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War Dogs Audiobook

War Dogs

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Publisher's Summary

An epic interstellar tale of war from master of science fiction.

One more tour on the red.Maybe my last.

They made their presence on Earth known 13 years ago.

Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus.

It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back.

It was a very big shoe, completely slathered in crap.

They had been hounded by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and were now stretched thin - and they needed our help.

And so our first bill came due. Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price. As always.

These enemies were already inside our solar system and were moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth.

On Mars.

©2014 Greg Bear (P)2014 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Not for those who prefer their space opera simple-minded, this beautifully written tale where nothing is as it seems will please readers with a well-developed sense of wonder." (Publisher's Weekly on Hull Zero Three)

"Hull Zero Three is a grand adventure of scientific discovery in the tradition of Orphans of the Sky and Rendezvous with Rama - by turns chilling and touching, it poses challenging questions about what it means to be human." (Charles Stross)

"Packed with adventure and incident...and conveyed with gritty realism." (Kirkus on War Dogs)

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    Robert Ft. Benning, GA 11-07-14
    Robert Ft. Benning, GA 11-07-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Yes! It well catch you."
    Would you listen to War Dogs again? Why?

    Yes! Little things missed. Underpinning psychology is great, and provides thought provoking ideas.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Some sense of truth.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Didn't overdue the female parts.


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

    Sure, but had to break it up.


    Any additional comments?

    Make this a series, please!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 10-22-14
    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 10-22-14 Member Since 2012

    Poorly edited books bug me.

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    "intro to a new universe and not much else"

    Unsatisfying. Story raises many questions and resolves precious few of them. Character development minimal. New science fiction concepts minimal. Seems like a military sci-fi, but military action minimal. Appears to be solely an introduction to a new universe. My time would have been much better spent revisiting Starship Troopers.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    EbSmith 11-13-15
    EbSmith 11-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting Intro to a Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of War Dogs to be better than the print version?

    No, nothing beats a book in your hands, but I did enjoy the story and the performance via audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the story line. It kept me interested and wanting more.


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoyed the narrator. He did a good job with the story and the characters. So far, he is my favorite narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I understand other reviewers frustration with the lack of sci fi or military sci fi. The story does not contain much pure sci fi. It also is clearly leading the reader to expect more details and story to come. I found the military parts of the story a bit much at times, but that is just personal preference. It's not that it was poorly written. Those points aside, I did enjoy the story and found myself eager to hear more. It contained interesting concepts and characters were beginning to be developed more fully. I plan to continue to the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert East Perth, Australia 01-20-15
    Robert East Perth, Australia 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listen but only half story told"

    Loved what was there. Don't know if Greg Bear just ran out of energy, gave up and gave a great story an unsatisfying ending or he is planning a sequel. I hope it is the latter. This is the second book by a famous author I've read lately that reached the number of words required by the publisher and just ended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 11-09-16
    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 11-09-16 Member Since 2004

    Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.

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    "OK"

    This was more like an unfinished work because there are so many loose ends left unattended. I assume the author is planning a second work to continue the story based on all these unanswered questions. Basically written in first person narrative, which gets a little tiring. Reader is fine. Not a waste of money, but not the most absorbing either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 04-22-16
    Steve 04-22-16 Member Since 2006

    I'm Professor of Management with a background in anthropology. I read mostly science fiction, both classical and contemporary.

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    "More like notes for a story"

    There's no there there. A lot of process but not
    well tied to conclusion. Unsatisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard A. Bamberg 01-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "When did it become vogue to not end a novel?"
    Where does War Dogs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like Greg Bear. I like Greg Bear's writing. Why then, after about a dozen hours of listening to a captivating tale, does this author just leave the story without an ending. Did Greg get bored and decide it was time to end the book? Did he decide the word count was getting too great? Did he suddenly drop dead and leave the unfinished work for his agent to finish?Sheesh! Why do some author's feel that not having an ending is an ending?In case Greg (or any other author out there) reads this: I DON'T CARE HOW NEAT YOUR IDEA IS OR HOW GREAT YOUR WRITING IS, JUST STOPPING A NOVEL IS NOT THE SAME AS ENDING ONE!Please, people, don't let this kind of idiocy propagate through English literature. Tell the authors that you expect them to finish what they start!Great performance by the reader, well written story, just about 50k words short of a novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Fackler Michigan 01-19-15
    Ken Fackler Michigan 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Greg Bear's worst story ever!"
    What disappointed you about War Dogs?

    Disgusting story. Disgusting language. The author assumes too much so that the listener is unable to 'get into' the story.


    Has War Dogs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Probably


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    None


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from War Dogs?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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