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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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    Kevin G. Brooks Ocala, Florida 09-03-15
    Kevin G. Brooks Ocala, Florida 09-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Narration"

    Mark boyette is terrific at making the characters come alive! I can't imagine anyone else narrating this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wayne 08-27-15
    wayne 08-27-15 Member Since 2012

    I like scifi. Space, Monsters, and middle earth. Don't try to sell me a book where every character has the same personality. make it real

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    "This book is a primer for better things to come"

    I'm writing this after having listened to the entire series, and I'm going to be honest. I accidentally started with book 3 or so, then came back and listened to the first one. If I had listened to book one before the rest I may not have continued and would have missed out on some of the best listening I've had on Audible.

    So let me explain. First off I'd like to say that anyone who loved the "evil dead" series of movies is going to have a great time with these books. They are action packed, campy, sometimes funny and full of great one liners. In this first book it's hard to get past some of the "no one would act that way in that situation" moments, but later in the series it just sort of becomes part of charm. I never got the feeling that the author was trying to push any of his characters as "truly believable". They are not intended that way, and if you need truly down to earth characters you aren't going to get half the humor in this series anyway.

    Our hero Kyle Riggs like most of the characters in this story is sort of a cardboard cut out type action figure. That's not to say that he isn't dynamic. Just dynamic in a sort of womanizing alien killing one liner tossing macho man out to singlehandedly save the earth. Forced into a situation between power hungry government leaders who want nothing more than to control all of the alien tech for their own purposes and evil alien robots set to decimate all sentient biotic species in the universe. Kyle throws himself head first into the fray without looking back. With very few real friends and way to many enemies he has his hands full right to the end of the series.

    So about this book in particular. Read it and you'll understand how it all started. Read the rest if you want to go on a very action packed and sometimes hilariously funny ride all the way through.

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    Imkhashi 08-08-15
    Imkhashi 08-08-15
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    "New story, old concept, well told"

    Great story, familiar formula for the genre. Nearly identical to other books therein but the telling of the story and characterization is good. Well worth the reading

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    Robodaddio 07-30-15
    Robodaddio 07-30-15

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    "Can't wait to start the next!"

    A b c d e f f h I j k l m n o

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    br 07-20-15
    br 07-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book"

    Good book. It kept me entertained. The beginning was a little weak but finished ok. It is a light listen that is strong on plot but not much on character development. I am going to listen to the whole series. Good books are hard to find. The reader was good and that is hard to find as well.

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    David Slippy 07-06-15 Member Since 2014

    audible....good

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    "Entire Series is Absurdly Addictive!"

    Non stop action from beginning to end. don"t buy this book unless you want to get completely sucked into a series.

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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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