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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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    Michael Bradley 03-01-15
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    "Hard core"

    There are a lot of up front intro to the tech and setting but it is required for this long journey. Action packed military and politics but more on the military and from that perspective. There is no fooling, it's not a beginners SF. Very rewarding though. -written lazily from my PDA

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    Amazon Customer WISCONSIN 02-13-15
    Amazon Customer WISCONSIN 02-13-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Disappointed"

    Struggled to get thru the 1st chapter..couldn't listen anymore in the middle of the 4th chapter and stopped listening. It was too technically descriptive to be enjoyable! 😕

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    Todd The Woodlands, TX, United States 02-11-15
    Todd The Woodlands, TX, United States 02-11-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Painful"

    The story kind of dragged along. The author details battles to the point that the majority of the book is taken up by that. Which is sad because it's a good story, but the content of the book could've been compressed to about 10% if you take out the battles

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    chris 02-07-15
    chris 02-07-15
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    "Slow start but good!"

    Started off a bit tedious with the introduction to military acronym's and explanation of space movements. Once I was dialed in it was a blast.

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    Signalshifter 02-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enough with the detailed description of technology"

    The story would be a whole lot better is there was more story and less description. I don't really need a T0&E of a unit, nor do I need a detailed description of a star drive, or details of other technology. The story is great please more character development. Hopefully this will improve in later installments.

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    C. Bussema Lansing, MI United States 02-01-15
    C. Bussema Lansing, MI United States 02-01-15
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    "Heavy on action, light on plot"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't regret listening to it, but I'm not rushing out to recommend it to everyone either. So take it or leave it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably I'll return to an author I know, maybe something by Jack Campbell, like Lost Stars.


    Any additional comments?

    There's almost no character development in the entire book. It's hard to get really involved with a story when you can't care about the characters because they're all faceless. If you're looking for a good military sci-fi with character development, try the Honor Harrington, Lost Fleet, or Ark Royal series.

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    Thomas Auberry, CA, United States 06-26-14
    Thomas Auberry, CA, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2008

    My pic says it all. That's my dog and he is really barking for me to throw another snowball. Scary looks but really just a playful guy by nature. Been reading sf/fantasy like a power nerd my whole life which is almost 50 years now. I like all sorts of stuff just make the story believable...

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    This book was terrible. To really give it a proper rating I would have to go re-rate all my previous ratings because the bar was lowered.

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    MaryJo 05-29-14
    MaryJo 05-29-14
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    "Interesting, Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Earth Strike again? Why?

    Probably, but not for a year. Give myself time to forger details.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting vessels. I liked the new hardware.


    What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

    I think he did just fine. Since the other books are listed, here. I can't suggest a change in the dialogue, but when a Navy person needs to repeat a statement, he precedes it with "I say again." He does not say "I repeat".


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end when the prim pilot is not given proper respect from his previous commander. She cannot bury her personal feelings because he was not in the battle in space; even though he was on mission.


    Any additional comments?

    I will follow this series

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    Scott Clarksville, TN, United States 01-14-14
    Scott Clarksville, TN, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Falls far short of the great's. pls read the Rvw."
    What would have made Earth Strike better?

    I read through the first half and was amazed at all the tech jargon that meant nothing. It let me see nothing. I was left wondering if any characters were in this book. Empty, hallow, Lacking any feeling or direction. THIS SUCKED! and that is bad for a book I only had to listen to.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ian Douglas again?

    GOD! No. A waste of $17.95 for an Audible book.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Sullivan’s performance?

    He did fine. Just a shame he had to read through the whole thing. (shed a tear for him).


    What character would you cut from Earth Strike?

    What characters? Oh the downed pilot we FINALLY! got to, but left for other crap half way through.


    Any additional comments?

    NO! Just that I want my MONEY!! back.

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    Josh QUAKERTOWN, PA, United States 01-06-14
    Josh QUAKERTOWN, PA, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Eventually Interesting"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More original characters or conflict.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There is only one mildly interesting character, and lots of missed opportunities. Author could have explored more: The Admiral, the political whiner, the squadron CO.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was very even, which wasn't great, but worked okay for this book.


    Could you see Earth Strike being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Sure. Pick any modern male superstar and his supporting cast.


    Any additional comments?

    By the end of the book, I found it pretty enjoyable, despite the erringly even narration. I'm probably going to give the next book in the series a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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