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The story is about a soon to be decommissioned legendary star carrier and the tumultuous event that occur to her as soon as a new Commander, Air Group (CAG) reports for duty. After a too long (1/3+ of book) backstory buildup to size up the primary characters, the carrier enters into its first battle with pirates. Then, within a few weeks it encounters a couple of battles with an opposing fleet. In every battle, the underdog Avalon and its crew wins each battle using boldness, guile and space age legerdemain. Unfortunately, this battling technique is over-done to a point of lightly touching the farcical.
The Good: The writing was and narration were both done well.
The Bad: Too much time is spend on the love relationships between the various characters to the point of being distracting to focus of the novel. Also, the new CAQ ends up going from commander, to XO, to Captain within a timespan of a few weeks. Lastly, there was an overuse of 20th century idioms which gave those sections a cliche-ish feel them.
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Would you recommend Space Carrier Avalon to your friends? Why or why not?
This is the first time I've listened to a book by Glynn Stewart. I liked the action, the pace, and a few surprises. Having the Date, Time, and location included with every scene change become very tiresome. I was in the military and I understand the purpose. But it took away the enjoyment of the story. The other issue are the sexual encounters. The detail was unnecessary. The story at times sounded a little like soap opera.
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Overall a good story, I might listen to another Glynn Stewart book depending on the reviews.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Good story easy to listen to some plot twists and characters you want to know more about.
Well narrated good pace and tone of voice.
The only problem I have is it feels like it starts half way through a longer story.
It is possible this series follows a story I've not listened too this doesn't hurt the story or plot in anyway.
If you like stories like Empire's Corps or Ark Royal by Christopher G. Nuttall you will like this
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was my first audio book and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to listen too. I have read all the castle federation books which I really enjoyed, the audio version with its excellent narration felt like it was discovering the books for the first time.