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The Retro War Audiobook

The Retro War

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Publisher's Summary

The Synchronicity War is over, and the insectoid beachheads in our spiral arm have been destroyed, but the aftermath of the war holds some nasty surprises for humanity and its loyal AI allies. Somebody is messing with the human time line. Is it the friendlies, the sogas, the insectoids, or a new race?

This stand-alone novel set in the Synchronicity War universe has new human and AI characters. Find out what happened to Valkyrie, Casanova, Iceman, Gunslinger, and the other Rim AIs. The Retro War spans time and space in a galactic chess game with humans and their AIs as the pawns.

©2014 Dietmar Wehr (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Steve 03-24-17
    Steve 03-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "My Brain Hurts"

    Interesting premise and good characters, but the execution is lacking. Using time travel as a military technology both saves and dooms the human race in at least 5 different time lines. I am sure some ppl will like this, but I like it when the hero wins. Victor Shilo dies over and over... everything he does makes things worse. His last death actually seems to save the day, but I am guessing it will prove to be bad for humans when the next book comes out. it is just too depressing to read about the hero failing and dying over and over. I really liked the characters and the universe, but the time travel thing baked my brain and the depressing story line just ruinef it for me. Luke Daniels us great though.

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    Steve 12-15-16
    Steve 12-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great story"

    I really enjoyed this book and the Synchronicity War series. Luke Daniels does another awesome job of bringing the characters to life.

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    Cerebral Mischief 09-20-16 Member Since 2013

    I've been writing software for over twenty years. Most of the books in my collection are science fiction or computer related materials.

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    "I was so happy to see this release!"

    I absolutely loved the Synchronicity Wars series and was very pleased with the new release of this book! I can only hope that the story continues.. It's awesome to hear from old friends and even meet some new people in the story. To the author: PLEASE keep this story going!!!

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    charlie iron 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    loved the series from start to finish. Luke Daniels narration is awesome as always. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes space Sci fi type story's. Interesting temporal concepts too.

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    Frank 07-05-17
    Frank 07-05-17 Member Since 2015

    Ok,so I had the best intentions.I started listening for work, but now I'm re-discovering the classic sci-fi books that I read as a kid.

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    "Good thing gone too far"
    Any additional comments?

    So first off....Luke Daniels, He is one of the best readers out there. He is one guy who brings different personalities into his voice and inflection....I now look for books read by him.<br/><br/>This last of the series is a good idea that just went on a little too long. With all the time travel and rewriting of what has happened.....well it became a little tedious after a while. The story is well told, all of the AI personalities are great (and brought to life by Mr. D).<br/><br/>Over all it is a good series and the first couple of books are the best....but you know how it is when you get into a decent series.....you HAVE to finish the last book.<br/><br/>Will certainly look for more books by this author.

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    Michael 03-21-17
    Michael 03-21-17

    What an amazing thing a book… to step out of our lives, if just for a moment, to a different world of fantastic new ideas and possibilities.

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    "I like a series tied up well, this book untied it"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    This after series additional book did not follow the well rounded ending of the four book Synchronicity Wars series. I found myself deciding not to include it in my own thinking as part of the series. I really enjoyed the extensive character building over so many different situations in the Synchronicity Wars and I felt that this book really undid much of that.


    Any additional comments?

    I strongly suggest buying the four books in the Synchronicity Wars series. This ranks among my favorite books along with The Lost Fleet series. This stand alone book really didn't add to the series.

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    Michal 02-17-17
    Michal 02-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story "

    I really enjoy the synchronicity war series and this one is no different. It does tie up the lose ends.

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    Gregor 10-28-16
    Gregor 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining an thought provoking."

    A very action 0acked and enjoyable read. You'll never see time the same way again

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    Morten Duckert Rasted Copenhagen, Denmark 10-17-16
    Morten Duckert Rasted Copenhagen, Denmark 10-17-16

    Morten D. Rasted

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    "First class military sci-fi"
    What did you love best about The Retro War?

    I't hard to tell, I love just about all of it


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Victor Shiloh and Iceman


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

    The AI's made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    This book is supposed to stand alone, but I don't agree with that. Please do yourself a favour and read (or listen to) "The Synchronicity War" series first. And I hope the author will write a successor.

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    Will228 10-01-16
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    "Amazing!"

    A great way time end the series, lots of great twists and turns. very typical of the author and the book series.

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  • Maria2702
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    4/24/17
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    "Gave me a headache!"
    Would you try another book written by Dietmar Wehr or narrated by Luke Daniels?

    Yes to both. Author and narrator. Luke Daniels is one of my favourite narrators but even he struggles in this book, particularly with the AIs portrayals. I've read the Synchronicity War books by Wehr and would recommend them.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If the mechanics of time travel is your thing, this might be for you but as I said - HEADACHE! The author went into too much detail and the result was confusing and replaced the 'action' of the other books.


    Do you think The Retro War needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I won't be reading any follow-up.


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    4/5/17
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    "sat up all night couldn't put it down"

    as usual Luke Daniels is brilliant and having been entranced with synchronicity war, I am not disappointed with the Retro War. I cannot think of any part of this book I could single out. the whole thing is great

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  • Darren
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    9/11/16
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    "It just ok..."

    It was like the story was meant to be a few books but then cut in to one, it doesn't allow you to develop any emotion for new characters. So while not a bad book it's not a great book either.

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