Ambush

Sector 64, Book 1
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Sector 64, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,618 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author and narrator team from Solitude: Dimension Space book one.

Humans rule the galaxy...today!

The galaxy’s predominant species discovers a lost colony of their ancestors - humans - populating today’s Earth. Then, our genetic link draws the attention and enmity of their galactic rivals.

When a plan to elevate present-day Earth leads to an alien invasion, a team of military officers may be all that stands between humanity and certain annihilation. If you like action-packed novels, then you'll love the electrifying action in this apocalyptic thriller.

Grab Ambush today!

Independence Day meets The X-Files when Air Force fighter pilots Jake Giard and Sandra Fitzpatrick join a decades-old secret project to integrate today's Earth into a galactic government. But when a galactic war spills onto our shores, plunging the planet into an otherworldly post-apocalyptic hell, can Jake and Sandy save humanity from extinction?

©2014 Dean M. Cole (P)2019 Candtor Press and Blue Heron Audio

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Unnecessary and Stupid romance ruined book

Mr. Cole seems to be the kind of author who doesn't have much experience writing about romance. It started with a bang and I thought WOW this is going to be a good one. I couldn't have been more wrong. The romantic relationship in this book ruined it for me. It was poorly written and did not advance the plot in anyway. It was complete sappy crap. "Jake looked into her beautiful crystal blue eyes and fell another day in love with her". Really? Why just another day? Why not another 2 or 3 days? Hell, why not another week or another month? Of course, the female protagonist was the typical beautiful blue eyed bombshell blonde. No brunettes for this author. I couldn't finish the book. I just could not do it. I'd pass over this book for something better written.

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As per usual for a great story read by R. C. Bray.

Just great. A new, yet refreshing and simplistic plot. Based on the "Aliens Attack" theme, but not as simple as one might think. There are pre-stories that lend sci-fi credibility. There are post-apocalyptic undertones which do not become overbearing. Good writing. Amazing narration. Fun, interesting more than with a read (listen).

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Fanfuckingtastic!!!

I can't stress enough how much I loved this story. this isn't your campy Roland Emmerich alien invasion story, it's smart SciFi, Dean Cole is on fire with this series. R.C. Bray is a genius narrator. he can get inside these characters heads, becoming them, making them all believable, putting the listener in the story. I can't wait for the next audiobook to be released!

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More, more, more!

This was a fantastic, exhilarating story! I can't wait for RC Bray's recordings of the additional books to come out!

it would be best to listen to First Contact prior to this one for additional background, but it's not required.

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interesting premise that is never expanded upon

starts out all right but once the curtain is pulled back it's like a pair of socks after you open a Christmas present.

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well done.

it is a clean, well executed book that delivers its story. excellent. rc bray is amazing as all ways.

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5-Stars LoLAhhhAhaHahAhahLoL

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Ambush has absolutely nothing in common with all of the following: getting ambushed, helicopters, action, quality writing, quality plot lines, quality themes, or quality characters — however, Ambush wins 1st place for “most dumbest abhorrent moronic nauseating female protagonist ever”, 2nd place for “most dumbest male protagonist ever” (see Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series for 1st place), and 1st place for “most dumbest aliens in the galaxy”.

The only good thing here is RC. But, being an avid RC fan, I could hear the poor guy struggling to narrate his way through the myriad exhaustively repetitive explanations and pathetic dialogue.

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Meh

Mildly interesting story, However, I am having a hard time with the dialogue, it's pedestrian and predictable. I can't even finish this one. there are better books like Expeditionary Force, The Synchronicity War, Fear the Sky

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the pacing is all wrong

sadly, you have to wait about 2h before things get interesting. by "interesting", i refer to 1. the alien villains making an appearance, and 2. the alien villains being the only interesting characters in the book. sure, there's action in the first two hours, sort of an "x-files lite" episode including a shadowy car chase, but seriously...

it's good for authors to experiment with different parts of a genre in order to develop a compelling storyline, character arcs, and so on; however, successful books have to actually deliver on those elements. this book did not.

it is a hard slog to finish this work...

