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Rebellion Audiobook

Rebellion: Star Force, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines... but for how long?

In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

Battle stations! Listen to another Star Force novel.

©2011 B.V. Larson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Arturo 03-05-13
    Arturo 03-05-13
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    "Great series - but please rid us of Riggs already!"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just about every selfish decision Kyle Rigs makes ends up killing thousands! He should have been fired or taken out by a firing squad. Let another character take over already.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N. Cottrill Ohio 07-18-12
    N. Cottrill Ohio 07-18-12
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    "gripping series"

    This book, the third in the series, is my favorite thus far, although I have liked them all. The premise is creative and unique.

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    Shawn Central TX, United States 06-12-12
    Shawn Central TX, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Mediocrity...that I just can't stop listening to"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    See-through plot development. Sub-par space physics. Author is good, and overall ties the necessary strings, but character development is shallow, and like an overzealous pitcher, the wind-up before delivery of a plot thread is painfully long. Additionally, the physics of space combat and comms is laughable. (ex. A ship pops out of an instantaneous wormhole transportation "ring", is then limited to relativistic travel/time delays, but never-the-less has real time communication capability with everyone in the system, and real time reporting of every other ships movement activities. Even the fleet movement concept is more or less limited to what surface ocean vehicles have been doing on earth for the last thousand years.)


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Author needs to study more and incorporate realistic physics in his books, or at least provide an technological solution for avoiding those limits. Main character needs to have a little A LOT more depth. Associated characters need to be better developed. I feel as though I'm reading a story, written by a guy whose read a lot about relationships, but hasn't personally experienced many.


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

    Saving grace of the series. I'm not sure if his voice acting is what the author had in mind for each character, but his "role-playing" smooths over a lot of stilted dialogue and actually sets the stage required for "willing suspension of disbelief" required to get into the story line.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    maybe...but I wouldn't expect anything great from it. A lot like other sci-fi, big explosion, eye candy (hot actresses), surrounding an unrealistic "hero" who falls into being a good leader (though in real life would be horrible at it)...I wouldn't expect it to work on all levels, and miss intellectually stimulating and heart-string pulling completely. But as a blow-em-up for fun, sure.


    Any additional comments?

    In spite of my other negative comments above...Ive listened to 3 of them. I'll probably finish the series. Along the lines of a guilty pleasure, you don't have to think much or feel much to enjoy the books.

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    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 02-22-12
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 02-22-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Riggs is slowly figuring it out"

    The 3rd installment of the Star Force series has Riggs coming to the realization that his "agreement" with the Macros is quite tenuous and probably should not be expected to last long. Riggs can only maintain the mercenary posture a bit longer before resorting to more aggressive actions. There's more aliens with the added feature of some space piracy thrown in. Serving with Riggs should also not be viewed as long term employment.

    While book #3 is much better than #2, there are several noteworthy dings that deserve mention. The alien depictions are rather simplistic and somewhat adolescent. The Marcos while entirely mechanized are still too anthropomorphized (if I were as intelligent as the Macros, I'd stop looking like biotics and optimize a bit). The Marvin AI is a direct steal from Douglas Adams. Finally, as Riggs learns more about the origins of the Blues, everything that he guessed at in the 1st book is exactly dead on; there is nothing subtle in the evolving storyline.

    The main remaining mysteries are the origins of the rings as well as how and why a species that is relegated to gas giants would even bother to build machines that end up trying to take over the universe.

    One additional point of note: while this series is one continuous story arc, there is little backstory presented in subsequent installments. Lastly, the narrator's range is limited resulting in a Star Trek-like one of everybody and some recycling of character personalities.

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    Adam 12-14-12
    Adam 12-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "The hi-tech savagery continues..."
    If you could sum up Rebellion in three words, what would they be?

    Bloody Meat Grinder


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

    Mark Boyett is a great performer who continues to breathe life into characters in yet another Star force novel.


    Any additional comments?

    "Rebellion" keeps the action coming. Rigg's Pigs are in for another bloodbath in V.B Larson's third installment of the "Star force" series. If you've made it this far you know the score, and life for Star Force Marines is about to get worse. Book 3 does a good job of adding more humor, drama, and gore into the mix without slowing things down. Better than book 2.

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    Bruce Nunley Hoschton, GA United States 10-12-17
    Bruce Nunley Hoschton, GA United States 10-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "enjoyable"

    Good storyline. Longer lasting story than I expected which was fine wuth me. Good development of the plot.

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    Nathan Charlotte, NC, US 06-28-17
    Nathan Charlotte, NC, US 06-28-17
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    "another awesome book"

    this series keeps getting better and better every time I get the next book. I can't wait to get the next one now.

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    rhardwick 06-01-17
    rhardwick 06-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "...and the story continues."

    This series has been very enjoyable to listen to thus far... buying book for now.

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    Terrance trudell 05-25-17
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    "Great read"

    I really enjoy this kind of stories. They keep you interested from start to finish and asking for more of The same type of book's. I recommend them to anyone who likes this kind of reading. Looking forward to more of his series's.

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    G. Parish 05-18-17
    G. Parish 05-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "About Time"

    This is the third book in the Star Force series. Although this book continues to have a main character that is the Mary Sue of the military sci-fi genre, it is thoroughly enjoyable. It was nice to see at least minimal development of the female characters and the storyline finally proceeded along the course it should have taken long ago. Overall pretty decent.

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