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  • Battleground

  • Unification War Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (446 ratings)

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Battleground

By: Joshua Dalzelle
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
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Summary

This war was inevitable.

After two brutal, bloody struggles for their very existence against implacable alien foes, humanity is victorious, but not at peace.

As distrust and accusations consume the political discourse between the two major factions, the Eastern Star Alliance military has already begun executing small raiding missions into United Terran Federation space. The Federation fleet, still reeling from the last war, is in no shape to try and protect its own borders.

Now, as diplomacy crumbles and tensions escalate, the ESA has moved into a Federation star system and declared it for themselves. Desperate, the Federation deploys a full task force commanded by Admiral Jackson Wolfe to try and defuse the situation, hoping his reputation forces calmer heads to prevail. Wolfe knows that even if he can stop the ESA here, the die has been cast. Humanity's march to war with itself cannot be stopped.

Battleground is the first book in the final trilogy of the Black Fleet Saga.

©2019 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Brilliant!

Another excellent chapter in the Black Fleet saga.
Looking forward to hearing how it all ends!???

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Excellent book marred by clunky character

I’ve really adored the last six books.
I’m really struggling to understand how this new character was added to the story. Perhaps by committee afterwards? By the end I was begging the author that she be dropped as a red herring but no, she’s everything she looked like she’d be the moment she was added. It’s a pity, the rest is more of the same grown and mature carefully through the last two series.

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fantastic listen

as a confirmed Star Trek fan, I was dubious of a series of books incorporating language like "Warp", "Star Fleet" and "Federation". but Dalzelle manages to navigate these landmines superbly and creates a gripping narrative that stands alone rather than being another "poor man's Star Trek".

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Great Book.. nice page turner and well narrated.

Follows the character Capt Wolf. same old faces lurk as well.
Another good book, first half is a slow burner, second half is very action oriented.
if you liked the previous trilogy with the good captain, you will like this

narrator mark Boyett is super good telling the story as well...

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Another excellent read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and rate it amongst black fleet and expansion wars trilogies, well worth the download.

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Really well written

Really enjoyed this book, can't wait for the next book in the series. Thanks Darrell

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Great as always

As good as all of the previous parts with great narration by Mark Boyett

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It’s back!

The tension, the politicking, the split second tactical decisions, it’s all there in glorious form!

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Absolutely brilliant.

I listened to hundreds of books including all of the Jackson Wolf encounters. this is my favourite so far I think. strategically interesting. I found it hard to out down. Thanks Mr Boyett can't wait for the next book.

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  • 20-04-20

I have been waiting for this book.

I greatly enjoy the previous two trillogies and have been waiting for the first of the next one with great anticipation. The added Miss Marple thread was most enjoyable and then went nowhere. Or, I hope, to the start of book 2. I wouldn't trust Lt Trapp as far as I could throw her underwear.

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