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Conquest: Star Force, Book 4 | [B. V. Larson]

Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

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Publisher's Summary

Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

©2011 B.V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Matthew 08-06-14
    Matthew 08-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "worst of the series?"

    Lots of redundant information, lots of bloated writing. Backstory gets repeated often, sometimes within a few minutes. Characters do ridiculous things, like having sex on the beach while an alien invasion is overhead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kelvin phoenix 07-15-14 Member Since 2013

    I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.

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    "Riggs Tired and pissed"
    Any additional comments?

    Kyle Riggs survived the another round in book 3. Now Riggs rebels from the Macros and returns to earth. Now Star Force are fighting the Macros to save Earth from annihilation. Will Riggs, Crowe, and the rest of Star Force survive this new hell?

    I love this series always a lot of action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rich Maloy New York, NY United States 04-15-14
    Rich Maloy New York, NY United States 04-15-14 Member Since 2014

    rmaloy

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    "Not sure I can continue the series after this book"
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    Our venerable hero, Kyle Riggs, continues to single-handedly save the world, while the ever-grey Jack Crow does his best to behave like a spoiled brat. At this point in the series, I'm sick of listening to Kyle give orders and make requests of people without explaining his full plan, only to have those people argue or disobey when, if he had just explained the full plan to them, they would have got the idea and cooperated.

    I understand the author wants to keep the reader in suspense, but when in every major battle Kyle doing something crazy (again) and the story tension hinges on everyone following strictly and blindly to his orders (again), well that tension is so overplayed by Book 4, that I can't bear to listen to another word of it.

    Similarly, the interaction between Riggs & Crow is exactly the same since their first meeting in Book 1. OK. I GET IT. Crow is a self-serving bastard who will only attempt to save earth if there is no risk to his own hide. I'm over it. Can he grow as a character? Can their relationship grow? Can at least Riggs acknowledge that their relationship is not in the best interests of their species, and try to figure out something new? Is that possible? Nope. Same ol' subplot.

    I'm on Chapter 38 of 49 right now. Once again, the "Crazy Riggs Plan(tm)" is in play with no one else knowing his intentions, and subsequently everyone doing their best to screw it up because he can't be bothered to take one damn minute to explain it. After I finish this book, I'm putting the series aside for a while and diving into some new up-and-coming authors.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 01-24-14
    Michelle 01-24-14
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    "Repetative"

    If you listen to the previous books in this series they are all the same. There a few things thrown in to try to make the books interesting but it's all the same thing basically and it became boring very fast. I found myself falling asleep. I love the narrator he was amazing just the story line was uninteresting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique germering, Germany 08-13-13
    Dominique germering, Germany 08-13-13
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    "getting worse from book to book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    50:50 - while there are still some brilliant parts in book #4 there also more and more (compared to previous books) dull and/or artificial seeming and/or annoying parts.
    While listing to this book I've turned down volume to zero for several minutes several times to skip annoying parts.


    What could B. V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The author not artificially bloating the contents.
    Too many parts of this book #4 either insult the intelligence of the protagonists and/or seem artificially constructed (to fit the authors current needs) and/or are just plain illogical compared to previous events in the previous books.
    This tendency started with book #3, already - but I thought it just to be lapse - I enjoyed book #1 and #2 a lot - but since book #3 the quality of the story has been declining continuously...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    About the last 15%-20% of the book are more creative and innovative again.
    I will not mention specific scenes as this would be spoilers.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe - I'd definitely NOT go see it in the first few weeks. I'd wait for critics and opinions and then maybe go see it if overall comments were good.
    There's some good material in there to make a movie - but only if the screenwriters and director know what they are doing.


    Any additional comments?

    (1) I'm unhappy that I also bought book #5 in advance with previously listening to part #4 - big mistake!
    (2) The performance of the narrator is perfect - throughout all four books so far the reading of the books has been very high quality.
    (3) English is not my native language

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John 05-13-13
    John 05-13-13

    Love my sci-fi and fantasy, but delve into Historical and Biographical.

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    "Interesting, not astrounding"
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    Story - 3
    I found the book interesting as I am a fan of sci-fi/fantasy with space and aliens. I am not a great writer of reviews but the book itself had some parts that fascinated me with logistics and the survival of the main characters of the book, but it over time, would drag on in a diatribe or personal reflection of the mail characters. Now, sometimes these are not a problem in some books, but these tend to be a little more annoying than most.

    Narration - 3
    Now the book's narrator was ok (not great, not bad).

    Overall - 3
    I gave this a 3, as frankly, I consider this about an average story in its writing. The story line is probably a little better but some slow spots tend to drop it down a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Maspeth, NY, United States 02-06-13
    Andrew Maspeth, NY, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fast, exciting, and a great listening experience"
    If you could sum up Conquest in three words, what would they be?

    Fast paced, exciting, well-narrated


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kyle Riggs is intriguing in his compartmentalization of the events around him. Most people would have crumpled under the emotional stresses. Although after playing this on our family trips in the car my daughter loves Alamo, but then she is weird.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Mark does a great many accents to differentiate the various characters and keep the dialog clear. I happen to greatly enjoy his rendition of Jack Crow


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The opening moments of the book were an "oh-sh*t" moment that often continued throughout the book


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the read and like a French fry, if you read the first one your not going to want to wait the month to burn through the next few book. Each book was a great read seeing where the story goes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Tucker 12-13-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Another Great book"
    Would you listen to Conquest again? Why?

    Great book again by Larson, this books grabs you in the first chapter and keeps you hooked until the very end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, you don't want to stop this book for any reason. this book is so good you want to keep listening until the end.


    Any additional comments?

    if you havent listened to the begining of the series I would suggest starting there. While this book has enough background that you wont be lost if you start here the whole series is worth the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    joseph Omaha, NE, United States 10-01-12
    joseph Omaha, NE, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Wonderful surprize"
    Where does Conquest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd put it in the top 10.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Conquest?

    His continuing arguments with Crow.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and I think he does a great job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Starforce Marines: Thinning the Herd.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been joyed with how this series is easy for me to relate to the characters. It has made this one of my favorite series for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Australia 08-27-12
    Amazon Customer Australia 08-27-12
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    "Awesome as normal"

    Fantastic as all these are! Great reading and rigs pigs reign! Give these ago and you won't regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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