My name is Michael Claymore, former convicted felon and active duty space marine.
When the histories are studied by those happy few who inherit the galaxy we have left them with, my hope is that they look favorably, perhaps even with a bit of mirth, upon we poor souls who fought side by side with the mighty dinosaurs of Battle Force Jurassic.
The Invaders emerged from somewhere beyond the Milky Way and started conquering everything in sight. They brought with them massive kaiju monsters that made every Godzilla movie pale in comparison. These things would smash through our cities, gobbling up every human being, nuclear plant, or electrical tower they could find. In their wake came legions of alien infantry outfitted with body armor and ray guns, who stalked the ruins looking for survivors.
It was all our modern military could to just to hold them back, and even that cost us dearly. Humanity was in the deep dark stank of it, and some desperate scientists came up with a crazy idea. We needed not only a way to fight back effectively, but a symbol of power to rally around.
When a Tyrannosaurus Rex joins your team, especially one armed with missile launchers and mini-guns, you know it's business time.
©2016 Isaac Stone (P)2017 Isaac Stone
I went into this with zero expectations. I don't know if I would normally have looked at this, except I received this free in exchange for a review. I am glad to say that I honestly really enjoyed this! J. Scott Bennett is an awesome narrator. He differentiates characters and action in a way that is exactly how I want the book to be read. It meshes well with my mind.
The book starts marginally slow, but builds quickly. I found myself curious, involved, and then riveted to the content. Seriously, I figured dinosaurs in combat was going to be ridiculous and cheap. Instead, I found it, to my thinking, much more like Pacific Rim on a galactic level, but with Dinosaurs armed for battle rather than giant robots. Our Kaiju vs. the aliens. Awesome! The book's action is never in a space battle. This is futuristic ground combat staged on various worlds. There are some alien tactics and thinking, and a whole lot of good, sound, Earth logic from our Raptor soldiers.
I tend to love military fiction, especially military Sci-Fi, and that's where this falls. I'm thrilled i got the opportunity to listen and I am hoping for a series! I'd gladly buy into the next books. I recommend!
was new twist on fighting aliens hope this is first of many
not yet but will find more
This is a dystopic, sci-fi story of battling alien invaders with convicted felons and dinosaurs. Set in a future when most of the populous has left Earth to live in better conditions on various terraformed planets, we first meet our protagonist as he kills someone while robbing a bank in an impoverished area of Earth. Somewhat of an antihero, Clay gets recruited from "jail" to be part of a disposable military group, composed of convicted felons. They are to provide ground support for the newly bred and trained DinoMechs as the battle the alien invaders. With hints of Jurassic Park in its means of recreating dinosaurs, this story entertains us with gory battles, clashing monsters, jungle adventures and cult female assassins. Scott Bennett did an excellent job of the narration, he drew you into the story, giving the characters personality and imparting emotion and tension in all the right spots. He also did a great job of the different accents too. I'm not sure if I would have like this story if I had just read the book as I found the characters somewhat one dimensional, but the narration really brought the story to life. It is an easy listening, quick, entertaining story. I received the audiobook at no cost and under no obligation to review.
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