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Summary

And so continues the saga of the Clan invasion and the explosive struggle within the Inner Sphere. With secret aid from ComStar, the Terran-based sect that serves as the keeper of the Inner Sphere's technological secrets, the Clans' BattleMech warriors have been incredibly successful in their campaign of invasion. But ComStar has its own reasons for giving aid to the enemy, and if its strategy proves successful, the Inner Sphere worlds will finally be reunited under ComStar's rule.
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  • Jeremy Housdan
  • 25-05-18

It is abridged

like the first two books in the series, this one has been seriously cut down, omitting many important details. part of Phelans bloodright trials, much of the battle for tukayyid, and a lot of Anastasius Fochts interactions with Myndo Waterly are all missing.

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  • Spence the Elder
  • 09-11-19

Abridged

Too abridged, read the books. Far too much detail was sacrificed for brevity of production.

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  • Arch Angel
  • 23-06-22

great book, Battle. of Tukayed

this great book closed out the 1st clan invasion. I really like having it on audible.

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  • Hugendubler
  • 06-06-22

Heavily Abridged.

This version is heavily abridged, which I found no where in the description before I purchased it.

It had a few spontaneous repeats. And the story, as I remember from reading it, is a good one... but I can't get past the fact that large chunks of the plot are missing.

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  • joseph cudemo
  • 09-12-21

So much left out

If I did not read the actual books in this world this would have been a distracting short story. Unfortunately I DID read the books and loved the writers in this universe. Stackpole is one of my favorite authors and always spins an engrossing story that you can’t help but get immersed in. The audio quality was not as crisp as other audiobooks I have listened to. My only wishes would be better production and unabridged stories. The mechwarrior universe has more depth than this limited story shows.

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  • John L.
  • 04-02-21

Great book Great narration can't wait for more

Great book Great narration cant wait for them to add more from the BattleTech collection

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  • robert best
  • 22-11-20

good audio quality, but the abridging...

the voice actor and audio were rather good in my opinion, but the story feels like they cut 2/3s of it out. catch it on sale would be my advice it's a fun listen but an unabridged version would be great

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  • rankin
  • 23-08-20

great space opera

Great narration, the sounds effects really made the combat feel fresh and dramatic. This one was a bit light on mech combat but still pretty good

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  • daniel stanford
  • 24-06-20

An old audio book uploaded to Audible

This book while enjoyable is a digital copy of an audio book produced around 2003. As many know, audio books of this period were almost always an heavily abridged version of the source material. Sadly, this is very true for this book and its two prior sisters. Purchasers should be aware of this extreme lack of content.

That being said, this book and its series did a good job at relaying key events and important plot hooks. This means that different groups will have differing opinions:

Fans of Source Material: Any fan of the source material will find it sufficient in scope and easy to digest while giving them the material they need to enjoy the story again. However, if you are they type that hates movie adaptions of books because they cut material, skip this series.

Fans of Scifi: these individuals will find the story bare bones but enjoyable. The pacing is good and the action scenes interesting. Some confusion will happen now and again, but the core characters and their relationships to each other is covered enough to get a snap shot of the setting. However, the story leaves little time to explore character development and thus invests you very little in their fates. If you are the kind that cannot stand to have questions unanswered or you desire more than the average episode of a serialized generic scifi, you will probably find this lacking.

Others: you will most likely find this audio series confusing and frustrating. Who is character A? Where is planet B? What are battlemechs and why are they special? Who was Kerensky? Why did the Star League fall? You will have a lot of questions with few answers. This is NOT a good series to expose you to the expansive Universe of Battletech. If you don’t mind researching the answers to you questions, explore the series as you can get three 3-hour books in a bundle for $20. Otherwise, i’d say avoid this series even though it is one of my favorite settings.

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  • S. Soza
  • 17-12-19

Entertaining Enough

A little corny writing, low fidelity recording, but a very good voice performance. Enjoyed it just fine, overall.

At times, sound effects or music are louder than the performance. Would absolutely purchase an updated recording with a bit better normalization and microphone quality.