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.
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.
Tried to listen to this on audible and I couldn't even get through the first chapter! The narration is absolutely awful, sounding as if it was a speed reading competition with absolutely no distinction in speaking speed between characters. I reduced the speed to .75x the speed of the original recording and it was somewhat tolerable, but the production is also sub or leaving the listener with an annoying echo. I couldn't even enjoy the book itself because of the narration. Waste of money if on audible
The story is actually pretty good if you like military scifi that involves earth being incapacitated and coming back to kick butt, but the narrator makes the experiance lack because it is obvious he is trying to get it done and fast. so we can fix it!
set the narrator speed to .90x it is a perfect fix to the super speed he talks at. fix the speed and the book is completely able to be listened to!
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
I am not sure if the encoding was done wrong, but it was like speed reading a run-on sentence at first. I slowed it to 80% and was much better. that all said, the reader sounded like he was in a cheap studio possibly just a bedroom because it slightly echoed.
The story wasn't bad, but it could have been better with more backgrounds and filling of life stories. The lack of information left you thinking it was rushed.
Not a bad story, but the narrator sounds like the Micromachines guy. I made it about 45 minutes and could not stand it anymore. After a few days, I tried it again, but this time found the speed setting in the Audible app and turned it back to 80% --> The listen is then bearable.
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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