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Imprisoned and subjected to brutal genetic experiments, space marine Adam has been changed into a perfect predator. A super soldier that is part man, part tiger, and all killing machine.

When his latest mission has an unexpected outcome, Adam finds himself free of his explosive control collar and honor bound to protect a mysterious woman. Now he is on an alien planet, and they are both being hunted by the most powerful mega corporation in the solar system. Their only escape lays at the helm of an experimental starship hidden beyond countless layers of military security.

All Adam has is his military training, sense of honor, and a beautiful woman who needs to drink blood to live.

It is time to let the tiger out.

©2017 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2017 Michael-Scott Earle

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Not Sure About this Series

This first book was a little slow. Narration was very good as was the concept. But the story didn't really grab me. The character development was good but it just seemed to take forever (i.e. the whole book) to get the story set up and didn't seem to go much of anywhere.

I'm going to try book 2 and decide if it gets better. The writing, world building concept, and narration are right up my alley so I'm willing to give it another try, as I often notice the first book in a new series isn't always the best of the series.

At least I was able to listen all the way through without skipping around. That's a good sign in my book. I know it's not for me when I skip around and/or never actually listen to the entire book .

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Confirmed

The narration was very good, but the story felt like something from an anime. Also if I had to hear the word "Confirmed" one more time...

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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confirmed

great book about a kitty a bat and eventually a nerd. says confirmed too much though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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"Didn't" "Confimed"

this looks pretty good if you're into strange space stories you're going to like it. I did enjoy it I did not enjoy the reader that much. and it's probably not the readers fault it's probably the fault of the author and the reader together. the author has the word didn't at least in one case 7 times in one chapter. and the word confirmed is constantly repeated by the main character. this itself would not be a problem but the author is so repetitive and has such a lack of other words that it becomes this annoying thing. confirm makes sense because it's something that the protagonist says because he's a military man and sort of robotic like. but saying didn't all the time is a hang up that all the characters have because the author just doesn't know another word to use and it's annoying as hell because of the way the reader says it. Anyway this book is overall really good but these few quirks kind of drove me crazy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Confirmed

Worth a buy, amazing performance, wished it was longer

When is the next book coming to audible ???

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Need the next one!

Any additional comments?

I was iffy about getting this book but was not disappointed. The only complaint I have is its short length, however it was fast paced and didn't lag much, what time was spent was used well.

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Good hybrid of sci fi and paranormal!

Having read several other book by this author, I saw the description of this one and thought is sounded very intriguing. The idea of a crossover of paranormal and sci-fi has always fascinated me, and this author's really strong character creations seemed like a perfect fit for this kind of genre hybrid. I'm happy to say I was right, it is a great fit.

In a far future where mankind has spread across the universe, Adam is a former prisoner who has been transformed through secret therapy to be able to transform into a tiger man for a certain amount of time, with enhanced, strength, speed, senses and durability. This therapy has been accompanied by heavy duty space marine training, as well as an explosive collar around his neck to keep him under control. He is part of a team of, for lack of a better term, Weretigers, and he has survived longer than any of the others.

On a mission to retrieve a mysterious article from a corporation on a distant world, The mission goes from smooth to pear shaped quickly. As they get closer to the package, Adam starts hearing a voice in his head as he moves ahead of the rest of the team, telling him to come to where the objective is. As he kills his way to the target, he discovers a shock: the package is a woman named Eve being kept in some kind of stasis. Breaking her out of the machine she is kept in, she removes his control collar without it exploding, and tells him they need to escape. Since he is now free, and being no fan of his employer, he agrees is they can figure out how to get out. He also discovers that Eve is both a psychic and a vampire, and she has been kept weakened by lack of blood.

This starts a wild escape, where they must get passed his teammates to start being able escape a ridiculously secured building, getting past drones, robotic canons, a large security force, as well as a corporate apparatus that will be on their tail if they do escape. They will later meet a smart mouth female hacker named Z who will provide them with documents to help escape, and when that goes pear shaped, she must go on the run with Adam and Eve to try and escape the planet and the hugely powerful conglomerate chasing them. Eve 's psychic ability leads them to an experimental ship they can escape on, although clearing their way past the huge security force and weapons emplacements is a wild fight, and is framed in a great, intensive series of scenes. It is intimated that their escaping the planet would force a dramatic shift in galactic politics, since corporations control so much of the power, although just how much should be interesting to discover as Adam, Eve and Z learn to coordinate their abilities to the fullest.

As with his other books, characters are a great strength in this book. Adam and Eve are both powerful in their own rights, but show surprising vulnerability. Z is a fun foil for them, being the one that's not built for combat, so to speak, and is the one looking for a place to hide while Adam and Eve sort out the rough stuff. She is brilliant in her element though, and surprises you with her ingenuity and secret courage. The villains are a bit generic, since there is no one figure to really get to hate, other than a short scene with the control head for Adams marine team, just corporate minions and security. I do expect that to change in later books, although a monolithic corporate villain may be the direction it takes, which would also work.

The setting has a very far future sci-fi feel to it. Vast interstellar distances, Cities that seem like a cross between Blade Runner and Minority Report, just straight sci fi cities overrun with corporate influence. The ships seem cool, and the other trappings, such as the robotic weapons platforms, the drones, the auto driving cars, the bio-engineered soldiers, they all fit with sense of a far flung galactic civilization. The crossover with the psychic/paranormal and the sci-fi is handled seamlessly, and is very enjoyable. All told, it really helps draw you in to the story.

