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Swarm Audiobook

Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Earth arms marines with alien technology and builds its first battle fleet! Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

A novel of military science fiction by best-selling author B. V. Larson, Swarm is the story of Earth's annexation by an alien empire. Long considered a primitive people on a backwater planet, humanity finds itself in the middle of a war - and faced with extinction.

Battle stations! Listen to another Star Force novel.

©2010 B.V. Larson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    A. Bapat Dallas, TX 07-01-15
    A. Bapat Dallas, TX 07-01-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Starts off a little slow, but catches on and holds you!"

    Love this spin on alien invasion theme. Author does not make it melodramatic, or mushy or overly gross. Just little bit of everything, and a well maintained steady pace at which the story moves. Characters are developed well. Action adventure feel is awesome.

    Will definitely read next one in this series. Want to see what are "blues" and where will it take us.

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    Michael WHITE CITY, OR, United States 06-25-15
    Michael WHITE CITY, OR, United States 06-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Couldn't put it down"
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    B.V. Larson continues to please. I started with the Undying Mercenaries series and liked it so I thought I'd give the Star Force series a try. I was pleasantly surprised that the character was very different then what I had come to expect. The fact that the main character was a techie/computer science type made him a little more realistic and down to earth for me.

    I think one mistake made however was downplaying the emotional impact of early events on him - that would have put most people out of commission for a while, but he just set it aside and did what had to be done. I found that unbelievable and had to work to get passed that, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Larson likes his alien bad guys big and scary. You certainly feel the press of hopelessness as some of the battles unfold and surprises reveal themselves to the troopers. The tech is great. The twists were fun and exciting.

    Mark Boyett continues to do great narration. I would be upset if B.V. Larson stopped using him.

    Bottom line. This is good military sci-fi and I will be reading the rest of the Star Force series for sure. Highly recommended.

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    RBROWN 06-25-15
    RBROWN 06-25-15
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    "More for Teens I think"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Written more for teens who are gamers (I'm neither) - can't even finish this. Who will win? Will Earth be destroyed? Do i care anymore? Not really.


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    Kelly Cole 06-23-15
    Kelly Cole 06-23-15 Member Since 2015

    Sleeping is easy if you start with audible

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    "This is one spooky flying Saucer"
    Would you listen to Swarm again? Why?

    YES WANT TO SHARE EXPERIENCE WITH MY WIFE


    What did you like best about this story?



    Reminded me that the only good Nazi is a dead one that their were real aliens still in Germany


    Which scene was your favorite?

    First abduction


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

    For sure


    Any additional comments?

    Best book since the shining

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    Mike Anderson 06-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good scifi book"

    This would make a great TV series.
    Great characters, great action, great scifi element. Will read next book in series.

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    subtitles 05-26-15
    subtitles 05-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hmmmmmmm.........."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Young adults, for certain. Things come together in a really cool, quick, way - but I would have enjoyed more exposition. Life is a series of meetings, alliances, opinions, secret alliances, enemies, motives, etc... I felt the story needed to be a little more complicated to this not-so-humble old soul.


    What could B. V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More depth - like an extended edition. Kind of like the 1100+ page version of The Stand.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It moved, fast.


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    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, CA United States 05-12-15
    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, CA United States 05-12-15
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    "A great, pure Sci Fi story"

    A great, pure Sci Fi story. Well told and well performed. It makes me want to immediately get the next one.

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    AGreviewer 03-27-15
    AGreviewer 03-27-15
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    "Good but poorly developed female characters"

    I enjoy this author but his weakness is writing for female characters. He needs to get a female coauthor or editor so these characters aren't so one-dimensional and erratic.

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    Omar 03-19-15
    Omar 03-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Thrill ride!"

    Much like a previous reviewer noted this is much like a summer action popcorn film. Great action, not heavy on the drama or the unintelligible science highbrow speak.. Just overall a great story about loss and overcoming an unimaginable situation.

    The Protagonist in Kyle Riggs your somewhat everyman has to bring a rag tag group of individuals to the defense of Mother Earth and our way of life while loosing loved ones and finding new reasons to keep on fighting.

    An easy listen which will keep you entertained. Narrator Mark Boyett does a good job of pacing the story and bringing you into this universe.

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    Marissa Madonna 03-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sweet mecha-Alien takeover book."

    I love sci-fi action novels and this fit right into my Genre preference. I use audible as entertainment and sleep aid. But this book should be avoided before bed. Nothing has given me crazier dreams than this piece of work.

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