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Invasion: Book One of the Secret World Chronicle | [Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin, Dennis Lee]

Invasion: Book One of the Secret World Chronicle

The world had become used to the metahumans - people sometimes perfectly ordinary, but sometimes quite extraordinary in appearance - who mostly worked with their governments as high-powered peace officers, fighting crime, and sometimes fighting rogue metahumans who had become super-criminals. Then that comfortable world ended in just one terrifying day.
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The world had become used to the metahumans - people sometimes perfectly ordinary, but sometimes quite extraordinary in appearance - who mostly worked with their governments as high-powered peace officers, fighting crime, and sometimes fighting rogue metahumans who had become super-criminals. Then that comfortable world ended in just one terrifying day.

Suddenly, all world governments were simultaneously attacked by soldiers in giant mecha robotic suits with the swastika symbol of the Third Reich on their metal arms. If these were Nazis, where had they been hiding since the end of World War II? And where had they gotten armor and weapons far in advance of anything on the planet? Weapons against which even the metahuman heroes seemed to be helpless…

©2011 Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin, and Dennis Lee (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    None of your damn business Seattle, WA 07-19-15
    None of your damn business Seattle, WA 07-19-15 Member Since 2011

    I love Audiobooks. I listen to roughly 50-100 hours a month. It's a good thing I work for Audible!

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    "Failed to meet very modest expectations"

    This was hard to get through, which surprised me. I heard early excerpts of the brook on the Escape Pod podcast years ago and remember sort of liking it.
    Unfortunately it doesn't hang together as a book. I wasn't expecting great literature, (its a book that combines super hero's, Nazis, space aliens, and random comic book tropes), but I found myself rolling my eyes constantly.
    This is one of those guilty pleasures that is great for Audiobooks or Kindles (no one sees the cover) but honestly it was mostly guilt, an no pleasure.

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    Lois McDonald 06-14-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Lots of characters"

    I had to start this book several times before I got into it. Lots of skipping around between characters made it hard to follow but when I finally did it was well worth the effort. Great story.

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    Tom Grundy Santa Clarita, CA, United States 05-13-15
    Tom Grundy Santa Clarita, CA, United States 05-13-15 Member Since 2003

    Love a good book!

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    "Ok, if you can over-look the clichéd sterotypes"
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    If your a vet, educated, hard working, a long term retirement planner, libertarian or conservative the insults came about 2 per chapter. If you can get by the tripe the story is pretty good and the performance is great!

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    Rory 02-15-15
    Rory 02-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "An audible comic book"

    Literary masterpiece? Nah---just the audible equivalent of a popcorn action flick. Sit back and enjoy. Enjoy!

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    Sterl APO, AP United States 10-21-14
    Sterl APO, AP United States 10-21-14

    Sterl D. Devlin

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    "This Book was great even the second time around"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Invasion to be better than the print version?

    No I think the audio version bring the characters to life more then a printed version could.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Invasion?

    Te Red Squared Battle where the people help the metas with the battle even if they new they were out match.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    To many to count, The scenes I like the most is where the characters start to change there life and where they start to trust other as a team instead of being a loners.


    Any additional comments?

    I first listen to this series on podiobook and thought I would try it here. I am glad I did.I hope they continue to write together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    linda 02-20-13
    linda 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "i made a choice. Really boring."
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Nick Sullivan?

    I know and own may of Mercedes Lackey's books in series. The other others are new to me. Nick Sullivan was not very impressive but the book was so boring I feel I didnt have a chance to evaluate Nick Sullivan.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Detailed insufficient in some areas, not enough history for other parts and that is the first hour. This is not my type of sifi. So I barely made the first hour.


    What three words best describe Nick Sullivan’s voice?

    Distinctive, multiple character typed voices or emotions down pat.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Invasion?

    No one would let me edit this book. It would be unfair. Not my style.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the description of the book, listen to the sample and if they dont grab your heart, mind or are easily forgotten wo wanting to know more? Dont buy it. Trying a new type or style is good growth but if you cant remember what the first 20 min was about and you are only 1 hour into the book......let it go. This is suppose to be entertaining not a test in tolerance.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barry CARY, NC, United States 01-20-13
    Barry CARY, NC, United States 01-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend his audiobook. It is a nice story to feed your brain a little scifi superhero story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characterization were very good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to choose.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but it oak several.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Barrie, ON, Canada 10-31-12
    Frank Barrie, ON, Canada 10-31-12

    I commute daily for work. My brother introduced me to audio books to allow me to get quality entertainment while captive on the highways.

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    "The incredibles."
    If you could sum up Invasion in three words, what would they be?

    fun stereotype fight


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Invasion?

    Red Saviour and her 'citizen arrest'.


    What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

    The vocal performances were all great. A great variable tone in the voices to keep you wanting to listen longer and longer.


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

    INVASION
    Who is gonna protect you!


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed the story. The end clearly wants another book to be written. Without a follow up book, the end was wrapped up very quickly and left me unsatisfied. However, that feeling was not long lasting as I recalled the full story and my favourite character Red Saviour. She was just awesome.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Randall 02-10-13
    Randall 02-10-13
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    "Too Many Cooks spoil the broth!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend this book to a friend. This book was like a writer's holiday. There was tons of potential but it didn't go anywhere. I found it very disappointing. Even if it is the start of a series, the authors owe the reader something. This was a long set up to nothing.


    If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

    I am a big fan of Mecedes Lackey. This is not her usual excellent work


    Was Invasion worth the listening time?

    I felt cheated and was glad when the book was over.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David NAMPA, IDAHO, United States 01-10-13
    David NAMPA, IDAHO, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "really bad"

    This thing has a horrible plot. The presentation isn't any better. Out of hundreds of Audio books this has to be the worst one I have ever bought.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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