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Empire: Star Force, Book 6 | [B. V. Larson]

Empire: Star Force, Book 6

Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?
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Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction.

Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?

©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Professor 01-29-13
    Professor 01-29-13

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"

    The fortress is completely built, it's time to build ships, but
    The Earth stopped communicating with Riggs
    He has terrible personnel problems, he has only 300 men
    And all his neighbors, damn Crustaceans, Blues and Crow are plotting against him,
    The question is who friend and who is foe?

    PS
    Sometimes I think it is The Only Original Sci-Fi series

    Next book is "Annihilation" and I hope it will available very soon!

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Rivers 01-10-13 Member Since 2010

    I'm obsessed with audible

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    "Heart-pounding adventure"

    B V Larson's Star Force series has become the standard by which I judge all military sci-fi.

    This is book 6 in the series and if you're not on board yet, YOU ARE REALLY MISSING OUT! I just finished and I'm sort of in an overwhelmed shocked state of being. SOOO much happened. There wasn't a dull moment. The writing is the best it's ever been and it just keeps getting better and better.

    This one was epic as Kyle faces off against enemies both biotic and machine! It's supposed to be the biotics/us and all the other life forms they've discovered against these psycho macro ships right? Well, I can't and won't even tell you what Crowe has managed to do to Earth back home and all sorts other treachery and near fatal things that threatened Rigg's Pigs.

    I laughed (mostly at Marvin's antics, and the Centaurs), I pumped my fists, I thought about human nature. I can't wait for more!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan 01-09-13
    Hassan 01-09-13 Member Since 2009

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "Too Many Things Happened Here!!!"

    First of all let me talk about the narration: its the same as before BUT, there is a faint echo you can hear from time to time during the narration. but its not that big of a deal, its just disturbing ...

    Lets talk about the book itself: it was a really good one. Too many things happened in this book, to many changes and a good amount of twists. What I like about this one is that so many actions in it.... not a much of chat time and not doing anything, which is a good thing here.

    When i saw this book available in audible i stopped what i was listening to and start reading / listening to this one. ... i just can't believe how far it has been and how many changes happened since the first book.

    Enjoy!!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    cayzar 05-08-13
    cayzar 05-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This is one of the best sci fi series ever"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Empire to be better than the print version?

    I like the audio version because I am on the move a lot at work and at home so it's easier for me to listen and it's particularly nice when you have a great performer with a good vioce. That's the case with this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kyle Riggs. He is the everyman. He is not a super scientist or a super spy or a super warrior. He is just an ordinary guy thrown into a meat grinder of a situation and he roe to it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the space station. The thought of actually being out there.


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

    In this series there were many emmorable moments. In this edition, I would have to say when he sent the trator general packing and destroyed his satalites.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there are many more books to come for this series, aditionally I hope the Larson comes out with more scifi like this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William 03-22-13
    William 03-22-13

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    "More Fun for Kyle Riggs of Star Force"

    Kyle Riggs, with the help of his trusted military officers, and Marvin, a sentient artificial life form, must battle impossible odds as Star Force faces enemies on all fronts.

    At the same time that Star Force is fighting for its very life, Kyle Riggs attempts to delve into the relationships between the Blues, the Macros, and the Nanos. Unraveling that mystery could be the key to survival. However, things are looking bad back on Earth, where Crow has used his military might as leverage to gain enormous power.

    These are fast, rollicking page-turners that keep you in suspense the whole way through. BV Larson's imagination does not fail him as we see new approaches to many brand new challenges.

    The characters are immensely likeable and you root for each one along the way, even Marvin, who seems to always be a step ahead of Kyle Riggs, much to Star Force's benefit, and Kyle Rigg's chagrin. Once again Mark Boyett increases the enjoyment of these audiobooks with his talented portrayal of characters of all nations (and species).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 02-16-13
    Robert 02-16-13
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    "Most recent in a great series - more to come?"

    This is the most recent in a series of six books. The whole series is packed with action and adventure. Our main hero takes on villains from all sides. Throw in a few characters you're not sure how to classify and you have a real roller coaster ride through space. Start with Swarm, the first book, and you'll be hooked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark bombala, Australia 02-13-13
    Mark bombala, Australia 02-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "loving the series"
    Where does Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    best sci fi series i've come across so far


    What did you like best about this story?

    same characters and fast moving storyline


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    obviously kyle rigs :) always making the hard choices to save humanity


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

    when kyle almost gets home but finds out everything has changed


    Any additional comments?

    cant wait for the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chuck Baker Augusta, Maine United States 02-06-13
    Chuck Baker Augusta, Maine United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I enjoyed this book"
    Would you listen to Empire again? Why?

    Yes. I listen sometimes while working and miss some of the story.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    He makes characters believable


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a few times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 01-29-13
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this book."

    Those of you that have been hooked on this series, Empire will not disappoint. This book really had a twist i never saw coming. Its a great listen.

    I really want to meet Quan and hang out with him, his jokes crack me up.

    I really hope that there is at least one more book in this series. This one ended and left me wondering.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer roy, UT, United States 01-25-13
    Amazon Customer roy, UT, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Have some escapist fun"
    If you could sum up Empire in three words, what would they be?

    Action, fun action


    What did you like best about this story?

    It never slowed down.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    The little robot marvin is funny insightful and a great addition to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recomend that this whole series be listened to. It is escapist, action packed fun. It could make a great movie series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • M. J. Cocks
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    "the fight continues"
    Where does Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I rank this book very high as it is a great continuation of this epic saga called star force.


    What other book might you compare Empire to, and why?

    In some ways I would say that this book is like a simple version of some of I.M Banks works.
    I like books like the Dune series or John ringo's books. Actually now that I think about it Ringo and Larson have some shared ideas... e.g Troy rising.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favourite?

    I can't single out a character portrayal by Mark Boyett's performance as he does such an amazing job.
    oh ok It has to be Riggs


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

    There were time I found myself getting angry at the attitude of some of the people and their ways of acting. I like it when I find a book that stirs me up.


    Any additional comments?

    Read these books from the first star force book. If you like that you'll love them all.... In my opinion :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • harvey
    staines, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Empire, another Briliant Star Force book."

    Yet again B. V. Larson has excelled himself with Empire the latest book in the Star Force series.



    This book has all the usual traits of suprise twists and turns with Larsons ability to explain the technology used to set the scenes,



    Mark Boyett provides an excptional oral painting of the scenes in the story, keeping my attention wrapped up in the story from beginning to the end.



    I cannot wait for the next book in the Star Force series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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