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The Ember War Audiobook

The Ember War: Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2

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Publisher's Summary

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance.

In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival. Earth will need a fleet. One with a hidden purpose. One strong enough to fight a battle against annihilation.

The Ember War is the first installment in an epic military sci-fi series. If you enjoyed A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo and The Last Starship by Vaughn Heppner, then you'll love this explosive adventure with constant thrills and high stakes from beginning to end.

The Ruins of Anthalas, book 2: An ancient holocaust holds the key to humanity's survival.

Only a sliver of mankind survived the Xaros invasion. With Earth's defenses in ashes, nothing can stop the aliens' inevitable return. Hope arrives through a cryptic message from a long-lost alien race, promising the means to rebuild the shattered space fleet. Captain Valdar takes one of the last strike carriers, the Breitenfeld, and his shell-shocked crew on a desperate mission to the dead world. Unfortunately humans aren't the only power that received the ancient message....

The Ruins of Anthalas is the second book in The Ember War Saga, a military sci-fi space opera. If you like David Weber and John Ringo with a touch of Isaac Asimov, then you'll love this fast-paced and captivating adventure where humanity survives at the edge of a knife.

©2015 Richard Fox (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    bhagat mississauga, ontario, Canada 04-30-17
    bhagat mississauga, ontario, Canada 04-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I want to be ARMOUR"

    I am quadriplegic and applaud Mr Fox's creativity in turning the disabled into powerful mech warriors. This is the first series I listened to where the disabled play an integral part of the story. The battles and fast paced action is entertaining but one of the core principles of the series is inspiring: ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS human, alien, AI, tube grown humans, disabled, robots etc. Sentience is the means by which the universe is self-ware.

    GOTT MIT UNS!

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    Jim "The Impatient" 12-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A COUPLE OF BULLETS AND FOUL LANGUAGE TO DEFEND"

    OURSELVES
    The book starts out pretty good with a Scott Meyer type opening. Then the book jumps ahead in time and all imagination is replaced with clichéd, cardboard cutout characters and action. Hard core military fans and the paid help seem to like it a lot. You probably know what you like, so if your looking for some shoot-em up action, this is your cup of tea. Did you know that the American Flag is so superior to all other flags, that after sitting on the top of a pole for thirty years in bad weather and good, it will still wave?

    YOUR EYES ARE SECRETING
    Luke Daniels is excellent as always.

    58 of 76 people found this review helpful
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    The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem 07-27-17
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    "Everything you ever wanted in space warfare."

    Space marines, giant robot armor, space battles, manipulative AI, mysterious aliens, and a human race struggling to start over from scratch while fighting a war that they have little understanding of...what more could you want?

    "The Ember War" is so satisfyingly entertaining for science fiction adventure fans that it is a wander that it isn't a household name yet. The writing for it all has so much personality and characterization that the story's pacing is perfect. Richard Fox did a fantastic job putting this story together.

    Then Luke Daniels does the narration and the audiobook experience will hook any listener instantly for the entire read through books 1 and 2. His ability to add personality to all these characters and make you care about each of them just using his voice is incredible.

    "The Ember War" is definitely a series this reviewer will continue to follow and is highly, HIGHLY, recommended to anyone who has ever enjoyed any science fiction adventure on any form of media. Played "Halo" or "Mass Effect"? Watched "Robotech" or "Stargate SG-1"? Have you read "I, Robot" or "Enders Game"? Everything you have ever loved about any of those examples can be found here.

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    Amazon Customer 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "absolutely fell into this story."

    loved it totally fell into this story. great science fiction and military tradition. coming from an infantryman

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    James 07-13-17
    James 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Cast of dozens, one actor"

    A unique take on aliens invade earth type sci-fi. The reader is amazing and creates a unique voice for each of the dozens of characters.

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    Sheldon Augusta, ME, United States 05-27-16
    Sheldon Augusta, ME, United States 05-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I just don't understand the hype."

    Overall it's not a bad listen, there are moments where you actually care what is going on. Mostly though it's two dimensional characters playing out a story the feels like you've already heard it a dozen times from a dozen different authors. I got this because of the narrator and Luke Daniels is still good though he does mispronounce a few things here and there.

    My biggest concern is that I had very little desire to listen to the book at all. It wasn't fun, entertaining, witty, interesting, dynamic, or really any of the things you'd like to hear in a good book. I guess I'd compare this to microwave macaroni and cheese. It's not actually bad, but it isn't really good either.

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    matiaz 07-21-17
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    "amazing "

    i enjoy these types of books and cound not stop listening to this one im ready for the next one

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    Evan R. Erdberg 06-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "solid earth redemption story"

    I highly recommend this series. great story line about the end of earth and our redemption in the universe against insurmountable odds.

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    "Started slow"

    The series started slow and was a bit of a struggle for me at first. But, it did get more interesting and I ended up really enjoying it. I plan on going through the whole series.

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    Jane 06-18-17
    Jane 06-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book and a wonderful reader"

    The only problem I have is the massive hand wave and dismissal to their technology advancements

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  • Mark Page
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    "Very enjoyable fast-paced space story."

    I enjoyed these two fast-paced works of art immensely. Lovable characters, with nail biting twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat till the very end. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ben L
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    "Very good space saga let down not by the narration but by the narrators accents."

    Great book but terrible accents from the narrator. Being Scottish I was a little upset but the Scandinavian was like Indian!

    Really had to stick at listening for the first 3 chapters

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    "Quite good"
    What did you like most about The Ember War?

    The pace of the book was ok and there is clearly a lot of s one to the series. All is good except the Scottish accent. Omg


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  • Paul Farmer
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    "A good space Opera"

    A good old yarn. Bits of lots of sci fi stories from battlestar galactica to stargate and star trek. Some interesting twists along the way and well performed throughout. Now I've got to listen to the next five in the series, oh well there goes £100!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ben smith
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    "BY FAR THE BEST SCI-FI YOU COULD HOPE FOR"

    This series all 9 books is amazing. the story the visuals, the humor and the tears. Im not good with words myself so my review could never do this series justice. just amazing I am sure I will listen and even read this set of books before my times up x

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  • CJSILV
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    "love it"

    great books looking forward to listing to the other's have a listen it's worth it

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  • Edward Neil Rigby
    8/12/17
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    "The ember war: Publisher's pack, books 1 & 2."

    Loved it and got into the characters in both books. Enjoyed the stories and they held my attention. Looking forward to reading the next book in series.

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  • Smudger444
    8/8/17
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    "Great SiFi Concentration needed."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ember War to be better than the print version?

    This SiFi story is very interesting, there is some tech and I found I had to concentrate, and sometimes repeat a chapter so that I understood the story correctly, but this is just what I wanted, One can, with imagination, put yourself in that story, and become trapped in that world. I loved it, and a good narrator makes a difference too. well done and thank you.


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  • SCW
    8/7/17
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    "Good book but narrator not to my taste."

    Good book but narrator not to my taste, shame as the book is good overall. Please stop the Scottish accent..detracts not adds...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Trog Father
    Wigan
    7/10/17
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    "Wow"
    If you could sum up The Ember War in three words, what would they be?

    Outgunned
    Outnumbered
    Alone


    What did you like best about this story?

    Your given very little detail to start with and there is very little information about the alien menace to start with. The cliff hanger at the end leaves you desperate to get the next book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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