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  • The Last Ditch

  • The Exiled Fleet, Book 5
  • Written by: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins

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The Last Ditch

Written by: Richard Fox
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Publisher's Summary

Betrayed by allies, Commodore Gage and the Exiled Fleet must break free before the Daegon strike.

The Cathay Empire holds Gage responsible for a sneak attack on its forces; a crime Albion's last fleet did not commit. While Gage rots in the prison cell, the Daegon hunter Tiberian comes to collect him. Tolan, the Faceless spy, hatches a plan to smuggle Gage out of captivity, but risks an all-out war in the process.

With the Reich and the Daegon closing in, Albion’s Exiled Fleet must walk a narrow and dangerous path to free Gage and strike at the source of the invasion before all hope is lost.

©2022 Richard Fox (P)2022 Podium Audio

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  • IrishGator
  • 17-04-22

Great But Too Short & Too Long

This is one of my favorite space opera series, with phenomenal narration, but each book is too short and the interval between them is far too long.

Please get Book 6 out soon!

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  • WTL
  • 22-06-22

Too short

Not good value. They split book in middle of story to sell a second book

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  • W. DYER
  • 28-04-22

You will want to wait for the next book

Let me start with I enjoy Mr. Fox's work. I have found his characters engaging and the situation and drama intriguing. However, the Last Ditch felt like a quickly composed novelette to bridge his last book with a future installment. It furthers the story but lacks the depth and development needed to enjoy the storyline fully. I suggest that you wait until this is bundled with Mr. Fox's next addition so as not to be disappointed. Save the credit.

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  • Pen Name
  • 26-04-22

very short story

this story felt more of an installment than a story with a begining and ending that resolves a problem but still has a overall arch.

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  • Jeremiah bullfrog
  • 24-04-22

amazing series, cannot wait until the finale!

Richard Fox's series are fantastic and Mark Boyett does a great job bringing them to life! Start to finish, the entire Exiled Fleet series is a real page turner.

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  • jcmwbjs
  • 23-04-22

A terrific series

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this series, it’s been years since I started the first book, a unique and deep universe created, truly nasty villains, great narration above average action, grading the series as a whole, easy to recommend to mil Sci Fi fans

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  • Lindsay H
  • 22-04-22

WOW

This was epic! I love this series. Mark Boyett and Richard Fox are amazing together. I can’t wait for the next book! Thank you for another great book!

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  • Sebastian Dykas
  • 30-01-23

Just gets better

This series does not disappoint. I have binged through all of the six books. Highly recommend this series!

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  • Brian McGrew
  • 15-12-22

Fox Continues to Impress

I very much enjoy this Richard Fox series. I enjoy how he successfully blends several concepts I enjoy from other authors into an entertaining yarn. Mr. Fox builds characters for whom you both cheer, and jeer. I look forward to listening to the next series entry.

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  • joshua
  • 20-08-22

another amazing audiobook

The story kept me sucked in the whole time. I love these audiobooks. can't wait for the next one

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  • david
  • 13-07-22

it's ok

it felt much the same as the other books. there's a lot going on to try and track. not sure I will continue to the next book

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  • John
  • 29-06-22

Another great instalment

Really enjoyed this book with a great story and characters. Great narration that gives real life to the characters and story. Keep them coming!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-22

Next bok.. Now!! please?

Next bok.. Now!! please? Love the caracters and there different paths in the story.

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  • CJSILV
  • 20-06-22

Great book 📖

Great book love the story and the narration can’t wait to listen to the next book I highly recommend listening to this book series
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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-22

Excellent, but a book between books

Well written and excellent performance. However it's a book between books. Basically nothing happens that couldn't have been told in a chapter or two. It's stretched out with filler and fluffed up, but still a pretty short book.
Not sorry I bought it as I enjoyed it, but I'm left feeling wanting more. The whole book builds up to a major climax, which is left hanging till the next book. I hope the conclusion in the next book is worth the time put into this book, otherwise I'll be disappointed with this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-22

A race to the bottom

This seemed more a story of gross incompetence trying to out-do opposing gross incompetence. Whichever side is the most incompetent will lose and whoever makes a moderately smart move first will win. If the armoured suit guy ever gets inside his suit he wins instantly in 3 paragraphs. If the emperor ever makes a decision then the good guys win. If the enemies pick literally any person other than the guy who has comprehensively failed in every prior engagement then they win.

The presentation is truly fantastic, the story is in a race to the bottom against some bad fan-fiction and it's not yet clear which is worse.

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  • Mitch
  • 28-04-22

could not stop!!

Was looking forward to this release and wow did Richard Fox deliver!

Not giving away too much info but one things for sure it did not disappoint, looking forward to the Next one 🤘