The narration by Eric Bryan Moore is spot on. He gives each character their own unique voice, and helps make you really get into each of them. His narrative pacing is solid, never lagging or falling into a monotone. He definitely brings solid work to the narration.

Overall, this book should appeal to a wide range of readers/listeners. It has elements of military sci-fi, urban fantasy, vampire and were fantasy and even techno thrillers. It has strong female characters that are strong in their own right, not just because the males are weak. I can highly recommend this book.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Lotsa Fun!

Simple story with fun characters. I like. A bit short and could use some more background on the main characters but overall a short fun ride.

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he's a weretiger so it's okay

man so glad I checked this series out. he's a weretiger by that I mean he's a dude that turns in to a tigerman. also there's a vampire and a sexy hacker girl

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Cartoony and Returned for Refund!


God I wish this book was worthy of the cover art, which is awesome, but the premise, though promising, quickly fell apart due to a paper thin plot and cartoonish one dimensional characters. It was more of a personal dare to finish it, than it was even remotely entertaining. Who gives high ratings to a badly written book about flat wooden characters who are nothing more than their appearance descriptions, mutant abilities, and a shared willingness to kill a lot of people to get what they want?

Apparently, a lot of people -- and I really can't figure out why.

A collar-controlled mutant marine were-tiger meets a captive, and captivating, vampire woman, and together they go on a killing spree -- which might have been cool if the author had given us more than just a character outline for the MCs. (We do know that they've both been held against their will, tortured for years, and, he at least -- a former self-sacrificing good guy -- was repeatedly forced to kill.) Now that they are free, and instead of seeking revenge on their capturers, they become space traveling good guy killers. Of course, all the killing is justified because they ONLY kill bad guys, (i.e., a bad guy is anyone who gets in their way).

And weirdly, they do all of this killing because they want to HELP people and do GOOD.

Oh, sure they do. Picking the pockets of the dead only makes sense, since they no longer need the money! (I seriously question the author's moral compass.)

The MCs prime motivation -- to help people -- is so curiously in opposition to their actions that it kept me reading longer than I might have. But it quickly became clear that the author was just moving his characters around like paper dolls, (or Army dolls, like GI Joe), through scene after bloody scene showing all the 'cool' ways for the two mutants to kill people off. Seriously, it reads like a violent comic book without pictures.

It's absurdly silly, but NOT in that "Hey, this is hilarious!" way, but in that "Hey, my brother wrote this, give it a read, (just don't tell him what you really think)" way.

And yet the ratings are so high! (Especially on Amazon.)

He (Adam) calls her "The Woman," long after he knows her name is Eve. It's strangely formal, but we never know why he does it. She frequently talks in these weird all-knowing pronouncements that are meant to be mysterious and wise, but come across as oddly vacuous and disjointed. They eventually find a third member of the group, a hacker, and together they all manage to (easily) sneak into a highly fortified evil corporation's airfield to steal a one of a kind experimental space ship, while leaving a bloody trail behind them.

Of course, they only steal the super duper ship because they need it in order to go out into the universe and . . . (wait for it) . . . help people! (Did it escape the author's notice that they were killing an awful lot of people just so they could go out and help OTHER people? Where is the logic in that?)

If you want a book that reads like a video game or comic book, with cardboard characters and lots of fire arms and killing, and zero motivational logic, or decent plot -- then this one's for you!

It definitely ISN'T for me! (Returned for a refund.)


Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore does a pretty good job with this book, however, he needs to work on his pronunciation of a couple of words. Didn't (which turns up in the text about a million times), is pronounced as 'did nt' or 'did tent' -- it's very distracting and should never be used for a drinking game due to the potential for severe alcohol poisoning.

He also says 'cell' instead of 'sale,' which confused me. Otherwise, he's not bad at all.


Recommended? Are you kidding?

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  • Scott R
  • 02-11-18

Not what i expected

As a big fan of the Star Justice series from before its launch i was expecting great things, not sure if this works as well in audio as it does in the book form.
With characters larger than life in Adam and Eve your imagination does a better job than reality does sometimes,
So it is with this , although this is by no means a loss it doesn't match up to the high standards that you find in the written book.
Eric Bryan Moore is good and he does well bringing the charactres to life but for me Eve and im sure further Female characters wont get what they need and after listening to this first story its duel narrators.
Eric Bryan Moore does well with Adam although i always assumed a different sounding voice and he has skills when it comes to performing the female voices needed, and an excellent job with other characters but it does affect my enjoyment of the listening.
I shall try the 2nd in the series and see as you sometimes find that audibles take a while to get used to and it take a settling period to adjust.
There is the usual humour and character moments that shine however so its still a good listen however.
For such a flagship series i had hoped that this would wow me more, although it wouldn't put me off further audible narrations from Eric Bryan Moore at this stage.

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  • Brenhden
  • 12-10-17

Great bit of sci-fi Adventure!

Really enjoyed this. The characters are great and the violence is fast paced and we'll written.

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  • pamela coleman
  • 09-01-17

eye of the Tiger

really injoyed this book. new to this series found it really good to listen to