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Terran Strike Marines: Publisher's Pack 2

Terran Strike Marines, Book 3-4
Written by: Richard Fox, Scott Moon
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Valdar's Hammer, book three:

War has come to Syracuse, and only one team of Terran Strike Marines can save the planet. They are Valdar's Hammer.

Admiral Isaac Valdar leads the Breitenfeld, and a fleet of Dotari allies, in a last ditch attempt to break a Kesaht blockade over the human colony. Failure means the death of millions - but the aging carrier, and her commander, have a reputation for miracles.

Outnumbered and outmatched, Valdar sends his elite Strike Marines into the breach. Lieutenant Hoffman must lead his battle worn troops into the heart of a shattered moon on a desperate gamble to turn the tide. But fighting alongside the Dotari is its own challenge, and the Kesaht aren’t the only enemy to deal with....

The Beast of Eridu, book four:

An ancient beast awakens, and only Lieutenant Hoffman and his Strike Marines can put it down.

On the sweltering jungle world of Eridu, hidden in an ancient vault is an artifact which will change the course of the war against the ever-encroaching Kesaht armada. But guarding it is a deadly creature, a beast with the ability to destroy any technology it encounters. When modern equipment fails the Strike Marines, and with the fledgling human colony on Eridu under threat, they must turn to an a hero of the Ember wars and a tracker without peer.

The Ember War universe is going to change forever.

©2018 Richard Fox and Scott Moon (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • JF Edwards
  • 2019-03-25

Pretty good story

The story is pretty good. I found it entertaining. The thing that was hard to deal with was the narrator. I guess everyone in our future will talk a cross between Scooby-Doo and Macho Man Randy Savage. His normal speaking voice is quite good. This characters leave a lot to be desired.

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  • Carl
  • 2019-04-06

Invulnerable spies

Masha has to be the most annoying character ever imagined. Stopped reading after obnoxious super spy trick # 100

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-01

can't wait for the next mission.

can't wait for the next mission. love the characters and their banter. full of action!

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  • tony young
  • 2019-03-29

awesome book

cant wait for the next book this was a great story so hard to put it down and not try to listen to the whole thing in one go.

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  • Michael B.
  • 2019-03-24

Great story and great performance!

I really do love this series and I LOVE THE 2 STORY PACK!!! I always dislike when I get something under 10 hours and so 2 packs help. I do like this series enough that I have all the audible releases.

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  • Tyson S Sukeforth
  • 2019-03-22

Not my favorite of the universe, but not bad

It's a credit to the authors and the Ember War universe to compare it to pizza. Even when it's cold, it's still good.

I will say I wasn't quite as gripped with this pack as have been elsewhere in the post-Ember War continuations, but that's a small notch below a high set bar so it's hard to be too critical. My main complaint is that it goes to the well just a few too many times with its main characters, like they're becoming stereotypes of themselves. The characters express their personality through their banter more than anything else but they always banter about the same things over and over. A little more development to fill out their otherwise single-dimension personalities would serve it well in the future. Maybe even throw them a bone and give them a solid win here and there to offset the constant grind.

What doesn't stay static is the universe in which they're a part of. It's always moving, always tying into other plot lines from other concurrently running series, and pulling in those from the original series. Even the second book, which was kinda a little filler-ish if we're going to be honest, still had important tie-ins that made the story feel impactful in the grander scheme of things.

So yeah, while I have a few areas I think could be done better, it's kind of like complaining that I ordered my steak medium and got back something closer to medium-well.

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  • david
  • 2019-03-19

STOP TAKING MY $$$$(Hurry on the next book)

OMG need more fast! the banter is so perfect! It's like I am back in the Army.

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  • Alton Marschall
  • 2019-03-19

Subtle and in your face tie ins..!

The book is great at tieing in past characters and moments without hitting you over the head. Book 4 even has one of my favorites charters make a strong come back. As always Luke Daniels is great in is performance.

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  • Reed T.
  • 2019-03-15

Amazing as always!

Luke Daniels does an amazing job as always with the performance.
Richard Fox and Scott Moon do an amazing job with the story telling, references and one liners.
The dialog between the characters feels real, the conflicts both internal and external and very well written. They don't find a solution by looking in bush as it were.
But let's face it. If you are listening to this book chances are you have listened to the other books and you know what to expect. it doesn't disappoint.

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  • jcmwbjs
  • 2019-03-14

Only complaint is it’s over and I have to wait months for the next

Really enjoyed both books, it’s great that they double these up, it’s a terrific value. I’m becoming a huge Richard Fox fan, especially when he teams up with Luke Daniels, both are excellent in this pubs pack, if you enjoyed the Ember War you will love these two books that fit well together.