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Three masters of military science fiction have come together to tell harrowing tales of high-tech mayhem. In BV Larson's "An Army of One" the Macros of the Star Force series invade from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision. David VanDyke's "First Conquest" tells of a bitter battle as EarthFleet smashes into an alien star system in a desperate first strike to save humanity. Vaughn Heppner's Space Marines of the Doom Star series race to the Oort Cloud in "Cyborgs!" For them, the hour of desperation has arrived.Planetary Assault drips of glorious victories and grim defeats as humanity forces its way into the galaxy through sheer fighting ability. Despite their opponents, mankind will not be denied.
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By shalte on 11-06-13
Humans Refuse to Lose
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. The stories revolve around the courage and resourcefulness of humankind when our spacesuits are up against the crater lip on various god-forsaken planetoids, uncharted pieces of space debris and back water moons. There is a common theme in each story - if you are an interstellar alien invasion force and cherish thoughts of messing with humans or taking our stuff you better clear you calendar, have backup bullet / laser beam stoppers in transit and remember to pack several extra pallets of alien body bags. I recommend this book with a clean conscience.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Sargent Chen in Heppner's story. He never waivered in his mission to obliterate every Cyborg he could register on his personal alien corpser. He was always jacked up on some techno goof ball "performance enhancer", thus he had absolutely no patience with anyone bleating some sad sack casualty's story about this or that leg being blown off or being taunted by that cocky disembodied "Web Mind". That dude REALLY pissed him off! Even though he rarely if ever had a backup plan when the unforeseen yet inevitable SNAFU event occurs, or any plan at all come to think of, you can rest assured that he will be the first to jump off that space torpedo onto the methane ice field, or be out in front of some assault squad screaming base obscenities and emptying his magazine into some out of luck space scum. If I found myself in a foxhole on some toxic icy planet when nasty things are splatting into fans I want Sargent Chen, my battle buddy, next to me pumping shells through any and all opposing forces.
Which scene was your favorite?
Not any specific scenes, but I come away from listening to this audiobook with a new appreciation of just how quickly humans can rack up a massive body count when they set their minds to it. The sound of penetrator rounds slamming into some hapless alien invader never got old.
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By Gary Hay on 11-27-15
Works very well best of three authors
Where does Planetary Assault rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Rank is hard to say stories are short but very easy to listen and the authors all managed to deliver great work in a small pack 9 out of 10 any day
What was one of the most memorable moments of Planetary Assault?
Each story gripped you in very different ways, first story brought up some memorable names but you real to have read all the author's books before, but Sergeant Chen was a great character to find in the first story, shame he was killed off.
What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Excellent narration, as always easy to listen to and follow does not try to hard
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not quite as they are quite short wanted to last, so took 3 bites to finish
By stig1875 on 05-27-14
Another great book from BV Larson
One of those Books that I could not wait to get back into when either walking my dog or travelling to work on the bus, as are all of his books except the MECK Stories.