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Private Ranulph Kinny swears his Mongoose - an eight-foot-tall powered armor suit - is trying to kill him. Life in the Outer Colony of Solo Nobre is hard enough, but now a mysterious broadcast blankets the city and plunges Kinny's world into chaos. The Concern wants their colony back, and will do anything to get it. Now Kinny and his power-suited platoon fight for survival as their city falls. Welcome, Brigador. 

Writing from expert insight as a career soldier, author Brad Buckmaster weaves an unforgettable tale of military science fiction/action storytelling. A dark future companion novel to Brigador, the isometric mech action game, that conjures that brutal world from the street level. A must for fans of hard military science fiction.

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I usually hate Military driven sci fi. BUT

I usually loathe military/tactical driven sci fi but between the fleshed out world of Solo Nobre, Brad Buckmaster's excellent writing, and the sublime narration talent of Ryan Cooper I can't help but fall in love with this book. The action scenes are tight and intense and don't glorify the combat as some sort of heroic undertaking and only help to make the scenes of our protagonists downtime even more lively, knowing that the temporary peace they find themselves in will quickly be shattered as they move closer and closer toward Central. In short:I can not recommend this book highly enough. Read it and fall in love like I did.

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Welcome Brigador

A gritty and moving sci-fi military story. I adore this book, and highly recommend it.

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More please

I wish there was more :( I would love to see these characters stories continued

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An Absolute Masterpiece.

From start to finish this novel is an absolute delight to listen to. A brutally graphic and no frills story about how different soldiers strive to carry out their duties and complete the mission all while grappling with the grim realities of warfare. The narrator does a stellar job conveying this throughout the novel, with his performance being able to describe the one battlefield multiple times, but subtlety altering his tone to emphasize each soldiers perspective. The private who has never seen live combat describes the opening scenes of violence with disgust and confusion, while the commanding officer is focused less on the the brutality of each engagement and more on completing the mission while protecting her unit, all while being stalked by a wildcard piloting his machine not out of a sense of allegiance, duty, or beliefs but simply an urge to kill and to be the very best at it. Each character's description of the battlefield and the overall situation in Solo Nobre paints a beautiful picture with shades of blood and ash that any fan of grimdark sci-fi or military fiction will appreciate. The game that is associated with this novel is also enjoyable to no end both for it's gameplay and it's soundtrack which almost any fan of synth heavy music will enjoy.

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High-Octance Mech Action

Brigador is a mech audiobook based on a game by the same name. Despite these types of books not having the greatest reputation, Brigador is absolutely an exception. The Good: +Brutal combined arms combat with mechs that range from bear-like walkers to towering behemoths. +The narration by Ryan Cooper is among some of the best I've heard, very gripping. +Despite the heavy action, Bradley Buckmaster also gives way for some quiet meditation. The Bad: -Cooper's mixing is occasionally a bit wonky. It's noticeable, but by no means a showstopper. -There are a lot of characters in the book and it can be difficult to remember all the names during the runtime. -Even with the epilogue, the ending ends up feeling a little too open. Bottom Line: You can absolutely judge Brigador by its cover, what you'll get is a 7½ hours of riveting military mech action with detailed combat that also feels meaningful to the characters involved.

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this smells of oil, dirty steel, and gunpowder

the writing is viceral and intense. the pacing is fast but not recklessly so and does a good job of making you feel like the characters in the story. both are given little time to stop. while knowing the greater lore from game was nice it isn't necessary to listening to the book. if you like big stompy mechs, this is a good buy

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hugely underappreciated project

it's good, just enough detail, forward driving plot. and unapologeticly over the top styling.

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Welcome, brigador.

Great Leader is dead. Solo Nobre must fall. Welcome, Brigador. This is amazing buy it right now. (also the game is really great)