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Following RC Bray Titles and Another Great One

Awesome book and story. Story got me hooked from the get go and didn't relent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-21-19

brilliant

very enjoyable edge of the seat. mr Cole set a bench mark with previous books he smashes it again but gets even better. As for the narration, its Mr Bray so there no one better. ( but dont tell him that)

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  • Robert
  • 02-05-20

Sorry, but it's nothing new.

I was excited to listen to this book based on the reviews left by other Audible members, but I have to say, I don't agree with them. There's nothing new here at all and certainly nothing that makes me want to pick up the next instalment. The performance by the exceptionally talented R. C. Bray, was brilliant, but surely he knew that most of what he was reading had already been written. Check out Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force saga - also read by Mr Bray. Earth invasions, worm holes, alien tech, lizards, fully formed and believable characters.... and something this lacks - humour. Do yourself a favour and check it out, then compare for yourself.

I'm also left confused by the way Cole refers to his characters in so many different ways - first name, last name, rank... It's distracting - stop it please.

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  • Mr. D. Taylor
  • 06-09-20

Very promising start

I have to say I chose this based on the fact that RC Bray narrates the book and I knew nothing of the author previously.

I am pleased to say it was a good choice in my opinion!

Clever writing, good plot development and a rattling good story - oh and a perfect performance from Mr. Bray as always!

I don't like giving too much detail as it can spoil the enjoyment, so just know that if you like a good sci-fi yarn set in current times, you should enjoy this. I am now going to listen to the second book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-20-20

So many clichés....

A struggle to listen to, RC Bray is great but the story, the female character (the only female character), the one liners and the bad cliffhangers are just eye rolling.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-18-20

Great fun!

What more is there to be said! Excellent story and narration by Dean M Cole and R C Bray.

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  • PAOLO ARRIGO
  • 05-17-20

slow start... was going to put it done. then it ha

classic Dean m cole a d classic RC Bray. good concept. buying next book now!

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  • Richard Hildrew
  • 05-09-20

Excellent Alien Adventure

I really enjoyed this excellent and very exciting alien attack story, I found the plot very fast paced with believable characters. The idea that we actually have worked with aliens to advance our technology and that we were related to them was really thought provoking.
This audiobook was truly enhanced by the usual excellent narration of R. C. Bray.

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  • Joshua holloway
  • 04-18-20

Very enjoyable

From the very start of the book I was hooked, its not often a book has me actually saying don't do that it's a trap or that on edge because of events happening in the story.

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  • Ashley
  • 04-13-20

Really glad I picked this up

I wasn't sure about getting this book, it's not my usual pick of Sci-fi, but with R.C. Bray narrating I was pretty sure it was gonna kick ass and damn I was right! can't wait for the follow-up I in this for the long haul now

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  • Marek
  • 04-03-20

Not bad

Story quite engaging with maybe too much Hollywood ish moments, but outstanding performance of R. C. Bray makes up for it. If you want an alien attack story then go for it

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  • Steve
  • 02-04-20

interesting Start

Plausible story line that cod be our tomorrow... Really liking the characters and more importantly the potential of the story to come.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-20

Sadly average

Some good ideas here but it all falls sorta flat. The author jumps between characters constantly re-telling the same events over and over, which can be painful as it only affects the story by dragging it out.

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  • Nigel McDonald
  • 01-19-20

Gripping unique story

while I love the story I dingy like the constant changing of points of view and especially to boring ones. still the story was exciting enough to keep me in the series, I do already great power creep from the humans threatening to break my suspension of disbelief

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-20

great story

love it. great content and kept me wanting more, fantastic story line and well told.

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  • Technobill
  • 11-22-19

I loved this. Could not stop listening.

I spent many a time sitting in the car after arriving at my destination, as I just had to hear a little more.
This is now one of my favourite first contact / invasion stories. What a fun action packed ride. I can't wait to get into the next book.

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  • Jeffrey Hayward
  • 10-28-19

WHAT A BOOK

Another great book from Dean M Cole. Had me wanting more from the very beginning I can't wait for the next one.