Marine

Terran Scout Fleet, Book 1
Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Series: Terran Scout Fleet, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,964 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Aliens exist...and, as it turns out, most of them aren’t that friendly. Jacob Brown wasn’t even born yet the first time they attacked Earth. He was only 14 the second time it happened.

When Earth finally came together and fielded its first spaceborne military, Jacob didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Serving aboard a mighty starship, he’d be able to defend his planet - and his family - when, inevitably, they came again.

Just as he’s about to graduate training, however, Jacob is approached by an officer from Naval Special Operation Command and given a choice: volunteer for a risky mission to a dangerous, lawless world or give up his dream of serving in the military and go home. He has no idea why he’s being singled out in such an unusual manner, but now, it's either agree to their demands or give up his dream of being on a starship.

Soon, getting his career back on the right track will be the least of his concerns when it seems like everyone - and everything - he meets is trying to kill him. When he stumbles upon a secret most people on Earth are blissfully unaware of, he realizes it's not just the aliens he needs to be worried about.

©2018 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2019 Joshua Dalzelle

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Excellent expansion of omega force universe

Same pacing and feel as OF. Chapter 11 and chapter 12 were out of order in my app, this needs fixing. When narrator says chapter 12 skip forward one to get chapter 11 then skip back.

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Issues !?

Chapters are numbered incorrectly along with being in the wrong order. There may even be some missing.

This is really bad and IMO this version needs to be removed from the site while it gets fixed.

*EDIT*

Seems like chapters have been placed in the correct order now. -- skimmed thru a new download quickly.
They are though still listed incorrectly for example Chapter 10 is listed as chapter 13 and so on, while not a big issue it seems sloppy to me.

On the whole I found the book/story to be middling whilst compared to Joshua Dalzelle's other books in this universe.

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Nailed it.

Once again Josh nails it. If you love OF or even if you don’t, get this book even if you’ve never listened to OF before. I was as always skeptical. My fear was that this book would be some crappy side trip. Josh has done a great job taking earths space exploration and military in a new direction. I feel like he could write another 10 books just following this story line. I’m excited to see what the story goes. It could go several directions. Let’s see what he does.

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OF fans, but this

laughed out loud more than once can't wait for the next one. but that always seems to be the case. had the same issue with the chapters being reversed but didn't bother me I think it was 11 and 12 but few of the other reviewers have confirmed which chapters don't take my word

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From a ‘1st Timer’...

Flat, short & rushed BUT has potential. The story was overall OK but IMO lacked enough drama and thrills. The book read more like a trailer to something more interesting. The multiple references to Omega Force were the saving grace for me. They made me want to go explore that series instead.

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Wonderful Surprise! Excellent Book.

Every now and then I get lucky and find a book, written by an author I've never heard of, and the book hits a home run. If you are aware of Dalzelle's "Omega Force" books (I've not listened to these YET) you already know the quality of author and storyteller he is. If not, and you like military sci-fi books, BUY THIS NOW!!! LOL.

Not only was this a fantastic listen with excellently written characters and a quickly moving storyline, but the narration was fantastic. Paul Heitsch does a great job with characters but keeps you engaged all the way through.

BUY THIS BOOK! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Tony

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kinda fun.

I enjoyed the book well enough, but there was a lot of repetition that was a little annoying. The same words and phrases were used quite a bit.

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Quality of a 6th Grade English Project

The narrator does a great job of differentiating characters and has an energetic, urgent tone that deserves better material.
I usually finish things, even when they aren't great. I could not finish this book. The aliens were neat & the Universe he created had potential, but the characters were all so flat. There was no emotional depth and the conversation were all expositionary, bluntly stating what they were feeling or thinking, giving out a lot of "I shouldn't be telling you this but.... [it's a lazy way to move the story along quickly]" facts, showing a profound lack of understanding about human interactions, emotions, the building of trust & relationships-- especially in the military. I expect this quality of writing from a 6th grader who just wants to go on a space adventure and maybe work out some Daddy issues, but not a professional author.

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Shallow story line

I felt this book had a very shallow story line. I will try not to give spoilers. The main character has no field experience at beginning is given command of an elite scout team...unrealistic. Betrayals on elite scout team are shrugged off by team members... unrealistic.

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Boring

Ugh, my mind kept wandering as I tried listening to this book. I kept thinking about returning it. I waited for sometjing interesting to happen, it never did. was definitely not for me.

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  • red eric
  • 11-15-19

Next generation

At the end of the book the author explains how and why he wrote this follow on from the Omega series. His words echoed my own thoughts as I listened to him. This book was exceptional and unlike his father the hero blunders through to victory and his colleagues get their own starring role without being super heros. Now I can look forward to both sets of books coming out and hope Josh ‘s fingers remain active!

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  • 06-27-19

Generally enjoyed

A good formulaic book that I enjoyed apart from the almost constant and generally pointless swearing. Really good storytellers rarely need it in these quantities if at all. It annoyed me in the generally much more enjoyable Black Fleet. but Mr Dalzelle seems more and more dependent on it. A shame for me at least. I won't be trying Omega Force or likely listening to more of these as a consequence.

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  • Bill
  • 03-30-19

Awesome

Great way to extend the Omega Force universe into another series.

Good fun military sci fi.

Joshua always develops great characters that really draw you into his stories.

Plenty of well paced action to keep you entertained.