpiece.
Explaining won’t help, each of you have to experience it for himself to understand what I mean when I say truly perfection !
So I won’t say nothing beside that Mark Boyett was a perfect choice for narrating those books and that with all my heart I fully recommend every one of Scott’s books !!
And one last thing,
Thank you Scott for taking me on this awesome journey !

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