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This is not a joke. There's no safety in this. The danger is real. It's everywhere and nowhere at once. People will lie to you, and that's okay. They're supposed to. To protect you. 

Tommy Sampson didn't like that train of thought, but such was the world in which he grew up. A life of endless war, from childhood to his years as an army medic. Wars fought by a corrupt government that stretched across the galaxy against a group of intergalactic cannibal terrorists that could strike at any moment. 

Some days it was hard to tell which group was worse. Some days they were the same group.

When the Belron War veterans came home, the war came with them. Tommy wasn't so sure he could survive another round.

©2017 Derwin Lester II (P)2018 Derwin Lester II

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Reads Like A Diary

I very much enjoyed the interlocking stories of the various veterans, and the narration as performed by Theo Holland. He brought out a dimension I think I would have missed just reading to it to myself.

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  • RJ
  • 05-22-20

Time travel loose ends!

This story started well. My hopes for another interesting tale from Derwin Lester, as I have almost come to expect. The account of Tommy Sampson did not disappoint. When the story branched off into different timelines Mr. Lester lost me for a bit. I had to go back to listen more closely. It’s a good story, interesting, and makes references to other books. It won’t be one of my favorites but we can’t be perfect can we? I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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good lite listen

I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

This story, was quite an enjoyable listen. It does feel as though the author switches the story up toward the end going somewhat off the rails. despite this, the author manages to pull everything together at the end (plot holes be damned). This story follows several different characters, namely an ex soldier who seems to be wandering after leaving the military following a planetary war the book is named after. This book has many allusions to real world events both glaring and more subtle. Overall this book was a lite listen. The narrator does a decent job overall, the narrator's (at times) clipped or halted way of speaking would normally take away from a story for me but I found it worked (if not well, was serviceable) for this story. The telling of different stories within the main story, especially with the jumping around, might turn some away as it almost did me, but isn't too much of a distraction and thus didn't bother me enough to do so. Overall, I'd recommend this book if you enjoy military scifi, just don't expect too much world building or hard scifi and you'll find it enjoyable as well.

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Veterans of the Belron war

This was a good story to listen to. A fun story to follow. I got lost a time or two but that just makes you pay more attention. It was two parts combined . it was written good. I received a free copy of this book and that has no influence on my review. Theo Holland does a great job narraiting this book.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 12-28-19

Tommy, get up. Time to feed the chickens.

This is a strange book, very easy to read, simply written, but presented in a curious way as an assortment of writings by or about two main individuals. Part first person journal, part narrative construction of occurring incidents in a decade and an half period following the destruction of Earth. Although disparate sections are clearly headed, the author of that chapter can vary, and this is initially slightly confusing. But as the story moves on becoming ever more bizar, switching subject, time and location, or not, an amorphous, all round, encompassing picture emerges - really clever in it's simplicity.

Narration is by Theo Holland. His simple, laid back, accented voice with a slur of the rustic southern fits around the characters elegantly, the fun irony of part of the story being eventually a successful self published ebook captured therein. Characters are differentiated, but not greatly. Not is this needed. Car better as it is, more, well, ambiguous. A good performance, easy on the ear.

This story of returning veterans of war caught up in further conf!ict, both internal and external, is refreshingly different. Some action but not heavily packed, more personal, it set in a background of terminal terror. Quite delicious. I was very fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy of Veterans of the Belron War, by the rights holder at my request via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. It was unusual, absorbing and great fun: well worth reading by all S.F.fans. He prepared for something a little different.