• The Last Ditch

  • The Exiled Fleet, Book 5
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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Too short

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

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excellent

terrific story can't wait for the next installment. well narrated and presented. good job!

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Moves the story forward nicely

Richard Fox provides the listener an detailed look into the Kong empire and the lords and nobles who run it. It's definitely takes on the appearance of past Asian dynasties on Earth with the emperor representing an almost godlike figure. At the end of Book 4 we found Gage captured and held prisoner by the Cathay Empire and most of this book evolves around a few factions wanting to get hold of him to either free or kill him. There's a lot of intrigue that follows in this pursuit.

Up in space, there are other other fleets involved in addition to the 11th, each of which have their own agendas. Then there is arch-badboy, the Daegan hunter Tiberian, ripping his way through other factions barriers in a tunnel vision focus on killing Gage.

Even though I'm still have a hard time accepting that Earth's distant future last hope rest with a monarchical empire, it's still an interesting story, all the more so with Mark Boyett's excellent performance.

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awesome

Great continuations of the series! shorter than I would have liked, but still amazing!

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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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a cut above

I listen to alot of space audio books some are better the others. I injoy them all but this one stands out for me. it's is very different them the common aliens attack and earth must fight a hopeless battle for survival but yet it is. well your going to have to listen to get what I mean. I think it's the characters that make this story and that it has a bit of royalty and swashbuckling to it. And the different way the universe is in the future

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  • 06-21-22

Next bok.. Now!! please?

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

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  • CJSILV
  • 06-20-22

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
  • 04-27-22

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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  • Mitch
  • 04-28-22

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 🤘