We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Galactic Corps: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 2 | [Ian Douglas]

Galactic Corps: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 2

War is forever. The people on Earth no longer remember how the human race was nearly obliterated centuries earlier during the terror visited upon them by the merciless Xul. But the Star Marines, 30,000 light years from home, know all too well the horror that still lives.
Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

War is forever.

The people on Earth no longer remember how the human race was nearly obliterated centuries earlier during the terror visited upon them by the merciless Xul. But the Star Marines, 30,000 light years from home, know all too well the horror that still lives.

In the year 2886, in the midst of the intergalactic war that has been raging nonstop for nearly a decade, the unthinkable has occurred. Intelligence has located the gargantuan hidden homeworld of humankind's dedicated foe, the brutal, unstoppable Xul. The time has come for the courageous men and women of the 1st Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Force to strike the killing blow. But misguided politics on an Earth that no longer supports their mission could prove the Marine's greatest enemy - as they plunge bravely into the maelstrom of conflict . . . and into the heart of a million-year-old mystery.

Listen to the first book: Star Strike.

©2008 William H. Keith, Jr.; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (208 )
5 star
 (76)
4 star
 (85)
3 star
 (38)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.1 (123 )
5 star
 (47)
4 star
 (51)
3 star
 (20)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.3 (126 )
5 star
 (55)
4 star
 (52)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 09-11-09
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 09-11-09 Member Since 2007

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1750
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    371
    265
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    563
    8
    Overall
    "What's up with the politics?"

    I really enjoyed the first in the series (Star Strike) for what it was: a military sci-fi with cool and interesting aliens, where we stick it to the bad aliens, and with lots of details and blowing up stuff and whatnot.

    This one still has the pro-Marines focus and is somewhat detailed (though in this book he sticks to make, model, and serial number details - leaving out the ancestry, color, size and number of buttons that were included in the first).

    So, why didn't I like it? Because the aliens are no longer fresh or interesting and there was no wondering 'what will they do next' AND there was a huge portion of the book given over to political discussions (bad politicians, bad govt system, bad decisions) and details of the effects of 'global warming'.

    You don't pick up THIS story to hear about failed political systems, or environmental degradation - it's like tuning into Battlestar Galactica and watching a interview with a political figure on why the local river is polluted.

    The narration is good though.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Thomas 02-10-09
    Thomas 02-10-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Galactic Corps - A great read"

    I stumbled across the Inheritence Trilogy and thought they might be some good books. It started out with Star Strike and now Galactic Corps. I have been entertained and carried along in the battles and deeds of the main characters. I highly recommend the books to anyone who likes great battles and good entertainment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert detroit, MI, USA 11-25-08
    Robert detroit, MI, USA 11-25-08 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    179
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "PS3, PSP, XBox, and Nintendo for the listener."

    The best thing about this novel is it's not just entertaining, it truly entertains you. Listening to this is like taking your mind through a very complex, exciting and vigorous video game. From the individual Marine, to commanding huge starships, interplanetary and galactic battles, to politics and more. It's a ride you never want to stop. Mike Resnick wrote that science fiction authors should write at least one galaxy or eons spanning novel, and Galactic Corps is just such a novel. I strongly recommend this for all listeners.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ira Utopia, TX, United States 03-10-11
    Ira Utopia, TX, United States 03-10-11 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Time filling repetition"

    Although still a good book, I did not feel it was of the same quality as the 1st book. There was a lot of repetitious explanations throughout the book which got a little boring and frankly a little irritating. It made me start wondering if the author was trying to meet a publisher's page count requirement. Did the author find himself short pages for just the real story and needed filler? Marc Vietor was excellent as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marc Vietor 11-26-08
    Marc Vietor 11-26-08 Listener Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    33
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    89
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "the saga continues.."

    Satisfyingly spectacular raising of the stakes from the first novel with the appearance of the Dyson sphere. Like the first book, very vivid combat sci-fi with a cast of dozens. The dronelike impersonality of the hegemonic aliens mitigates any guilt the reader may feel about the vicious pasting that they receive at the hands of the marines....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carl 05-04-12
    Carl 05-04-12

    Admirer of science.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Weaker than the first one."
    What did you like best about Galactic Corps? What did you like least?

    It was interesting the concept of how the the universe works was presented.
    Got a little too political and waaaay to pro marine bravado.


    Would you recommend Galactic Corps to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 01-08-10
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 01-08-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    113
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    239
    64
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    4
    Overall
    "could not stay awake"

    i was okay with star strike. but i would fall asleep 5 or 10 minutes in. the good news is that i never quit a book. so my credits are up after a month of trying i just gave up. i feel bad seems that other listeners enjoyed it. i just didnt.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.