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Her Majesty's American

Her Majesty's American, Book 1
Written by: Steve White
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The union jack takes to space! All-new alternate history science fiction from New York Times best-selling author Steve White.  

In an alternate future where the British empire never crumbled, the spaceships of Her Majesty’s Navy work to keep the spaceways safe. Commander Robert Rogers of the Royal Space Navy is a defense intelligence officer known for his unconventional ways. Rogers is American born and raised, a loyal citizen of the Viceroyalty of North America. He’s a descendant of the founder of the highly effective, pro-British Rogers’ Rangers during the Colonial unpleasantries of 1776, and he’s inherited his ancestor’s intelligence and drive in spades.  

But there are those among the stars who are not so happy being subjects of the British Empire. In the Tau Ceti system, a cauldron of trouble brews as a terrorist faction of the rebellious Sons of Arnold attacks the empire from within, and warships of the theocratic Caliphate enter the system, prepared to do their worse to destroy the hated empire head-on.  

Yet standing against the coming anarchy and tyranny is one intrepid spy prepared to risk all for queen and empire: Commander Robert Rogers, her majesty’s American.

©2018 Steve White (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Randall Lee
  • 2019-08-20

not his best

I like Steve White's other books but this on is not very good. it is like a James bond novel from the 60s with all the bad stereotypes and thin characters. the villains are mustache twirlers and the one female character has all the depth of an early bond girl.

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  • Larry
  • 2019-07-28

Slow

Goes nowhere. Obvious plot. Just not my cup of tea ;-)
I hope to get my money back.

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  • @tone0189
  • 2018-09-04

Naive and Cliched Characters

MC makes the same mistakes again and again.

For someone in Naval Intelligence he seems to lack the requisite skills and character. Throughout the story the MC is lucky.

This was disappointing because the alternate time line is interesting. The premise is great, but the characters are too cliched.

And the one or two female character, beside the Queen, that appear seem poorly written in my estimation.

Women are more than the seductress.

Despite all this I still enjoyed the book. It was an easy listen and extremely uncomplicated, and since that was what I was in the mood for i enjoyed the book.

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