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Publisher's Summary

The epic first novel of the legendary science-fiction series.

Thirty meters tall, 70 tons of quick-striding death and destruction, the armored war machines called BattleMechs are the frontline forces of the crumbling star empire locked in the horror of the endless Succession Wars. Their pilots are MechWarriors, 31st-century knights riding armored machines powerful enough to take a city apart.

Grayson Death Carlyle had been training to be a MechWarrior since he was 10 years old, but his graduation came sooner than expected. With his friends and family dead and his father's regiment destroyed, young Grayson finds himself stranded on a world turned hostile. Now he must learn the hardest lesson of all: It takes more than a BattleMech to make a MechWarrior....

But to claim that title, all Grayson has to do is go out and capture one of those giant killing machines...if it doesn't kill him first.

About BattleTech:

Decision at Thunder Rift is one of the first of more than 90 novels set in the BattleTech universe, a 31st-century setting of constant war between planets, nations, and peoples. A ‘Mech is a 12-meter-tall, 100-ton walking war machine. Only another ‘Mech can face one. Mercenary armies battle for pay, for honor, and for causes innumerable.

©1986 Topps, Inc. (P)2020 Topps, Inc.

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I love Battletech! Let me rebuy your books

I own all the battletech books and am introducing my family into the series. PLEASE turn them all into audiobooks so I can purchase them in audiobook format. I use Google Books and use the e-reader function but it lacks the finesse and personality of a human reader. This is a far more enjoyable reading experience and I would buy them all in a heartbeat if they get converted into audiobooks.

Battletech is the best scifi universe of all time.

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Great production of a Classics Battletech book

wonderful performance by the narrator, and it was fantastic to finally get a classic Battletech novel unabridged in audio format. looking forward to more!

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Ready for the next!

The Grey Death Saga is pretty good, except the last one where they grabbed some one else to finish the saga and basically just shit on all the characters so skip "The Dying Time". If it ever releases on Audible.

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This was my into to the battletech books

this was the first battletech book I read many years ago. I had played the game but never new about the books till a friend gave me an old copy of this book. the story was great and after reading and collecting the paperback books for years I see this on audible and I was overjoyed and gladly spent my credit to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy this story again. especially seince at this time besides 2 other books all the audible battletech offerings are abridged to the point of unreadability.

this book is a good jumping off point for the battletech universe. it provides the needed introduction to this massive and overlaping set of stories. the only downside is that if you are unfamiliar with the series you will need to google the mechs to get a good picture of what they look like. the paper books had scetches at the back of the book for reference

. if you enjoyed this book and want more you can continue the gray death saga or I recomend the warrior trilogy. the books will overlap with dates and time to build a massive story of war and political intriege. my hope is that autible contiues to release the books in audio form.

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Great performance and the story stands up well 25 years later

Great narration with some nice special effects to the voices.

A fun military combat novel involving giant robots. The technology in the book isn’t perhaps as visionary as it should have been. Modern day sensors and guidance systems can go better. Part of the BattleTech story is some lost tech exists in this universe but it should be more capable.

Other than that the story holds up well 25 years later. Good characters and an interesting storyline. Well worth getting.

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old favorite

well done rendering of the book that started my love for battletech literature. hope this sets the standard for the quality and care of audio books for the other battletech novels. looking forward to listening to more. enjoy

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beautiful

want mechs that seem like real machines, with real pilots? here you go. want near magic mechs and whiney protagonists like the gundam verse has turned into? go elsewhere

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Best of the BattleTech series I have seen!

There is a lot of the BattleTech fiction that feels dated, campy, or sometimes downright corny - but Decision at Thunder Rift is an EXCELLENT representation of this wonderful universe. It brings to life characters, machines, and a world absolutely worth visiting!

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Exactly what I was looking for.

I love this book. Gray Death Legion Saga was in my top 3 favourite book series. I have read it more than 20 times in my native language in past 25 years and it was now great experiece to hear it in original with such a great performance. This book was sole reason for reactivation of my subscription and I am glad I have done it. If this quality of performance is ment as a standard for future books. I can hereby promise that I will buy all of them. Battletech is Rich a great universe and I can recomend it to everyone. This book is great place to start.

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Great book Great narration can't wait for more

Great book Great narration cant wait for them to add more from the BattleTech collection

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  • 02-10-21

Great book of the BT universe

Enjoyed this book, hope the narrator does the other stories around The Gray Death Legion

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  • Tony
  • 01-12-21

Great book, great narration.

The story is great and the narration is fantastic.
Great book. Give us more battletech on Audible!

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