Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock, Heir Tertiary to the Throne of Man, is a whiny, arrogant, proud, petulant, self-centered 22-year old who doesn’t like himself very much.
His mother, the empress, sends him off to a backwater planet, another make-work task to keep him busy, but on the way, his ship is sabotaged and Prince Roger and his his elite body guards – Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of the Empress’ Own Regiment – is stranded on Marduk – a hot, wet, inhospitable world and it’s going to be a long, tough journey fighting their way home.
Price: 1 Audible credit per book, £12.40 per book, £3.99 if you already own the Kindle edition.
About David Weber, John Ringo
John Ringo is an American Science Fiction and thriller author who specialises in military themes. He served in the US military, became a marine biologist then a database manager. In 1999 he wrote A Hymn Before Battle starting his popular Posleen invasion series and has gone on to write almost 50 novels in multiple universes with no sign of slowing down.
David Weber is also a prolific American Science fiction writer with over 45 books published. His breakout and still most popular series is a space opera based around the character Honor Harrington and there are almost 30 books in the single universe.
- Genre: Military sci-fi, Character driven fiction
- Target age range: Adults, Older adults
- Target gender: Unisex/gender neutral
Environment & People
One Audible credit for a critically acclaimed audio book is definitely a cost-effective choice. If you already own the Kindle edition, the audiobooks are available for £3.99 each and with Stefan Rudnicki’s excellent narration, I highly recommend listening to the series even if you have already enjoyed reading the series.
Written by: David Weber, John Ringo
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Series: Empire of Man
Listening length: 17 hours and 15 minutes
Pages: 507 pages
Available formats: Unabridged Audiobook, Kindle Edition, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio MP3 CD
Publisher (Audio): Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher (Kindle): Baen Books; 1 edition (9 Dec. 2013)
Release date: 2001 – 2005
Word Wise: Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The Empire of Man series is an epic adventure novel, but it’s an honest story filled with loss, regret and sacrifice. The characters grow, change and adapt, relationships gain depth and by the end of the first novel, Bravo Company and Prince Roger start to feel like old friends. Stefan Rudnicki’s narration does the series justice and he captures both the essence of the characters and recreates the ambience of Marduk better than I could when I first read the books. The audiobooks truly bring the series to life.