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Fields of Fire Audiobook

Fields of Fire: Frontlines, Book 5

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The time has come to take the fight to the Lankies.

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

Once again, seasoned veterans Andrew and Halley find themselves in charge of green troops and at the sharp tip of the spear as the combined military might of Earth goes up against the Lankies. But if there's one constant in war, it's that no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy...and the Lankies want to hold on to Mars as badly as humanity wants to reclaim it.

©2017 Marko Kloos (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    "Great continuation of the series!"

    One of my favorite science fiction/space opera series.A well written first person prospective that is refreshingly different to most of the military sci-fi books out there. Also Luke Daniels is on my list of favorite narrators. If anyone else read this series I would be disappointed. Overall, I am left wanting more and wished the next book was already out!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    PHTOGRL 03-15-17
    PHTOGRL 03-15-17

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    "Another gripping installment of the Frontlines"

    Riveted from start to finish. Luke Daniels's performance was ace, with lots of highs and lows and fantastic characterizations necessary to really bring the story to life. Kloos's storytelling is fabulous with just enough exposition within the action to help you understand and visualize what's going on without overdoing the internal monologue. Please balance! More please!

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    Eric 03-07-17
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    "Best book yet in an already great series"

    Luke Daniels could make the phone book interesting. This was the best yet in the series.

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    Amazon Customer 06-09-17

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    "The adventure continues!"
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    First off I love this series. It has been surprising and delighting me right from the start. And while I still love the series and think this was a highly enjoyable book, it just fell a bit short of the greatness of the previous ones...and I'm not quite sure why that is. What's crazy is this is the type of story I've been anticipating since the very first book. Finally a book where the focal point in on the war with the aliens. I've expected this out of every book, and yet each time Marko weaves a tale that while touching on the war with the aliens also centers on much more broader issues, human interactions, human foes, where yes the aliens are a danger, but so much more is going on. In Fields of Fire we have a pretty much straight up action/war book. It's well told, exciting and fast paced, and yet it as much as I enjoyed it and wanted it to go on, I also thought it lacked just a hint of what elevated the previous volumes. Don't get me wrong, I still think it's better than most of the other stuff out there and I can't wait for the next volume. Seriously, this complaint is like saying I'm mad because my usual hot fudge sundae only had 2 cherries on top instead of three. It's still a heck of a ride, and one I will no doubt enjoy again during the long wait for book 6. <br/><br/>As always, Luke Daniels delivers a spectacular narration. He's definitely one of the best in the business and I always look forward to listening to him.

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    Joel Bradley 05-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Rods from the Gods. "

    . . . . . . . . There is no such thing as overkill.

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    "love this series! please let there be another."

    The narrator does an amazing job of capturing the MC's identity and personality. awesome story!

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    John Easterling 03-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "these books aren't coming out fast enough"

    I've been waiting for these books one after another. they're​ so well written and suspenseful. I can't wait for the next in the series.

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    "the series get even better"

    I have been a fan of this series from the beginning and it keeps getting better

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    Ron POLAND, OH, United States 03-16-17
    Ron POLAND, OH, United States 03-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Another EXCELLENT Entry in this Series"

    I cannot believe I've devoured this audio book so quickly. You will be on the edge listening to (the amazing) Luke Daniels deliver this latest story of Andrew on Mars. Very well done.

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    Pete 03-15-17
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    "Still going strong"

    I've been a fan of this series since the beginning, and this latest offering continues the awesome.

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    "Awesome Military Sci-fi"

    Loved the witty performance and writing, emotional punches and developing story. Its the prefect military sci-fi book.

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  • Barbara Earnshaw -Brown
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    "back on form gripping stuff"

    thought it absolutely great..very battle heavy but also the charactes are becoming more believable roll on the next installment

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  • Nancy
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    "Excellent Part Five"

    Excellent next installment. Cannot wait for the nexth sixth part to come out to audible!

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  • Alex
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    "A solid work of it's genera"

    This book is a great addition to the series, Marko delivers a consistently good story line with all the thrills of combat while maintaining a human touch throughout. I look forward to the next instalment and the eventual triumph of earth.

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  • Norma Miles
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    ""Still kicking.""
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    The Lankies are on Mars, terraforming it to suit their requirements, which means that the already established human settlers will die. With a rebuilt fleet and new (barely) trained troopers, it's time to mount a rescue attack and remove Lankey threat from the solar system. As seasoned officers, Andrew and Halley will be part of the offensive, apart, and each hoping for the other's survival.<br/><br/>Frontlines is a marvellous and innovative series, which has charted Andrew's life from the relatively carefree days of recruitment and training, through first contact with the seemingly unstoppable Lankies in far space, to the aliens threatening Earth itself from the Red Planet. Each character is powerfully portrayed, especially Andrew, through who's eyes we not only see and are immersed in the action but also experience his hopes, fears and terrors. Narrator Luke Daniels is Andrew. His pleasant to hear voice conveys all of the emotions, subdued but all the more powerful because of it. His voicing of the other protagonists is distinctive, fitting their origins and personalities With his reading, an already excellent story becomes fully alive. And frighteningly real.<br/><br/>This, the fifth in the series, can be read/heard as a standalone​ but is so much better with knowledge of previous books. Those who have already travelled this far with Andrew will have no need of my urgings to buy Fields of Fire. For readers yet to discover Marko Kloos' Frontlines series, how fortunate you are to have this exciting journey still to enjoy. Buy this book now, then go back to the beginning ...<br/>Only one criticism: it will be a long wait until the next book.

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