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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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    psnorb Northwest Chicago Suburb, United States 08-20-14
    psnorb Northwest Chicago Suburb, United States 08-20-14 Member Since 2011

    Loving Father

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    "First contact gone wrong done right."
    Where does Swarm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There have been audiobooks that made me stop and rethink my role in this existence. This book was not one of those kind of books. But it is very well written, very well performed, and a creative fresh perspective on the concept of first contact gone bad.


    What did you like best about this story?

    No glaring flaws in concepts, fictional technology believable, a more realistic character portrayal. UNLIKE many series books I have read, you are not left hanging at the end. There was a logical break in the story line to justify the next book.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Each character had a unique speech pattern so that they were easily identified.


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

    Yes, but why do you mention sitting. I listen while gardening, fertilizing the lawn, cleaning dishes, and removing old finishes from wood.


    Any additional comments?

    I read two other books by the same author that are very well written. Steelworld, and Dustworld that are worth a read.

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    Steve Texas 08-18-14
    Steve Texas 08-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!!!"
    Where does Swarm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What other book might you compare Swarm to and why?

    Star Wars


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Riggs


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

    Aliens have arrived


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this book on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Great book.

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    Matthew 08-02-14
    Matthew 08-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Sci-Fi Easy Listening"

    The title says it all: the book is easy to listen to. There is no ground-breaking sci-fi, no new ideas that will blow you away. The action scenes are well written but not too bloody. I found the book easy to while doing other things, and I look forward to finishing this series.

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    gardener97 Atlanta 08-02-14
    gardener97 Atlanta 08-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Could Not Finish"

    I just finished reading Steel World and Dust World and they were two very terrific books! So I got Swarm, the first Star Force book in the series and settled in for what I just knew would be a good time. Well, I have to say this does not feel like it is by the same author. This has more the feeling of a much younger author, just finding his style, but no, this one was published in 2010. The main character is so terribly self-important and so very chauvinistic to/about the main female character and big on fight/fight/fight with little story in there, well... I was not able to finish it. I think these books would appeal to a young, male audience. I was also appalled at how quickly he got over the deaths of his children, but this is a small, side comment.

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    Laura 07-27-14
    Laura 07-27-14

    RETIRED LIVING IS WONDERFUL

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    "Great story for the young reader"

    This is good for the teen listener. Simple plot, simple characters. John Wayne styled Marine's go forward at all costs. Not to save America from the Japan invasion but save the entire world from extintion by the Mahines. I will not go forward with book #2

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    Amazon Customer 07-13-14

    Eclectic Reads

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    "Surprising character twists"
    What made the experience of listening to Swarm the most enjoyable?

    The character development woven through the plot


    What other book might you compare Swarm to and why?

    The lost fleet by Jack Campbell


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The way Kyle continues to figure out how to communicate with the ship and rag tag team of abductees


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    HARRISON SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 07-05-14
    HARRISON SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "You have got to be kidding me"

    There's a whole lot of unbelievable here, and a great many unlikeable characters. Brain candy is all you can say for it. After readin reviews of the rest of the series, I'm done with this one.

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    wolfje NL 07-01-14
    wolfje NL 07-01-14
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    "Mark Boyett makes most of a so-so story"
    What disappointed you about Swarm?

    The idea behind the story is a good one, but the way it's set out in the book makes me cringe. It feels like it's been written by a 16 year old who has just discovered girls ...


    Would you ever listen to anything by B. V. Larson again?

    I had enough halfway through book 2 and deleted it from my iPod.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Boyett is a good narrator - he kept me listening even though I got bored and irritated with the silly plots.


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

    The concept of the story in itself is interesting and has potential - pity really.


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    Melissa 06-24-14
    Melissa 06-24-14

    I am into sci-fi and love a good British comedy.

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    "Space marines COOL. excellent narrator too."
    If you could sum up Swarm in three words, what would they be?

    Tough. Detailed. Incapsulating.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I actually loved the narrator's voice for this audio book. Very captivating to listen to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I teared up when his kids died.


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

    They came in the night but not to probe us .... They came to find the elite of us to fight for the Universe.


    Any additional comments?

    Good GUY book, even though I'm a girl.

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    Lawrence Kinston, NC, United States 05-28-14
    Lawrence Kinston, NC, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2015

    I am a Audible lover! Its my morning coffee, mid day snack and evening dessert.

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    "Man vs. Machine"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great Man vs. Alien technology story. Our hero Kyle Riggs is a computer science professor and farmer who is abducted by a alien space craft that puts Kyle through a series of tests that could end his life if he fails. This is a great story that kept me entertained throughout the entire book.

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