• Starfire

  • A Novel
  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Dale Brown - “the best military writer in the country” (Clive Cussler) - is back with Starfire, a masterful military thriller that explores a future all too possible and all too close: The weaponization of space.

With the death of his heroic father, bomber and space warfare veteran Patrick McLanahan, Bradley McLanahan must now fly solo, leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world’s first orbiting solar power plant.

Starfire will not only deliver unlimited and inexpensive electricity anywhere on planet Earth, it can also transmit power to the moon, and even to spacecraft and asteroids. It’s a crucial first step in the exploration of the solar system, and Bradley and his team are on the cutting edge.

But U.S. president Kenneth Phoenix’s plans to militarize and industrialize Earth’s orbit sparks an arms race in space that eclipses the darkest and most terrifying days of the Cold War. Before he can prevent it, Bradley and his team are caught at the center of a battle that threatens to become an all-out global conflict for control of space.

©2014 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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State of the art Tech

Very well written excellent book you will not be disappointed, all of the characters that you were supposed to love you did ;the characters that you were not to like came through. you could see a sequel to this coming because the plot has not finished.

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could have been far better

This was a good book, however was a little all over the place. The book fell flat in some areas. What could have been a great book is only good. I will say this is another book where the bad guys just seem to keep on winning over and over again and to be perfectly honest if these events were this bold and brazen the world would have ended multiple times.

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not bad, could be better

struggled with a weak president. technical details were good. a i understand this was a setup for the next book but...

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Dale Brown at his best!

a new book from Dale Brown in the mclanahan series this book features Bradley McClanahan instead of his father Patrick. the new book and the new story usher into a new series. as always Dale Brown's books are interesting unique and fun to read or in this case listen to the narration was very well done.

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interesting, sort of predictable

I thoroughly enjoyed the story line. lots of abbreviations...too many for my taste. I hope that future stories have a different plot or setup. sometimes the good guy, bad guy plot and shoot them ups get predictable. regardless I enjoyed the story again. not sure if I'll get the next one unless very different somehow...I wish I could descrywhat that would look like but I can't.

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very good story,

A nice extension of Dale's earlier stories. it ties together loose ends, and releases others.

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WOW

After having helped build some of these assets like STSS Block12, I think this is the most fantastic, exciting page turner ever!
God Bless America!

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Very well done

Would you consider the audio edition of Starfire to be better than the print version?

Very technical. very interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brad of course

Which scene was your favorite?

Space station battle

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither. Just good high tech thriller.

Any additional comments?

Very good author, have read all of his novels.

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I loved this novel.

I cannot wait for the next novel. the characters and narrative are amazing. I was there.

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Losing interest in Dale Brown.<br />

Reminds me of Martin Socorcese. Great character development. Then everything happens in 20 minutes. You claim to be a techno thriller, used to be!
Also narrator is the worst. Makes main character sounds like a 7 year old.