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During an apocalyptic battle against murderous machines and hardened soldiers, a lone salvage marine turns the tide with a devastating counterattack. Having revealed herself as a consummate warrior, Jada Sek is welcomed into the ranks of the Dire Swords, an elite fighting force loyal only to the contract. As the other marines return to their salvage duties, Jada and her new comrades, each as haunted by the ghosts of their past as she is, plunge yet further into necrospace. They are repeatedly deployed to disrupt and destroy the endeavors of corporate competitors and along the way discover that the enigma of the machine race is more sinister and complex than any imagined. 

Surrounded by the specters of an ancient holocaust and forced to face her inner conflict, Jada must make a choice. When the money ceases to matter, when surviving loses its significance, and the thrill of taking the fight right into the teeth of the enemy seems like the only truth left in this scrapyard of a universe, it is time to let the marine die so that the mercenary can be born.

©2016 Sean-Michael Argo (P)2017 Sean-Michael Argo

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Book 4

I was a little bit lost and confused because I did not have the previous books in the series. But all in all it was a good audiobook to listen to
I was given a free review copy in exchange for a review.

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Great

I enjoyed the story very much, the narration was very good , thank you for the chance to hear this story

Terri

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  • TU
  • 01-31-18

good action, meh story, great narration

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

As this is the 4th book, and I hadn't listened to (or read) the first 3, it took a while to get into the story and understand what was going on. Turns out, it's pretty much just fighting. I mean, there is a small amount of conflict within the main character, but it's pretty much just an intergalactic war... Persephone Rose did a great job on the narration and the action was good. All in all, it was definitely entertaining, just nothing to write home about.

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Nonstop action ‘

Well written, but could’ve use viewpoints from other characters along with quotes. There was some, but more would’ve been good.
The “S” rating was so nondescript, it could have gone I acknowledged.
Because of war type violence this would be recommended for 17 or older listeners.

I was given this audiobook for free, and I freely give my rating and opinion.

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  • Heather
  • ABERDEEN, MD, United States
  • 01-18-18

I will definitely listen to this again

The story is very good. I haven’t heard or read the other books and I was able to understand it. If you don’t read sci fi a lot, it might be tough for you though. The narrator is awesome. If this is an example of the whole series, I’m definitely going to listen to them all .

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Soldiers never die

Great narration and sound track. Good story of how soliders never die just move onto another war.

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love this book is the previous ones

I read the 3 first books on Kindle and then I saw the 4rd book came on Audible and as the first books this book is very good and very interesting I enjoyed the audiobook very much a good book to listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Nonstop action

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

I had received the fourth book of this series and hadn't listened to the previous 3 books. Thus, I was thrown directly into the middle of a war and couldn't quite make sense of what was happening. This book of full of action from start to end. Pretty much the entire duration is spent on war sequences and very little time is spent on anything else like character nuances or life outside the fight. If you like bombastic action sequences, you might like this one.

I guess if I read the earlier installments, I might appreciate this one more.

The narrator did a good enough job. No complains there.

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Just Okay

There are a few cool ideas and some good descriptions of action sequences, but nothing that really stands out too much. After two hours of listening I can only recall a few details and have found my interest waning. The narration is fine, but not particularly noteworthy.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-27-18

We fight as though dead.

Having proved herself an exceptional fighter, Jada Sec is offered the chance to win the elite Dire Swords, better paid then the Reapers and loyal only to each other and the contract. But first she would have to survive the transformation, facing fears and unknowable pain which will never go away. If she makes it through, she will be bigger and stronger, living only for endless battle.

Not having read the previous books set in the terrible future world of Necrospace, where Corporations and the elites hold almost everyone in life debtsn, a form of slavery, and initially I struggled to make sense of the story: it is definitely advisable to be familiar with the situation to become fully involved. However, once settled in, this novella of non stop.action, moving from location to new fighting location, developed a fascinating appeal combined with a deep desire to see the new team member of the Dire Swords survive against all the odds.

This transition was aided enormously by the narration of Stephanie Rose. The action is fast and so is the reading, the pleasant sounding voice suffused with excitement and emotion to match the text, the characters individually voiced.

Definitely a book to please action addicts. My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a complimentary copy of Ghost Faction, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. But read the other books first....