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Stark's War Audiobook

Stark's War

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Publisher's Summary

The United States of America reigns over Earth as the last surviving superpower. To build a society free of American influence, foreign countries have inhabited the moon, taking advantage of the natural resources to earn their own riches. Now, the U.S. military has been ordered to wrest control of Earth's satellite from their rivals. Sergeant Ethan Stark must train his squadron to fight in an airless atmosphere at one-sixth normal gravity against a desperate enemy. Ensuring his team's survival means choosing between which orders to obey - and which to ignore.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.

Stark's War was originally published as "by John G. Hemry".

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Stark's War series.

©2000 John G. Hemry; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    The Rubber Kitty 02-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic ... nicely read and always love scifi mil"

    easy to listen to. well read at a good pace. the Stark series is awesome

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    Marlon 01-20-17
    Marlon 01-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing"

    This story was intriguing and unique it's presentation. It's an idea that almost all in the military has dealt with when dealing with officers or senior enlisted wanting to make the next rank. I found it to be a great story the way how it played out because of how Stark is allowed to develop. I really did find some of the conversation very visual as it went on because I could see people really saying some of the responses. I did find it a little odd that I didn't see any curse since enlisted or just infantry in general likes to curse from what I have seen of them.



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    Andre van Staden 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Some you win - some you lose"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are fond of war stories set in a space environment, this is a good start. In the introduction delivered by the writer, he gives his reasons for the why the writing style is what it is. So yes I will recommend it with a big caveat - it is not exactly what you expect ...


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    Pieter de Villiers 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    The story is great but the acting was a little buggy.... Can't wait to listen to the next installment.

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    Jim McMullen 02-26-15
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    "Other Jack Campbell books are much better"

    I like the Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell, so I hate to say anything negative, but this book is just... not very good. The characters are 2 dimensional at best. The plot is pretty standard "soldiers go where they are ordered and fight who they are told to fight" books, and the dialog is incredibly repetitive. The characters have the same conversations over and over again about how stupid the officers are, and how civilians don't understand the military, and how stupid the officers are and so on. The combat is not very well written either. The physics of fighting with projectile weapons on the Moon isn't addressed, And the logistics of fighting that far away from the factories on Earth seem to be an afterthought. It is a very early book for Campbell, and it really shows. Listen to anything else by him.

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    James 01-25-15
    James 01-25-15
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    "Noisey Author"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Summerer?

    The author wasn't bad but he kept making swallowing noises the whole time. It was very...off putting.


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    Randy 08-21-14
    Randy 08-21-14 Member Since 2015

    blind guide dog handler, voracious reader, favorite authors: Jack Cambell, John Flanagan, BV Larson, David Drake.

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    "Rollicking Sci-Fi"
    Where does Stark's War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is difficult to rank Stark's War against the Other Jack Cambell Books I've read, but it is among my favorite.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The quick pace, humor, excellent story telling and plot with believable characters and situations.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That is a toss up between when when Stark covered the retreat of the Platoon and the confrontation between Sgt. Reynolds and Stark after he "fragged," their captain.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot and Jack Campbell, also caused me to think while I was laughing about the possibility of this becoming reality and not fiction.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was excellent with a variety of voices that stayed consistent. hHe brought the story to life with good delivery and timing.

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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 02-08-14
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 02-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Too much focussed on the politics"

    Don't get me wrong, the underlying message and premise of this story was solid. Unfortunately, the author repeatedly slapped his audience in the head with his messages. Nothing subtle here, and it did the story a disservice.

    The book did entertain me, but it could have been much more nuanced. The narrator was pretty good, but was a bit deadpan when not doing voices.

    So, if you're interested in seeing what one author thinks of what military / civilian/ governmental relationships will look like in the distant future, give this one a listen, but don't expect too much.

    Of note, the author does indicate this is his first novel, so you must take that into consideration. I'm assuming his writing style has matured since then.

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    Michael 08-07-13
    Michael 08-07-13
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    "Good action, overly simplistic"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The concept of the complete ineptitude of all officers, yet all enlisted are geniuses in waiting and the world would better if only they were in charge just got old. The situation is true and does happen, but the blanket, overall assumption and presentation that it was a constant in the universe just made it hard to suspend belief enough to enjoy the story.

    Had the issue been a small collection of ignorant officers (and with the remoteness of the moonbase it could have been pulled off) it would have been more believable, but by making it sound as if the entire military organization was that bad all the time it just came across as unrealistic.....and this is from someone who loves SciFi and Fantasy.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jack Campbell again?

    Yes, I still love the action scenes even if the overarching story is not plausible.


    What about Eric Summerer’s performance did you like?

    Loved it.


    Do you think Stark's War needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If the overall theme is the same by the third book it will just be too boring.


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    Richard 10-30-12
    Richard 10-30-12
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    "Entertaining 1-D Science Fiction"
    Any additional comments?

    I found the war sequences to be entertaining and the stuff in between to be cumbersome. However, I quickly got through the audiobook and promptly ordered the next book in the series. So if you like military science fiction and can overlook some weaknesses, pick it up.

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