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For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months’ peace before moving on to the next contract. 

But their respite does not last. More mercenaries, hired by the Allied Mercenary Command itself, land on Hall. They believe the Tigers’ employer to be league with the Word of Blake, a shadowy interstellar organization that worships technology, and which has been building its own empire among the worlds around Terra. 

The Tigers want nothing of this battle, but war rages across the Inner Sphere. The hard-fought cease-fire cannot last, even on Hall, and when every faction is embittered and fueled by fervor, peace has no chance at all. 

As a new conflict erupts, will the Stealthy Tigers’ BattleMechs be enough to save them? Or will the looming threat of renewed war engulf them in its fiery embrace?

©2015 The Topps Company, Inc. (P)2015 The Topps Company, Inc.

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First book I've ever reviewed

As a combat veteran and long time fan of battletech, I am extremely happy about this book. All other battletech books I've read are sorely missing proper military vernacular, culture, procedures, and customs that you'd expect from a series focused so heavily on battle. This book captured a very realistic image of a futuristic military environment (instead of a detached cinematic expectation). The vernacular in dialogue and in narrative describing nomenclature and environment was spot on. The story itself was realistic while simultaneously avoided being dry, instead it's a very immersive story.

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Dear Audible

I have been a mech head for almost 30 years and I loved this. Audible we need more Battetech on here ASAP

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Poor editing dims a great story...

It's great to see a unabridged Battletech story. However, there are time when the editor for the narration should have had a better take at a line to use than what was used. There are obvious sound quality changes in parts, sometimes going line to line even. Other times the narrator stumbles or stutters and even once yawned during the reading. I don't necessarily blame the Narrator for this I understand that they may have to read the same set of lines multiple times, but there had to be a take that didn't have a actual yawning narrator in there somewhere. Story has some interesting if frustrating themes of following through with your word over doing what's right. In a time right before the Innersphere blows up and everything ramps up for all out war, and factions are tearing at each other. I think some of the sound design from the previous entries could have helps keep the immersion in as well. helping here the combat with a few sound bytes for PPC's or Explosions could have but the below average performance to a more acceptable level,

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More Battletech full length novels!!!!

This was excellent. I will buy every single full length Battletech Novel that comes out and I know many others who will as well. Also, get this Narrator to do it. He needs some better audio editors though. His voices and acting is super immersive.

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Enjoyably Predictable

Author does a good job with his Battletech canon. Story and characters were a bit predictable. Bonus that the book is not abridged like other Battletech novels. This was my first audio book so I can’t gauge the narration but it seemed okay as well.

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Thoroughly enjoyed!

Expert narrator. We desperately need more Battle-tech non-abridged audiobooks on audible. doesn't require previous reading IF you're familiar with 3050-3070 lore.

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solid performance, middling story.

drags a bit in the middle but the action was very engaging with a satisfying conclusion despite the sequel hook.

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slow starting but worthy

the first few chapters are hard to stay awake through. once you figure out why all the set up you discovery the books worthiness.

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Great Battletech Book

The narrator and story were both top notch. I hope they continue to release new Battletech books in audio format. Author nailed it.

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Awesome... simply awesome

First audible book was worried but love the way the book was read/told. Tren sparks did an amazing job with all the different characters.

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  • 05-29-18

The mechs have more character

The PoV character is tediously proficient, flawless, bland and almost always right. There's an interesting story about combat and politics, but it's burried beneath the monotony of someone else's Mary Sue perfection

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  • 06-03-19

Excellent

Loved this book. Much more then just a simple teenager boy book of battles and girlfriend etc.. probably one of the best battletech books I've read or listened too. Definitely would buy a series based on this first book. Alas, battletech books are always so short and sweet... Thanks.

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  • 04-06-19

Well written prose but needlessly convoluted

This is quite well written and narrated with good attention to detail regarding the BattleTech universe but it was needlessly complex and pretty weakly characterised.

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  • Anthony
  • 02-18-19

Good story and narrated well

Great book,good story, well written and read by Tren. My only issue is the follow up book to this was never finished. It would be nice to get the story wrapped up. Despite that this book is still worth the listen I recommend it.