Rade Galaal enrolls in the hardest military training known to man to become a member of the MOTHs, the most elite fighting unit in the galaxy. MOTHs are tacticians, corpsmen, snipers, astronauts, and commandos rolled into one. They also happen to pilot the atomic-powered ATLAS mechs, specialized military hardware that brings new meaning to the phrase "one-man-army".
When Special Warfare Command orders MOTH Team Seven on a covert operation beyond the furthest reaches of explored space, Rade realizes he's signed up for more than he bargained for.
©2013 Isaac Hooke (P)2014 Isaac Hooke
Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? OR, you can just let the horses in the yard, and THEY'LL mow and weedeat (literally) FOR YOU!
This Author shows a lot of promise! I expect his work will get much better as he goes along, but already the basic ideas he presents will hold your attention.
The Narrator got on my nerves to begin with, but as I listened and learned his "Style", I actually kinda enjoyed his voice... It's very low and sometimes "Gravely", but during the action scenes it really brings out the "Grit" in the Situation, especially while officers and troops are barking orders, or fighting... Give him a chance and you will probably soon get used to his style...
Since I like the "Mech Armor" genre, I came VERY close to giving the book four Stars, but I decided to go with three stars and mention in the review that I considered it more of a "High Three Stars Book"... Again, I expect the Author will improve as he gets more books under his belt... I'll be watching for more from him.
This book seems to be a first for the author. not as smooth as i would like, good action, good characters. character have a good sense of right and wrong and sacrifice. a good little love story in there. just what you think a person might be in a future service.
I originally read ATLAS as a kindle book, and I really looked forward to it in audio form, and I was not disappointed. The narrator has his own unique style, which once I got used to it after 10 minutes or so, I really enjoyed. Isaac Hooke has written a novel that is, in my opinion, in the same league as Starship Troopers, The Forever War and Terms of Enlistment. Deep world building and excellent characterization are part of it, but for me, the sheer feeling of "I could see this really happening in the future", which I feel is an important part of any military sci-fi, is plainly apparent. The characters are sympathetic, with motivations that make sense, and the tech is excellent and realistic. I can't wait for ATLAS 2 in December. This author is one to watch!
I like the idea behind this book and I think with a bit more thought and attention to detail, this would be a slam dunk. Sadly I think the author forgot this was a science fiction novel at times. I mean this book is set in the future with tons of future tech, ie anti gravity, star travel, giant mechs, autonomous robots, and advance medicine. However, why are they using weapons from the Vietnam war and Desert Strom? M60 machine gun, Carl Gustav rocket launchers and M4 carbines....really? Where are the plasma cannons, rail guns, particle weapons, hyper velocity missiles, come on? The author can not expect us to believe that humanity has achieved star travel and such and our best most elite troopers are using weapons from 1950's, 1960's and the 1990's....REALLY?
Toss up really, let me finish the series since I already purchased them and hopefully it will get better.
Already have book two, so hopefully the author realized his errors.
Of course...this has potential.
Hey Mr. Hooke, don't be afraid to put sci-fi in your sci-fi book. That's why we buy them.
Yes, better then dropping the book each time I got bussy
Flowed, was not boring
A job well done
I liked the up to date reference to todays world, and a look into the next to come
The story is what it is; a nice pulp scifi. entertaining.
The levels on the voice of the narrator made me want to delete this off my phone. The voice the actor gave the main character is gravely; that in itself wouldn't be an issue, but I had issues with the bass making it very difficult to distinguish what was being said when he used that voice, and only that voice. I've tested it on 2 speakers; my Bluetooth headset and on my computers sound system, and they both give similar results. It gets better as the book plays, but the first hour or two was very frustrating.
Similar in theme to Starship Troopers but it has enough differences and originality to keep it fresh. Looking forward to the next book!
Love listening to Sci-Fi and Fantasy on the way to work!
It's a decent book, nothing stellar, but the end does finally pick up and is probably worth it overall.
I got the first two books with a decent deal so I will listen to the second book, I hope it's a different reader, I almost stopped listening and hour or two in as the reader is so bad. But like many painful things you get used to it.
Narrator is horrible, avoid it you can not stand gravely voices and really bad female impressions. Liked to end of the book tho, hope book #2 is as good as the end of #1.
The readers voice was a monotonous cadence
I don't know, I could not listen to it even part way the narrator was so bad
It seemed like a good storyline, just poorly read.
Buy the book, not the audiobook
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