Salvage Marines

  • by Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • 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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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 "If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"


Any additional comments?

Fast phase but it does occasionally get bogged down in repetition. Action and a quick read between monster sized epics. I wish the book was slightly longer to stretch out some interactions between the leading characters .
I received a free review copy from the narrator courtesy of AudioBookBoom.

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- mani

Book Details

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