Battle Earth is the first of an epic new science fiction trilogy that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive against an overwhelming alien invasion. A distress transmission from Mars research colony warns of an advanced and unknown enemy approaching the heavily populated lunar colony. An elite marine unit commanded by Major Mitch Taylor is dispatched to protect the beleaguered civilians. However, the attack is merely a prelude to a massive invasion of Earth. When the vast enemy mothership smashes through the Earth's atmosphere and deploys in the Atlantic, the armed forces of Earth soon realize they are fighting for the very survival of the human race. As cities fall throughout the world, American and European forces rally together to make a stand as they battle an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered. Battle Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure that chronicles vast bloody battles following humanity's first reach into the stars.
©2011, 2015 Nick S. Thomas (P)2016 Swordworks Books
The story was good the characters were well developed. The battle scenes were very well done. A few new twists to an old concept. Enjoyed it and will enjoy the rest of the series. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
I would. Overall I did enjoy the book. It was very entertaining. It certainly borrowed from some existing sci-fi and invasion tropes, but overall the author weaves an interesting and engaging tale.
I would say it is closest to the film "Independence Day" but some comparisons can be made to the classic "War of the Worlds."
I really enjoyed when the heavy Russian tanks showed up and started really turning the tide of battle.
Yes I thought it would have been a good read for a single sitting. Alas I did not have time for such.
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Yes, alien space opera is a favorite of many of my friends.
Nothing I can offhand think off.
The action/fighting scenes.
Battle Earth is a straightforward alien invasion war story. Little is known of the invaders beyond their hardware, because they do not attempt to communicate or offer terms. Being armored and hard to defeat in battle, Earth forces take tremendous losses in every fight.
There are a lot of battle scenes in the novel, but the story is pretty much on rails without a twist or turn in the plot. Being the first in a series, this might be reserved for later installments. A good plot twist or two would have made the story more interesting. Thomas takes the reader from one battle to another at a good pace, with a few victory or rallying speeches scattered about in between.
I'm a technology teacher and love all kinds of books.
Great story line with lots of twists and turns. This story had a nice mix of sci-fi and adventure that merged really well.
Neal is a very good narrator that seems to always get the voices just right. This was very well read as I felt like I was right there involved in the story.
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I enjoyed the futuristic scifi aspect of the book. I always enjoy stories about space travel and the future.
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Yes, especially after hearing future installments of this series.
It was a satisfying and entertaining story that left enough unanswered questions and loose threads to have me coming back to listen to the sequels.
Neal does a great job giving each character a distinct voice and personality. I liked Captain Jones as well as Chandra.
This book is full of intense battle scenes. Neal's narration of them was immersing and kept me in the story.
I don’t usually read many books from this genre, but I really enjoyed this one. The narration brought the story to life and held my interest throughout. The story was well thought out, complete and will keep you listening. I will be watching for this author in the future.
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I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror
this book has been so exciting I could not put it down. buy it you won't be sorry it is worth a credit
Unlike the other book reviewers, I actually PAID for this crap story. I finished this book only because I was on a long road trip.
What a waisted opportunity to put a new spin on the classic earth invasion story. Most of the story centers around brief ground battles followed by long speaches to the troops.
Repeat this sequence about 10 times and you're got the entire book. Very little is ever revealed about the invaders and character development non-existent. Fate of the moon colony...who knows?
And then there's the whole romance thing between the Major and a subordinate leading to one of the worst endings I've ever read.
It would be impossible for the narrator to make the story any worse than it is.
"Nice escapism with lots of action"
Perhaps a little more depth to the invading alien force, although with this much action, it's a roller coaster of a read.
I liked the book. My first. It was enjoyable from an author with a great deal of promise.
The narration certainly matched the pace of the story. I think the narrator did a great job with the characters and the story.
I will be getting the next book to see how humanity fares.
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