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Extinction: Star Force, Book 2 | [B. V. Larson]

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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Doug in syd Sydney, Australia 02-22-13
    Doug in syd Sydney, Australia 02-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Darned Machines"

    Totally enjoyed this one, action and adventure with a little bit of drama. building a good long term story where the solutions to the problems are always a suprise

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    Nathan W. Hiatt Bayfield, CO, United States 12-04-12
    Nathan W. Hiatt Bayfield, CO, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great one"

    So far i am flying through this series, I just can't put it down. This book was just as good for me as the first one, maybe just a little less - but darn close. Lots of action and creativity. Great listen :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer clovis, NM, United States 06-06-12
    Spencer clovis, NM, United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2006
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    "good but not great"

    fast moving story.have too start at book one to have a clue what is going on.audible needs to stop with the facebook like rating....anyone can just keep going on and on and on with a book review.short simple and lots of ppl.

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    Dan Kratville Sacramento, Ca United States 02-04-14
    Dan Kratville Sacramento, Ca United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Comic book without the pictures..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Where to start? The main character and his girlfriend are ridiculous. So many holes in the story as others have said. I rolled my eyes so many times and guessed the outcomes before they happened. Not because I am awesome, because this story is so simple, predictable and boring. There is such opportunity with the basic premiss of the story. Such a cool idea that BV Larson kills with his ridiculous know everything do everything main character. Definitely a stereotypical 1950's male fantasy come true. This is not the kind of SCI-FI I like. I trudged through two of these books hoping for something to change because I love the premiss. No luck. I realize I am in the minority with this review, and I really can't understand how so many people loved this series so much.


    Would you ever listen to anything by B. V. Larson again?

    Probably not.


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    Hamish Dunedin, New Zealand 12-11-12
    Hamish Dunedin, New Zealand 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining no-brainer"
    What did you like best about Extinction? What did you like least?

    Great idea, but worked out in a somewhat one-dimension manner.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If it was well budgeted


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    Ed 12-06-13
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    "Massive Ego in Space"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Change the narrative from first person. The author doesn't know how to make first person perspective work. There was no character development evident for any of the other characters. They became flat and dull.


    Has Extinction turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I have been a Sci-Fi fan for nearly 40 years. This is a great premise for a story but the story wasn't told properly. So no, I'll continue to read and enjoy Science Fiction. But bodice rippers set in the future are still bodice rippers.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    The performance of Mark Boyett was very professional. I can only imagine the struggle that he went through to keep the irony out of his voice. What ever they payed him to narrate this mess was insufficient by any stretch of the imagination.I've listened to the first three books and couldn't quite compel myself to finish the fourth.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There were several characters that appealed to me. Sadly, the author appeared to be threatened by their superior intellect and common sense. I can only believe that this fear of having his main character be utterly embarrassed is what compelled Mr. B. V. Larson to kill them off.However, I can list some information about the main character that might be of some value to discerning readers:

    Kyle Riggs, the main character: A Professor that teaches computer science at what must surely be a poorly funded community college somewhere in rural California. By sheer happenstance, our hero finds himself the commander of an alien ship with a mission to defend Earth at all cost. Somehow this bumbling idiot manages to convert this position of transient power into a permanent lead role in the burgeoning "Star Force". Star Force, a rag-tag band of randomly chosen "survivors" spends most of the early portions of the first book trying to figure out what to do when they begin to understand that they have been granted the keys to a failing kingdom. Kyle is a clever fellow and somewhat educated. But he is a college professor, not a tactician. Nor is he a strategist, a trained leader of men, an expert in metallurgy, a physicist, a doctor, a communications specialist, a diplomat, a mechanical engineer, an architect, a manufacturing genius, or a very decent human being. But, he did stay in a Holiday Inn Express once, or something.

    Kyle manages to forget his utter lack of training in any of the aforementioned professions and proceeds to kill or otherwise eliminate every single character introduced that has some modicum of skill in those areas. At various times our Mr. Kyle (sorry, i can't even bring myself to call him Professor any more) is presented with solid, sound, experience based advice from career solders, diplomatic experts, doctors (real ones) and etc. Does he ever take that advice? Of course not. But then the author is required to conjure up every bit of luck that exists in the universe to save Kyle's dumb ass. And then of course this same dumb ass turns around and manages to make his stumbling success appear to be all part of the long-term plan.

    Credit for minor successes on the part of others is only sparingly granted and by the middle of book four, even that minor bit of grudging acknowledgement goes missing.Early on, I thought that Kyle was written as a spoof. Perhaps the author happened to know someone in real life that was a crushing moron and Larson was flailing at his personal nemesis with a pen. But now, I'm almost certain that Kyle is Larson's alter-ego. I honestly believe Kyle is who Larson wishes he could be. Hey Larson, is that how you really think the leader of an interstellar combat force would behave? News for you pal, Kyle would have been summarily demoted to third level programming analyst and kept in a lab somewhere far from sharp toys.

    Bottom line, read this first book if you must but only buy these puss filled pools one at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire store is written in first person. That's a tough job for a fine author. B. V. Larson is not a fine author.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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