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.
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Yes. Because knowing more about the story, I would like to hear the start again. Also, great voice acting.
Crow - I can really like the way he speaks.
No. But that's my fault, not the book.
The story starts a little weak, in my mind. Not boring, just a little too extreme for what I could believe. But getting past this, I started to enjoy the book a lot.
I read the mixed reviews and thought I would give this book a shot. In the end, I didn't believe the premise of the book.
The "artificial intelligence" ship was really stupid, and whoever came up with the "command personnel" tests was also really stupid. For such an advanced civilization, I just didn't believe that they would design or program a ship so poorly.
The characters were kind of shallow, but the story moved along and I actually enjoyed the book in the end. It was an interesting take on an old concept.
I am currently an urban fantasy devotee. From Just fantasy to romance.
I enjoyed the story, and the voice actor was fine. My pet peeve was done, and whispers were in low volume not stage whispers. Worse was there are many skips in the recording, which is the real reason for the low score on performance. The low score is for production values.
Interesting story line, entertaining though some of the story has a few holes in it, it was still good enough to go on to the second one.
After reading the other reviews i decided to take it for a spin, i was surprised i liked it enough to give the second book a try.
the way he introduced the ships form another galaxy seemed more natural then most.
This book is in the top three. Daemon by Daniel Suarez still ranks as my favorite, but this one certainly gave Daemon a run for its money. This book is very fast paced and very entertaining. It kept my attention the entire time. There was one section of the book when I had listened for two hours without even realizing it.
I think the most memorable moment was the ending, though I won’t give that away for aspiring readers.
Though this isn’t the first time that a science fiction novel utilizes the concept of humans gaining access to alien technology and using it against other aliens, the execution of this concept was very original….as far as I know. It was refreshing to see a creative spin to this branch of military science fiction.
Highly recommended. I have listened to over 75 Audible books and Swarm is one of my favorites.
Mark Boyett has a dynamic voice and creates a believable and entertaining storytelling environment.
The action is basically nonstop.
The story is fresh have not heard another one like this.
Riggs is a great character. He is smart and idealistic.
I was disappointed that the man lost his children and carried on like nothing happened. A bit disappointing but I can see why he didn't linger on it.
I was pleasantly surprised how I quickly I was reeled into the story within the first two chapters and managed to keep the pace though out the whole story. I was so glued to this story that I ended up listening to it in one day and my impulse is screaming at me to buy the next book. Such a thrill!
This story starts off on the right foot and then goes into overdrive right away. The characters are REAL and believable. I believe that if the author would have invested more time into some of the characters I would feel more sorrow but that's ok.
I gave the story a 5 star performance except I hate it when male narrators have to voice female voices. That's just in general. In my opinion I think they should have had a second actress for that part.
Oh come on, what kind of question is that? Obviously Riggs is the man. (Riggs! RIIIIIGGS!!<---Lethal Weapon). Smart, cleaver and thinks outside the box. How could you not admire the man for who uses their smarts to win?
Riggs, definitely. I would also add Crow to this due to his grim outlook on life.
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