Metal Swarm : Saga of Seven Suns

  • by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by David Colacci
  • Series: Saga of Seven Suns
  • 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years, the alien Klikiss robots have pretended to be humanity's friends, but their seeming "help" allowed them to plant an insidious Trojan Horse throughout the Earth Defense Forces. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.Among the humans, the Hansas' brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance, even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence.And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.

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What the Critics Say

"Rapid-fire action and panoramic plotting make this a first-class space opera." (Library Journal)

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Martian Pyramids?

If you like Sci-Fi and you like it coming at you fast and furious and you like as much diversity as possible, then this is the series for you. Anderson is not Dean Koontz, but his style is similar to Dean's latest books of throwing everything but the kitchen sink in. You do want to start at the beginning though or you will be totally lost. I have read several Anderson books and I find that the 2nd and third book of this series to be his best, but still you must start with book one, which is good. I have not read the prequel, yet. That also sounds like a good place to start. Anderson is always bringing new stuff, such as chapter 100 of this sixth book, where he mentions Martian Pyramids.

For those that are already into the series, get ready for the Klikiss. Not the Klikiss Robots, but the insects themselves. They are a big part of this episode. I enjoyed them a lot and there is lots of explanation as to what they are and where they have been and where they are going. Chairman Basil (Bazel?) really goes off the deep end in this and it looks like they are setting him up for an overthrow. Admiral Willis comes through in this episode, I really enjoyed her. All characters are still two-dimensional, but if you have read this far and expecting complex characters out of Anderson, well your a bigger optimist then me. Even though there are 146 chapters which are only 10 to 13 minutes long, I did think there were lots of boring chapters, with more information then I wanted, yet I will get the last book. I still want to know what happens. I am ready for this series to end.

I don't understand the complaints on the narrator. He had to do several voices and his females are obvious male trying to do female, but I thought he was real good overall and that he added to the whole experience.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Good but could have been better

This book and the series is very interesting and an entertaining story. There are some implausabilities that could have been done better but if you look beyond that and just enjoy it is good stuff.

I much preffered George Guidell's reading in the first 3 books. This narrator is a little over dramatic in the read.

And also why cant new narrators in series ever listen to the way the first ones were read so the names are at least consistent?
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- Tamera

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio