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Marines: Crimson Worlds Audiobook

Marines: Crimson Worlds

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Publisher's Summary

Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes.

In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

As Erik rises through the ranks he finally finds a home, first with the marines who fight at his side and later among the colonists - men and women who have dared to leave everything behind to build a new society on the frontier, one where the freedoms and rights lost long ago on Earth are preserved.

Amidst the blood and death and sacrifice, Erik begins to wonder. Is he fighting the right war? Who is the real enemy?

Now Included: A sneak peak at Crimson Worlds II: The Cost of Victory. Read the first three chapters, immediately following the end of Marines in this Kindle edition.

Crimson Worlds II: The Cost of Victory - Available Now!

Crimson Worlds III: A Little Rebellion - December 2012

©2012 Jay Allan Books (P)2012 Jay Allan Books

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    Callian 05-23-16
    Callian 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "sit back and relax go out of this world"

    easy to follow and do other things over all enjoyed it just need the other books to fill in that ending

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    D. Gross 04-23-16
    D. Gross 04-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Good story hobbled by a lousy performance"

    I struggled to finish the story because of the absolutely terrible narrative. That said, the story itself was pretty good.

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    Andrew Pain 03-31-16
    Andrew Pain 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Needed a editor"

    Was rough to get through (I did finish it, I enjoy military S/F and the authors love of the subject was clear), but it was awkward in parts and had long stretches of background information which didn't add anything to the story. Was happy when it ended.

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    maak 03-27-16
    maak 03-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not great"

    Terrible voices by the narrator.
    Boring story.
    Parts read like a history text.
    I think the series might improve. At least there is potential.

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    M. Murphy 01-15-16
    M. Murphy 01-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Story is very good! Narrator is very flat."
    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Bower’s performances?

    No. Mr. Bower's performance reminded me of a college lecture hall performance. His narrator's voice sounds forced and very artificial. His character voices are falsetto and sound like they should be part of anime.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is well written and builds the Crimson World story line very nicely. It has made me desire to listen to the next in the series.

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    Andrew D. Fleisher 05-24-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Some unfair reviews out there..."
    What made the experience of listening to Marines: Crimson Worlds the most enjoyable?

    This series has sucked me in over the last couple of days. If you can get through three chapters without identifying with Erik Cain then you have lost your ability to lose yourself in a story.


    What other book might you compare Marines: Crimson Worlds to and why?

    If you are into "Hard Sci-Fi" (Military based sci-fi such as John Ringo's "Aldenata", or David Weber's "Honorverse") this will knock you out. Think "Starship Troopers" with more military detail and no aliens. Give it a try.


    What three words best describe Jeff Bower’s voice?

    Steady, calm, a bit nasal in some characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sometimes it takes a few bad men to save a universe from itself.


    Any additional comments?

    Part space opera part hard sci-fi, this book (and the entire Crimson World Series) shows us a new take on a dystopian future that is at times "Starship Troopers" and at others "12 Monkeys". It is at all times worth a read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Simon 03-28-15
    R. Simon 03-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Look Elsewhere"
    What would have made Marines: Crimson Worlds better?

    Story,narration and pace


    Has Marines: Crimson Worlds turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes I have no intention in downloading any of the others


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Bower?

    Christian Rummel


    What character would you cut from Marines: Crimson Worlds?

    None of them, it's not their fault the writer telling their story sucks


    Any additional comments?

    I am always looking for new authors and it really sucks when you come across one that has written a series of 10 books and the 1st one is so bad you would not gamble on the rest. I bought the prequels and they were not half bad and the narrator was different.

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    smith78884 01-19-15
    smith78884 01-19-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Narration is tiring"

    Overall I thought the story was fairly decent but the narration I found was "irritating". The narrator tried to add in some sound effects which was creative but he narration rhythm was monotonous. The book would have been so much better in my opinion with a different narrator. As for the story itself, it suffers from being more of a "story narration" rather than characters "experiencing" the story. I will try the 2nd book of the series, but if it is more of the same, I will probably drop the series.

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    thomas dye 08-26-14
    thomas dye 08-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "pass on this one"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is written more as a summary than a novel. I don't doubt that there are a lot of young readers that will like it. but if you are a solid Military SCI-FI fan, I'd recommend you take a pass on this one. Little dialog, poor construction, and no reason to care about the lead character, who despite incredible odds rises so fast through the ranks as to be -even for a fictional novel, both irritating and unbelievable. I purchased this through audible and found the reader to be sing song in his speech. I never could get used to such bad delivery. He even mispronounced several common words.


    What could Jay Allan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    learn to write dialog and not summaries. harsh, but true.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Bower’s performances?

    No. absolutely not.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Nelson San Antonio, TX 05-23-14
    Eric Nelson San Antonio, TX 05-23-14

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    "Good Book, bad narrator"
    Where does Marines: Crimson Worlds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a middle ground book for me. It could have been so much better with a good narrator/


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Bower?

    Anyone, he is has no inflection, he is manna tone. He brought this book down


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