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The End of Liberty

War Eternal, Book 2
Written by: M. R. Forbes
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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An ancient starship discovered... An eternal enemy revealed... An impossible mission to save humankind.

The Goliath has been discovered, the first of its secrets revealed. Now the race is on for Captain Mitchell Williams and his crew to return to Liberty and recover Origin's lost memories before the enemy can complete their violent conquest. It's a mission with a near-zero chance of success. A mission that only the Riggers would be crazy enough to accept - and skilled enough to survive. A mission that will test the limits of Mitchell's mind, body, and soul and force him to make an impossible choice that could cost the lives of millions. This is war, and if he can't win a battle for a single planet, how can he possibly change the outcome of a conflict that has raged beyond eternity?

©2015 M. R. Forbes (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • Sailfish
  • 2016-05-29

Reliving a million past future FAILS

I never liked the appellation, "Rig gers!" and now cringe every time I hear it. I would have preferred the author stick with Marine's "Ooh Rah!". The same with Admiral/Captain "Millie", I see her more of an Admiral Paine than a Millie, much like the Final Fantasy X-2 character. Oh, well.

Captain "Mitch" Williams continues to waft male pheromones like freshly baked bread with every new female he encounters seemingly wanting to bed him. Jealous much? Well, Yeah! While this genre is classified as SciFi, that part of the story is clearly touching lightly on the Fantasy genre.

{Spoiler Alert}
I was please to find that most of the Riggers survived the final battle in Book 1 but was dismayed when they were mostly turned into cannon fodder in Book 2. Also, most of Christine's role, between fighting to stay alive, was struggling with internal conflict about who she was and flipping between needing to save Mitch or kill him. It jumped the shark when Mitch was severely stabbed multiple times in the gut yet was able to recover by an unhealthy amount of meds and some tight stomach bandages.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 2016-05-07

much better than the way it started!

This story /series has a lot of concepts and tech we are familiar with from so many other places like Star Trek, Star Force, Undying Mercenaries, Terminator, Empire's Corps; in fact I thought there was a connection to Nuttal's Empire's Corps at first since I thought I heard "Avalon." But no.

The back- (and front-) stabbing crew thrown together in the first book has worked itself out well before this installment, so some of the complaints I had there are no longer viable. There is good character development, and the original overabundant shake-my-head carnal scenes are absent in this book. This is about plot.

There's a lot that's familiar here. It's well-written and has its own differences from the others in the genre. There is mystery in wondering who is cloned/remade and who is really dead. There is excitement and danger. The time travel aspect ("past futures") is the most fascinating and unique to this series. If you like this genre, you should like this series too. It's a good one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-13

excellent

Story was well written. Fell in line with the first book creating a well rounded story. one of the best Sifi stories i've listened to in a while.

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  • spanky97
  • 2019-02-08

Great Series, Poor Narration

the book is good, but the narrator keeps trailing off at times making the text and dialogue content unintelligible. Speak up so we can hear what you are saying.

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  • Kyle
  • 2019-01-30

Assuming Laying Base for Later Stories

Writing well done, just drags a bit in the middle. Lot of character development. Could skip the first 20 chapters and probably be ok.

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  • Jack L
  • 2018-07-31

New Author for me.

A very mindblowing experience. Finished the first book in the series within a day. Great second book as well. Try the author's other series as well. please keep up the excellent writing.

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  • Bob
  • 2017-12-09

OK Book 2 ... War Eternal Follow-UP

A good book to continue the book 1 ... but a bit wordy on unnecessary descriptive runs. I like MR Forbes and read much of his work ... hoping Book 3 is worth the loyalty and this doesntturn into an over run series.

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  • J. S. Bowers
  • 2017-07-16

More and more unbelievable as story progresses

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The plot needs to be believable even if we suspend disbelief. If something happens that is inconsistent with our reality there needs to be some plausible reason offered by the author to make it acceptable. (Multiple stab wounds in stomach made OK by a tourniquet???) - Clearly author (or editor) has no idea what a tourniquet is or does! Come on!!!

If you’ve listened to books by M. R. Forbes before, how does this one compare?

Story falls apart about half way through. Slowly at first but more and more as extremely damaging events to main characters are passed off lightly.

Any additional comments?

Author has little commitment to making multiple events in the last half to this book fit into the world he is building and wants his readers to just accept that these outcomes must be a result of some unexplained (and inconsistent with our world's laws of physics, medical, psychological understanding) "magical fact" that makes the events happen the way he needs for the purpose of his story. These pull the reader out of the story - VERY annoying - thus the low rating 3 stars.

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  • hhs
  • 2017-05-30

great series

love the story would have like to give it a 5-star rating. But the ending left me a bit confused. the narrator was terrific kept us in Gross throughout the whole story can't wait for the next book in the series

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  • jonathon brian chastain
  • 2017-05-13

Great book series.Action packed.

This book is full of action and suspense.The narrator did a fantastic job.Cant wait for the next one.