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Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?

But that was before his mother, the empress, packed him off to a backwater planet and he found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduk, with jungles full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, and barbarian hordes of bad disposition. Fortunately, Roger had an ace in the hole: Bravo Company of Bronze Battalion of the Empress' Own Regiment. Now all Roger has to do is hike halfway around the planet, capture a spaceport from the Bad Guys, commandeer a starship, and go home.

©2001 David Weber and John Ringo (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

"Sure to please....Superb storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Euryleia
  • 30 11 2007

Lots of fun!

If you have ever read anything by David Weber then you already know the characters, plot and conclusion. I don't mean that as a criticism, because I loved these stories. But if you are looking for high literature, insightful social commentary or a 'visionary' new story... this is not what you're looking for. If you want adventure and escapism dressed in military sci-fi clothing, by all means buy the entire series- In fact, buy everything the man has ever written because that's exactly what he writes. It's brain candy, and there is nothing wrong in indulging in mindless fun now and again.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Charlie
  • 16 03 2012

Weber, Ringo, and Rudnicki -- a great combination

This is the first in the Prince Roger series, and it gets off to a great start. Typical Weber and Ringo, with lots of action and adventure, but there's more underneath here than we sometimes see. The story has Prince Roger on his way to do his "wave the flag" duty at a distant world when his ship, and the dedicated Company of soldiers assigned to protect his (in their and just about everyone else's opinion) worthless butt is forced to land on a minor and rather inhospitable world due to sabatoge. They fight the flora, fauna and natives, to march "up-country" to try to get to the one port on the planet so that Roger can return home. The interaction between Roger and his Company, especially the Company Commander, is a learning experience for everyone.

The story is well read by Stefan Rudnicki, whose narration is seamless and becomes a part of the story, never standing out or distracting.

Overall, a pleasure, and a read that makes me really want to do a couple of extra laps just to listen to it.

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael Jacobi
  • 20 08 2008

Weber Ringo team a pure winner!!

This David Weber and John Ringo collaboration really sets the bar for modern military SF. Kind of a "Hemingway -esk" main theme with an immature fop learning manhood from an older and wiser man. Great battle scenes and interestingly believable situations. This series got me rolling on John Ringo books like the Posleen War series, note to Audible, we need these in audiobook form... and led to my blazing through most of David Webers work. Honestly, this one is well worth your time. Can we give 10 stars? Well done David and John, thanks for the ride!!

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  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Ethan M.
  • 11 06 2006

Hard Military SF with a definite worldview

This audiobook, a re-telling of an ancient Greek account called the Anabasis with the addition of space marines and aliens, is firmly in the hard military science fiction tradition -- you will learn to tell a lance corporal from a captain and get detailed descriptions of how each weapon and device works. That being said, it moves along at a great pace, and, if you are a fan of either hard science fiction or Tom Clancy-ish military thriller, its a pretty enthralling listen.

However, there is in this audiobook, like all of Weber's work I have read, a very strong bias that is difficult to describe, but might best be called conservative, in a political sense. The bad guys are a nation of environmentalists, noble emperors are the best form of government, the military is always right, whiners need to be made into men, etc. This isn't something that need drive you away from the book, but it is persistant, and can occasional be a little annoying, since it shapes the way characters will be developed (what will the effete Prince learn from the marines? Why, the virtues of discipline!) Of course, it may not bother you at all, either.

In short, great hard science fiction with a military bent, though the character development and politics may not be quite as interesting as finding out whether the combat shuttle has enough fuel to reach that landing patch before they are detected....

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  • G. Parish
  • 25 05 2015

Spoiled Prince grows up

This basically the story of a spoiled prince, and his Marines, being shipwrecked on a planet full of hostiles. The prince grows up and his men learn to not hate him. Solid military Sci-fi.

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  • breckoz
  • 28 03 2012

Loved it

I am not a big fan of space science fiction stories. I tend to like more fantasy driven science fiction novels that include magic. However, this novel is an exception. The book seems like a cross between star wars and starship troopers. The reader is excellent, the characters are likable and the story plot is engaging. The march upcountry is about an arrogant prince who is forced into a situation where he must cross an alien planet full of hostile creatures. His character develops along the way and soon you'll find yourself rooting for his success. Give it a try, it's only a credit!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16 01 2012

Enjoyable

Just a nice relaxing book. The narrator did an excellent job and the story was often amusing. If you want a deep and serious book, this is not it, but listening to it after some other terribly choices, I found it wonderful!

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Richard
  • 15 08 2010

Very Enjoyable!

This is a great listen for fans of military science fiction novels. The narrator (who I beleive also does the voice for most of the Ender's Game series of novels) makes listening to the story even more enjoyable.

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
  • john
  • 06 03 2010

Another winner

I really like john ringo, and teamed up with david weber who i have never read but cant wait to listen to some of his books now. the story was really good real good survival tactics and creative idea that is well formed makes for a great listen. this narrator needs to be ranked among some of the best out there. his voices are great you can tell what character by the voice all the time. he really nailed female voices. i have listened to all 4 in the series now. there are all very good.

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan
  • 03 03 2008

Wow, What a great series!!

Wow! What a great find! Don’t you just love it when you try the first book in a series and you turn out to LOVE IT? Well that is exactly what happened here with me. I could not wait to download the next book, and they are all nice a long (so you get a lot of ‘bang for your buck.’) All of these prince Roger books are the kind of ‘long’ that goes by fast. There is plenty of satisfying action and the character development if great too. You really get to love each character and see what happens to them. I highly recommend each and every book in this series…If you like the first book your will like them all.

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  • Oliver
  • 22 11 2010

Great sci-fi.

Have fully enjoyed this audio book. At first I found the reading a little hard to listen to but really got into it and now find it brilliantly engaging. Have since downloaded the other two books in the trilogy as I could not wait to find out how the story and characters progress.
It contains some quite complex battles that you have to concentrate quite intently to stay switched on to where all the characters are but often found when you miss parts you can piece it together after but I digress a great yarn with great character development and a world that is well easy to picture and a good narrative. Defo. one for the sci-fi geeks amongst us however.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen
  • 15 08 2010

March Upcountry (Unabridged)

I really enjoyed this audio book i would say it was a cross between starship troopers and avatar.
This if the first book of four and i look forward to getting the rest.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Andrew Collings
  • 24 12 2013

A very good book

Any additional comments?

Stefan Rudnicki is one of the few American voice artists I have found on this site that can really bring the books he is reading to life; his performance brings an edge and depth to the characters that is so often missing in audio books. Even his female characters are believeable without him having to resort to silly voices or the dull monotone of many of his counterparts (I REALLY wish they could get him to record the Honor Harrington books which, I found, were impossible to listen to).
Highly recommended

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Terry
  • 17 05 2010

An Epic Story

This series is up there with the epic Deathstalker audiobooks by Simon R Green. Start with this book and work your way though - you won't be disappointed.
Exceptional story vividly read and spanning a vast world of surprises.
Great action and characterisation adds to the plot.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • George
  • 08 04 2013

Good book - good series.

I very much enjoyed this "Prince Roger" series and have listened to it more than once.



For fans of epic science fiction this is a good buy - although the emphasis is more on low tech than high tech.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
  • karl
  • 23 12 2012

Great book and series

The only complaint I have about the price Rodger series is there are only four books.

The story is well written and reasonably paced, the humour is well placed and not out of context.

The book has the feel of Webers Honour Harrington

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Richard Taylor
  • 11 11 2008

Fantastic

Wow, I couldn't put this away once I started it. I hope the next "March to the sea" is just as good.