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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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Another in an entertaining series

I have been an avid fan of Science fiction for most of my life and enjoy a wide variety of different genres. These "Space Opera's are a great niche and combined with the excellent audio have made reading and listening a pleasure. I'm an avid fan of BV Larson and this was a fine addition to what is a great and often funny series. The narrator is exceptional and I look forward to hearing the rest of the series.

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Just listen you will see

What!? Another awesome book?! I just can't get enough of this series. I listened to this book in a day and a half. I just couldn't stop listening. So amazing!

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Riggs is homeward bound

With the 8th installment of Star Force, Riggs finally makes the decision to save Earth from Crowe. This time out, the design of ever more esoteric nanotized military hardware takes a backseat to political musings and truly alien inventions. Needless to say, nothing goes as planned for Riggs, but he remains ever the opportunist and creates creative solutions for both his new worst enemies, the blues, as well as the Earth defenses.

This time out gravity manipulators are exploited. At the same time Earth has been busy on its own with nightmarish creations of cyborgs as well as as redefined biology. The conclusion is satisfying on many levels and has Riggs entering a new phase of his career, but one that is likely not to be interesting to recount in the future. Alternatively, perhaps Riggs may eventually develop that wanderlust and return to the stars one day for more adventures.

The narration is adequate and complements the pace and style of the story.

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  • Erick
  • United States
  • 01-05-14

Frustrating Let down with Crowe

What disappointed you about Storm Assault?

Kyle Riggs can't possibly be as genius as he is with military strategy and as much of a baboon as he is made out to be with Crowe. It's so frustrating and angering that his character doesn't speak out to share the truth with the world at large. I wish I never started this stupid series.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not this series

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

no

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End to a Great Series

I went through all 8 books nonstop. Some were better than others and some of the reviews of other listeners criticizing the lack of growth in Kyle Riggs maturity, emotional management, and decision-making are accurate. However, for pure entertainment on long drives up and down California, the series can't be beat. Mark Boyett is pure genius at narration. Don't know if there will be more Star Force books to come, but I will buy them if produced.

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  • derek
  • wilder, ID, United States
  • 11-26-13

Entertaining story but frustratingly stupid hero

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This books targeted audience is someone with the intelligence of a 12 year old boy.

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

The basic concept of the series was very creative and the alien species development is actually fairly good and entertaining.

Any additional comments?

But the hero has every characteristic of a horrible leader.Stubborn beyond belief.ArrogantStupid eager to kill off men without a good reason to do sounwilling to listen to adviceTears down the moral of his teamemotionally unstable Unable to learn simple obvious lessons from his repeated mistakes.(these characteristics have continually worsen as series progress)Victory is usually achieve by the hero denying reality long enough for it to magically change. Either the enemies weakness change or actual physics of armor/weapons change. reads like a really cheep action movie where the hero wins in spite making extraordinarily stupid mistakes that hand victory to the bad guys. But then by shear stubborn will power manages to pull off an unrealistic victory.

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worst of a bad series

it is easy to see that the "author" believes he would be the main character if this was real. He thinks he knows real military strategy but shows how little he knows. He repeats statements that were said only minutes before. Just all out a poor book and series with the only decent book being the first one. Only reason I got this far is because I have bad OCD and had to finish the series. I am so glad there are no more books and I will never ever get another book by this "author"

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Underdogs

What made the experience of listening to Storm Assault the most enjoyable?

You really believe that Star Force was clearly out matched and out gun the whole book- which is a fun angle to explore and that mastermind that is Kyle Riggs has some serious flaws which could lead to the end of Star Force.

What other book might you compare Storm Assault to and why?

Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series has a similar leading protagonist and style of writing

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mark Boyett is solid reader- I have listen to all of the BV Larson books that he has read in this series

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A couple of spots in the booked moved me- I was so caught up in the the story by the end I had a hard time putting the headphones down.

Any additional comments?

Great series. The story line is getting to a point that needs some refreshing but I can't want to see what happens next.

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  • Ryan
  • United States
  • 10-21-13

Amazing, but feels rushed

Fantastic, edge of your seat goodness. Great descriptions, but want more. I'd like B.V.Larson to pace the story like in the beginning of the series. Straight through listen.

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The series makes new headway

If you could sum up Storm Assault in three words, what would they be?

Only gets better

What other book might you compare Storm Assault to and why?

Storm ship troopers because it is a space military sci-fi of high caliber

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

He brings a certain level of dramaticism to the series that I think it needs to become the magnificent story it is

Any additional comments?

I will say that sometimes I feel that B.V. Larson sometimes draws his characters into fairly simplistic creatures. I say this because every now and then I find myself rolling my eyes at a piece of dialogue or maybe a scenario that is a little silly because I don't feel anyone would really do that. It is rare but I do find it happening. Otherwise the series has been a lot of fun to follow from the beginning and every time I see a new installment has been released, I know where my next credit is going. Just sit back and enjoy an easy listen that is a lot of bang for your buck.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful