Soldiers of Fortune

Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Series: Omega Force, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (2,436 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Omega Force is back!

After the daring rescue of a political dissident, Omega Force is contracted to investigate a rash of violent attacks on civilian shipping lanes within a group of star systems known as the Concordian Cluster. It seems a simple enough job with a huge payday at the end, and it's exactly what the ragtag group of mercenaries needs in order to keep their ship flying and to stay one step ahead of those hunting them.

However, the further they delve into the seedy underworld of the Cluster, the more they realize they may be in over their heads. With innocent lives hanging in the balance, Captain Burke and his crew begin a desperate race to uncover who is responsible for these attacks, and why, before their ultimate goal can be realized.

Soldiers of Fortune is the follow up to the popular novel Omega Rising and the second book in the Omega Force series. It continues the adventures of Jason Burke, a lone human in space who has linked up with five other aliens to try their luck as hired guns. Their mandate: to help those who don't have the means to help themselves and never accept a job that would compromise the honor code they live by.

©2013 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Look at who's writing is getting older and better!!

When I listened to Omega Rising last October I loved the book! It was a good concept with lotsa action and fully rounded characters and you could tell this was going to be a great series! One year later when Audible finally presented the next 6 in the series, we were proved right! Soldiers of Fortune seamlessly continues where Rising stopped And there's a little more sass and confidence in the characters each of which are a treasure in themselves. And the action, the mystery, the skull-
duggery, the humor, keep you interested from chapter one. Warning: I do not recommend this book to those listeners who are compelled to make the sandwich run, check their voice mail, use the facilities during the book. You'll miss something good.... Joshua and Paul keep doing what you're doing! You're going to join the Dynamic Duos of Sci Fi!

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Crushed it

Who was your favorite character and why?

Crusher and Lucky. We get to know them both a little more.

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

Paul always brings me into the world. Great job Paul.

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

I did.

Any additional comments?

This story was a great second installment to the series. Just as engaging as the first. I'm off to the next. I think this series so far is freakin' awesome. Check it out.

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If only RC Bray could have narrated this....

This story is solid. I like the characters for the most part, but the narration is average at best. He just doesn’t have enough good voices imo. If only RC Bray could have narrated this...and everything else for that matter! Not sure I’ll continue in the series

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Critical thinkers need not apply

This is the third Dalzelle book I've tried, and while I like the adventurous tenor of the books, I finally had to admit it was too frustrating to listen to the parts of the writing that are just dumb. A human being in a completely alien civilization, and every species has the same human mannerisms. They all laugh like humans. They all shrug like humans. When they're unhappy, they all frown like humans. The only creativity displayed is in cosmetic differences, because every alien species our hero encounters is an oxygen breathing biped, just like humans. Even stupid details like time are human-centric. This alien wants to meet with our hero... in exactly one hour. Who knew that 1/24th of the Earth's rotation is a galactic standard for measuring time? Weird. Daizelle would do very well with an editor who would catch these tendencies and insist they be corrected on the 2nd draft. I consider these books a waste of my credits... but since I bought three of them, it's my own fault. I'll ask for a refund on one, but the rest I have to take accountability.

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  • 11-29-15

Blockbuster

One of the all around best thoroughly enjoyed it. Cant wait to see the movie

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Guardians of the Galaxy mixed with Firefly

What did you love best about Soldiers of Fortune?

It is a very easy book to follow along with and very entertaining.

What other book might you compare Soldiers of Fortune to and why?

Guardians of the Galaxy and Firefly

What about Paul Heitsch’s performance did you like?

Great narration

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

keep them coming

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loved this better than the first book.

well placed humor that mad me laugh out loud while in the middle of an action packed well written series.

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From the ashes, the Phenix rises again.

If you could sum up Soldiers of Fortune in three words, what would they be?

This is on the grand scale of a Golden age Space Opera. A mismatched group of mercinaries, Capt Burke an American all but abducted into space. A Galvetic Warrior ( a warrior born and bred from a society of warrior)) , A Battle Synth ( a sentient mechanical man designed for war) a Medical Doc ( Geneticist by trade) a four armed Veran ( Computer Hacker) and twingo ( blue skined, charmer of engines and all things mechanical) while dissimilar they've all found a place, a family amd a cuase. To give hope to those who have lost it in the face of much stronger adversarie..

What did you like best about this story?

How seemlessly these dissimilar characters meld into a unique fighting force. Strong characters well drawn amd engaging.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think it would have to be when a young girl draws attent to herself by running through a high society party to greet her shy fearsome friend Lucky the Battle Synth. A constructed synthetic being which almost everyone else is frightened of.

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

There are several fun bits throught out but overall it's simply a very enjoyable fun read.

Any additional comments?

This is the second book in the series. While it could easily be listened to out of sequence. It's probbetter read in order simply to enjoy the growth of the characters. It's simple great fun.

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a bit slower, but not a bad

it did drag on a bit much during the middle chapters, but it ended better. hopefully the third book will be better.

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A fun series.

This series of books is well worth the time and is one of the rare ones you will listen to again. The stories are for the most part stand alone until later in the series. The author does a great job with the basics of story and character. Nothing to heavy, just great characters and a solid story without being to formulaic.

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  • Christopher
  • 12-16-16

great book

love it can't wait for next one make you feel like you are there part of the crew

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  • Patrick Buckland
  • 07-29-16

excellent

excellent book and the performance was great would recommend to a friend not overly complicated and full of action

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-24-18

Sad

it's very sad to see what happened to me with the omega force series where no audio book is numbered for continuity and order of stories, the same thing here is listening to the expansion wars all three books just to realize that for the first time I should listen to black flet to better understand the story and to be continuity. you've lost a client who could have bought the black flet if I had not listened to the expansion wars first to know more than 50% of what's happening in black flet, it's a pity that such a good author is not in the mood to make a continuity in the titles and not miss a client.

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  • TREVOR DAVIES
  • 02-06-20

Over all great

Solders of fortune is spell binding that I cannot put it down .so l keep getting in to trouble from my wife