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Sentinel

By: Anthony J. Melchiorri
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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Publisher's Summary

From the ashes of the ancients, a cataclysmic new threat rises.

Born on a forsaken desert planet, Cole Shaw has two options - perish from starvation and disease, or enlist in the New World Republic’s armed forces. He chooses the military. For the first time, he thinks he has a shot at a better life. But survival is not guaranteed. 

Leading an elite team of mech operators, he is deployed to a frozen planet called Ferrous where dangerous relics of a past war lurk beneath the ice and savage creatures prowl the barren wastelands. Scientists on Ferrous are chasing rumors of godlike technologies buried in the ruins of a long-extinct civilization. When Shaw and his team are assigned to protect the researchers, they face an unexpected, merciless new enemy desperate to stop them. 

An ancient secret has been awakened on Ferrous. The deadly race to claim this terrifying power has only just begun. 

Performed by Audie, Earphones, and SOVAS Award-winning R.C. Bray (Expeditionary Force, Galaxy's Edge, Hell Divers), Sentinel is a must-listen for all military sci-fi fans in search of their next great series.

©2021 Anthony J. Melchiorri (P)2021 Podium Audio

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if you're 12 to 14 year old boy well maybe this is

if you're a 12 to 14 year old boy. or the following storyline appeals to you boom boom boom everybody down oh no we're all going to die boom boom boom boom over don't make this one desperate maneuver we're all going to die boom boom boom boom boom Oh no everyone in the entire universe is going to die horrible things are happening boom boom boom boom boom Oh no one desperate last act to save the entire world I can do it. Regret all the things I've done regret all the things I've said regret regret regret worried where am I good enough Ono boom boom boom boom everybody down. well you don't have to read it now

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A breath of fresh air

Mechs in space against ancient aliens? I was thrilled to start this book after reading the synopsis and hearing Bray was attached as narrator. Nothing against all of the comedic AIs but there are too many knocks offs and I like my space opera with more grit. Sentinel packed that punch. Great action, great characters, loads of real science, and Bray at the healm. Definitely 5 stars! Can't wait for book 2.

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Oh Wow!

This story had me from the jump. Ace is the coolest dude I have met, nothing stops him and I understand his determination .
You either win the fight or lose the war. No legs wow and still willing to fight but I guess I see why. I normally don't read this type of book but the Author has not disappointed me yet so I tried it. Wow I was lost when the book ended...was like NOOOO more please I need to know...well I guess I have to wait for book 2. Great writing for a girl that don't read space book. More Please and thank you for a fun and exciting ride.

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I enjoyed it

I thought it was a very entertaining story. Will definitely get the next book when it comes out.

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action packed

great story from start to finish I really didn't want it to end and can't wait for the next book in the series, it can't come too . RC Bray... well what can I say he is my favorite narrator and my library is about 99% RC Bray narrated books.
I have a feeling this is going to be another series that I'm chomping at the bit for the next book to come out. can't recommended enough.

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Action Packed!!!!

I did not think that I could like a book or series as much as the Tide series but this was amazing! I can not wait for the next installment. the narrator R.C. Bray was amazing he really brought the story to life. Melchiorri's books just keep getting better and better!

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Great Start

Looking forward to the next installment, hopefully it won't be long. RC does a excellent job as usual

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Top notch narration and entertaining story

Before you listen to this book you should know it’s a military sci-fi genre. Some of the other reviewers didn’t actuall read the synopsis or get the memo. So if you expecting a unique story with some altruistic platitudes you are in the wrong place. Now, if you want pacific rim in outer space then this is your story. You will get tons of action, gruff and war weary characters, various human factions, and yes, freaky monstrous alien things.

I think the univeree has potential, but I wouldn’t expect some new fresh take on the sci-fi genre. It also goes without saying that RC Bray is the primary reason I chose this book and he didn’t dissapoint.

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Awesome Sci-fi Military Book, A Must Read

This is a great imaginative military sci-if book. I find myself yearning to listen to this genius story. R.C Bray who narrates this book does a phenomenal job with the characters. You must read this book.

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Awesome

Fast paced and full of action! Looking forward to Book 2 . Thank You for bringing such adventure to the reader .

