Spinward Fringe Broadcast 5: Fracture

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The crew of the Triton, a rare, Earth built Space Combat Carrier, make their way to Ossimi Station, a safe haven for independent ships and traders. In a galaxy gripped by conflict and teetering on the verge of chaos, Captain Jacob Valance and his crew will be faced with the unexpected, the unknown, and an opportunity to save thousands of lives. Will their sympathy be their undoing? [Broadcast 5]

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Published: Aug. 28, 2009
Words: 72,020
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452307381
About Randolph Lalonde

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel;
Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.

Randolph Lalonde has sold nearly one hundred thousand eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.

He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario where he's working on a new fantasy novel due out in 2014.

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Readers from across the globe have reviewed the Spinward Fringe series in text, video and on Internet radio shows. This is a taste of their opinions regarding the Science Fiction Space Opera series by Randolph Lalonde.

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Review by: Samuel Hodge on May 25, 2013 : star star star
I love the universe, the technology and the overall story has me hooked.
My only problem is the dialogue, as it affects the pacing. There is too much of it for my taste, and he slows the story down for gossip sessions between characters way too much for my taste. Also nobody whispers as much as these people do.
Despite this I've read them all and i'll buy the next, i just wish the author would slim down the dialogue. Its also perfectly acceptable for him to say SIX MONTHS LATER, some time i swear i'm reading in real time.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: keith on Jan. 31, 2013 : (no rating)
All I can say is awesome, just awesome. I love this series and am just finishing Broadcast 6. I love Mr. Lalonde`s writing style. You won`t be disappointed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: kitty cat on Oct. 20, 2012 : star star star star star
I am SO hooked on this series. I can't read fast enough! The writing is so rich and I feel like I can visualize everything described and I feel like I am right there. I love this whole series< there's always an unforeseen quirk in every "episode"!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Michael Finney, Sr on Aug. 21, 2012 : (no rating)
Excellent! Well written and innovative. The kind of science fiction I like to read
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jeff Hatch on May 13, 2012 : star star star star star
Great series. Wanna-be literary critics might take issue with the editing, but in my opinion the excellent storyline, characterizations and overall pace of the novels trumps all.

I've read the series through twice, and can't wait to read Broadcast 7.

the series would be a "must read" at normal retail prices...at $2.99 it's a steal!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Murakh on April 04, 2012 : star star
Good continuing story and still good for mindless holiday reading. The continuation of the author to make blatant spelling, grammatical & other errors has unfortunately reached a very irritating level, and it is obvious that no proofing is done.. Considering these are primarily e-books, if something was missed in proofing and updated e-book could be provided.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jstoc on June 19, 2011 : (no rating)
Great book. He continues to entertain us.
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Review by: Brandy Hunt on May 12, 2011 : star star star star
ZOMG!!!!! I can't wait to read the sixth one. I have to find out what happens next.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mirella Banfi on May 10, 2011 : (no rating)
I liked the whole series and i'm waiting for chapter 7.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Trove Books on March 11, 2011 : star star star star star
Previous entries in the ongoing Spinward Fringe saga had the sprawling feel of a classic Edgar Rice Burroughs yarn, with several groups of characters having independent (though interrelated) adventures scattered across various ships and planets, but ultimately converging (at least those who survive). Lalonde changes up the pace with Broadcast 5: Fracture. It is a faster read than the last couple of outings. Though characters do split up, the action is tight and focused, covering one very hectic day in the life of the rogue ship Triton. If Spinward Fringe were a series on the Channel-Formerly-Known-As-SciFi, Fracture could be this week's episode: "The crew of the badly damaged Triton respond to a distress signal and come to the aid of an isolated space station under assault by raiders. But all is not as it seems in the Ossimi Ring." We get great action and problem-solving, several key character relationships advance, and there is a new development in the larger plot that promises more trouble ahead for the Triton crew. I'm definitely tuning in next week!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: iznmar on Nov. 23, 2010 : star star star star star
I'm not a big reader at all! But in the last couple months I have read all but Broadcast 6. Randolph Lalonde has made me read more books than I have in 17 years. This series is awesome! His writting is like watching a big screen blockbuster movie in your head. This should hit the big screen, I'd be the first one in line with a ticket!!! Mr. Lalonde keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Gordon Davis on Aug. 23, 2010 : star star star star
Great series, read them all in the last two months. I just wished that I'd come to them later so that at least broadcast 7 was ready to read as soon as I'd finished number 6!
Can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Roger McGill on July 16, 2010 : (no rating)
Great book. Series keeps getting better with each new one. Can't wait for Broadcast 6. Lalonde has the potential to become the next great scifi author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tony Beauregard on June 07, 2010 : star star star star star
Fantastic continuation of the series. Can't wait for other books by this author!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gary Raynor on April 25, 2010 : (no rating)
Continually suprising and throurghyl enjoyable.
Just a niggle with the font presentation on the iphone.
The issue is that there are two font sizes which makes it hard to get comfortable - half the content is too big and half is too small. This would not matter on a large screen but on a small screen it is an annoyance that detracts from the otherwise subperb quality of the book. Not all of us are blest with 20/20 vision so please cater for us by not getting fancy with varying font sizes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rusty Nejdl on April 14, 2010 : star star star star star
Thoroughly enjoyed the book and can't wait for the next episode to come out.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dean Gainer on April 13, 2010 : star star star star star
I'm pretty critical when choosing SciFi. I really enjoyed this space opera. I've read every book in the series. So far...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nickolas Whiteside on March 08, 2010 : (no rating)
great book...I've read them all and this one best depicts the characters and u get to see that Jake is not all machine an has human in him...my advice start from the beginning...and when is the next book?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Allan Mertner on March 01, 2010 : star star star star star
A good continuation of an excellent, page-turning series. I just want the next installment of this serious - and I like the fact that both the story and the way it is told evolves through the series. Highly unbelievable in places, but a very well-told space opera with all of the right stuff in it :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Craig Vaughton on Jan. 07, 2010 : star star star star star
More of the same but when its this good, there's nothing wrong with that. Randolph Lalonde tries to explain some of the background for new readers in parts, but to get a better feel for the characters, you really need to start at the beginning. Like all the previous books its also got the same fatal flaw; over to soon and leaving you wanting more! Roll on the next episode.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Duane Carl on Oct. 06, 2009 : (no rating)
Latest book written of series,slightly different feel to the story, but it is engaging and continues the trials and tribulations of the crew of the Triton. this is a good Si-Fi almost space opera well worth reading. Though you could read this book first, you would get a better feel by starting with first one in the series and folow thru.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lam Litthilao on Sep. 03, 2009 : star star star star star
Finished this book in 01 day. Excellent book. This book was an emotional roller coaster. This series is definitely my favorite when it comes to space operas. I was happy to see Ayan (go engineers!) with a bigger part and Ronnin is just a blast. He keeps the story light when things get a bit emotional with Ayan, Jake, Alice and the rest of the crew. Can't wait till the next book. I know the author states that you can just start reading from this book but you really need to start from the very beginning to get a better understanding of the characters. The characters are well developed and are at the core of this series. They are given a lot of face time so you can choose your favorites and follow them as they develop throughout the series. I have read plenty of space operas and for the most part the stories follow a similar pattern so I look more for character development mixed with some space battles. Have fun! I'm sure you'll like it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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