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With the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto's survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts' stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll - but it's nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can't handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they'd left behind begins to stalk them again.

Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege - Anvil Gate.

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Great Listen

Loved it. David Colacci is giving a great performance. 2 more to go. Can't wait.

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Gear's at it's best

I'm a huge gears fan and the books are right on point. I already have the others and plan on listening to them over and over.

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great

loved it. can't wait for the next one! Gears of war is a great way to pass the time

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awesome

can easily finish these books while at work. easily engrossed in the story of an awesome world.

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Great story

Loved this book. Can't wait to read the next one. now. These books are simply wonderful GOW extensions.

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Anvil Gate

Karen Traviss delivers a grate rendition of the Gears of War story arc. Well written, gripping , hard to put down!

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Damn good book

brings much needed humanity to these characters especially Hoffman! A must read for any gear fan.

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Outstanding

If you played the Gears of War series of games listening to this series of books is an absolute no brainer! Unless you are a multiplayer kind of person and didn't play the campaign but I am also assuming those people do not listen to audiobooks.
For those that did like the game story these books fill in the gaps and backstory in an amazing way that make playing the games again more fun. It also endears the characters to you in a way that would play a role in your emotional state as you play.
For anyone who never played or doesn't care about the games the books can be read without ever feeling like you missed out or leaving you confused. They simply stand on their own and enhance the games if you do play.

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Traviss Does it Again

Just when you think that the books can't get anymore interesting, they do. Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, references in past books are made clear. You learn more and more about the characters and what make them who they are; and how their pasts have shaped their present day. I can hardly wait for the next book to find out what happens.

David Colacci continues his terrific job as Narrator in the series. The characters quite literally come alive in the reading of the book.

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  • Joplin, MO, United States
  • 12-26-10

Traviss Does it Again

Just when you think that the books can't get anymore interesting, they do. Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, references in past books are made clear. You learn more and more about the characters and what make them who they are; and how their pasts have shaped their present day. I can hardly wait for the next book to find out what happens.

David Colacci continues his terrific job as Narrator in the series. The characters quite literally come alive in the reading of the book.