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The Recruitment Rise of the Free Fleet

Written by: Michael Chatfield
Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
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They called it The Recruitment. Thousands were kidnapped and trained to fight. One fought back.  

James Cook was a gamer headed for the biggest gaming match on Earth. Instead the Planetary Defense Force kidnapped him, his team and 20,000 others.  

Their alien trainers don't care how many of them survive, they only care that they can fight.   

James Cook was a gamer, but his avatar Salchar, he was a fighter, a leader, and the man the recruits need. James must put his doubts about himself aside, there's no guide to this, no strategy and it's definitely not a game. He will need to become Salchar, with one goal, to protect his people.  

This is the story of Salchar, his recruits, and the Rise of their Free Fleet.

©2015 Michael Chatfield Publications Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • nafariouspapa
  • 2019-01-05

Painful

Terrible writing. Clearly does not understand show don’t tell. Desperate need of at least one rewrite and and editor. An interesting story and I wanted to like it but I can’t. The main character is a whiny bitch whose stupidity is almost as large as his sense of inadequacy. I won’t be reading the rest of the series.

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  • Jeremiah
  • 2019-02-12

Could not finish.

I was most of the way through when I decided I didn't need to waste anymore time with it.

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  • Frank
  • 2019-01-14

Skip this one

As said below this might be a good idea, but the writing needs help. I gave it about 45 minutes before I had to give up.

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  • Quinton
  • 2019-03-16

Painful to listen to.

I decided after reading other reviews and checking reviews on the sequels that I would give this a try. My mistake, I should have saved the credit. There is no believably in the writing and only gets confusing in some places. The main character is a gamer with God like fame telling adults and children he will lead them. At the same he has a Air Force reservist who thinks guard is a MOS and ripping steel out of a wound and slapping a bandage on it is good enough for government work. The book is a teenager dream written down on paper.

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  • Katherine
  • 2018-12-27

Awful. Truly awful.

The story was trite and uninspired. That's the kindest thing I can say about this drivel.

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  • Rocky Tkacz
  • 2019-01-01

Fun read

I really liked this book, in depth story building good character development and story that had a few twists.

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  • Chad
  • 2019-01-29

Ridiculously Good

Quite enjoyable; not really a space combat (ship to ship); more boarding party insurgency stuff.

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