The defenders of Earth, the Gray Panther Army, saved the Earth from an invasion from the Libra Alliance on January 6, 2128. The jubilation was short-lived as Earth's defenders found out there was a second deadlier fleet that would arrive at Earth in about two years. The Gray Panther Army consisting of ancient veterans, who have been enhanced through nanite technology to once again be young men and women, are forced to expand their ranks to include even the young. The Gray Panthers enlist the services of Matt Andrews and his team of crack flyers, "Matt's Marauders". Their mission: to fly captured fighters deep in enemy space from a captured raider to buy Earth time as defenses are built up and the fleet increases in anticipation for the looming invasion.
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This book was better than the first in the series. I would actually recommend skipping the first. The writing is still simplistic and stilted. the characters still lack depth and are more archetypes than fleshed out people that you care about. Thankfully most of the mysogyny is gone and the description of events is more detailed.
A few things really grated though, the use of the full name of the space ships, constantly. In a communication from one ship in a fleet to another in the second fleet it is completely unnecessary to say, "Arizona Space Ship Nike" Nike will suffice, or ASS Nike. If you don't want to call all your ships ASS, then Don't it is your book! make them from somewhere else. it got incredibly annoying. The second thing, was power. The batteries for their laser guns were "solar powered and would recharge in 5 to 8 minutes. but could blast a 3 foot wide 100 foot long channel in rock. If you are going to write Science fiction then do some basic science. Third, they mention leaving the galaxy for the second time ever but they have only gone 120 light years. Solar system is the word you wanted.
The reader mispronounced quite a few words that he should really not have. Like the name of the crater on the moon, and letters of Marque.
I won't be reading the rest of this series. it did get better but not nearly enough, and I honestly don't care about any of the characters enough to read further.
It ranks very high in my list of books I have read + listened too !!
The whole story, is a truly awesome adventure !!
Liam Owen, has added great voices to each character !! He is very gifted !!
The South has risen, again !!!
I am a though audience to please when it comes to sci-fi and this audiobook was a pleasant surprise for me. It is highly entertaining, very well written with developed and likeable characters. The story goes wide and other characters (beside Dan Daniels) also take leading roles in certain parts of the book. There are many twists in the plot and nicely described actions scenes that kept my attention for hours. I hope the author will continue the series or at least stay in the sci-fi genre. Great book!
This audiobook is actually a sequel in the series, for those wondering why it is called "Earth's revenge". It is about the Gray Panthers army who are trying to prepare the defences, and save Earth, against yet another alien attack. In my opinion, the author's writing style is even better than in his previous books and I enjoyed in this sci-fi adventure very much. It kept me at the edge of my seat from start to finish!
Well, that was another hour of my life I will not get back. I say one hour because that was all I could manage before giving up on an awful book. I would like to say the narration was better, but it wasn't.
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