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Written by a Combat Pilot—Multi-Award-Winning Apocalyptic Thriller The Sector 64 books, Ambush and Retribution, have over 200 5-Star reviews on Amazon with more than 20,000 downloads! Find out why! What would you risk to save the world? Sandra just discovered she's pregnant. Then aliens invaded. Thrown to ground in the first attack, this fighter pilot might be the world's only hope. If you like action-packed, page-turning military thrillers, then you'll love the electrifying action in Dean M. Cole's apocalyptic audiobooks. Grab the Box Set Today and Save!

Book One: Ambush Independence Day meets The X-Files when Air Force fighter pilots Jake Giard and Sandra Fitzpatrick join a decades-old global conspiracy to integrate humanity into a galactic government. But when a galactic civil war spills onto our shores, plunging the planet into an otherworldly post-apocalyptic hell, can Jake and Sandy save humanity from extinction?

Book Two: Retribution Air Force Fighter Pilots Jake Giard and Sandra Fitzpatrick saved the world … twice! But That Was Yesterday. Following the apocalyptic events of Ambush, Jake must board and somehow control the advanced alien fleet of huge ships before they start falling into the Atlantic. Yesterday, Captain Sandra Fitzpatrick learned she's pregnant. Then she helped save the world. Now, she must keep her condition a secret (even from Jake, the father to be). The remnants of humanity need Sandy and her cobbled together band of warriors to somehow master the alien technology. If Jake and Sandy prevail, and if Earth's ravaged militaries can unite, can they adapt now outdated tactics to the limitless battlefield of space? And when dark galactic forces once again amass in our skies, can humanity make a stand? Grab your copy and start listening today.

What the Critics are Saying:

KirkusReviews.com: "Cole tackles the first-contact scenario with bombastic flair. His vibrant prose delivers the high-resolution imagery of a Hollywood blockbuster. A technologically riveting dream for sci-fi action fans."

AudiobookReviewer.com: "SECTOR 64 was a highly imaginative action-packed apocalyptic assault on your mind."

Audiobook-Heaven.com: "Cole has a good thing going ... His descriptions of aerial battle and his knowledge of the aircraft themselves fascinated me ... Sector 64 is a great read."

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Great story and narration

All I can say is that this book held me spellbound. The narrator brought it fully and completely to life. The story itself was captivating and so well done. I am so glad I bought books one and two at the same time, because if I had had to wait for book 2, it would’ve drove me crazy. The ending was great. There was closure And it all fit together so well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not sure if Dean Cole has a competitor in Sci-Fi

What did you love best about Sector 64 Box Set?

First off, I have to say I was totally blown away by his latest book, Solitude. That being said, I immediately bought the boxed set of this series because that man can write stuff that I can LOVE! Sector 64 is different though. It's really good, do not get me wrong, but it is not up to the caliber of Solitude. That means it is STILL an awesome story though. Dean's mind takes you places that you couldn't have even imagined, much less developed into a compelling alien story. The best part of Sector 64 was the relationship between Jake and Sandra. You couldn't help but love these two, and want them to live through all that is coming at them, and Dean has a healthy dose of funny that makes them SO real!

What did you like best about this story?

I can tell the author is a science fiction nut like me. Star Trek, Star Wars, some people just dream of space and the infinite possibilities there. He not only has a great imagination, but his attention to detail in describing the piloting motions, and the way three men interract with each other shows two different dimensions to his personality that are so varied, and pull you in even deeper to the story. In the beginning, he makes your heart break because of what happens, the humanity in that... being pushed across paper first, then into an audio experience is amazing. Many authors can do it, but Dean makes it seems easy, and it cannot possibly be, not many people can make me gasp and have tears falling form my eyes.

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

Mike Ortego is a good narrator. He is not my number one, but I can't say anything negative about him, we all have our favorites. He has the right talent and seems to love what he does. He just is not my favorite, takes nothing away from him though.

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

It was, but I couldn't. It was 22 hours long because I bought the boxed set. I have to sleep at least 6 hours when I work, or I am a road hazard :p

Any additional comments?

Yes, in fact, there is. While I did not love this book to the extent I loved Solitude, it's only because it WASN'T Solitude. This is a solid, stand up sci-fi book that stands on it's own and it's my fault I read them in the wrong order. This author is the next amazing writer in the book business. In my opinion, his publisher neds to make sure he gets the right narrators for audible users so that his words are out there in the best possible light. These are not just fun reads. They are fun reads that make your world feel different. They change you. I can't wait for more.

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Good book

Good book , but could have been much shorter, a lot of filler which was unnecessary.

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action packed apocalyptic assault on your mind

SECTOR 64: Ambush: Sector 64 Book One
Cole creates a parallel world, or is it? Where humans are actually decedents of the most technologically advanced beings in the universe. They came to Earth and integrated with the neanderthals and this is why humans had evolved so quickly.

Jake Giard and Airforce captain given the, what I will call, promotion of a lifetime. Being chosen to be introduced to and acquainted with amazingly advanced aircraft, or space craft, depending on where you’re flying. During his technology tour the arch enemies of our ancestors come to destroy us to hurt them.

Then there is Giards girlfriend Sandra Fitzpatrick who wakes up under attack from alien creatures. While fighter planes are no match against the advanced race, she has only one thing one her mind. “Are my parents ok?”. Thus she must navigate a once familiar landscape that is now war torn, but where are the casualties? Only piles of clothes remain of the citizens caught in the path of destruction.

