Destruction : Galactic Empire Wars

  • by Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by David Rheinstrom
  • Series: Galactic Empire Wars
  • 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Slaver Wars comes a new military science fiction series. To the Kleese, the Earth is nothing more than a planet full of conscripts to fight in their numerous wars of aggression. The Kleese are one of three large Galactic Empires that control the majority of the galaxy. To them, Earth is an extremely dangerous planet due to the aggressiveness of the humanoid species that inhabits it. The humans that inhabit Earth will make excellent conscripts, but something must be done to prevent them from expanding out into the galaxy.
To the Kleese the solution is simple, take the conscripts they need and then destroy the planet. Mason Randle controls the Smithfield Mining Corporation. His main headquarters is inside the asteroid Vesta. The Kleese know nothing about what resides inside of the asteroid and the role it will play in saving the human race. Lieutenant Wade Nelson is a marine taken as a conscript by the Kleese. His primary goal is to find a way back to Earth. In the meantime, he will fight in the wars the Kleese are involved in until he knows enough to take the fight to the Kleese themselves. He will bid his time in the hope that someday he will find a way back home for himself and his marines.


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Customer Reviews

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fast talker/reader

What disappointed you about Destruction?

so far the guy is speed reader, with no pauses and no real stops, just speed reading . how am I going to form the film in my mind with a speed reader, I wasted money , if you ask me, but book seems decent except for the speed reading

What did you like best about this story?

premise of being under control while attempting to circumvent control

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Rheinstrom?

any one who would slow down and let the mental picture form before the paragraph was completed

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- duane

Solid story with great voices, read too fast.

The two books in this series are written well, and the narrator does a great job individualizing how each character appears in tone and accent. However, the pace of reading is too quick and can be distracting. To be honest, if the vocal characterization wasn't so good, I would have given the performance just two stars and docked the overall score as well.

I recommend listeners grab the sample before purchasing. If you can overcome the pace of the reading, this is a pretty good book.
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- Philip D. Mann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2014
  • Publisher: Raymond L. Weil