Merkiaari Wars
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  • 1
    Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars, 1 | Mark E. Cooper

    Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars, 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (338)
    Story
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    Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades. Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

    Lite Sci-Fi

    Up front, no mind-twisting serious depth here, and many plot and execution flaws... but somehow it kept me smiling and listening. I hate to say I keep..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2014 by Trip Williams (Upstate, SC, United States)
  • 2
    What Price Honour: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 2 | Mark E. Cooper

    What Price Honour: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (225)
    Story
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    Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades. Only by the grace of God and the use of Nanotechnology were they defeated. The result of that Nanotech? Vipers, a regiment of super soldiers tasked with protecting the Alliance and annihilating the Merki. It was a job they performed with distinction, a job they completed almost two centuries ago. A job that cost them their humanity.

    Humanoid cats are scary

    oh hell yeah ... great story line

    Reviewed on December 27 2014 by Kenna (Brentwood, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Operation Oracle: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 3 | Mark E. Cooper

    Operation Oracle: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
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    Deep under The Mountain on Snakeholme, vast computer networks are running simulations, but they're flawed and General Burgton's self imposed mission to safeguard the Alliance is in jeopardy. Without reliable intelligence, he cannot protect the Alliance from itself, let alone the Merkiaari.

    Even Better

    Again, Nothing "Deep and Mind Twisting", but decent Space Combat Sci-Fi with Aliens and Bio-Armor, etc, if you like that sort of thing (Which I do)...Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2014 by Trip Williams (Upstate, SC, United States)
  • 1-3
    Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3 | Mark E. Cooper

    Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (548)
    Story
    (550)

    Humanity has been ravaged by alien war. Will the next encounter spell the end of mankind? Sixteen billion people died in the last alien invasion of the Alliance's colony worlds. When survey ship Captain Jeff Colgan discovers a new alien race, he's required to investigate. But what if the life form is as deadly as the Merkiaari? As the aliens discover Colgan's ship and begin to hunt him down, the captain's mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

    The Second Merkiaari War

    This omnibus edition of the first three books in the Merkiaari Wars series is an entertaining read. I was more or less just expecting what is typical ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2015 by Michael Oberhardt (Home with my wife and cats)
  • 4
    Operation Breakout: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 4 | Mark E. Cooper

    Operation Breakout: Merkiaari Wars, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (531)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
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    Kate Richmond, former army ranger and ISS operative, has seen a lot in her life. Sabotage, espionage, cyber theft, and assassination missions have all played their parts in her journey to becoming a viper. Nothing surprises her much any more, not even a full scale incursion of an alien race by the Merkiaari!

    Book5?!?! Need Some "Book 5" Here!!!!

    After Finishing Book 4, I'm sitting here waiting on some "BOOK FIVE!!!!" Hello????

    I Jokingly told John Ringo once.. "WRITE FASTER" (Becaus..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2014 by Trip Williams (Upstate, SC, United States)
  • 5
    Incursion: Merkiaari Wars, Book 5 | Mark E. Cooper

    Incursion: Merkiaari Wars, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    The war games are on, but the real battle has just begun....

    War is Hell

    This is a great audiobook. The narration is clear and engaging and the story itself is entertaining.

    Reviewed on January 18 2017 by Rebecca Visnicky ()