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Outcast: Star Force, Book 10 | [B. V. Larson, David VanDyke]

Outcast: Star Force, Book 10

Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.
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Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series.

Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

The new Saga in the Star Force universe begins with Outcast, the longest book in the series. A full-length novel of military science fiction by best-selling authors B. V. Larson and David VanDyke.

©2014 B.V. Larson, David VanDyke (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 07-24-14
    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 07-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "So VERY GLAD it DIDN'T END!!"

    Rigs son is Very Much like his Father. A world of Bears! and another of Bird People. New bad things to fight. Lots of action. I can't Wait for the Next One!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    rich san jose, CA, United States 07-22-14
    rich san jose, CA, United States 07-22-14 Member Since 2011

    Inostrancevia - the uber Gorgonopsian.

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    "Captain Marvin Takes Command"
    Where does Outcast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Outcast scores a competitive 9.16 on my Modified Integrated Listening Fun (MILF) Scale. Why? Because it just does. Cody Riggs, Adrienne the Oxford educated fair haired rocket who also is the sister of Cody's murdered girlfriend (nice scenario B.V., you sick bastard) , the Master Sergeant and Marvin - the greatest "artificial construct" in the Milky Way Galaxy all find themselves in deep intergalactic excreta through no fault of their own. Cody told the Captain to go armed to the feast - you will know what I mean very early in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marvin. He is the driver of the action, the brains of the operation and, when all hell breaks loose as humanity is 9/10's through its collective circling of the toilet flush of extinction, the ultimate savior of Earth based sentient life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Marvin got the word that his dreams of finally assuming command of a ship were crushed after Cody recited the "Law of Trover" pointing out that Marvin never left the ship. I had a mind camera playing that showed Marvin drooping at what you may call his waist, all of his once flagellating arms limp and his head bowed in a posture of total resignation and defeat. I felt so sad for him. However, as is always the case, Marvin found a way to circumvent the situation and through sheer force of personality and shameless manipulation persuaded Cody to brevet him as Warrant Officer thereby elevating him to de facto Captain Marvin. I felt so proud of Marvin.


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

    I didn't cry. This wasn't really a "get the tissues ready" kind of audiobook. I did laugh a bunch of times whenever Marvin inserted his presence. As I have said before, and I will say it again, Marvin is the greatest non-human character in the history of everywhere. It doesn't matter what he says, I just start smiling and usually end up thrusting both hands in the air and shouting "Marvin!" I guess that is kind of extreme.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this audiobook. New characters, some old ones, conniving homicidal carnivorous panda bears and tons of laser beam firing kill vehicles. Even the smarmy Crustacean professor guy is in the mix. All I can say is thank you Mr. Larsen for keeping Marvin alive as a character. My day got a bit brighter and lighter as I listened to Outcast.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan montreal, QC, Canada 07-25-14
    Jonathan montreal, QC, Canada 07-25-14 Member Since 2012

    I like any kind of books that are smartly written but the narrator is very important!

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    "A very good star force novel !"

    I was glad to see star force didn`t die out,this book is in the top 5.I especially enjoyed the underwater world(reminding of europa).New wolds and new species, professor hune `s crustecean talking down to humans really made me laugh,very good book,the best narrator for this type of story!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    msmith3069 07-24-14
    msmith3069 07-24-14
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    "Another great book from BV Larson"
    Where does Outcast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audible book would be in my top 25 ! It's a very good action filled story read by one of the best narrators . The whole series is very good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of corse my favorite would have to be Riggs but I love Qwan as well. This is the first book with Kyle Riggs being the main character but he picks up right where his dad left off in the book before this one.


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

    Mark Boyett has done a great job on all of the Star Force books. I hope they don't ever do one without him being the voice of it. He does a very good job of changing his voice for all the deferent characters and is very fluent .


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer roy, UT, United States 08-01-14
    Amazon Customer roy, UT, United States 08-01-14 Listener Since 2003
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    "Marvelous Marvin"

    This book feels like both a reboot and a sequel. It was enjoyable and opens an entirely new chapter in the Star Force Universe. I look forward to many more to come.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Abdul Aziz Jalloh, Jr. 12-16-14 Member Since 2013

    34-yr old African IT professional who relies on great audiobooks to get him through boring and repetitive work days. Also while driving!

