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Mozari Arrival

Hammond's Hardcases, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Series: Hammond's Hardcases Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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They brought death and destruction to Earth. Now it’s time to return the favor.
 

The massive Mozari spaceship struck without warning. In an instant major cities were leveled. Millions were wiped from the face of the Earth. The horrifying message to those remaining - your training starts now.
 

Pods scattered across the globe are filled with strange, alien wares and scientists of all backgrounds must come together to harness the advanced technology in a race to discover its secrets before the one-year deadline.
 

And before their experiments with the exo suits kill another soldier.
 

Few possess the rare antibodies needed to control the Mozari armor. But Daniel West soon discovers he’s one of the civilians selected to be fitted and trained to use the suit. Instead of following in his family’s footsteps, he joins the military and is assigned to a team on a mission to the Mozari ship. But when tragedy strikes his team, he must take command of a mission into enemy territory that promises nothing less than certain death.
 

What they discover on the ship changes everything.
 

This novel contains violence and profanity.

©2019 Relay Publishing (P)2019 Relay Publishing

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Enjoyed the concept...but

This book, in my opinion, had several weaknesses in the development. It was difficult to start enjoying because the story had a slow start.

I did not like the way the author developed the lead character (Daniel West)! He is childish, self-occupied, and then focuses on a love interest, which was totally inappropriate, given that it interferes with his judgment, which subsequently leads to self-incrimination! I would have preferred a stronger lead character, one who didn't whine about the events happening!

Concerning the narrator: I did not like the way Andrew had a pausing, kind of jerky, presentation in his narration. It was distracting for me!

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I Really Tried to Like/Finish this Book, but Can't

The story line of the book is interesting (I don;t want to give any spoilers), but the characters are too simplistic, and worse is the dialogue, no one speaks like the characters in the book. It is almost as if the writer has never heard U.S. military forces in any branch speak with one another. Sorry to say that I am returning the book with only 20% remaining to complete.

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VERY slow start!

Several times during the beginning of the book I almost quit listening as it dragged on and on and on before anything interesting really happened.

There are places where it looks like the book fast-forwarded or condensed as it gets a little jumpy.

Over all though there was enough there to peak my interest and now I am on the second book.

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  • Brian
  • ANN ARBOR, MI
  • 10-11-19

Exciting Introduction to a Science Fiction Series

This story was pretty exciting and a good bit of fun. Basically the world has been "besieged" by alien powers who tell the populace to unite and win (or something like that), they also blew up two cities who were about to be at war. Life under those circumstances is odd for Daniel, a man nearing the end of his education as a lawyer but disillusioned by the effect of the alien presence. He finds an opportunity to have some purpose, helping a friend keep hold of his daughter, and finds himself part of the blackest of black ops where not everyone has given up. It's there that he faces ridiculous training in order to defend the world against the aliens and the semi-terrorist religious factions worshiping them. But you're reading this and know it doesn't end there. The stakes get higher and higher, as does the tension, as he maneuvers through a renewed existence trying to stay alive. It's fun and exciting, and even if you see some of it coming you won't see all the twists and turns. I'm personally excited for the ability to return to this world and see what comes next.

I received the review code for this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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Cool concept.

Mozari Arrival starts with a cool concept and one heck of a big bang, unfortunately the book also suffers from a few issues. After an incredible in which the Earth suffers an unbelievable attack, the story shifts from high gear into idle where we spend the next couple of hours on rather mundane issues. I understand that Mr. Colrain is trying to show us the type of man Daniel West is, but I just felt it could have been done much quicker. Things pick up as West joins the army and begins training, but then once again things get slowed down when we Mr. Colrain decides to focus on a budding romance. When we shift back into the action, where our heroes finally get to test out their new abilities, it's surprisingly against regular folks, which I must say was kind of disappointing. Worse is that they have serious trouble with them, which given the technology Daniel and his team are using, just didn't seem realistic. Given what we saw they could do it training, they should have been able to tear the religious zealots apart before they were even aware they were under attack. I'm not saying the book wasn't enjoyable, because it was despite the pacing issues. But the book blurb/description promises a very different tale than what gets delivered. The entire book feels like it's mostly there to set up what should be an action packed book 2. I've been a fan of Andrew Tell for a while now, and once again he delivers a great performance. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A sci-fi book for the people

An interesting and wild ride that I believe most sci-fi fans will enjoy.

