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Incursion Audiobook

Incursion: Merkiaari Wars, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

The war games are on, but the real battle has just begun....

©2016 Mark E. Cooper (P)2016 Mark E. Cooper

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    Rebecca Visnicky 01-18-17
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    "War is Hell"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great audiobook. The narration is clear and engaging and the story itself is entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    This book doesn't just focus on the battles. It also focuses on the price that civilians and others pay by surviving attacks. Battles that are won don't always seem so when the costs are revealed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie D. Moore 01-16-17 Member Since 2014

    Traveler and writer of strange tales. AKA The Editor's Gadfly

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    "Praise & Complaints - Spoilers"

    The story starts at a run with the promised incursion, but then slows to a long slow walk through the Shan home world. It then picks up speed again for the rest of the book., thankfully. From here, the story builds to a promising end, but falls a little short by not utilizing the skills and creativity of the viper soldiers. I believe they would've resorted to gorilla tactics and armed themselves. The preview of the next book on the audio should have been the end of this novel. So, I will name this book 'book 5a' and eagerly wait for the rest of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Lawrence 01-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good narrator, story seems interesting"

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    Caveat emptor: This book is the 5th in the series and I have not read any of the previous ones. In fact, I am not finishing this book right now because I am going to start from the beginning of the series. That being said, this is my review based on about 1.5-2 hours I have completed.

    The narrator is one of the better I've listened to. Good range of character voices.

    Story seems interesting. Starts out in the aftermath of some alien war where humans are allied with at least one other race against a mutual enemy. The ally race has a lot of detail and we see characters from their perspective. Interesting enough to get me to start from the beginning.

    I believe that if you are a fan of this series, you probably have been anxiously awaiting this sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 01-15-17
    Deborah 01-15-17
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    "Excellent"

    This book, like those that came before, is jam packed with action and intrigue. The narration was excellent. There were plenty of heart pounding battles won and lost, ending in death or worse. There seemed to be more tear provoking moments in this book. It is definitely not an HEA.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan 01-13-17
    Dan 01-13-17
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    "Great Character Development"
    Where does Incursion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Interesting story for grown-ups. There's not a lot of repetitive battle scenarios; instead, the author has better defined all the players and set up a bit of a mystery. I'll be happy to see this series continue.


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    Lynette 01-08-17
    Lynette 01-08-17
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    "This book comes alive!"
    Where does Incursion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks at the top of my audio book shelf. The reading was right on. The story continued to flow as the reader made the characters come alive. This was one where you didn't want to park the car until the book was over.


    What other book might you compare Incursion to and why?

    The magnitude of the story, the scope of the scenes can only be compared to the entire series. No other book I've read comes close to developing characters with heart, fear, compassion and ruthlessness.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The lust of power and control


    Any additional comments?

    The reader makes the story come alive as if he was writing it on the fly. This takes an enormous amount of talent. His way with pauses and inflection makes one want to listen to the book several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ricky Williams 01-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "don't waste your time"

    there are way too many stories going on it's hard to keep focused all alone I think it was also poorly written

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • mr c w jubb
    1/3/17
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    "outstanding"

    loved it !
    once again marks words and mikhails voice knock it out of the park !

    highly recommended to all .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/15/17
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    "please hurry with the next book"

    another great listen very good story with interesting characters , Mikael narrates the story perfectly , each different voice is belivable many narrators fail there , please hurry with the next installment.

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  • Mr P E Randles
    1/12/17
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    "Too Short"

    The series keeps getting better, but the overall progress is not moving much. Would like to see a bit more movement in the storyline's

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  • S. REID
    Falkirk,Scotland, UK
    1/11/17
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    "Deeper into the Wars"

    See the reviews are complaining about the content, yes the book goes deeper into the politics and the emotional backgrounds and thoughts of the main characters as well as some new ones, however if you are going to create a worthwhile universe then you also have to have the background. The pace of the book is slower but I feel that it's more of a bridge between the start of a story and a move to a new chapter of the war. I enjoyed this level of detail and humanistion of the war amd what happens in the background after all it worked for the Honor Harrington universe and given time and hopefully lots more books then I feel that it's on the same road. Found the talents of Michael Naramore very appropriate to this type of book and shall also be looking at more of his work.
    In summary some people may not find this ad enjoyable especially if it's just the battles you like but I think most will definitely stick with the slower pace and enjoy it just as much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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