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Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before....

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

Earth's game changer? New advanced ships and weapons, designed to hunt and kill Lankies and place humanity's militaries on equal footing with their formidable foes. Andrew and his wife, Halley, both now burdened with command responsibilities and in charge of more lives than just their own, are once again in humanity's vanguard as they prepare for this new phase in the war. But the Lankies have their own agenda...and in war, the enemy doesn't usually wait until you are prepared. As Andrew is once again plunged into the chaos and violence of war with an unyielding species, he is forced to confront the toll this endless conflict is taking on them all, and the high price of survival...at any cost.

©2018 Marko Kloos (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Meeting up with old friends that you actually miss

I feel like I have experienced many elements of this story in previous Frontline novels in some shape or form however, unlike other novels where characters and plot lines can get stale/tedious I enjoyed this book. It was interesting revisiting many of the planets and characters from the previous books after the passage of time and under different circumstances. Overall, I find that I am still interested in finding out how Andrew and Halley‘s story will end, and would really enjoy other stories in the Frontlines universe (e.g. Lazarus brigade, and the future).

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Not enough combat.

This was the slowest book of his I listened to. I understand the first book being slow to action because you have to introduce the characters but this is book six! I would have like to have the action start before the last 4 chapters of the book. Hopefully the seventh book has more combat action in it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Marko Kloos delivers us a disappointing book in his Points of Impact, book 6 in his saga. In my opinion this is a book that should never have been allowed to be published.

The publisher seems to be eager to just earn of previous success with this empty shell of a book, and honestly it makes me think twice of picking another one of his books up. It is at the best of times average, and that is a generous assessment of this. Most of the time the storyline is boring and repetitive.
The author did not have to dig deep for this one, and I am sure that an editor could easily just have put this together from notes gathered from the writer.
It lacks so much that should be in a finished product of a book that gets to publishing, but I shall not go on. I urge you to stay away from this one. You will not miss anything in the plot by skipping this book.

The narrator does a good job with what he has been given, the poor man, but it is not enough to rescue this work of utter … from failing, nothing could.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good but not great

I heard all the other main books of this series, and this is properly the book that has the least action and interesting events. Most of it is catch up from what has happend since the last book, and how the main characters state is. Don't get me wrong, i was not bored and dont regret buying this audio book. Interesting stuff still happens :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Repetitive

I went back and listened to the previous five books in anticipation for this release.

When I sat down to listen to Points of Impact I found that the book was very repetitive. The timeline also had me scratching my head a few times. It'll be four years in one conversation and five in the next.

Overall I enjoyed the book. I plan to buy the next one. And really if your six books in then this one is not going to turn you off the series.

Buy it. Enjoy it.

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Boring

My hope was that the last book was an anomaly, but after this book I am am afraid Kloos has run out of ideas. I thought I was listening to a diary being read by a Priest and actually dozed off on two occasions. These last two books are thousands of miles from the fast moving, suspense filled hours of enjoyment of the first four books were.

Hope Kloos can get it back with the next book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very good, but not great.

First of all, I am a big fan of the Frontlines series. I've listened to the first five books several times over and I'm excited to see what the series brings next. This book however felt a bit slower than the others. However, Luke Daniels does an outstanding job as usual with the material he's given. Still worth a listen if you're a fan of the series. if you're a newcomer to this series do not start with this book there are so many things that won't make sense at so much backstory to fill in. Go back and start with book one and you won't be disappointed.

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Mildly disappointed

I've loved this series until this book. Kind of disappointed in this one. Felt like a filler book, nothing really new just more of the same. Hope the next one is better else I'm likely to lose interest..

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic as always!

I’m looking forward to another book. I really hope he writes a new one soon.

The audio performance was great. Luke Daniels has a very comforting, authoritative voice which lends itself to Andrew’s personality.

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Story missed a little compared to the others

Good narration as usual. Plot seemed thin compared to the other books. Not enough really happened to progress the alien narrative along with the relationship narrative.

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  • JV
  • 01-19-18

Great listen

I don’t know why I love this series, but I do. Luke Daniels is as always excellent. I have bought audiobooks just because he’s the the narrator, which is something I thought I’d never do.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 01-18-18

Already waiting for the next installment.

I have enjoyed the rest of this series and this book didn't disappoint. I found this series by following Luke Daniels around audible, he is easily one of my favourite narrators and his performance of this book is excellent. I hope the next one comes out soon.

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  • Ashlea
  • 02-08-18

A Change of Pace

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

If you're a fan of the Frontlines series, this book may take you by surprise. The tone and pacing are quite different when compared with previous instalments, and overall it's rather uneventful.There are a number of inconsistencies in the timeline that give the sense that this book was rushed into publication by the editor. For example, the battle at Arcadia is mentioned at having occurred 3 years prior at one point, and later it's recalled as 5 years in the past.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Points of Impact?

The introduction of truly impressive offensive weaponry that is capable of defeating lankies. It showed that human ingenuity, which we so pride ourselves on, continues to persevere in the face of such a formidable opponent.

What aspect of Luke Daniels’s performance might you have changed?

His narration speed. I kept checking the settings of the app as the first few chapters sounded as though he was narrating at 1.5 x speed.Constable Guest's voice also changed distinctly in this instalment.

Any additional comments?

Despite the lack of action, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Marko Kloos has used his platform to put some wonderfully insightful comments about the impact of battle on the mental health of front line personnel.

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  • Ciara M.
  • 01-15-18

Great Mil Scifi story but a bit short

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Short and sweet, good scifi action.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

More of the same stuff, nothing new here, feels like a buffer story as not much is actually pushed forward.

Any additional comments?

Feels like a novella set in the universe not a standalone book. Not much is pushed forward in the war with the lankies which was a bit disappointing. Luke Daniels is brilliant as usual and is an enjoyable book, just craved more.