A Small Percentage

  • by Jim Cline
  • Narrated by Donny Barton, Jim Cline, Dawn Seaman
  • 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Alien battle fleets converge on earth at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Technology and intrigue blend to form a graphic study of politics, morality, and the brutality of total war. A bitter, hard fought war is raging that ranges from the depths of interstellar space, to a nuclear Battle of the Atlantic, to savage assassinations, and Machiavellian usurpations of power and control. For Mature Audiences Only: Explicit language and situational violence. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.

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A+ story; C- readers

Ok, I went into this story having read all of the other comments. I'm glad that I decided to go for it since the story itself was great. It's a nice twist on the alien invades earth story, and the battles are awesome with all of the detail the hard sci-fi fan loves. The drawback is that when you're really getting into the story the readers let you down. It's really hard to listen to their wooden voices. It sounds like they were handed the script and just read it . . . no warm up, no grasping of the story, just a straight read.

So, I recommend this book for it's story, but not for it's reading. The reading won't stop you from listening, but it definitely does decrease the enjoyment.
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- Ryan Mills

Cats & Pigs in Space?

I chose to download "A Small Percentage," much against the dire warning and judgment of the other reviewers who indicated that the narration and sound effects were so dire. (More of that later) This Sci-Fi tale both horrified and intrigued me and kept me interested enough to complete it I'll probably have to listen again at some time in the future.

The brutality of the main characters is just beyond compare, I was seriously beginning to wonder how Jim Cline (The Author) managed to think up so many ways to dismember, mutilate and generally destroy a human being and most of the human race for that matter. For all that the author tries to deliver a strong moral message in that people in power are mostly corrupt, the "Bexsus" acting as both invaders and police who without hesitation destroy the corrupt and criminally minded. As the book starts to fade into repetition and subsequent boredom a new race of invaders rear their ugly pig like self's quickly proving to be the equal of the "Bexsus" in brutality, shear nastiness and a total indifference to the welfare of the human race. As I listened on in morbid fascination a new intriguing reality came to my attention and that is the one thing that really kept me interested and listening.

The most horrific Audible Book I have listened to date? Probably. I'm not normally a seeker of gratuitous violence or the macabre, this book gave me nightmares and for some reason bugged me for days after wards. If that's what the author intended then he sure succeeded with me.

Finally the narration, is a typical Timber Wolf Press production, overblown characters and on occasion ridiculous sound effects, personally I enjoy Timber Wolf?s "OTT" presentations, it seems to fit the "Pulp Fiction" character of the books they produce
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- Alexander

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2004
  • Publisher: Timberwolf Press