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Hive War

Galactic Liberation, Book 4
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist David VanDyke, and science fiction legend and Dragon finalist B.V. Larson, comes book four in the epic military space opera adventure saga!   

The Republic, the Opters, and a strange Crystalline race of unknown origin all meet in a series of titanic battles. Commodore Straker summons thousands of ships, but he soon learns he’s technologically outclassed by the enemy.  

With traditional victory impossible, the race is on for each side to destroy the key worlds of the other. Billions die, entire planets are destroyed.   

Even while the war rages, dark suspicions grow. There are traitors in the midst of the chaos. Straker realizes the worst enemy is the one you believed to be your ally....

Hive War is a thrilling tale of warfare and adventure among the stars. This is the fourth book in the Galactic Liberation series. Look for book 1, Starship Liberator if you’re new to this expanding universe.

©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Bryan Ball
  • 2018-11-27

Best one yet!

By far the best of the series. Great story. Complex, but easy to follow. Excellent.

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  • Foxdrake
  • 2018-11-03

A perfect ending?

Some stories don't know when to quit. The business model seems to be: (write a book, find it's successful and then milk that bitch for as long as one can); and they do. This is a double edged sword as it obviously finds an audience but then it abuses it until almost the point of utter exhaustion. This series did not. It delivered four powerful novels that actually delivered what could be interpreted as a conclusive end. It was a wonderful story with action, passion, massive battles, early struggles, a strong male hero, female hero, a squid hero ... Artificial Intelligence, Evil Bugs (then good), Evil Crystals ... sword fights, extra martial affairs (of necessity - a stallion must roam) it was great...and instead of using psycho VIC as the foil, for another novel, in another never ending series...they destroyed him utterly. Bravo.

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  • Stig
  • 2019-01-01

It's Okay, but

Mark Boyett does a great job narrating!

However, I don't understand Larson/VanDyke's obsession with dropping the protagonist into a 'backward' world for seemingly the sole purpose of getting laid (by cheating on his wife). Despite the authors' pronouncement that the activity is necessary to the story it is not. That entire section of the book was a waste of time.

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  • Loraki
  • 2018-12-27

A Masterpiece!

Larson and VanDyke outdid themselves on this one! The only thing I had trouble swallowing was the nature of the crystalline entities. But the A.I., Victory, was an immensely satisfying villain! You would think that “beings” such as Capt. Victory and the monster from another story called the Terminator would cause our scientists and military leaders to put a halt to all development of artificial intelligence, but there will always be some idiot(s) who will rationalize its value to humanity. Which could turn out to be our downfall.

But kudos to the authors and to Mark Boyett for a magnificent and unforgettable military sci-fi epic tale!

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  • Curtis
  • 2018-11-19

Awesome!

There is humor , history , drama and a great story to boot! The Larson , VanDyke and Boyett team really work together to make a enjoyable read.

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  • John
  • 2018-12-13

A Smooth Transition.

The characters continue to develop as the story moves forward. wow there was no major plot twist there was a few things that were unexpected especially with Vic.

Overall another enjoyable listen and I look foward to the next one this series.

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  • A Privacy Nut
  • 2019-12-30

Buggy playback

Performance and story ok. Had to delete and reload the story a couple of times as I listened. Audible should be better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-21

Good not great

Love mark boyett, he has an amazing story voice!
I felt as if something was missing and id like for vic to progress further and into a few more books. Hes short lived life doesn't make hes intellect justice.

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  • andres
  • 2019-10-26

Wish there were more books

The story line was easy to keep track of (while doing other things around the house and at work) action packed. Wish the series was longer

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  • Allen
  • 2019-08-30

I just couldn't finish the book

This book takes the main character out of character that I lost interest about 1/3 through and returned it.