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Betrayed by allies. Beset by new foes. Earth faces its darkest hour since the Xaros invasion.

The Toth come to the solar system with a fleet of warships, and they demand the only tool that can rekindle the human race. It falls on Marine Lieutenant Hale to negotiate a pact that will save the human race at the cost of its soul - or start a war with a race of alien predators.

©2016 Richard Fox (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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satisfying installment in a great series

A lot of my audible purchases are based on following narrators I like; Luke Daniels is one of my all time favorites. I've stumbled onto more than one new author this way and Richard Fox is the latest great find. His story telling is clean and well thought out, and his characters are engaging and relatable. I've enjoyed alternately cursing and cheering for Mark Ibara. Each novel has had a satisfying conclusion, but the murky background of increasingly complex alien politics and the steadily unfolding mystery of the Xaros' origin and purpose leaves the story plenty of room to grow. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

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if anything, it's too short, I want more

loved it, story is fun and entertaining, characters keep evolving and it adds to the series.

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A solid Sci-Fi waiting for the big screen

Well detailed and ever evolving story. The only thing you can expect is the unexpected.

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I like the series

MY only complaint is how short each volume is otherwise it's a fun well done storyline.

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  • bhagat
  • mississauga, ontario, Canada
  • 04-24-17

awesome

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great action described with the perfect amount of battle scenes, scifi techno-babble, human anguish and a healthy does of humor

Who was your favorite character and why?

Valdar-strong moral core
mark ibarra-cunning and ruthless in service of humanity
Gaul -she is a badass
toth-wonderfully disgusting and evil

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

read with feeling and multiple voices helps listeners better visualize the story

Any additional comments?

I don't agree/understand the anger against the tank grown humans and the author's preoccupation with souls; seems anachronistic. While scifi grappling with whether ai is alive/have souls is not new (data, ceylons) , these Procedurals are created with egg and sperm and are unique individuals

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Yet another great book!

many mysteries that remain to be unraveled. a diverse world with intriguing characters. a substantial plot-subplot matrix. a fun read all around

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Exceptional plot

Fox crafted an amazing plot in this series, leaving the listener wanting more, looking forward to what comes next.

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These books just keep getting better

This is another great book, builds on the story, lots of action and twists. Narrator is great once again with a wide range of voices. Looking forward to the next book.

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3rd book revive

still captivating no real slow spot evident anticipating the next book
I still recommend this story highly

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Can't set it down

This is a great Storie once you listen to the first book it just gets better and now it is great thanks for the riveting books

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  • Adam.
  • 10-26-17

Another brilliant edition to the series

The voice acting is on point again, the story and plot thickens which makes this series a must listen to!

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  • Ben L
  • 04-19-17

Great continuation of the saga

It is only now, after book 4 that I can ignore the terrible accents trying to be Scottish or Australian. The narration is overall not bad at all and the story, caricature development and speed is excellent. I think if I had to choose book three is the best so far. Hope this helps

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  • Peter
  • 10-05-16

Twists and Turns

Really enjoyed this, kept me thinking and intrigued. Very good story lines that dove tail in and out