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Storm Assault Audiobook

Storm Assault: Star Force, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time… but that's about to change.

In Storm Assault , the eighth book of the Star Force series, the story moves in a new direction. Massive fleets are built by both Star Force and the Imperials - but there is a third player in the game: the Blues.

A three-way battle for the known star systems breaks out, with the fates of many worlds and species hanging in the balance. Riggs realizes he must destroy his enemies before they destroy him. Seeking justice and revenge, he gathers his strength and ventures out on a mission of conquest from the Eden System. Humanity must fight to survive, and Riggs is the right man for the job.

Storm Assault is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson. To listen to the series in its entirety, start with Swarm (Book 1).

©2013 B. V. Larson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    George H. Williams ARLINGTON, TENNESSEE, US 11-03-15
    George H. Williams ARLINGTON, TENNESSEE, US 11-03-15 Member Since 2015

    Half added crazy

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    "Welp maybe you oughta quit"

    The lead, Kyle Riggs seems to lose his focus. While his exploits have always been fantastical, they now border on "where's the cape" stuff. The real treat is the guy reading. I was and have been entralled by his interpretations. My only concern was his attempt at "ethnic characters." Some might say those potrayal might be racist, sexist and a bit dumb. Korean farmers/Marines are pretty articulate (and big). Latinas are not raging jealous sex pots and Black assassin's aren't "Urban."

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    Spencer North Attleboro, MA, United States 07-31-15
    Spencer North Attleboro, MA, United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "wow! Incredible. Remarkable writing & performance."

    BV Larson is the true heir to Edgar Rice Burroughs. Filled with action, humor, grit, credible science fiction, human insight, and touching pathos. The pacing and details flow by smoothly. Mark Boyett's performance is outstanding and mesmerizing.

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    psnorb Northwest Chicago Suburb, United States 06-26-15
    psnorb Northwest Chicago Suburb, United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2011

    Loving Father

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    "Book 8 already? I'm still interested."
    If you could sum up Storm Assault in three words, what would they be?

    Inevitable- the return to earthStrong- the storyline has perseveredQuirks- A few odd issues have started to appear


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The self aware, incredibly curious, robot Marvin. He (It) is a free spirit that is driven by curiosity and often brings comic relief.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Well read


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Regarding the "QUIRKS" I will try to explain without spoiling the book. Proceed with caution if you have not read the book. I could not follow why the cyborgs did not need a head. If a creature is based off of a human a head would be an integral part of the being. I could not help but think that it would be incredibly inefficient to remove the head and transpose functions of the brain and eyes elsewhere on the body. This becomes relevant in a battle scene where someone gets decapitated. I actually believe the decapitation scene may become the first flaw in the storyline that may start to unravel this series for me. No book series can go on forever. I am impressed that this series kept me going until book 8. I think I will continue with book 9 just to see if my predictions are correct.

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    David West Lafayette, IN, United States 06-24-15
    David West Lafayette, IN, United States 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    Just a guy that likes a good story.

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    "Two birds with one moon."
    What did you love best about Storm Assault?

    Marvin. That crazy robot is the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Resolution. Riggs finally kicked his enemies asses and one at least one side of the conflict.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Mark Boyett is great. The guy can really tell a story and he does characters well and always is able to line up his characters never straying from tone or accent. This really helps you to stay in the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, though I had to stop, real life happens and interferes with my books all the time. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I think that BV Larson is getting better at writing women. This suffered significantly in his earlier work but I think he might be more on track, though to be fair almost all of them are dead so he doesn't have a lot of female diversity to write about. P.S. I miss Sandra.... :-(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert QUEENSTOWN, MD, United States 06-14-15
    Robert QUEENSTOWN, MD, United States 06-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not up to par"
    Would you try another book from B.V. Larson and/or Mark Boyett?

    Absolutely, despite not enjoying this book as much as others in the series, I will eventually muster up the courage to read another. This is the first book that I didn't give at least 3 stars to within this series, so it deserves another go around.


    Has Storm Assault turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will always be into SF books. It is apart of my thought DNA.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It did have its moments. My main issue was that Kyle Riggs really came off as an idiot. He took an extraordinary amount of over the top risk that at least to me would have added up to complete disaster. It wasn't due to tactical genius or intelligence that gave humanity victory, but a continuous string of undeserved good luck that kept bailing Riggs out. You can only get lucky so many times....


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    AGreviewer 05-16-15
    AGreviewer 05-16-15
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    "Decent story author still sucks at women"

    Again Larson gives a decent science fiction story but holy crap this guy just cannot write female characters. They're all crazy, whores or both. And the love scenes are so ham fisted and tacked on. He needs to stay away from these or get an editor to help him. Glad he avoided talking about women crossing their arms under their breasts (who says that?). This story was less repetitive than the previous book but he could've cut a good hour out of it for the same effect. He's improving but needs an editor to be good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vindicate414 Indianapolis, IN 03-31-15
    Vindicate414 Indianapolis, IN 03-31-15
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    "Somehow..."

    Somehow each Star Force book seems to get better. I'm so happy I started it!

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    Daniel J. Miller A Small Combat Outpost, Iraq 03-22-15
    Daniel J. Miller A Small Combat Outpost, Iraq 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another good Star Force tale."

    Same as the all the others. On to the next, they make you want to get on to the next one right away.

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    Stan 03-17-15
    Stan 03-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "still great"

    Loved it still can't put the series down. BV has created an entire new world I can't wait to see what's next.

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    eric 03-11-15
    eric 03-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't take anymore."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No


    What could B.V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Learn more about basic command and tactics


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

    Yes, irritation.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the series at first but the as it progressed the series has mainly come to resemble a 12 year old boys fantasy more than anything else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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