Colrain writes a believable story about how the world might react to having beings who are technologically superior attack our planet. He writes the tale from the perspective of one man, doing the best he can, as he is gifted something powerful and then must learn how to use it.

I enjoyed that the story spent a lot of time dealing with people and not just the technology though Colrain does a wonderful job spoon-feeding the awesomeness to the reader.

Andrew Tell does a great job reading the story. I am not familiar with Tell's work, but he does a good job. There are some rough spots and his reading is a little monotone, but I enjoyed it. My thoughts were that he sounded new to narrating. I think once he has a chance to get a few projects under his belt he will be an excellent narrator.

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

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Good Book

Im more of a fantasy guy but I wanted to try something new and this was a good read there were parts that I saw coming but other parts not so much which i really enjoyed. Story really takes an interesting turn so try and hang on for that to happen. this is a pretty fleshed out world and all who are in it.

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Andrew Tell slaughters what could be a good book

The narrator, Andrew Tell is what ruins this book. Though the religious rhetoric is frustrating. Any real life religious persons need mental help for being subjected to long term mental conditioning, brainwashing, and higher tendencies toward committing religious violence.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 09-20-19

Fresh perspective

Morazi Arrival presents a fresh perspective on the theme of alien invasion. The author gives us an intriguing plot, well drawn characters , and plenty of action and plot twists. Andrew Tell does a professional narration.

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  • Backlash
  • Princeton, NC United States
  • 09-20-19

Beginning with a bang

It started with the destruction of Sidney and the arrival of the starship overhead. Daniel never planned to be a soldier, but now hes a hard case. Heartwrenching story with lots of action and tension. Already into book two! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • worf19
  • 11-03-19

Brilliant And Exciting With Fantastic Narration

This fantastic and well written story had me gripped from the beginning, I loved the characters within the story, the excitement and action start from the beginning of the book through to the last page.
It has a great plot which is nicely different from the usual alien invasion plots and contains plenty of humour and a little romance.
I thought that the narration was brilliant and Andrew Tell brought the story to life with his ability to identify each character through different and realistic voices.
I can't wait to hear what happens in the next installment.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-01-19

Training begins now.

On the T.V.screen, an announcer had the same blank expression last seen during the events of 09/11 as an huge mushroom cloud rose above what had been Sydney, Australia. Words appeared, replacing internet access: "Unite and live. Fight and die. We are the Mazuri. Training begins now."
The world's population gears into defensive mode against the overwhelming alien threat...
Interesting back story as Daniel becomes the surprising military hero with fairly realistic characters along the way, all separately voiced by narrator Andrew Tell. Training, fighting, a touch of romance, a heavy use of acromyms, a dash of humour: this story holds the occasional surprise but, for some reason, failed to hold this reader's full attention until close to the end with the introduction of a new and really delightful character: she made the whole book worthwhile.

My thanks to the rights holder of Mozari Arrival 1, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. With all of the introductions made, perhaps, now, battle can fully commence in the next volume. This book was an easy listen, although I increased the playback speed to 1.25 as otherwise it felt slightly slow, and the alien invasion story was different from most. Worth trying, especially for readers drawn to military S.F..

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  • Jonathan
  • 09-15-19

An excellent story, taken in a different direction

I recieved a review copy of this book. The story takes the standard alien invasion scenario in a different direction, keeping the nature of the aliens mysterious throughout. This allows a greater focus on human reactions to the new situation, including the rise of religious cults.

The book is also well narrated and I am looking forward to seeing where the next book takes the series.