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  • kim dixon
  • 08-30-21

Great read, eagerly awaiting the next installment

Wow, I loved this book!
I did struggle with the technical points, but my imagination took on the feel of Pacific Rim (very loose approximate I know!) but it helped me understand the tech..
R.C.Bray is my FAVOURITE reader, he has an amazing talent, Thankyou, I was gripped by about chapter 4!
Anthony J Melchiorri has a wonderful knack of making his hero's so normal, not loveable, almost under dogs and dropping them into fight of flight situations, and then making the villain so hated, your shouting at the phone!
I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Amateur Wordsmith
  • 08-26-21

Oh dear gads, how many clichés?

I struggled with this one even with RC Bray trying to work his magic. There are a few good ideas that do not get developed in a mature manner- it is clear some plot ideas are being spread ever so thin so that the author can try to spin out a series. So the pages are filled with the prtagonists getting in a big robot, to fight bigger robots, then gets in another bigger thing to fight a bigger thing and so on. All combat is only just survivable, risks are likely to kill but must be taken if not to die/lose planet/have WORST DAY EVAH yet somehow our hero is still alive etc etc and then there are annoying and pointless flashbacks. oh dear gads I will not be getting the next book in the series.

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  • Chris Spearing
  • 08-23-21

Repetitive

Lots of action which all seems the same. Only rescued by usual excellence from R C Bray

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  • Richard Bulpett
  • 11-21-22

Just a waste of talent

RC Bray deserves better than this.
Story has been overcooked so many times. Just feels like the Lord Of The Rings (Double Extendef) with a slight hint of MechWarrior 3.
I wanted "Bilbo" to die after 6 chapters!

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  • CJSILV
  • 04-27-22

Great book 📖

Great book love the story and the narration can’t wait to listen to the next book I highly recommend listening to this book
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  • darren atkinson
  • 09-29-21

A must listen

The story is gripping from the outset with tension and despair, giving way to intense action and detailed accounts of the amazing sci-fi world and the creatures within it.
I look forward to next instalment, with RC delivering his usual 1st class performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-23-21

WoW

This book scratches an itch I didn't know I had. mecha and monster what's not to love, Melchiorri has a grate imagination and the book is written well if a bit overly dramatic with some of the dialogue. But the action is almost none stop and the tension in the final chapters is spot on, And once again R.C Bray brings the book to life with his excellent narration. can't wait for the next book.

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  • Paul Jones
  • 09-26-21

awesome

Great narration of a great story, RC Bray once again (literary) breathers life to the carracter's and the story

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  • Kaillen
  • 08-28-21

it's fine I suppose...

R.C. Bray is awesome as always. but the story came across as a bit flat, it was a like a YA novel and I found I just didn't care if anyone died or survived.

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  • Matthew
  • 10-22-22

Good story, fun battles, doesn't quite add up

Evangelion meets military SciFi, cast are all unique enough to be memorable and stakes and premise keep make it a page turner

Battles are a bit odd, some foes which are blazed through in job lots during a last stand one minute, will be an epic challange 1v1 in a subsequent chapter. Protagonist will rack one or two described kills during some battles between paragraphs of sneeking or getting wrecked, then knock back beers talking about how they turned the battle the next.

Hard to feel like you were actually following the battle if it doesn't all add up.

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  • The Grim Reader
  • 10-05-22

Stock Military Sci-fi

As always, R C Bray works wonders with the source material. Sadly, the source material is very average. Often these sort of books sacrifice character development for action, and that's the problem here. The story has been done before, the characters are wafer thin and there's way too much chest thumping testosterone talk. If you like your military sci-fi as one long action scene you should check this out. However, if you want something more meaningful that doesn't sacrifice the grunt, then check out Weston Ochse.

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  • 05-10-22

Mindless fun.

I love it when the heroes have to really work for their small nearly victories.

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  • Robert Dawson
  • 04-19-22

Hard to turn off.

This book was so engaging that real life was getting in the way. You need some self control to be able to turn it off. It’s a great listen.

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  • Jayson Page
  • 08-25-21

Interesting concept but…

It felt like it was just constant bad news and impossible situations with no hope that somehow work out but still feels like more bad news . Take us on a roller coaster here, not just on a decent down down down.

Like I said, the concept is cool, but a little hope and a plan here and there might make it work better (for me).

RC Bray is amazing as always!