The brutal war of extinction enters a horrifying new round as the cyborgs arrive from the Neptune System, in this, the third book of the series.
The Highborn are remorselessly crushing the obsolete Homo sapiens. Gambling with humanity’s existence, Supreme Commander James Hawthorne attempts to lure the dreaded Doom Stars into a trap. Social Unity’s combined Battlefleet is the bait. The cyborgs are Hawthorne’s secret weapon.
Unfortunately, for Marten Kluge, a vast space battle threatens to take place around Mars. And that is exactly where he and Omi need to go to refuel their stolen shuttle. To reach the Jupiter System, they will need more than luck and Marten’s stubbornness.
Battle Pod is the story of long-range beams, stealth-capsules, and survival of the fittest in a techno-battle hell. Battle Pod is a full novel, 93,000 words in length, by Vaughn Heppner, Writers of the Future winner.
©2011 Vaughn Heppner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Heppner's story line is imaginative and engaging, as usual.
It bothers me that he sounds like James Earl Jones trying to do a poor impression of Shatner doing an overly-emotive James T. Kirk. Also, he pauses or adds emphasis at the oddest--seemingly random--places in his narration. But what REALLY gets me are the mispronunciations! It is nucLEar, not nucYOUler. In the context of the book, it's CAValry, not CALvary (both real words, but not interchangeable). These two examples are not the only mispronunciations, by far. Did no one listen to his performance as he was being recorded? His production team bears partial responsibility for poor quality of this performance.
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