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Operation Breakout Audiobook

Operation Breakout: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 4

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Publisher's Summary

Kate Richmond, former army ranger and ISS operative, has seen a lot in her life. Sabotage, espionage, cyber theft, and assassination missions have all played their parts in her journey to becoming a viper. Nothing surprises her much any more, not even a full-scale incursion of an alien race by the Merkiaari!

When a battle in the Border Zone leaves a pirate ship crippled, boarded by Alliance Marines, and reveals information that links Kate's brother with a dead viper and a bunch of Merkiaari corpses, it's safe to say that she's surprised. It's time for the most important mission of her life.

It's time to find her brother.

©2013 Mark E. Cooper (P)2014 Mark E. Cooper

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    Trip Williams Upstate, SC, United States 05-21-14
    Trip Williams Upstate, SC, United States 05-21-14 Member Since 2005

    Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? OR, you can just let the horses in the yard, and THEY'LL mow and weedeat (literally) FOR YOU!

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    "Book5?!?! Need Some "Book 5" Here!!!!"

    After Finishing Book 4, I'm sitting here waiting on some "BOOK FIVE!!!!" Hello????

    I Jokingly told John Ringo once.. "WRITE FASTER" (Because I KNOW he HATES that), and his Wife almost took my head off! John rolled his eyes and told her "He's kidding, I know him, He knows I HATE hearing those words"...

    .... But, ummm, Mark... WRITE FASTER!!!! (I REALLY hope you don't have a wife that will take my head off ;) You've had OVER A MONTH now since Publishing Book 4, and STILL No "Book Five"?!?!?! ;)

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    Parnell 02-24-16
    Parnell 02-24-16
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    "drawn out"

    much like the first three books which I got as a bundle this book also feels as though the writer loses track of his intended story I got this book in hopes that it would wrap up or follow some of the plot set up in the other three books and instead it goes off on another tangent following new additional plot without any result to the first three books the characters are great and the overall story is interesting but it just takes way too long and is not closing the gaps I don't know how many books he intends to tell the story over but this is the last one I'm going to purchase

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer. 07-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "More More More!!!!! We need another series."

    It's just getting good. love the characters. charatersneed a minimum of 10 more books published.

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    Chris M 04-02-16
    Chris M 04-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The amazing continues"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Operation Breakout to be better than the print version?

    I am not a reader, but the narration is amazing as is the story.


    What other book might you compare Operation Breakout to and why?

    I am new to this genre except for the Star Wars books. I love the Start Wars books, but this edges ahead.


    Have you listened to any of Mikael Naramore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to Mikael Naramore in Merkiaari Wars books 1-3 and this is just as amazing. He is in my best narrator list. I am thankful that Mikael Naramore narrated this series because he gets it and brings it home. I hope that he does all future Merkiaari Wars books. He also narrated book 4 and was amazing again. I have 55 hours with Mikael Naramore's voice and Mark E. Cooper's story and I want more.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, cry, and feel many other emotions. I felt satisfied and wanting more at the same time. This is an awesome series.


    Any additional comments?

    Book: The character building, details of everything, but not in a boring way. There is an overarching plot, awesome subplots and lots of smaller stories. The tech info is great. Well thought out and written. Narration: Michael Naramore is an awesome narrator. From book to book you can tell the character by the voice even if that character hasn't been in the story for ages. Marc Thompson is the awesome Star Wars narrator and I think Michael Naramore that awesome. If books were rated like narcotics Mark E. Cooper and Mikael Naramore could be imprisoned. When listening to books 1-3, when I saw that there was only 10 hours left, I became sad that it was all most over. Then I found joy that Operation Breakout: Merkiaari Wars 4 was out. Got it and couldn't stop, but the end came before I knew it. It was like getting slapped without warning. Yes, I'm laying it on thick, but this series is wonderful. I want 10 more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-18-16
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    "loved the whole series."

    very well paced, great narration and very human and real situations. I can't wait for more.

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    Stanley Claude 02-06-16
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    "What price for Humanity?"

    Can not wait for book 5. This military saga is better than most. Filled with infighting between the human alliance, corruption, AI technology, and the discovery of new alien species. Humanity is fighting for its life against its old nemesis, the Merkiaari, and extinction hangs in the balance. This species shows humanity what would have happened if other choices had been made in the early days of colonization and infighting between corporations ruling new worlds. This is a war that cannot be lost. This is a series for military and saga lovers everywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    scott 02-03-16
    scott 02-03-16

    I always have a audiobook on.

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    "Great Book!! There is only one problem...."
    Any additional comments?

    Great Book!! There is only one problem I wish the book was longer!
    After the the first three books being sold together I got spoiled by the overall length of the story. I would have liked this book to have been about 20 hours long. I understand the a lot of people enjoy shorter books; in that case buy abridged book.

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    berrywest 01-07-16
    berrywest 01-07-16
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    "Where is 5"

    These are really enjoyable books. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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    Dave W 11-17-15
    Dave W 11-17-15
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    "Agghh... number 5 not out til Spring 2016! Dammit!"
    Where does Operation Breakout rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has been one of the best series I have listened too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love space operas and intersteller war type of stories. The plots and characters are fantastic and the performance was above par with anything I have listened to on Audible. And believe me I've listened to most of them.


    What does Mikael Naramore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Just phenomenal. He brought these characters and story to life!


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

    I did over 50 hours in a little under 2 weeks.


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously this series was awesome, both the storylines and vocal performance. Really enjoyed this series and would buy credits right now to hear the future books, if they were available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim K 06-17-15
    Jim K 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Merkiaari Wars, a must 'listen'"
    What made the experience of listening to Operation Breakout the most enjoyable?

    Mark Cooper's mastery of the genre and superb writing skills produced a book and series that is riveting. Well developed characters you can relate to, commiserate with or detest, as the case may be, combined with vivid settings and a riviting plot make this a wholly satisfying experience.

    Mark and Mikael Naramour make an excellent team!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love them all but perhaps Stone stands out for his grit, wisdom and warmth. He reminds me of someone I admire very much.


    What does Mikael Naramore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Michael Naramour is an awesome audio actor. I can't even begin to imagine how he manages to affect each of the character voices so convincingly much less keep them straight and consistent. Listening to his rendition brings the story to life in a way impossible by written word alone. I listen while walking and find 1 or 2 hours go by too soon.


    Any additional comments?

    i want more and soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "This is the End!"

    I initially purchased the omnibus edition, 1-3, really got into it and enjoyed it immensely.

    Having just finished Book 4, I was hoping to go straight onto Book 5 as Book 4 was every bit as good as the first three. However, Nothing! No Book 5!

    This would not have been so bad if Book 4 did not end in a cliffhanger, but it did and now we will never know what happened, if anything!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
    10/22/15
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    "Another excellent book!"

    I swear this series gets better and better with each book. I've loved every one. The story line is great as well as the narration. I'm definitely looking forward to book 5!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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