Crimson Worlds
Books in series8
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  • .5

    Tombstone: A Crimson Worlds Prequel Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Fred Kennedy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    In the 23rd Century, the Superpowers of Earth vie for control of occupied space and the vast resources of the colony worlds. Darius Jax is a senior officer and hero of the Marine Corps, veteran of countless battles fought throughout occupied space. But once he was a raw private fighting his first battle on a planet so deadly, so hellish, its own occupants called it Tombstone. This is his story, before fame, before glory. The fighting on Tombstone is brutal and deadly, and Jax must find his inner strength if he is to survive.

    Kevin d. says: "A Fine Introduction"
    A Fine Introduction

    It was a fine short story and introduction to a series I hope I'll enjoy as much. Character development was great while the story was just a backgroun..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2013 by Kevin d. (Falls Church, VA, United States)
  • 1

    Marines: Crimson Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (221)

    Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes. In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

    Jack Brown says: "Refreshing"
    Refreshing

    Peculiar, Entertaining, Promising

    Reviewed on May 30 2013 by Jack Brown (Texas)
  • 2

    The Cost of Victory: Crimson Worlds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning. Massive fleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages. Battered in the early years of the war, the Western Alliance is resurgent. The brilliant Admiral Augustus Garret leads the Alliance fleet from victory to victory, taking the war to the very heart of the enemy empires.

    DocJim says: "Read Book 1 First!"
    Read Book 1 First!

    Jay Allen writes a very compelling story of what could be called WWIII (he calls it the unification wars). Lots of of space battles and a very inter..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 07 2013 by DocJim (Low Prices,Great Service - Please Keep it that way!)
  • 3

    A Little Rebellion: Crimson Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    The Third Frontier War is over, and the Western Alliance is triumphant. All across human-occupied space, colony worlds celebrate the coming of peace. But peace is an elusive dream, and more trouble is brewing. The war was expensive, and the economies of the Superpowers, always fragile, are on the verge of total collapse. The Directorate, the shadowy intelligence organization that has become the true power behind the Alliance government, plans to strip the colonies bare to pay the costs of war.

    Thomas says: "Bad narration and production"
    Bad narration and production

    The story is largely worth having to endure the bad narration and production

    Reviewed on March 17 2014 by Thomas (Cold Spring, NY, United States)
  • 4

    The First Imperium: Crimson Worlds, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    The Alliance and its colonies have called a truce and signed the Confederation Agreement, providing the frontier worlds with guarantees of self-government. No one expects the deal to last, and both sides are preparing for the next showdown. But from the depths of space another challenge is coming, one that will endanger the very survival of mankind and force not just the Alliance and its colonies, but all of the Superpowers, to join forces or face annihilation.

    rich says: "Great Story Butchered By Narrator"
    Great Story Butchered By Narrator

    Jay Allen - Yes. Jeff Bower - No, or at least not until he realizes that narrating a book like First Imperium requires a modicum of professionalism a..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2014 by rich (san jose, CA, United States)
  • 5

    The Line Must Hold: Crimson Worlds V

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Directed by the maniacal Regent, the enemy pressed forward with one goal - the destruction of mankind. The Superpowers of Earth, enemies for over a century, have banded together to face the threat from outside, and their combined forces have fought delaying actions to buy time. But now the Rim has fallen, and the heart of human space lies before the invaders. On three worlds, mankind will make its stand, and all the power Earth and its colonies can muster has been gathered there.

    Mike says: "J Bower needs to learn third grade pronunciation"
    J Bower needs to learn third grade pronunciation

    No. Jeff Bower makes the audio version obnoxious. I only keep buying the series because it's good enough to offset Jeff.

    Reviewed on November 07 2013 by Mike (Devon, PA, USA)
  • 6

    To Hell's Heart: Crimson Worlds, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    The combined forces of humanity have beaten back the First Imperium invasion. For the first time, the enemy has been defeated in battle. The cost was high in blood and suffering, but the Line held. The heart of human-occupied space has been saved from annihilation. For now. There is little time for the victorious warriors to savor their triumph or mourn their dead. The First Imperium has been driven back, but it has not been defeated. No one expects the fruits of victory to be more than a brief respite.

    rich says: "One Huge Nitrous Hit of Character Dialogue"
    One Huge Nitrous Hit of Character Dialogue

    Did not buy book, so I would have to say....Yes. The audio edition is at least 3 leagues above mere paper and ink. It might serve you well to have b..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2014 by rich (san jose, CA, United States)
  • 7

    The Shadow Legions: Crimson Worlds, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    The war with the First Imperium is over, and Grand Fleet is limping home from the frontier. Erik Cain, Augustus Garret, and the rest of the high command are grimly satisfied that humanity has been saved from the First Imperium menace. There is no joy, however…no elation at the “victory.” The losses this time were too heavy…too personal…to bear. They did what had to be done to drive back the enemy and save the human worlds from certain destruction. Now they were left to find a way to live with the gut wrenching decisions that victory had required.

    Denis says: "It's gotten old :("
    It's gotten old :(

    This is the last book in the series I'll listen to, it's just gotten too old. Same old stuff.

    Does Allan really have to spend all the time he..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2014 by Denis (Los Alamos, NM, United States)