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DinoMechs: Battle Force Jurassic

Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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My name is Michael Claymore, former convicted felon and active duty space marine.

When the histories are studied by those happy few who inherit the galaxy we have left them with, my hope is that they look favorably, perhaps even with a bit of mirth, upon we poor souls who fought side by side with the mighty dinosaurs of Battle Force Jurassic.

The Invaders emerged from somewhere beyond the Milky Way and started conquering everything in sight. They brought with them massive kaiju monsters that made every Godzilla movie pale in comparison. These things would smash through our cities, gobbling up every human being, nuclear plant, or electrical tower they could find. In their wake came legions of alien infantry outfitted with body armor and ray guns, who stalked the ruins looking for survivors.

It was all our modern military could to just to hold them back, and even that cost us dearly. Humanity was in the deep dark stank of it, and some desperate scientists came up with a crazy idea. We needed not only a way to fight back effectively, but a symbol of power to rally around.

When a Tyrannosaurus Rex joins your team, especially one armed with missile launchers and mini-guns, you know it's business time.

©2016 Isaac Stone (P)2017 Isaac Stone

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DinoMechs

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I received a free copy through AudiBookboom.
The story is set in the future when most of the populous has left Earth to live in better conditions on various terraformed planets, we first meet our protagonist as he kills someone while robbing a bank in an impoverished area of Earth. This protagonist is seen as an antihero

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A Surprising Treasure

I went into this with zero expectations. I don't know if I would normally have looked at this, except I received this free in exchange for a review. I am glad to say that I honestly really enjoyed this! J. Scott Bennett is an awesome narrator. He differentiates characters and action in a way that is exactly how I want the book to be read. It meshes well with my mind.

The book starts marginally slow, but builds quickly. I found myself curious, involved, and then riveted to the content. Seriously, I figured dinosaurs in combat was going to be ridiculous and cheap. Instead, I found it, to my thinking, much more like Pacific Rim on a galactic level, but with Dinosaurs armed for battle rather than giant robots. Our Kaiju vs. the aliens. Awesome! The book's action is never in a space battle. This is futuristic ground combat staged on various worlds. There are some alien tactics and thinking, and a whole lot of good, sound, Earth logic from our Raptor soldiers.

I tend to love military fiction, especially military Sci-Fi, and that's where this falls. I'm thrilled i got the opportunity to listen and I am hoping for a series! I'd gladly buy into the next books. I recommend!

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Dinosaurs and marines vs aliens and their beasts

What happens when aliens and their monster beasts invade earths territories? Death and destruction. How do you combat this? Marines and genetically engineered armed and armored dinosaurs. Get ready for the fun. Isaac stones story and characters are given a rich and Vibrant life through the voice of J Scott Bennett. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Rampaging DinoMechs, felons and aliens

This is a dystopic, sci-fi story of battling alien invaders with convicted felons and dinosaurs. Set in a future when most of the populous has left Earth to live in better conditions on various terraformed planets, we first meet our protagonist as he kills someone while robbing a bank in an impoverished area of Earth. Somewhat of an antihero, Clay gets recruited from "jail" to be part of a disposable military group, composed of convicted felons. They are to provide ground support for the newly bred and trained DinoMechs as the battle the alien invaders. With hints of Jurassic Park in its means of recreating dinosaurs, this story entertains us with gory battles, clashing monsters, jungle adventures and cult female assassins. Scott Bennett did an excellent job of the narration, he drew you into the story, giving the characters personality and imparting emotion and tension in all the right spots. He also did a great job of the different accents too. I'm not sure if I would have like this story if I had just read the book as I found the characters somewhat one dimensional, but the narration really brought the story to life. It is an easy listening, quick, entertaining story. I received the audiobook at no cost and under no obligation to review.

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Dynowar

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I got this as an ARC read/listen I thought it was an interesting I liked it the narrator was good and the story was interesting

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Dinomechs

When invaders come from beyond the stars they are met by Space Marines...on dinosaurs with armor and enhancements.Former dangerous inmates make up the teams running the dinosaurs.It is a win win for the globe.It is a fun, fast moving story with some seriousness tossed in.J. Scott Bennett is the perfect narrator.I was provided this book by the author, narrator or publisher.

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An interesting start to an exciting series.

I enjoyed this book and have been using it for my daily commute. This book features the lives of marines serving in a penal military force that adapts to the invading force by implementing DNA copied dinosaurs with scifi enhancements. I enjoyed the series although from time to time I feel like the Author: Isaac Stone, struggled with how to impart the technological advances without having to reference older comparissons which feels forced from the modern stand point. All in all this was a fun listen and I certainly hope to be able to experience the rest of the series as it comes. Long live the legend Terry the Trex!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Very entertaining fun.

Well written war story. Fun and excellent Dino and kaiju action. Must read/listen for anyone who is a fan of war/kaiju/Dino stories.

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A silly dystopian Sci-Fi with Dinosaurs!

I had no idea what to expect going in to this book, but I love mech stories and I enjoy a good dinosaur story, and this combines both creating a highly entertaining listen that kept me hooked from the beginning. This book takes the alien invasion theme, cranks up the silly, and adds its own blend of originality. I found the pacing moved along nicely, making this a book you could listen to in one sitting. I would love to listen to more if the author decides to turn it into a series. The narrator does a great job with this story and his voice is perfect for the main character. He also does a great job with different voices and accents for each characters, so it’s easy to keep with who’s who. Overall, I’m glad I had the opportunity to listen to this book and I hope the author turns it in to a series.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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3.5* - enjoyable lite futuristic military fiction

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If you're expecting this book to contain an overarching moral message about humanity or patriotism in your military fiction, this is not the book for you. If you're expecting intense human drama, emotional introspection, page after page of blood-splattering gore, understanding the motives of the opponent, and/or detailed descriptions of weapons and battle tactics, you won't find it here.

What you have is a war with an alien species, where our hero has zero military experience and volunteered to fight so that he could get out of jail. He completes some basic training and gets tossed into the thick of things in high risk deployments. He tries to make the best decisions that he can - sometimes people die, and sometimes he gets lucky.

Other reviewers compared the book's premise to the movie 'Pacific Rim' and I can definitely understand that. I enjoyed this book in a similar way that I enjoyed Pacific Rim. We have an alien invasion that we're ill-equipped to deal with, so we have to try something different. Who cares about the motives of the aliens; they're killing us and we have to stop them. DinoMechs does that in an entertaining, thought-experiment kind of way. I can picture SyFy making a movie about this - it's entertainment. I doubt (hope!) the author never intended this to be 'War and Peace'-style classical literature. If this were the first installment of a longer series, I'd be much more nitpicky about things like character development and moral messages, the context, role of governments, providing a POV or perspective of a dino rider, etc. Also, I have no military experience so I'm not in a position to comment on technical accuracy of the military aspects of the story.

It was a cool way to pass a few hours. I listened to this audiobook on my iPod while picking dandelions outside and it made my chore vastly more enjoyable. I can see that this book might be unsatisfying for some readers, but I went in with zero expectations. I saw the dinosaur on the front cover and wanted to read a story about good-guy dinosaurs tearing up alien forces and alien dinosaurs, and I got what I wanted :)

The narrator was quite good. I played the audiobook at a slightly faster playback speed to make his drawl a little less drawl-y, and was very satisfied with the result. I'd listen to this narrator again.

I provided my opinion in exchange for a complimentary audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

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