• Big Boys Don't Cry

  • By: Tom Kratman
  • Narrated by: Tom Kratman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Big Boys Don’t Cry is a novella by LTC Tom Kratman, US Army (Ret.), also known for the A Desert Called Peace and M Day series and the novel, Caliphate, as well as his several years of political and military columns on the former online magazine, Everyjoe.

The story covers the creation, training, combat life, and end of a Ratha, a sentient cybernetic supertank of the far future, a multithousand ton janissary, as it faithfully wages war for its human masters on dozens of alien worlds. What will happen, though, when battle damage reveals to the creature previously sealed memories, when it discovers that man, it’s creator-god, is an idol with feet of clay? Can its programmed conscience survive the knowledge of what has been done to it, how it has been manipulated and perverted? Will its gratitude to its creators be enough to maintain the loyalty of an intelligent war machine with enough firepower to flatten cities?

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©2000, 2014, 2019 Thomas P. Kratman (P)2019 Thomas P. Kratman

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Love Kratman but this is horrible in every way.

Kratman is generally great but this is terrible in all ways; plot, writing, development, narration, and.....for god's sake....special effects.

Set aside this is an extremely poor ripoff of Laumer and his Bolo series, Kratman delivers a horribly sub par written work by even the worst standards. Combine this with the ridiculous narration that is literally heavily edited poorly and then some moron actually layered special sound effects on top at this.....you have this masterpiece of complete garbage.

PLEASE DON'T DO THIS AGAIN!!!!