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Earth Strike Audiobook

Earth Strike: Star Carrier, Book One

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Publisher's Summary

The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence.

There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point.

But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

To the Sh'daar, the driving technologies of transcendent change are anathema and must be obliterated from the universe - along with those who would employ them. As their great warships destroy everything in their path en route to the Sol system, the human Confederation government falls into dangerous disarray. There is but one hope, and it rests with a rogue Navy Admiral, commander of the kilometer-long star carrier America, as he leads his courageous fighters deep into enemy space towards humankind's greatest conflict - and quite possibly its last.

©2010 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kevin CLARISSA, MN, United States 05-13-13
    Kevin CLARISSA, MN, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Hooked."
    Would you listen to Earth Strike again? Why?

    I have a history with aircraft carriers, so this book got my interest. I'm hooked! Will be listening to all the books.


    What does Nick Sullivan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The science can be boring or head spinning if you don't have a phd, but the book makes it somewhat believeable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No complaints


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 12-06-12
    Thomas 12-06-12
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    "Great story"

    The story is great, reminds me of classic navel battles of WW2. The narrator however gives too much small detail. Such as: Chapter 6, June 23, 2403, 23:00 hours, cic, usna America , too many useless words. But don't let that stop you. The book is worth it. I also bought book 2.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nurlip 02-18-13
    Nurlip 02-18-13
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    "Great start"
    Would you listen to Earth Strike again? Why?

    Absolutely, this was a good story that moves pretty quickly so i think a repeat listen will be just as entertaining. This story perfectly sets up an entire series of books that could range from 4 to 15 books easily. I really like how he features two main protagonists, not focusing on the single protagonist was different and very clever as it opens up more plot lines very easily.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carryit iowa 08-30-12
    Carryit iowa 08-30-12 Member Since 2017

    Not much to say

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    "the problem is the reader"
    If you could sum up Earth Strike in three words, what would they be?

    i liked it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the reader might have been ONE notch above the text to speech reader on my kindle... in a higher pitched voice "blue ten blue ten i have tango fighters inbound at 5-0" that comment was supposed to express danger,,, i didnt believe it..


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Peb 03-21-17
    Peb 03-21-17 Member Since 2014

    I listen.

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    "Where did the story begin?"

    The actual story and character build begins about 1/3 in. So the preface is about 1/3 of the book. This means the actual meat of the book is a bit short and a cliffhanger. I had to speed up the preface to 1.25 to keep interested and noticed the techno speak and physic fed like a machine gun rhythm raddadadadadadat over and over. The story was good but needs heavy structural editing and expansion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Sitze 11-28-16
    Rob Sitze 11-28-16
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    "Disappointed"
    What disappointed you about Earth Strike?

    Quarter way through the book and nothing but battles, no plot line, no character build up. It's pretty disappointing so far. It's like listening to a tech manual about a space battle.


    Has Earth Strike turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just this author


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    Sebastian 11-09-16
    Sebastian 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome story!!"

    loved it and recommend it to anyone who loves space and sci-fi lots of great tech details that really make the story suspenseful. if you don't like details like that I think you will still enjoy the rich story and the good character. also the main ship is called The America so that I'd reason enough to give it a try :)

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    Sheetal 08-29-16
    Sheetal 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good delivery of a fairly straight story"

    While the overall concept of galactic wars between humanity and aliens is not much different from the sci-fi novels out there... this one stands out for its heart-in-the-mouth narration of fighter combat.
    It takes you literally into the viewpoint of a combat aviator twisting and turning through enemy combatants ... the exhilaration ... the excitement ... the destruction and the desperation
    The misunderstood hero , the firm and stoic leader , the easy going mentor , the nasty rivals , the weird aliens and heartstrings action
    This one has everything of a popcorn summer action movie
    Keep it coming :D

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    Caius 07-20-16
    Caius 07-20-16
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    "great!"

    Sullivan brings so much more life and attitude to the characters of the story! Sullivan's voice with Douglas' story is the perfect combination of story telling!

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    Donnie Soard 05-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "very cold and technical book."

    very little character dialog outside of shouting and relaying combat orders. no building of characters so if someone died... who cares. I would like a refund.

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