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- Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (15 November 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786178523
- ISBN-13: 978-0786178520
- Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 118 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
March Upcountry (Library Edition) MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Super Audio CD - DSD
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About the Author
David Weber is author of the New York Times bestselling Honor Harrington series as well as other popular novels, including some based on his Starfire science fiction strategy game. He lives in South Carolina with his wife and their three children.
John Ringo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Posleen Wars series, which has nearly one million copies in print. He has also penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally bestselling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon. A more playful twist is the Looking-Glass series, three of which were in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times bestselling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.
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I love the military science fiction genre and historical military fiction as well. March Upcountry enthralled my imagination immediately. I was intrigued by the cast of characters and thought the intrigue and world building fascinating. Great detail. These authors are clearly very experienced in this genre.
So I was a bit bemused when I realized how dramatically the point of view shifts and how head jumping occurs so frequently that I hear writing coaches all over the world writhing in misery. However, there is something to be said for the fact I didn't notice the much derided technique at first.
Probably because I was wrapped up in the story and dying to see what happened to each character. My writer's mind wrote this phenomena off as something I shouldn't try but perhaps works for these two master story tellers.
In the end, I was really glad to have bought the book and listened to it. The details and suspenseful plot combined with characters I really empathize with has made March Upcountry worth every moment of my time. One group of antagonists are called Saints, a sociopolitical group dedicated to removing Terran influence from the universe. They are depicted as fanatical conservationist, a group that has taken a possibly noble ideal to a destructive extreme. This book does not delve into the minds of the Saints, but I imagine future books will. It should be interesting at least.
March Upcountry is a great book. I recommend it.
The 4 books (as of now) are: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars, We Few.
READER OF ALL BOOKS: STEFAN RUDNICKI (AAA+ reader - my first experience with him was in Ender's Game".)
After finishing this series I must say that I think it is a story RIPE for a continuation!!!! AND I REALLY hope they do - this is a "too good to miss story". Well, assuming you like military futuristic fantasy (Ender's Game anyone? ... this is just as captivating). This series was my first contact with either of these authors - both of which seem to have their own following here on Amazon. BTW, the overall reviews on Amazon on the individual books in this series are ALL, overall, 4.0 to 4.5. GIVEN, the reader, I'd give it a 4.75 to 5.0 (i.e. this is just about as good as storytelling gets, with a AAA+ reader to make it come alive).
You'll laugh (there is a lot of humor in these stories mixed in with the battles and personal stories ("de pocking ting don't work" LOL) and you'll cry (at the heroic deaths of Roger's hard-won but faithful followers, - almost ALL of Bronze Battalion of the Empress's Own Marine bodyguards(particularly of Captain Armand Panar), and just as much the Mardukan heros who end up dieing for Roger in the final battle of the story, ... and in so many battles before... Rastar in particular...
...and then there is Costas (Roger's Valet, and absolute friend who'd followed him almost all of his life) - finally eaten by a "damncroc" on Marduk while fetching Roger water. Then there are the unforgettable Mardukan animals, which both: hone Roger's inate skills as predators against him on Marduk; but also become his closest friends (Dogzard and Paddy who saved Roger's neck SO MANY times in the numerous battles and personal confrontations both on Marduk and on Earth).
Then, there is the underlying story of Roger's Mother, the Empress, ... SO miserably used and abused, FINALLY saved by Roger and his colorful mixed army of humans and extraterrestials.
OH, and don't forget the romantic drivel so well mixed in ... Nimochete Despreau in particular - who started out refusing to marry Roger if he became Emperor - (which everyone knew he would eventually) and ofcourse ends up with Roger anyway -.
There are just too many fascinating and well told character stories in this story to mention or describe them all ... and like I said, this series is RIPE for continuation of "Roger the Emperor" ... going after the surviving bad guys at the end of the series.
What happens with Roger's poor abused but still regal Mother, who turned over the crown of the "house of man" to Roger at the end of the story?
What happens with Roger and Nimochete (who must produce an heir to the throne - well, I can imagine where that would go)?
What happens with the newly elevated Mardukans who followed Roger to Earth on his wild quest?
What happens to Marduk itself? Now infested with Roger loving royal followers ... and where... Roger had claimed he would rule one day in peace with Nimochete.
Hmmm.... sounds ripe for more story to me. And I'm looking forward to it if it comes, IF it is as good as these that's as good as they'll need to be for me.
The characters in this story are superbly developed even though the story moves along quickly, and while the story line may be somewhat predictable (Roger's going to win in the end) getting there is a MARVELOUS journey through a truly captivating but brutal world. Just like our own eh?
Fortunately, I was worried for nothing. Instead, I think it's the obvious outcome of what would happen if we combine Honor Harrington with Herzer Herrick.