As with most apocalyptic scenarios that I am familiar with. Only the really sick and demented seem to survive these situations and are put in Sandy’s path.

SECTOR 64: Ambush was a highly imaginative action packed apocalyptic assault on your mind. Take everything that you think you know about the current military, the knowledge that we are alone in the universe, and flip it upside-down. I will continue to listen to this series.

Retribution: Sector 64 Book Two **NOTE: Below could contain spoilers to the first book, read with caution***
Something that hit me about half way through was how similar this second book was to the first. Both books having the same thing at stake, the entire human race. Only if you think of the Argonian’s as humans. Then there is the very eerily similar endings, I won’t go in to details because it would be a spoiler.

I do not know if this was just the way the story was written or if it goes to the narration. But, other than the chapter brakes, there didn’t seem to be anything other than a very slight pause between sections where the storyline would switch up. Making it difficult to know exactly what is happening at every moment. Seemed like each time I was up to speed with who I was with, it would switch.

All in all Retribution was an entertaining interstellar science fiction war story. With enough technology to keep the science lovers happy and plenty of other things to keep the fiction lovers happy. If you listened to the first book already, good for you, you are probably going to get this book anyway. While the second book wraps up the story well with no cliffhanger ending, it is not nearly as epic. Mainly because the energy that was in the first, would have been nearly impossible to carry over to the second.

All that being said I would recommend this series to lovers of science fiction or military fiction fans as it does have a lot to offer as an entire series. It has everything that one could wish for from action and tension, a little romance, characters that you will love to hate, and an ending that bring closure.

The shining star of Michael Ortego’s performance was again the his portrayal of the lizard people. Reaching way down inside to produce voices that sounded as alien as they did primal. Doing this and also keeping it understandable. However, many of his other voices were so similar I found it difficult at times to know who was talking or if it was just the story going bye. Ortego was able to change the pacing as needed for the action scenes that helps so much in bringing the heart rate up. The production was clean and smooth with no discernible hiccups or errors.

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enjoyable

I felt that this was an enjoyable story good performance. I would like to see another book.

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  • Shalome
  • MAGNOLIA, TX, US
  • 10-30-17

Good series

Good narration and story line, nice use of scientific possibility for humanity's future. well done.

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Formulaic

All the good reviews cannot save this series for me. Narrator sounds like a grandpa but the characters are young. The gender roles and characters are stereotypes and boring. The technical chatter was dry. I didn't make it past hour two. Waste of a credit.

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Sardonic

Author really likes the word sardonic. Very uneven story that jumps around ... skip this one.

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  • P. J.
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 10-11-18

A Sardonic tale

Today's word is "sardonic", she said with a sardonic smile.
The author loves that word. It made me chuckle as I listened for each additional use. Not overused, but interesting.
- Fast moving storyline.
- Plenty of descriptive tech.
- An interesting take on how the Roswell legend came about.
* The narrator is very good. His voice is made for storytelling.
*** Read (listen to) the prequel first. (Sector 64: First Contact)
https://www.audible.com/pd/Sector-64-First-Contact-Audiobook/B073DN97NM?ref=a_lib_c4_libItem_18_B073DN97NM&pf_rd_p=ae76b2bb-e63d-4a67-b357-dab3dee05ca1&pf_rd_r=GPC39M5D5FGYBEDMRYRY&

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Just an OK story

Seemed to be overly long winded. It felt like a short story that was stretched into a full length book.
It was not terrible but did seem to have a lot of filler type sections.

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  • john carter
  • 11-14-17

good book but found it drone on and on and on .

struggled to finish reading the last quarter of the book disaster after disaster to the point of idiocy.

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  • what what
  • 05-05-17

faint and unimaginative

Sorry to say but its rather boring story line. But who knows maybe its just not my thing. Just couldn't get into it at all, stuff somewhat happens but storyline is so weak I couldn't focus on it.

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  • sfak107
  • 04-05-17

Starts off a promising story then dulls significantly

The narrator is good and keeps it interesting for a while then the story gets boring. Sadly lacking in excitement.

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  • Christopher Edwards
  • 08-08-17

New depths of terrible

What disappointed you about Sector 64 Box Set?

This is perhaps the worst book ever written. The characters are terrible, only surpassed in their horrible triteness by the apalling dialogue. The misogyny and sexism whenever the sole female character enters the story is like having teeth pulled with a hatchet. The worst though is the story itself. Never have I encountered a more predictable "got this from a corn flakes box" storyline. It is just rubbish. They say a room full of monkeys with typewriters would eventually write Shakespeare, well this horror is the other 99%. Do not buy this book. In fact, go wash your hands (and eyes) now just from looking at the cover.

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  • Gene W
  • 08-02-17

no research boring

this writer knows nothing about military operations about the military in general nor about Pilots.
he has Conflict for conflict sake that has nothing to do with the story.
it's really hard to listen to It's I find it impossible to suspend my disbelief do not buy this book.

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  • Katy
  • 06-01-17

corny but harmless

sterotypical corny GI joes save the planet. very shallow but entertaining in a good guys bad guy's way. no shades of grey here!

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  • Bradley
  • 11-05-16

Ok Sci-Fi with some ok Military Action

Whilst the narrator did a good job ensuring each character had a unique voice, I often found my attention drifting and not really caring too much. I was kind of invested in the characters but at the same time I often didn't care.
Best thing is that hopefully the author gets better from here. Won't be on my list to listen to though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful