Frontlines

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 29,159 ratings

Terms of Enlistment Publisher's Summary

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.

The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.

©2014 Mark Kloos (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Terms of Enlistment

    • Frontlines, Book 1
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,911
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,899

    The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid military sci-fi.

    • By DAVE on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Lines of Departure

    • Frontlines, Book 2
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,290

    Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the solar system. Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is Commonwealth Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the first book

    • By David on 03-14-15

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  • Book 2.1

    • Lucky Thirteen

    • Frontlines, Book 2.1
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    The story of rookie pilot Lt. Halley's first drop ship command. (A short story in the Terms of Enlistment universe.)

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but 5 bucks for 33 minutes is just wrong

    • By Brendan M McTague on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $8.39

  • Book 2.2

    • Measures of Absolution

    • Frontlines, Book 2.2
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    In the aftermath of the Battle of Detroit, Corporal Jackson finds out how the 365th AIB got a mauling in the Public Residence Clusters, and why the Territorial Army may have lost control over a big chunk of Detroit. A novella in the Terms of Enlistment universe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • doesn't really add anything

    • By Callian on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $8.39

  • Book 3

    • Angles of Attack

    • Frontlines, Book 3
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,528

    The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story! Preformance was well done!

    • By Mike Morrow on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • Chains of Command

    • Frontlines, Book 4
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,295
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,980

    The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Becoming a bit too repetitive

    • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

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  • Book 5

    • Fields of Fire

    • Frontlines, Book 5
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245

    Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation of the series!

    • By Mgarneau on 03-02-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 6

    • Points of Impact

    • Frontlines, Book 6
    • By: Marko Kloos
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184

    Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Allen on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $17.49