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Enlisting was his only ticket out.

Raised fatherless in a galactic Brinktown, Joe Pikeman only ever wanted to escape.

The Galactic Guard offered that escape, with the promise of regular meals to boot. Now Joe is a full Guardsman, with his own ship and a snide partner bot who hates humans almost as much as he hates other bots.

To the pirates he hunts, Joe is known as the Butcher. His bloody reputation has landed him in the center of a sweeping conspiracy that threatens to stamp out the galaxy’s last surviving human settlements.

As Joe races against time to salvage what’s left of his species, one thing becomes crystal clear: You can never escape your past.

It all starts on Earth, humanity’s deserted homeworld....

©2020 Scott Bartlett (P)2020 Scott Bartlett

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  • Joe
  • 2021-01-28

No surprises

The pacing of the story isn't the greatest. There was a large stretch where I struggled to pay attention. The story is basically another off brand Star Wars Jedi clone with a less interesting universe to inhabit. Definitely not worth revisiting for another listen.

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scattered thoughts, could have been a better told

the writers thoughts obviously excited him to write faster than a story should be told, it cam off as a scattered mix of ideas that should have been slowed down.
seemed more juvenile than it could have been.

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Great

This series was great. The perfect amount of action, humor, and drama. If you love sci-fi I highly recommend

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  • Richard
  • 2020-10-15

Scott and Mark marvelous again!!!

I absolutely love this series!! Scott Bartlett and Mark Boyett have, once again, delivered Military SciFi GOLD! The protagonist, Joe, “the Butcher” Pikeman is such a deep and memorable character that he pulled me in and had me feeling alternately, sorrow and anger for him!! Joe’s daughter is a memorable character as well, especially for computer folks! This is a really great work, and I would recommend it to any fan of military SciFi/Space opera!

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  • Gregg
  • 2020-10-14

Mind blowing sci-fi concepts

The scope of the shattered galaxy series makes you feel smaller in the universe with each novel you listen to.
The concepts are well researched and Scott’s writing shows great imagery and imagination.
The narrator is exceptional, and really brings life to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-27

A Great Story

I have listened to a lot of Scott's work over the years, and being able to just plug into a whole series of his without interruption is a truly priceless experience. Scott's approachable and endearing characters go through very realistic troubles, both external and internal, and mercilessly pull you into their well-developed worlds. All of this while giving us sci-fi nerds the realistic and well-researched future tech we so desperately yearn for. Well done sir, well done.

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  • Brian Baker
  • 2020-10-24

An epic fantasy adventure set in a scifi universe

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this audio book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Scott Bartlett weaves an epic adventure from the edge of the galaxy to the core in an original narrative that is quite believable. Mark Boyett uses excellent acting to convey the voices of the different characters.

I really enjoyed this story. The author does borrow from other scifi properties such as "Ready Player One" and "Star Wars", but I don't see how the story could've been written without them. The protagonist faces boss battles that require such abilities. The story flows and the protagonist follows the clues to uncover a galaxy-wide conspiracy that is far older than he believes. I'm glad he didn't kill the dog.

Sadly, teenage daughters are teenage daughters the galaxy over.

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  • Nicholas Kuncaitis
  • 2020-10-17

a great story

almost 28 hours, greatly narrated, and a wonderful sci fi novel. a must read for science fiction lovers.

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  • Brent Tuggle
  • 2020-10-15

Another great one from Scott and Mark!

Enjoyed the Unsung some months ago. The rest of the story is just as good!. There were a lot of twists and turns I didn't expect, but very much enjoyed!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-27

Another amazing series by Scott

I've been obsessed with Scott's books since I first discovered them in March, and this series is no exception. Scott does an amazing job bringing you into the universe and developing his characters. Any fan or sci-fi should read this. Can't wait to read more of his books!

Mark Boyett does an amazing job narrating the books as usual, an excellent choice I'm happy to see used in all of Scott's books that I've listened to.

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  • Eddie D. Moore
  • 2020-10-15

Awesome

Excellent story and a break from reality. The narrator dose a wonderful performance. you won't regret this purchase.

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  • Julia Monzon
  • 2020-10-22

Totally worth one credit or even three.

Although I had already purchased these books on Audible I received a free copy of the boxed set recording which is nice because I don't have to search for the individual books.

So, in order to write this review I decided to listen a bit to refresh my memory, but once I started, I couldn't stop! So now you how I spent my 3 day weekend. This is one of my favorites from this prolific writer.

I don't believe in spoilers but I can tell you that this book has some different elements that make it a cut above your regular military spacer book. Let's see, AIs, human minds in an alternate digital universe, a little mystic magic, fantastic creatures and some RPG mixed in for good measure.

It sounds like a hodgepodge but it flows nicely and does not interrupt the story at all. Actually, its part of the story. I like that it has a family in it (oooops a spoiler) and reflects believable family issues Each book is great on it's own but together it's almost a saga, I did say I couldn't stop listening right?

Mark Boyett as the narrator moves the story along at a good pace and you always know which characters is which.

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  • Labinot H.
  • 2020-10-21

an amazing ride with grounded ideals!!!

weather ur a gamer or an "in the real" fan, this book is for you!!! this author has never failed me and in this series he truly delivers!!! I highly recommend this book!!!

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