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Extinction Audiobook

Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.
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Earth's Star Force Marines invade an alien world!

In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission - one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

Extinction is the story of Earth's entry into an interstellar war between living creatures and machines. And to buy the peace, we've signed up with the machines.

Battle stations! Listen to another Star Force novel.

©2011 B. V. Larson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Michael Battle Creek, MI, United States 09-25-12
    Michael Battle Creek, MI, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen for Mil Sci Fi fans"
    What did you love best about Extinction?

    Solid story, keeps it interesting with frequent action. Often when I listen to several books of a series in a row I get irritated with some of the writers repetitive quirks. I didn't notice that with the Star Force series.


    What other book might you compare Extinction to and why?

    Similar to Ringo's looking glass series but better, less pseudo-science and lengthy techno lectures.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 09-20-12
    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 09-20-12 Member Since 2012

    A good way to get through the work day.

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    "Wow awesome Great story and builds well"
    If you could sum up Extinction in three words, what would they be?

    Learn, build, conquer!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not just one thing i can say i liked. The plot is great, the addition of programming and logic (which i suck at) makes this story so much more interesting. The way the story grows makes it an instant classic for me.


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

    Kyle Riggs is my favorite character because he's got usuable intelligence and he's pretty funny too.


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

    Not in this book, but in the first book because of what happened to his family.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen, and it builds up well.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 09-17-12
    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 09-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Series"

    Well what can I say but GREAT. The Nattation is also very good. All book in this series are very good. Well worth the listen!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Takudza Point Cook, Australia 09-16-12
    Takudza Point Cook, Australia 09-16-12
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    "Very Middle of The Road"
    Would you try another book from B. V. Larson and/or Mark Boyett?

    The narrator sounds a lot like Brian Cranston from Breaking Bad. Not that that is a bad thing or anything that is just how Kyle Riggs looks like to me now. I would definatley try the next book in the series just to finish the series but it did not blow me away.


    Would you recommend Extinction to your friends? Why or why not?

    No my friends don't like sci fi so if wanted to get them hooked i would not recommend this one.


    What three words best describe Mark Boyett’s voice?

    Heisenberg Breaking Bad


    Did Extinction inspire you to do anything?

    Yes get The Lost Fleet series


    Any additional comments?

    The story didn't blow me away and just getting the main character's perspective is getting old. I would love to have seen the humans attack from the the eyes of one of the aliens they went up against.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 07-26-12
    Robert 07-26-12
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    A lot of action and a great story. I think I might have done some things differently. But still a fast, action packed story. Can't wait to start the next story.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 05-04-12
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 05-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable 2nd in Series."

    The second book in this series measures up to the first. If you liked the first book then you will enjoy this one as well.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 12-06-11
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 12-06-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing for a sequel"

    In the the first Star Force, Larson created a credible tale of unknown alien technology and AIs sent to Earth to assist in a battle against a machine intelligence ready to invade and conquer. Our intrepid hero, Kyle Riggs saved the day by deciphering the alien technology and developing various successful attack modes. In the end, Kyle negotiated a truce with the promise of thousands of nano-enhanced human soldiers fighting as mercenaries for their previous enemy.

    In the latest installment, Kyle must first deal with Earth governments that now with the removal of the alien threat, have decided to return to their historical roles of infighting. Kyle is determined to fulfill his duty of human mercenaries and proceeds to build an army.

    Rather than attempt to double-cross the aliens, Kyle leads this army into battle against an unknown planet in an unknown star system with worm-like intelligent life. There is much musing and philosophical hand wringing about biota fighting biota, rather than teaming up to battle the machines, but Kyle has dug himself such a deep hole, he has little choice but to practice genocide on the first biological alien species that Earth encounters.

    Overall, the battles are boring and mundane with a totally unsatisfying ending. Traveling through wormholes to stab a worm is hardly the stuff of interstellar sci-fi battles. It's likely that Kyle will return to an even more messed up Earth with the only conclusion that both machine and human intelligence are not fit for existence in the universe.

    If there is a book 3, the universe would be better if the machines took over and put Kyle out of his and readers' misery.

    15 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 10-25-11
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 10-25-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Part two keeps you hooked, unexpected turn...."

    After finishing the first book in the series, i made an assumption as to where the second book would go. I was very wrong, but that's fine, because the turn the story took that i had not expected was a great surprise. The narration is right on. I feel that this book actually has another book inside of it if the author chose to write another book using other "characters."

    I cant wait for Audible to release "Rebellion."

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff LOVELAND, CO, United States 05-02-13
    Jeff LOVELAND, CO, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2015

    Loved Hunger Games, Ender's Game & Michael Vey. Looking for similar books.

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    "Great 2nd round in the Star Force Series!"

    Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Can't wait to see what happens next!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Kroeker Alaska, USA 04-25-16
    Kenneth Kroeker Alaska, USA 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fresh ground"

    loved this book, even though the overall story is a familiar one the author tells it in a way that's new and exciting. I can't wait to read the rest

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