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The Henry Gallant Saga

By: H. Peter Alesso
Narrated by: Rich Miller,Theo Copeland
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As the last starfighter in Squadron 111, only Midshipman Henry Gallant can stop the invasion from an alien galactic empire. With the United Planets space fleet on the verge of annihilation, Gallant can expect no help. With so much uncertainty about the aliens, analyzing the captured equipment in his possession is critical.

The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant. Unfortunately, it is his abilities that are much in doubt. In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only "natural" left in the fleet. His shipmates have all expressed concern that he will not be up to the challenge.

Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now, as his navigator on the last starfighter in Squadron 111, her life, as well as a good many others, depends on Henry Gallant.

Follow the career of a young officer in the 22nd-century genetically engineered space navy. Perfect for fans of Honor Harrington and Horatio Hornblower.

The four books in this audiobook collection include Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space, Lieutenant Henry Gallant, Henry Gallant and the Warrior, and Commander Henry Gallant.

©2016 Harry Peter Alesso (P)2020 Harry Peter Alesso

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An Exciting Military Sci -fi Adventure

This is an imaginative and entertaining military space opera. The main character, Henry Gallant is well developed and multidimensional; among other qualities, he is creative, captivating, brave and honorable while facing discrimination, various trials and tribulations. The supporting characters are also well written. There are multiple engaging adventures with lots of action sequences, combat and space battles. The overarching story was well though out and composed. I thoroughly enjoyed this multiple book boxed set. I was provided a free review copy of the audio book and am voluntarily leaving this review.

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Some Solid Military Science Fiction

Cons: Though a bit repetitious in phraseology "felt rather than heard" was way over used. Henry Gallant was sometimes predictable concerning interactions with the opposite sex.

Pros: This series explores the rise of an exceptional and brave young man who can be at times very naive.
No matter what branch of service you may ha served in H. Peter Alesso has captured military life and phraseology. Without getting in to to much detail he provides enough science to keep you anticipating the next new idea to be introduced. Solid narration provided by Theo Copeland and Rich Miller both with clear voices and steady cadences.

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Decent, entertaining scifi

This was a multiple book set, in audio book form, so I will show each book separate with the rating:

Book 1: Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space: 3.0 Stars
Mildly entertaining. I found it to be too much on the mediocre side. Character's were not developed as well as they should have been, pacing was off, was not able to hold my attention.

Book 2: Lieutenant Henry Gallant: 3.5 Stars
Better than the first book, but still on the mediocre side. Still lacks depth and development.

Book 3: Henry Gallant and the Warrior: 4.0 Stars
Main protagonist finally starts to show some development. Book is more interesting than the previous two.

Book 4: Commander Henry Gallant: 3.75 Stars
Characters still fall a bit flat, but the premise still hold interest.

Overall, I would give the series a 3.5 rounded up to a 4.0. Enjoyable series, but I am not sure if I will continue the series. Some of the conflict between the characters is oversimplified, and some of the situations seem to be a little on the childish side. I may not be the target audience for this series.

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Maybe 4 star children's book

Really tried to get through this book but the writing is kiddie level and the narrator's style made it more boring. Stuff was just wrong, characters weren't terribly likeable, and nobody in the book was terribly bright. Can't recommend..

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Story was a bit weird

Had to power through this one, some good parts, some bad. I dont really know, it was an ok listen.

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OK Story

The storyline is pretty good, no profanity, which is a plus. It kept me interested enough to get the rest of the series. HOWEVER, the narrator of book 2 couldn't pronounce anything over 3 syllables correctly. The story is a little YA and doesn't really describe the horror of war; it just passes over the injuries and deaths.

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Perfection

I received a free code for this book.
Greatly enjoyed the story so far in this boxset of 4 books. Good characters with some human frality, even when genetically perfect. Excellent narration.

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A lot of promise, but the protagonist dissapoints

Wimpy wimpy wimpy.
The hero is brave in combat but a complete wimp in personal and professional dealings. It's hard to support him as he repeatedly allows people to walk right over him yet he still tries to please them. I starting skipping annoying and predictable fails in book 4, and at this point I clearly see the next display of wimptitude being set up as once again someone else will get credit for his actions and once again I am sure he will take it laying down. Not a hero that I would want my son to emulate. I may not finish the set, it is so annoying waiting for him to grow some spine.

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Very intriguing space odyssy

the characters really bring you in. the struggle against genetic prejudice is a great ongoing theme.
well narrated.
I'm looking forward to listening to other novels

I received a copy of this audiobook for free in exchange for an unbiased review

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Henry's Adventures Are a Great Listen!

I previously reviewed Books 1 and 2, as I had received each of those separately. Then I was given the opportunity to be provided with this particular set, which includes Books 1 & 2, but has Books 3 & 4 together so I could listen to more of the series.

I relistened to books 1 & 2, and enjoyed those as much as the first time. Book 1, of course is the introduction to Henry as he joins the fleet as a Midshipman, and later works his way up to Commander. It is a time when genetic engineering is pretty much standard for Earthlings. But Henry was not genetically engineered when his mother was pregnant with him. Because of this, Henry must work harder to prove himself constantly and his main competition, Neumann. who has an attitude that genetically engineered humans are superior and that he is better than Gallant, but the first time he tries to prove it, he sabotages Henry, but Henry ends up getting one up on Neumann.

Earth and the fleet are at war with a race called The Titans. This war continues through all of the books. Henry has an exceptional mind and learns to understand the strange language of the Titans. This ability becomes extemely important to the fleet, and Neumann becomes extemely jealous of Henry because of it.

There are two narrators for these books. Oddly enough, Books 1 and 3 are read by Rich Miller, and Books 2 and 4 by Theo Copeland. Both are good narrators, but I have to admit that while Copeland was quite good, he chose an odd British accent for Neumann that makes him come off as kind of Snobby/Queeny. The voice was very different from Miller's straight forward American accent. Switching off between the two narrators was a little odd. I kind of though that since Copeland had done book 2, that he would continue on with the series, but then Miller shows up again for Book 3. I guess it was who was available when needed.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-05-22

Sorry not my cup of tea

Long winded so much so I skip read. The reader did not help. .Pity since the story line was inspirational

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  • Concerned Citizen
  • 06-02-20

A truly enjoyable Sci Fi world

I wasn’t truly sure what to expect when I started this. It had a feeling of a futuristic war feel and slowly as it opens up the story and characters expand to build this whole world that becomes intertwined and expansive.

The character moves and grows aided by the truly wonderful narration it feels organic and involving throughout.

This honestly has the feeling of a world building narrative whilst still remaining character and story focused.
There are little deviations down an alley that is then blindsided by a return to a previous theme to present a twist or turn that you have been artfully distracted from guessing or seeing coming.

I think this book is superbly well written on the whole (there were some tedious moments) and it delivers a wonderful story that had me salivating for more and positively unable to remove my headphones at times.

The narration is almost unnervingly consistent through the entire saga with true depth of emotion and range of characters.

I can honestly say hand on heart I will be reading and following the series and it is worth your credit or purchase for a truly wonderful integrated experience.

I did receive a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review which I believe I have provided above.

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  • Helen
  • 04-16-20

Great book

I Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more audio books
Must read on your list

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  • Aarkaine
  • 05-23-22

Poor read

Story lacked quality, it failed to hold you and you just trying to finish it