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Lt. Reilly and the Black Bird Offensive

Narrated by: Dave Cruse
Series: Lt. Reilly, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Lt. Reilly is back. He took the job that Mitchell offered him in the Military Investigations office on New Harmony, got his commission reinstated, and finally had a chance to figure out his relationship with Kayla. Yet one of his cases turned out to be much, much bigger than he expected it to be. He and Mitchell soon find themselves in the middle of a black-ops cover-up, intergalactic conspiracy, and the beginnings of a new war that threatens to rip the Alliance apart from within.

©2019 Matthew O. Duncan (P)2019 Matthew O. Duncan

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Hooked from the first chapter.

First I have to start off by saying that this book was given to me free of charge for a review of the audiobook, but as always, this does not change my opinion and will not determine how I review the book or the rating that I give it.

I did not expect to enjoy this book, as it is not normally my favorite type (science fiction) but man, this first chapter hooked you and kept you on the edge of your seat all the way through to the end!

Great performance and great writing.

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A truly entertaining second book

First to get it out of the way, "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
That being said ,Matthew O. Duncan again gives us an exceptional story reminiscent of the heyday of Analog magazine.
For those of us looking for a good science fiction space adventure ,this and its prequel Lt. Reilly - 2321 are the books for you.
While this addition may be a little slower paced than the last book, it still is a great listen.
Dave Cruse returns again for this book to add his rich style to the narration.
I do recommend you start with Lt. Reilly - 2321. you will enjoy this one much more if you do.

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 04-26-19

Can a book be too exciting? Nah!!!

Strap in and hold on - this book is non-stop action. I'm talking heart palpitations, clutch the pearls, peek-between-your-fingers non-stop action. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

It picks up right where book one ends. You don't need book one to grasp the story but don't be a sap, listen to book one first. Lt. Reilly is such a great character!!!! This listen is Star Wars meets Star Fighter with a slice of Top Gun and a Macguyver chaser. Trust me, it works.

There were so many dog fights and the bad guys just kept being, well, bad guys. Reilly and Mitchell were right in the middle of it all. It was glorious.

The narrator is insanely good!!!! Not only does he deliver Reilly as the take-no-prisoners military professional that he is, but Cruse's female delivery and variety of accents are compelling and real. He does justice to this incredibly good story.

I barely caught my breath as the final chapters were delivered, and then boom. Where is book three already?????

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great action great story well written

enjoyed the book and the reader. The story was fun, and kept me engaged. would read another.

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  • Backlash
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  • 06-29-19

another great adventure

This follow up goes from detective novel to space battles and back, all while maintaining its humanity. I hope there's another one in the future. if you loved the fact Montgomery Scott was the only red shirt to survive, you will enjoy these stories.

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A very good second book

I listened to the first book in this series again before investing my credit & time and listening to this second book, it was worth it, as you get a better understanding of the series and of the characters development.
I am enjoying the series, Lt Reilly is an interesting character.
The narration is first class, but the book should be longer.
Overall a great story.

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  • TU
  • 06-14-19

a bit short but pretty good

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

Admittedly, I am starting this series with this book, so I don't have the background of what happened in book 1. That said, I still rather enjoyed the book and didn't feel too lost. There was tons of action that made it a fun listen. Narration was done well too.

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Action adventure

If you loved the first book then you will love this one. I would recommend you read book one so you get a better feel for the characters and the relationship they have with other people. I, unfortunately read this one before the first, which meant I did not feel a connection with the characters as much as I wanted to.
There is plenty of action and is also fast paced, which I like.

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Awesome Sci-Fi listen!!

Although not my favorite genre, this was a very exciting and interesting Sci-Fi book. Lt. Reilly was relatable and charged into battles head on, and battles were a plenty in this story. The story keep me on the edge of my seat and the narrator did a fantastic job of making each characters voice unique and interesting! This book had just the right balance of battles, romance and human interests. I would recommend this book for anyone that loves Sci-Fi, or just a good, exciting story.
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Fantasic book

I found myself drawn into the story from the start. the opening of the book started with great action and the pace just kept it up until the end. The moments of action tied together with transit time and general conversation between the characters all flowed naturally. I will be going back and getting the first Lt. Reilly book and keep an eye out for more.

I will be keeping any eye out for more from both the author and the narrator.

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