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The revelations on Mars - a half-million year-old legacy of the vanished star-traveling Builders - have fed the flames of catastrophic war. A beleaguered United States and its Russian and Japanese allies struggle to hold their own against the indomitable forces of the enemy United Nations. The bloody conflict that has swept over the home planet now rages across the blackness of space - with the U.S. Marine Corps in the vanguard, leading the charge as always.
But Mars is not the sole repository of alien wonders. The Earth's moon hides unsettling mysteries of its own - and dangerous secrets pointing toward an unstoppable threat advancing from somewhere beyond the solar system. And as scientists on both sides race to utilize technology they have only barely begun to comprehend, the UN makes the opening move in a gambit that could end the hostilities quickly and decisively by bringing about the death of millions...without the aid of alien-inspired weaponry.
A bad situation worsens by the nanosecond. And that means it's time to call in the Marines - to make a life or death stand on the gray shores of Luna.
©1999 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By Florida Marine on 11-10-16

OMG....could have been a great book....

first off, to the narrator, it's CORPSMAN, pronounced core man, not corpse man, not like Obama in all his ignorance reading from his teleprompter did...they have earned the correct pronouncement of their job title.

second....the tiresome references to global warming, over and over and over....holy crap. I am a retired Marine, love Navy Docs like nobody else in the world, so the author got a LOT of wiggle room to make me a happy listener, but I would not have purchased this if I knew it was going to kick a dead horse over, and over and over again.

oh, and it is L A V, each letter sounded out....not Lav, so if you want to make cute sayings like LAV It to the Marines, it won't work.

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By phillip combs on 05-21-15


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If you are a fan of man made global warming you will appreciate this book,I can do without the author preaching politics to me...

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

faster pace

Would you be willing to try another one of Ray Chase’s performances?

probably but i am not a fan

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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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