Salvage Marines : Necrospace

  • by Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • Series: Necrospace
  • 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To protect his young family from merciless corporate tyranny, Samuel Hyst signs up for the hazardous life of a salvage marine, the foot soldiers of a militarized deep space operation. Hazard pay is high for a reason, and Samuel must endure grueling tours of duty in the abandoned scrapyard quadrants of a war-torn universe.
Endless wars rage across every galaxy, leaving damaged starships, rusted factories, and broken planets in their wake, all ripe for plunder by the desperate and the daring.
Samuel must seize his destiny in frenzied combat against murderous scavengers, horrific monsters, and the elite mercenaries of rival corporations.
Left with no choice but to fight, he must win freedom with a combat rifle and his blowtorch.

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Dead Space

THIS IS THE JOB
This is a dystopian society. The universe is run by corporations. The corporations race to different planet systems and strip them of all their useable resources. The corporations war with each other. Most people barely survive. Everyone is required to get an education, but are required to pay for it. Coming out of high school they have huge debts, they owe to the corporation that owns their planet. It is a system similar to the old mining towns where you owed your sole to the company store. The corporations decides upon your graduation what job you qualify for, limiting your chance to pay them back. A last ditch option is to go into the military which pays a little better. While this is an old theme, it is one I enjoy reading about.

THERE ONLY TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE, THOSE BEHIND THE GUN AND THOSE IN FRONT OF THE GUN.
I already gave you the first half hour, after that it is purely military fire fights. Fighting for a company you hate, but THIS IS THE JOB. By the looks of the cover, I thought there would be a lot of tech type weapons and body armor. There is some, but it is mostly fight scenes. I lost interest.

Kafer is a top notch narrator and perfect for this type of book.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Good Sci-fi, Hoping for Second Book Soon

This was a decent story about combat soldiers in a futuristic space faring society. A handful of mega-corporations have replaced centralized governments and the average citizen is born under the heel of tremendous debt that they must pay off through a lifetime of work. The characters were decent and realistic and I thought the universe that the author created was definitely plausible.

The story begins with the main character and his best friend waiting in line after graduation to find out what job will be assigned to them. There is very little choice in this matter and citizens raised in poorer households, those who have gotten into trouble, or those with low test scores are usually assigned the dirtiest and most menial jobs. Much to his dismay, he is assigned to food production, a boring and repetitive position.
After working for several years he meets the girl of his dreams who quickly becomes pregnant. Deciding that he doesn't want his child to be born into financial bondage and work as an indentured servant his entire life, he volunteers to join the salvage marines. The salvage marines are assigned missions to reclaim planets, scrap, and abandoned facilities for the benefit of the corporation. Unfortunately, the items they are sent to salvage are not always unmanned or uninhabited. The salvage marines are usually assigned the riskiest and most dangerous jobs that aren't worth sending in real troops, making it probably the most dangerous job that someone can take. On the plus side, it is one of the highest paying positions that most people will ever be able to find, allowing them to pay off not only their debts to the corporation, but also the debts of their families... If they can live long enough to earn that much...

Narration by Jeffery Kafer was top-notch. This is the second book I've listened to with him as a narrator and I must say that he is one of my favorite narrators.

I would recommend this book for all fans of military sci-fi.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker "Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2016
  • Publisher: Sean-Michael Argo