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Out of the Dark

David Weber

The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"--"humans," they called themselves--were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better. Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity's cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died. Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance--putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do? On the face of it, Buchevsky's and Dvorak's chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth... in David Weber's Out of the Dark.

The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"--"humans," they called themselves--were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better. Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity's cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died. Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance--putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do? On the face of it, Buchevsky's and Dvorak's chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth... in David Weber's Out of the Dark.
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The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"--"humans," they called themselves--were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better. Now, Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity's cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, more than half the human race has died. Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize scattered survivors without getting killed. And in the southeastern US, firearms instructor and former Marine Dave Dvorak finds himself at the center of a growing network of resistance--putting his extended family at lethal risk, but what else can you do? On the face of it, Buchevsky's and Dvorak's chances look bleak, as do prospects for the rest of the surviving human race. But it may well be that Shongairi and the Hegemony alike have underestimated the inhabitants of that strange planet called Earth... in David Weber's Out of the Dark.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Keating

Length:

16h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:14


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:07


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:56


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:45


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:34


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:02


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:14


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:18


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:31


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:43


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:42


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:47


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:27


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:45


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:39


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:59


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

01:29


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:18


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:34


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:27


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:57


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:27


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:52


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:14


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:22


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:00


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:47


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:23


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:36


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:32


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:23


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:52


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:50


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:08


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:12


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:59


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:38


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:27


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:12


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:58


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:30


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:06


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:32


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:34


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:33


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:56


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:19


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:52


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:45


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:02


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:28


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:32