From the author of The Slaver Wars comes a new military science fiction series. To the Kleese, the Earth is nothing more than a planet full of conscripts to fight in their numerous wars of aggression. The Kleese are one of three large Galactic Empires that control the majority of the galaxy. To them, Earth is an extremely dangerous planet due to the aggressiveness of the humanoid species that inhabits it. The humans that inhabit Earth will make excellent conscripts, but something must be done to prevent them from expanding out into the galaxy.
To the Kleese the solution is simple, take the conscripts they need and then destroy the planet. Mason Randle controls the Smithfield Mining Corporation. His main headquarters is inside the asteroid Vesta. The Kleese know nothing about what resides inside of the asteroid and the role it will play in saving the human race. Lieutenant Wade Nelson is a marine taken as a conscript by the Kleese. His primary goal is to find a way back to Earth. In the meantime, he will fight in the wars the Kleese are involved in until he knows enough to take the fight to the Kleese themselves. He will bid his time in the hope that someday he will find a way back home for himself and his marines.
©2014 Raymond L. Weil (P)2014 Raymond L. Weil
The two books in this series are written well, and the narrator does a great job individualizing how each character appears in tone and accent. However, the pace of reading is too quick and can be distracting. To be honest, if the vocal characterization wasn't so good, I would have given the performance just two stars and docked the overall score as well.
I recommend listeners grab the sample before purchasing. If you can overcome the pace of the reading, this is a pretty good book.
He read too fast. its like he was reading from a report rather than telling a story. Just way too fast.
no the narrator read way too fast for me to even paint a picture in my mind of what was happening. Forget it. i will read the book.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
MORE THAN AMPLE CHEST
A lot has been said about the narrator and the speed in which he reads. You might want to check the sample to see if it is a problem for you. I had no problem with it, matter of fact I preferred it for the reading of this story. This story does not contain any great intellectual prose, no character development, no romance and no flowery overly descriptive language. Like Sci-Fi of old, it is straight and to the point, with no bells and whistles. Slowing down would have added nothing and just made it longer and boring. He actually sounded very talented and he put much in to it.
THE EARTH WILL SURVIVE, BUT HUMANITY WILL NOT
I did listen and enjoy the story from start to finish. I usually prefer some character development, but occasionally something like this hits the spot. I enjoyed the planning and strategizing. I enjoyed the concept and how it played out. It reminded me of B.V. Larson's writing. It is not going to win any prizes, but it entertains.
WE WILL MOURN THE DEAD WHEN THE FIGHTING IS DONE.
so far the guy is speed reader, with no pauses and no real stops, just speed reading . how am I going to form the film in my mind with a speed reader, I wasted money , if you ask me, but book seems decent except for the speed reading
premise of being under control while attempting to circumvent control
any one who would slow down and let the mental picture form before the paragraph was completed
The narration, and the story.
The story was disappointing. It never grabbed me as a listener to keep me interested. It probaly would have been better with a different narrator.
I had to turn the narrative down to half speed so I could follow the story and even then I got bored out of my mind.
Already scrubbed from my memory what I did listen of the story. Couldn't tell you.
The author needs to better learn how to keep a listener curious and wanting to hear what's next and get a new narrator.
Busy engineer who listens to many books. 800 in my library. Favor sci-fi.
This maybe a great book. But the narrator is ruining it. Rushed monotone. It's tough. Sorry. But I bet if Mark Boyett did this book, it would be a different story.
No, The author repeats many words to become a nuisance. The story would and could be good but for all of the same lines over and over and over. 5 books should have been three at most.
Interesting concepts but again poor quality of loud and then too soft
The story is very good but the narrator needs to slow down and wait until the action starts to speed up. At times it sounded like it had been done on cassette tape because of the sound quality and long pauses between chapters. Over all the story more than makes up for flaws in narration. The narrator is not really that bad it just seemed like this was his first time narrating.
This is not the very best book but good.
Twisted Metal, a book that is similar of war in battle suits
The different voices. The feeling he put into it. I have issues reading books.
There are many complaints about narration. I find the reading fast, but it makes it unique. Better than so without emotion that you fall asleep. You can easily understand what he says. Just adds more personality to the book.
I am a big fan of sci-fi and I quite enjoyed this book. There are a lot of little nods to other great sci-fi works in this book a it makes it a joy to read. The story is unique, and quite enjoyable. Sadly however the performance of this audiobook is not that great. The narrator talks way to quickly, and some of the voices he uses for certain characters makes them hard to understand. Honestly, I would recommend that you read this book instead.
A fairly good story ruined by a speed reading narrator who offers bad English accents.
"Gave up after 5 mins"
Had to turn it off after a few minutes the narrator reads so fast I couldn't keep up with what was happening, the story might well be good but for me this was not listenable
No but I would avoid the narrator
Too fast felt like it was deliberately rushed, could not keep up with story
loved the story and was left wanting more. only criticism I have is the narrator spoke far to fast for me to enjoy it so at half speed it seemed a lot better but still not quite right
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