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Earth Strike Audiobook
Earth Strike
Written by: 
Ian Douglas
Narrated by: 
Nick Sullivan
Earth Strike Audiobook

Earth Strike: Star Carrier, Book One

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Publisher's Summary

The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence.

There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point.

But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

To the Sh'daar, the driving technologies of transcendent change are anathema and must be obliterated from the universe - along with those who would employ them. As their great warships destroy everything in their path en route to the Sol system, the human Confederation government falls into dangerous disarray. There is but one hope, and it rests with a rogue Navy Admiral, commander of the kilometer-long star carrier America, as he leads his courageous fighters deep into enemy space towards humankind's greatest conflict - and quite possibly its last.

©2010 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kevin CLARISSA, MN, United States 05-13-13
    Kevin CLARISSA, MN, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Hooked."
    Would you listen to Earth Strike again? Why?

    I have a history with aircraft carriers, so this book got my interest. I'm hooked! Will be listening to all the books.


    What does Nick Sullivan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The science can be boring or head spinning if you don't have a phd, but the book makes it somewhat believeable.


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

    No complaints


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 12-06-12
    Thomas 12-06-12
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    "Great story"

    The story is great, reminds me of classic navel battles of WW2. The narrator however gives too much small detail. Such as: Chapter 6, June 23, 2403, 23:00 hours, cic, usna America , too many useless words. But don't let that stop you. The book is worth it. I also bought book 2.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nurlip 02-18-13
    Nurlip 02-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great start"
    Would you listen to Earth Strike again? Why?

    Absolutely, this was a good story that moves pretty quickly so i think a repeat listen will be just as entertaining. This story perfectly sets up an entire series of books that could range from 4 to 15 books easily. I really like how he features two main protagonists, not focusing on the single protagonist was different and very clever as it opens up more plot lines very easily.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carryit iowa 08-30-12
    Carryit iowa 08-30-12 Member Since 2014

    Not much to say

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    "the problem is the reader"
    If you could sum up Earth Strike in three words, what would they be?

    i liked it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the reader might have been ONE notch above the text to speech reader on my kindle... in a higher pitched voice "blue ten blue ten i have tango fighters inbound at 5-0" that comment was supposed to express danger,,, i didnt believe it..


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Caius 07-20-16
    Caius 07-20-16
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    "great!"

    Sullivan brings so much more life and attitude to the characters of the story! Sullivan's voice with Douglas' story is the perfect combination of story telling!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donnie Soard 05-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "very cold and technical book."

    very little character dialog outside of shouting and relaying combat orders. no building of characters so if someone died... who cares. I would like a refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kj Pierce Minnesota 04-29-16
    Kj Pierce Minnesota 04-29-16
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    "Slow to start, but moving to light speed."

    Very good story line, but relied too much on the acronyms.
    Narration was very clear and well spoke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert N. Stephenson Blackwood, South Australia Australia 04-21-16
    Robert N. Stephenson Blackwood, South Australia Australia 04-21-16 Member Since 2012

    robert@altair-australia.com

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    "Seriously Ian! I could wait to the end."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The ideal reader is a sci fi techno, gimmick, detail mad junky. Sounded more like a training manual than a story. Ian has done much, much better.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ian Douglas again?

    Maybe, if it was a better book. I have listened to some of his work, which is really good.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Sullivan?

    I don't think anyone could have made this book enjoyable


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Earth Strike?

    How about the whole first half of the book to the cut shop


    Any additional comments?

    While I am negative on this, it does fit the genre perfectly. I have read widely in Military SF and this is on par with the better ones. It is just after all I have heard, including Nuttal, this just didn't inspire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Johnson San Diego 04-14-16
    D. Johnson San Diego 04-14-16 Member Since 2014

    LEEEMUUUR

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    "Flat characters, flat narration, flat story"

    An emotionless nonsensical story with a narration to match. There's nothing here worth listening to. Try Ringo or Weber if your looking for space battle operatics. This is a dud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    June M. Ehemann Duarte, CA USA 04-05-16
    June M. Ehemann Duarte, CA USA 04-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Do not plan on putting it down"

    Excellent military science fiction, fast paced with just enough personal information about main character to enable emotional connection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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