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How Firm a Foundation

David Weber

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In David Weber's How Firm a Foundation, the Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don't know even now, however, is how much more it's fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love. For five years, Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire. The price has been high and paid in blood. Despite its chain of hard-fought naval victories, Charis is still on the defensive. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again? Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find one...quickly. The Inquisition's brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis. Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire's subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet eleven years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting's city of Zion. The men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood, but will that foundation be firm enough to survive?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Keating

Length:

28h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:37


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:41


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:04


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:14


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:35


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:42


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:58


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:22


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:40


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:01


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:33


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:06


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:51


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:05


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:10


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:14


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:01


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:20


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:35


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:35


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:25


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:31


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:32


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:56


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:50


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:27


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:52


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:31


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:41


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:21


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:17


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:29


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:52


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:51


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:06


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:55


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:49


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:39


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:15


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:31


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:26


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:33


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:08


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:20


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:00


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:09


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:46


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:27


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:04


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:16


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:02


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

08:18


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:38


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:02


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:35


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:04


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:17


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:39


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:41


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:03


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:53


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:21


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:26


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:11


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:18


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

08:00


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:38


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:31


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:32


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:51


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:29


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:19


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:43


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:59


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

06:25


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:00


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:49


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:00

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