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    "Carbon-copy & not as interesting"

    Despite having enjoyed most of the books in the lengthy Star Force series (as well as the first book of his Undying Mercenaries series) I don't plan on reading any more of Larson's books given how this book (and Dust World) turned out.
    For starters Cody Riggs feels and sounds exactly like his father down to his predilection for alcohol, his quick temper, his interactions with Marvin, his relationships with women and his fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants methodology. I understand that children can adopt some of their parents' habits and temperaments but this is just plain ridiculous to the point where it strains credulity. It feels like Larson wanted to squeeze some more life out of his Star Force series and lazily tacked on Kyle Riggs onto a new character, which is a damn shame as it would have been nice to have seen the series evolve in a new direction with Marvin in the lead. Oh well.
    I also found sections of the book to be a little jarring and bewildering, such as the point where they're escaping the bears and suddenly find themselves within the crust of a massive planet and the bears are inexplicably forgotten and no longer mentioned despite the fact that they were in hot pursuit and seemed hell-bent on destroying the small Star Force contingent. The nebulous enemies in the aforementioned new area were also rather boring and had me struggling to pay attention as I didn't find them interesting in the least bit and the descriptions in that section felt particularly confusing.
    Furthermore I didn't find the story and direction of the book to be nearly as interesting as that of the previous books in the series as the sense of urgency and feeling of an ever-present-threat isn't as strong. Indeed, the cast and scope of the story is much smaller in size as it involves a small number of Star Force personnel who are stranded in space and trying to find their way home, as opposed to the species-extinction threat of the macros & the Blues and Crowe's political machinations of the previous books. It felt like a step back from the craziness of first nine books and that's unfortunate.
    Finally, Larson continues his penchant for creating unlikeable and boring female characters who have little depth to them and always end up worshiping Riggs when they aren't being passive aggressive and saying or doing silly things for which they end up apologizing for afterwards.
    I won't be reading any more of Larson's books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan 08-05-14
    Hassan 08-05-14 Member Since 2014

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "Its Like A Start of A New Series"

    I have really enjoyed listening to this addition of star force. Maybe it should have been a new series rather than a continuation???

    This addition is all about Cody Riggs and Captain Marvin.. I do really like Marvin and I'm quite excited into knowing how his future will be like.... This book is a different adventure than the previous ones, so don't think you are going back to the same spin and theme, its different, and different is goooooood!!!!!

    I think there are few things here and there that could have been better, but they are minor things... Still, the book was really good.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Fearneyhough Olympia, WA 09-23-14
    Charles Fearneyhough Olympia, WA 09-23-14 Member Since 2009

    Chasman

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    "Very disappointing"
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    This book was a major disappoint and obviously no more than a cash cow. The son is Kyle, the Liths are the Macros, and the story line is a carbon copy of the original series except this one got boring and was overlong for the content. Shame on you BVL. You got lazy and tainted a very good series. Marvin is great, as always, and should have a series with it as the main character. Any more son of Kyle? I won't be buying.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Smith Austin Texas 08-20-14
    Gary Smith Austin Texas 08-20-14 Member Since 2012

    good stories have always been a passion since childhood.

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    "B.V. Larson does it again"
    What did you love best about Outcast?

    Mr. Larson does space opera on a grand scale, while still keeping the human interest story line engaging. I was not sure how well the story would transfer from Kyle Riggs to Cody Riggs. It was a success. There is enough difference between the two to keep the tale interesting. Mark Boyett does an excellent job as narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reading the maturation process of Cody Riggs. B.V. Larson writes fun books with great characters.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Boyett is the voice of this franchise as well as the Undying Mercenaries books. He has an excellent range of emotion and characterization.


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

    Several laughs, Marvin the Robot is a delight.


    Any additional comments?

    nope.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Rivers 07-24-14 Member Since 2010

    I'm obsessed with audible

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    "Cody Riggs and Marvin FTW!"

    Cody Riggs is an adult now and off on his own adventures with Marvin. He's a chip off the old block and Marvin is just as funny and mischievous as ever. We see a couple of old characters and lots of new aliens and "rings"... It ain't easy living in the shadow of Kyle Riggs, so it's kind of a coming of age story for Cody. Luckily he met Marvin as a child and knows how to deal with him.

    I'm so happy to have this spin off. I always wondered what Marvin would be getting up to once Kyle went back to the farm. Give me more please!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Another Great Book"

    I can't wait for the next in the series, all three, the two authors and Mark Boyett combined to make the whole storey addictive, the ten books have gone by in the blink of an eye,
    I highly reccomend this as a great listen/read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "A superb story and brilliantly narrated"

    I just loved this book. I really assumed that this series was loosing steam but I was very wrong. It is great sci-fi - interesting, imaginative and fun. Great stuff

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