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Star Strike: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1 | [Ian Douglas]

Star Strike: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1

Planet by planet, galaxy by galaxy, the inhabited universe has fallen to the alien Xul. Now only one obstacle stands between them and total domination: the warriors of a resilient race the world-devourers nearly annihilated centuries ago.
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Planet by planet, galaxy by galaxy, the inhabited universe has fallen to the alien Xul. Now only one obstacle stands between them and total domination: the warriors of a resilient race the world-devourers nearly annihilated centuries ago.

A power vast, ancient, and terrifying, the mighty Xul have lost track of the insignificant humans hundreds of years after devastating their home world, which has enabled the United Star Marines to operate unnoticed and unhindered. A near-autonomous intergalactic policing force, they battle in defense of an Earth they may not live to see again.

Now, following the trail of a vanished 24th-century transport, they are journeying through an unexplored stargate to the edge of an unknown galaxy many light years from their sun. For the last, best, and only chance to defeat the tyrants of the universe may at long last be at hand.

©2008 William H. Keith, Jr.; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Lawrence Renfrew, Ontario, Canada 08-04-08
    Lawrence Renfrew, Ontario, Canada 08-04-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Good Sci Fi Detail and excellent story"

    lf you like a military type science fiction that does detailed character, political and historical development, this is a fantastic listen.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 07-13-09
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 07-13-09 Member Since 2007

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Good detailed military sci-fi"

    The story is a military one, set in space, in the future. The author is clearly a marine-ophile since every second or third paragraph contains a snippet of marine history or a description of how wonderful marines are. Of course, the author didn't refer to them as the U.S. Marines because in this future the US is (theoretically) just part of a planetary federation; in reality, however, the whole Federation is American in nature.

    Of course, this doesn't make the story bad at all... as long as you're aware that it has a North American perspective on everything, is very military, and has a very Marines-are-King attitude. That and the author likes to give the make, model and serial number (and color too, sometimes) of every technical item from the armor to the alien's hibernation chambers.

    The aliens are cool, the details are great, the story is engaging. Even the narrator is good. And, although this is book one in a series, the story stands completely alone and is satisfactorily wrapped up in the end.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Vietor 10-07-08
    Marc Vietor 10-07-08 Listener Since 2008
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    "Amazingly detailed"

    Incredible detail and suspenseful narration are what distinguish this long novel of space warfare and strategy. Cool Borg-like aliens also.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemarie Lynnwood, WA, USA 09-12-08
    Rosemarie Lynnwood, WA, USA 09-12-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Exquisite Techo Sci-Fi"

    I tend to consume 2 - 4 audio books per month, I consider myself and avid Sci-Fi fan and this book was fantastic !

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 09-26-09
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 09-26-09 Member Since 2007
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    "decent long on model numbers"

    the story is good and i will download the next book. but he goes on and on with the model numbers and jargan that i lost my place a couple of times. lost track of the characters if i could not give it more than an hour a listen. love the narrator though..

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Calhan, CO, USA 02-05-09
    Charles Calhan, CO, USA 02-05-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Pleasantly suprised, Like a space conflict."

    I enjoy a good space fight with the straightedges and thoughts this is a great piece of entertainment of sci fi conflict, Reminds me of some of David Drakes books of space warfare I really enjoyed reading. If you like those you will like this.

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    wes LANDING, NJ, United States 09-30-11
    wes LANDING, NJ, United States 09-30-11

    Husband, father of two, IT support for large generic Pharma company, I am a gamer, and a Fantasy, SciFi lover.

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    "Great SciFi Story!!!!!"

    I read the reviews before getting this and I have to say I have loved this book. I was concerned by what was described as over use military jargon, and way to much detail. To that I have to say, this is a trilogy, and the author must build the story for it to expand into a three volume set. I will be reading the second book next.
    Great stuff.

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    Carl River oaks, TX, United States 05-04-12
    Carl River oaks, TX, United States 05-04-12 Member Since 2008

    Admirer of science.

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    If you could sum up Star Strike in three words, what would they be?

    Practicality of quantum.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The disconnect from the "internet" during training.


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

    Please don't make a movie of it.


    Any additional comments?

    A little to marine fanatic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin irvine, CA, USA 01-09-09
    Kevin irvine, CA, USA 01-09-09
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    "good times"

    fun book, very "Full Metal Jacket" at times. Keeps the heart of the Marines pumping in the story through out.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Amherst, MA, United States 12-16-08
    Jonathan Amherst, MA, United States 12-16-08 Member Since 2007
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    "All numbers - no drama"

    Once of the worst books I've had the misfortunate to buy in a long time. The author's idea of military authenticity is to recite a full name and number for every item. For example: Our hereo grabbed his "Mark XI ice penatrating force gun" and ran up into the "Series G-15 Droppleganger Pod-3," meanwhile slamming the "technotitanium lid" on his "Burl & Pearl !12 special ammo kit" and hurled ito space. Yuck

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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