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Publisher's Summary

Science fiction with a dystopian, post-apocalyptic twist, listen to the complete Planetsider Trilogy as a single boxed set.

No.1 Best Seller in Space Opera Science Fiction 

From book 1: 

Ethan is a ranger, sworn to protect his walled settlement from the dangers of his ravaged wasteland planet. One night, a mysterious light thunders overhead and Ethan investigates, discovering a crashed spacecraft and two soldiers from a moon base he didn’t even know existed. Captain Salus and Commander Kurren have risked everything to find a Planetsider to help save their people. Ethan needs them to answer questions that have haunted him all his life – what happened to his world and why?  

Seduced by the prospect of learning the truth, Ethan agrees to help Captain Salus and Commander Kurren. Disobeying the orders of his council, he travels to the UEC outpost on the moon. There Ethan gets his answers, but the truth only leads to more questions and more doubts.   

To make matters worse, Kurren and Salus are not the only ones looking for a Planetsider. An enemy faction, trapped on an orbital space station, will stop at nothing to capture Ethan, and prevent him from helping the UEC. With time running out to save the moon base, Ethan agrees to embark on a dangerous mission to recover vital technology set adrift in a radiation field that only a Planetsider can survive.  

But his ship is intercepted by the rival faction and Ethan is taken to the space station. There he meets the faction’s leader, who turns his life upside down and inside out. Everything he thought he knew was a lie.   

Plucked from a life of ignorance and obscurity, Ethan is thrust into the center of a war that has raged for over a century – a war that created the world he grew up in. Yet fate has a cruel sense of irony, because now the survival of two entire civilizations rests in the hands of a solitary Planetsider. 

An edge-of-your-seat blend of Mil-SF action & classic apocalyptic science fiction. Perfect for fans of space opera and classic apocalyptic sci-fi.

Finalist in the Independent Audiobook Awards 2020 (Apocalyptica).

©2018 GJ Ogden (P)2020 GJ Ogden

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Not worth your time

Unlikable characters, mediocre story, and smug sounding narrator who delivered every line of dialog as a whiny shout. Have you notice that this site only shows 5 star reviews?

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Excellent!

Very long, to be expected as it's a complete series, but also quite riveting and highly entertaining. Great series and I highly recommend it. Narration was top notch as well.

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Interesting mix of apocalyptic and sci-fi

This is the first to third book I have read/listened to by this author and I am glad I was able to listen to all three books at once. Each book nicely wraps up a segment of the overall story but leaves an opening into the next. We get to see the story from the perspective of many of the the planetsiders as well as the people on the moon base and space station.
I really like the mix of Sci-fi and the apocalyptic event. The radiation on the planet mutates people and they become very aggressive and cannibalistic, similar to but also different from the typical concept of zombies.

I would listen to this series again. It’s quite enjoyable.

This is the first to third book I have listened to by this narrator ( J.S. Arquin ). His style is definitely as one reading the story, but he still manages to bring out the personalities of the characters. His character voices are not overly distinct, but are mostly distinguishable. His female voices are ok. It is a very pleasant listen and his narration did not detract from the story.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence, I don’t really recall any swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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Dreadful

After several long hours I realized that I didn't like any of the very one dimensional characters and frankly don't care if any of them survived.

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Annoying

There’s something about this story that irritates me. I don’t know if it’s the narrators lack of conveying emotion, or the general story. The characters tend to become needy and romantic in dire situations and become oblivious to everything around them. They also are completely inconsistent, we’re mortal enemies and now we’re allies. You were a lier and now I trust you. The only thing consistent was wanting to turn it off.

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Terrible Reader

I could not finish this series. Made it half way through the first book. The reader is unbearable. I listened to the sample and thought I could overlook it, or just get used to it. I was wrong. 1 wasted credit.

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Narrator is the downfall for me.

I know everyone can't be RC Bray, but the narration in this book was just not to my liking. At one point i was happy someone died because the voice the narrator gave them annoyed the hell out of me, I've never had that in any other book I've listened to. Imo it seemed like the narrator really did not want to read this book.

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  • 12-13-21

sounded like a good idea

would have been better as a narrative story. the dialog is awful. summer has got to be the worst character ever created. that's saying a lot in a series with poor character development

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Science Fiction & Dystopic

GJ Ogden has combined the elements of both science fiction and dystopian genres in this trilogy. Each book is filled with edge of your seat action and twists and turns the reader doesn't see coming. I enjoyed the audiobook so much that I had to purchase a Kindle copy of the trilogy. J. S. Arquin does a great job with the narration by giving each character a distinct voice. This makes each character seem more real and that adds to the enjoyment of the story. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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better than expected

this was a lot better than i was expecting and i would recomend giving this a listen

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  • Wendy
  • 10-04-21

very good

I personally did not like the voice of the reader. However I emensly enjoyed the story. I felt it constructed very. The characters were engaging, and the end was brilliant.

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  • David H.
  • 04-12-21

narrated is not good

with out upseting the narrator . he just need to stop doing female voices it just dose not work for him this is why i cant play this any more

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-14-20

"Temper, temper, Red Hair"

A collection of the three books comprising the Planetsider Trilogy: Planetsider, The Second Call (chapter 32) and The Last of the Firsts (chapter 72).. Together the form both a post apocalyptic and an apocalyptic tale, but one still with hope.
Unusual and well written stories with fully developed characters - Perhaps too much so as I took such a dislike to one of the central (goodie) players that I have been forced to downgrade the star rating to four.

Narration by J.S.Arquin was superb. With fully individual and appropriate voicings for every protagonist, be their part large or small, he also captured their emotions, despair, temper tantrums, wonder and love, and the text reading between speech was beautifully paced, we!l cadenced and delightfully easy on the ear. An outstanding performance and one which helped carry this reader pleasurable through from the immediately captivating start to the conclusion over 32 hours later.

I was extremely fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy of The Planetsider Trilogy, at my request, by the rights holder via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. I very much enjoyed being transported to another, albeit devastated, world to spend time with the inhabitants of Forest Gate Settlement, and Ethan, in particular and accompany both him and Maria, together with their various companions, on their turbulent and emotional journeys of hope, love, betrayal, fear and fighting. At times thought provoking, always edgy, yet simple, I commend this trilogy to all who enjoy military action thrillers, science fiction or are simply interested in people interacting with each other.

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  • Zane O Yates
  • 12-15-21

Great simple trilogy

A good fun story, great characters, 3 worlds in one.
Listen to all three books back to back and sorry the ride is over.

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  • Brad
  • 05-01-21

Disappointing not worthy of being a audiobook

Sorry i love these kind of books but this was terrible. Poor plot and unrealistic behaviour from characters. Adults acting like children to develop a plot was annoying.