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  • By: Jason Schmetzer
  • Narrated by: Liisa Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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BattleTech: Blood Will Tell

By: Jason Schmetzer
Narrated by: Liisa Lee
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Summary

Ties that bind...

Danai Liao-Centrella is many things: Solaris gladiator; proud military commander; successful diplomat. All of those roles pale beneath perhaps the heaviest responsibility of anyone in the Capellan Confederation: To speak the truth to its ruler, Chancellor Daoshen Liao. He is the undeniable dictator of hundreds of worlds. Mighty armies move at his command. Billions of lives hang on his every decision.

Against that, she must speak the truth.

And the truth is, the war with House Davion must end. Because there is a greater danger looming: The Republic of the Sphere, hiding behind its impenetrable fortress. When that wall comes down, the Confederation must be ready. It cannot be distracted. Danai will pay whatever price necessary to make Daoshen see that.

And that price will be heavy. It will force her to take on a role unlike any other: Servant of the people. In the Confederation, the people are the heart of the state. When - not if - the wall falls, Danai and her regiment will be ready.

They'll have to be ready, because behind the wall the Republic regiments are finally ready to come out of hiding. On worlds like Elgin, Hall, and Liberty, Republic forces are prepared: Well-trained, and armed with weapons the Capellans have never seen.

When BattleMechs clash, Danai will have to choose between serving the Chancellor or serving the people.

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  • Matt
  • 19-02-22

Not very good

I'm going to start by saying I've listened to every Battletech series, this book and performance missed the mark completely for me. It screams SJM undertones and we must have equal right so bring in nothing but strong woman, and it's not even subtle about it. Very sad honestly!

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  • Anthony Burdett
  • 01-01-22

Narrator should learn proper pronunciations.

The narrator doesn’t seem to have any prior knowledge regarding family names or their pronunciation. It is very jarring to hear names (like Kurita, for example) mangled over and over again.

She also doesn’t seem to have a very comprehensive vocabulary. She mispronounced many words that are not exclusive to BattleTech fiction.

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  • Ashley
  • 21-01-22

This book was so bad.

I couldn’t even finish this. I thought bonfire of worlds was a bad book and have this a shot but they have messed the BattleTech universe up so bad they can’t fix it with this crap. Her me h gets stronger with heat. What the hell, garbage.

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  • S.P. -- CO
  • 21-01-22

Hard to listen

Good story, but poor performance. Pauses in places that don't make sense, very slow reading. 1.3x was an improvement, but the inflections we're still off/wrong

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-22

Good book lots of questions now...

I like the story but it left me with lots of Lore questions. Not sure if its the writer or the Narrator but its kinda odd, like pauses or breaths that seem miss placed. still good just a bit hard to fallow at the start.

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  • Kristen
  • 03-06-22

Poor reading.

She pauses to much and sounds depressed like she's whispering all her insecurities. Read Book.

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  • John L.
  • 02-02-22

Great as always

Great listen as always can't wait for the next one to be uploaded really wish they would get some of the older books done. narration was great first time hearing Liisa. I really love to hear her and Tren co narrate a few books

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  • gloria
  • 11-01-22

great book

great book as usual. I enjoyed the book greatly can't wait for next book

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  • Mark
  • 10-12-22

Poorly written, and VERY POORLY performed

The latest novels, on the whole, aren't as well written as ones from 20 years ago, but this one is not very compelling...

making is SOOOO much worse : the narrator...

The unnatural verbal pauses are disruptive.

Also, while mispronounciation of in-universe terms might be excusable, there is a general butchering of non-universe terms like patois and principes...JEEZ!

I can blame the crappy narrator, but where is the director and editor?

I just can't! It is HORRIBLE

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  • J. Hubbard
  • 13-06-22

Solid Battletech

Schmetzer has become one of my favorite BT writers. Here he delivers a solid story about the inheritor of the Allard family Mech- Yen Lo Wang.
If I were to describe the book it is Pygmalion with walking tanks. The downside of the book is it feels a bit like a sideshow to the main event invasion of Terra.

The Narrator (Liisa Lee) did a fabulous job with pronouncing the Capellan ranks throughout the book. I would gladly listen to her narrate more Battletech.