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Earth is conquered. Sol is lost. One ship is tasked to free them. One Captain to save them all.

When an alien armada destroys the United Earth Space Force and takes control of the human homeworld, newly reinstated Captain Annette Bond must take her experimental hyperspace cruiser Tornado into exile as Terra's only interstellar privateer.

She has inferior technology, crude maps, and no concept of her enemy, but the seedy underbelly of galactic society welcomes her so long as she has prizes to sell and money to spend.

But when your only allies are pirates and slavers, things are never as they seem - and if you become all that you were sworn to destroy, what are you fighting for?

©2016 Glynn Stewart (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • phicob
  • 08/12/2016

Great Fun!

I really enjoyed the journey! I look forward to more from this author in this genre. From bloody to Duchy? This book most definitely covered a lot of territory!

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  • Jason
  • 05/12/2016

Outstanding!

Looking forward to the next one! A fantastic beginning to a great space opera, keep them coming!

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  • Joseph
  • 15/11/2016

Interesting story performed well

I enjoyed the story and performance. The story ended different than I expected at the beginning which was nice.

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  • Christine
  • 14/12/2016

Kudos to Glynn Stewart on this work!

What made the experience of listening to The Terran Privateer the most enjoyable?

The book was extremely well balanced between plot line, characterizations, science fiction and military action.

What other book might you compare The Terran Privateer to and why?

Honor Harrington sans the unnecessary dialog.

What about Hillary Huber’s performance did you like?

Very well suited to the tone and texture of the story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I wont attempt a spelling of Anne's alien friends name, however she and her race seemed more human than humans, and humans picked up on that.

Any additional comments?

I want more!

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  • Jay Gressman
  • 04/11/2017

Social Justice in space.

The story is solid and the characters and tech are well presented, but the Mary Sue ship commander and the ever present quips about colonialism or equality are too much.

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  • Chris H
  • 21/08/2017

Annoying and predictable and endlessly repetitive

Oh, and comedy language, even when being run through a translator that has absolutely no need to reproduce the original sounds. Earlier on she seemed to be trying harder and I wish there was a way to edit all the clicks out, I didn't like them on vinyl records and I don't see why I'd want to hear them in an audio book. Khoisan languages in Africa use tongue clicks, it's not that unheard of. Just a novelty.

The main problems are with the writing style. Repeating that a species are squid like aliens, or tentacled aliens, two or three times is OK. Getting to the end of the book and still referring to them this way is atrocious. Same with the other species, how many times do I need to hear that these particular people are centaur like but with more teeth? And this species is blue furred. Yes, you have said that twenty times already. Oh, tentacled aliens? Perhaps you thought I had forgotten and needed to be reminded that they aren't actually earth born squids.

Hillary Huber's flat delivery didn't help, smooth and flat. No failures to pronounce relatively common words. No hesitation, easy to understand, a much better reader than me. But, oh my sweet lord, that attempt at an English accent! That was supposed to be English? Did you run that by any actual British people before you decided to use that? Have you ever been to Britain or talked to British people? That's the sort of joke accent that Americans who have never really interacted with Brits use. Or Americans trying to start a fight in a British pub. Please, don't try that on a Brit face to face, unless it's a joke?

The story... magical technology dreamed up just in time and immediately developed to a stage where it is competitive with the rest of the galaxy. Look at early gas engines and current car engines and ask yourself how likely that is. If you have an inertialess drive you can't then use the intertia as a weapon. Inertia doesn't really exist, it's a way of explaining force and acceleration to non-technical people. You can quantify the moment of inertia of an object, but that doesn't mean you have measured its inertia. So having decided you can impart instant acceleration with almost no force you can't ten use the force of deceleration, and the energy liberated thereby as a weapon. Fire an inertialess weapon at a glass window and it would just stop.

The story was then boring and predictable, the good and bad people become apparent and, given that our heroin is not a monster the eventual outcome is just a matter of waiting.

Some people may be offended that many of the lead characters are female and some of the lead men are gay and the alien males are too stupid to reach high rank. Whatever, there are too many books where the men are the only people doing anything worthwhile and the women are waiting at home to be rescued or defended. Live with it.

I won't be buying the second book, on the other hand I won't be asking for my money back.

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  • Simon Streminsky
  • 02/12/2016

Glynn Stewart is fantastic!

Love the story! can't wait for the sequel of this book to come out soon.

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  • John K.
  • 20/11/2016

Enjoyed the story!

A good story, plenty of action. The author stole shamelessly from the Honor Harrington series. the main character, a woman, ends up with an eye patch and gives the order, lets be about it. LOL but also very unlike that series . The characters have their own personalities and the twist of plot at the end is unique. look forward to the next book in the series

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  • Chris Snyder
  • 26/11/2016

Fantastic story and performance!

Glynn Stewart has outdone himself with this one! The story and characters are compelling, Hillary Huber does a masterful job with the narration as well. I was pleased to see many diverse types of humans and aliens. It's the kind of character cast I always hope for. Most scifi books disappoint in that regard, but this one shines brightly in a time when we need it more than ever. The plot was completely engaging. Once I got started, I couldn't put down this novel. The usual trope of one ship against invaders is turned on its head. I can't wait to see what the author has in store for the rest of this series!

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  • Nadia
  • 12/11/2016

Definitely worth the read!

I really enjoyed the plot. It was a new take over the traditional sci-fi military fiction. Reader did a great job. Very engrossing.

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