Alpha Contracts

Revelations Cycle Series, Book 10
Narrated by: Todd McLaren
Series: The Revelations Cycle Series, Book 10
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

First contact has been made, and Earth's militaries and its premier mercenary companies stand ready to take their first tentative steps outside the solar system. With a galaxy of aliens to explore and fistfuls of credits to be made, follow along as the Four Horsemen select their contracts and venture forth to meet their destinies. Cartwright's Cavaliers, Asbaran Solutions, Winged Hussars, and The Golden Horde stand ready and willing to take on the adventure, but what will they find in their Alpha Contracts, and how will they overcome it? 

Alpha Contracts will take you behind the scenes of Earth's legendary heroes, giving you a merc's eye view of the dangers they faced in completing their first contracts as well as a look at mercenary warfare among the stars from a fifth company, the Avenging Angels, as its members send letters home from the front lines.

©2018 Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey (P)2018 Tantor

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Great Story/ Great Voices

We see then in the beginning ! The narrator does it justice with his accents and voices! Yet another home run by the Kennedy/Wandery team in the 4 horsemen universe!!!!

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great one!

Alpha contracts is a great book and I recommended to anybody intrested in the 4 horsemen universe

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3 out 4 are pretty good.

A little excessive with the positive drug messages in the Horde story. It turned me off to them pretty quickly. I otherwise rather enjoyed this collection. Narration was excellent.

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This should have been Book 1

I really have enjoyed the Revelations Cycle series books but for the sake of the story line this really should be the first book you listen too. It gives you all the background you need to fully understand what is going on in the first 4 books. Also if you are a fan of author who do voices even slight variations for voices try speeding the narration up to 1.35x and you should be pleased.

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  • 06-04-20

The start of the Saga

Jumping forward to Book #10 of a series after only having listened to book #1 may seem like madness, but Alpha Contracts is actually a prequel to the Revelation Cycle Series. These are the stories of how the Four Horseman's first contracts came to be, and reading any of the other books in the series, is not necessary. Is it any good? Its brilliant If you are expecting mechanized combat suits, then you won't find any here. Unlike later books in the series, this is set very squarely in the modern day (Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany in the book, so VERY current). Much of the joy from the book comes from seeing how humanity deals with adapting to the rest of the new alien universe, it's an underdog story, and it's a joy to experience The book is spit into 4 sections, each covering the different Horsemen merc units, with smaller intermission stories included as break-ups in-between. Each of the main stories are completely different, some contain humour, others tragic loss, but all are well written. It doesn't matter if the merc company is private military, or blatant criminals, you fully get behind each of their stories. If you are even vaguely interested in the 4HU books, then I fully recommend starting here. It's great to have this added back story, and really does help flesh out why the 4 Horseman are revered. Other point of note - if you listen to the Audiobook version, Todd McLaren is perfect in this. The guy at times sounds like Tom Hanks, completely with his cadences - it's an exceptional paring. Lastly - that ending? Perfect. Easily a 5/5 experience