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    The adventure begun in Janissaries continues.

    Kidnapped from Earth as they were about to die in battle, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries, like the other human slaves on the planet Tran, will not be missed. Subjects of the Shalnuksi slave masters, they are forced to harvest the priceless drug surinomaz. Now, even as slaves, Earth's transplanted warriors are locked in battle - against one another. But an epoch is ending. As the Demon Star sweeps toward its devastating apex, the slave masters flee the planet to await its annihilation in safety. Soon all life on the planet will cease, leaving it ripe for repopulation.

    ©2014 Dennis Palumbo (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    • Luke
    • 22/01/2015

    Okay, You've made it to book 3...

    Now be cautioned. Be forewarned.

    Ready?

    There is no book 4. This story ends in a cliffhanger. I Wikipedia'd it the day I finished and saw that there was no release date or status update since 2005. And here's the kicker, the author had a stroke the week before. I wish him the best in his recovery, hopefully he can crank out a finale for the series.

    Had I known this was an incomplete story with no payoff, I can't say I would've invested in all three books. The third does improve over the second, although I really enjoyed the first because it remained easiest to follow.

    It's a good series, not great. It is what it is.

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    • Brandon R Davies
    • 30/12/2018

    A story with no ending

    I really enjoyed this series, but nothing discussed in the first few chapters of the first book ever concluded. They landed on the planet, set up shop, but then never traded with the aliens, no a bombs were ever dropped, the council never decided what to do with earth...
    Apparent there was a loooong 4th book in the works that we would hope wrapped every thing up, I wonder if it will ever come out though...
    In a nut shell, this would make a great TV series, but the books just end half way through the first season...

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    • Mike Clark
    • 16/12/2016

    Great story, well read!

    I've loved this story for many years, and the narrator brings it to life! Hoping for the next book in the series, Dr. Pournelle!

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    • Jeffery
    • 30/03/2021

    An Excellent series and an excellent narrator

    I power listened to all three books in the series and while a book 4 is available on Kindle, it's not yet available on Audible. I've written asking when I can expect the Audible version. I was sad to discover that Jerry Pournelle died in 2017. I've read several of his books and enjoyed them all. I was very impressed with Book 1: Janissaries, quickly finished off book 2: Clan and Crown, and book 3: Storms of victory. The action was well paced, the characters were well developed, and the story was interesting. I hope Audible releases book 4: Mamelukes in the near future. I would recommend all three of these books.

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    • Joel Bradley
    • 11/01/2021

    Great continuation

    A great addition to the saga. Progress continues on Tran but something big is brewing. Szarabajka is brilliant. I really hope he does the next, final book, Mamelukes.

    My only complaint is that this book ended, just wanted it to carry on.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 20/11/2020

    great story

    the story was great. excellent audio books for work. they got me through so many wiring harnesses. a point of contention however, as a vet it very distracting to hear the reader use the word "cal-
    vary" instead of "cavalry" when referring to horse mounted troops. ("Cal-vary" is a religious term for Golgotha hill where Jesus was said to be nailed to a cross)

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    • Crawtrapman
    • 18/11/2020

    3rd book still fun

    I really liked the further adventures of Rick Galloway. I reccomend it. I'm now going to get the next book mamelukes

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    • Arthur smith
    • 11/11/2020

    Crash and burn

    Very disappointing that the author decided to focus on fifty different characters.

    The book became so hard to follow that I lost interest and stopped listening.

    You would need a flow chart to understand what is going on.

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    • Andy
    • 10/06/2020

    another great addition to the series

    this was another pediatrician to the series unfortunate probably the last. hopefully the co-author will pick up the series finishing finish it to its end.

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    • Mike
    • 12/03/2020

    Just Like the Good Old Days

    Listening to this series has made me feel 50 years younger! Ah, for more stories like this . . . reminds me of the Golden Age of science fiction. I also recall this narrator as a character in The Equalizer (the series, not the movies). What a great trained voice choice for this series.