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Star Soldier Audiobook

Star Soldier: Doom Star, Book 1

It’s survival of the fittest in a brutal war of extinction! Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decide to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens. They pirate the Doom Stars and capture the Sun Works Ring around Mercury. Now they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine-foot tall drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest. Marten Kluge is on the receiving end. Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer-deep city.
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It’s survival of the fittest in a brutal war of extinction!

Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decide to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens. They pirate the Doom Stars and capture the Sun Works Ring around Mercury. Now they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine-foot tall drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest.

Marten Kluge is on the receiving end. Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer-deep city. The invasion frees him from a re-education camp but lands him in the military, fighting for the wrong side. Star Soldier is the story of techno hell in a merciless war, with too many surprises for any grunt’s sanity. Star Soldier is a full novel, 82,000 words in length by Vaughn Heppner, Writers of the Future winner, Vol. IX.

©2010 Vaughn Heppner (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Taylor 08-23-13
    Taylor 08-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book and the series only gets better!"

    Cons:
    While I give this book a 3.5 I would highly suggest getting it! The series overall is an easy 4 or maybe a 5 (on the last 2 hours of book 6). The problem with this book is the story seems hopeless and there are quite possibly too many characters and a lot going on. Eventually towards the middle of the book and in all the others it focuses mostly on the main character.

    Pros:
    The narrator does a decent job in this book, as I've seen much worse, but he becomes top notch in book 2 and only gets better. You can tell every character apart without a problem; even the ones that don't talk much. This book as well as all others don't take much time getting into the action. The story isn't predictable and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the hell the main character and humanity go through. It has quite a bit of strategy (which i like the most) and more action and space battles than any book I've read.

    If your into science fiction, space battles, and hand to hand combat; I would highly suggest getting this book and the rest of the series. I rank it up there with the star force and lost fleet series (so readers know where i stand), but the books are quite dissimilar. It is much closer to the star force series, but in a much crueler world where genetic superiors claim themselves as the rulers.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nurlip 04-25-15
    Nurlip 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "As others indicate, Great Story - Terrible Narrati"

    This review is going to focus on the narration since this is an audiobook (and the story is fantastic). All accents, mispronunciations and minor attributes aside, the most frustrating thing about this narration is the speed at which he reads. I actually checked the audible app to make sure the speed hadn't been set to less than 1.0 by accident - it wasn't. The only reason i was able to continue with the series is b/c the app let me increase playback to 1.5 times normal, i highly recommend that if you want to listen to this at (for all other narrators) normal reading speed. This is actually the third series in a row i've listened to that had poor quality narration and, as i said, i almost refunded the book and stopped with the series. I'm sure this narrator was cheap but they still overpaid. if you set playback speed to 1.5x and can look past some very poor pronunciation and character voices, the story is well worth it, its a fantastic adventure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher K. Peregoy Mountians of VA 03-09-15
    Christopher K. Peregoy Mountians of VA 03-09-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book! Worst narration!"

    Great book! Worst narration! So bad I debate the next book now which sucks but what do you do? Me? I am still thinking!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Broc J. Ungaro IL, USA 11-05-15
    Broc J. Ungaro IL, USA 11-05-15
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    "very good read"

    intresting comparison to a extreme socialist society and military society. you see martin grow from a lowly terrorist trying to escape one society to get caught up in the other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 08-08-15
    Kevin 08-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst narration I've heard from any audible book"

    I could almost not stand listening to this book because of the narration. The character accents were awful and the pace was too slow. The narrator was a huge distraction to the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lt. Worf 07-15-15
    Lt. Worf 07-15-15
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    "Worst narrator ever"

    I cannot listen to this narrator another minute. He is wrecking the audio version of the book. Maybe I'll read the book when I have a chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Avera 03-30-15
    R. Avera 03-30-15
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    "A bit slow at times"

    Worse thing about this was the mono tone reading at the start. I had to put it down and come back to it a number of times just to get past the first few chapters.

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    Pablo SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 07-03-13
    Pablo SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 07-03-13
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    "Different favor but action pack series"

    I'm in book 4 and this series is good. It took me a while to get into the storyline but it grew on me.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 09-22-13
    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 09-22-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story"

    The story it self is very good. The narration takes a bit to get used to. After awhile you get used to. It almost seems to be a computer gen. voice but it's not. I will check out the next book!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 01-19-15
    Tim 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "well done!"

    Just the way I like my hambergures. Not steaks though, I prefer those medium. Good read.

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  • Mrs. V. McDowall
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    "Robotic speech"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different narrator


    What could Vaughn Heppner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't know as after 2 hrs the robotic speech stopped me from understanding plot and stopped listening


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator sounds like a speak and spell from the 1980 s

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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