Savage Homecoming : Omega Force

  • by Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by Paul Heitsch
  • Series: Omega Force
  • 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ever since he joined Omega Force, Captain Jason Burke has lived with the underlying fear that one day Earth would be discovered. His desire to keep Earth's existence and location a secret has driven him to extremes, and kept him far away from his homeworld for a long time. But now Jason's greatest fear is realized, and a fleet of alien ships has attacked his planet. Omega Force rushes to Earth's defense, but the ships are like none they've ever encountered, and employ weapons they have no defense for. Will their lone gunship be able to slug it out with the unknown fleet holding the planet hostage? Or will this be a one-way trip for the crew of the Phoenix?

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Bummer!

I did not like this book! Jason, the leader, often throws temper tantrums, acts like a dictator to his crew, fails to listen to their advice, almost gets everyone killed, and to top it off, the book becomes a romance novel!
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- Dennis

Interesting... but horrible female characters

In the previous books, there was only one female character and she only had a minor role. The rest were either male or male androids. This didn't really bother me much. This has been an interesting series so far, with a simple but entertaining story and a good narrator.

In this book we're introduced to the captains' love interest and it becomes clear that the author has trouble writing believable female characters and non-stereotypical interaction whenever the love interest is involved. Not only is she written as a stereotypical "damsel in distress" with only a few functions: overly emotional and dramatic/irrational, in need of saving, sexy and destabiliser of the crew dynamic, the captain is also written as the stereotypical knight in shining armour whenever she's around (example: won't go on missions that might include risk if she's on board). The interaction between the two is overly predictable as if taken out of an old TV drama.

There are parts of the book where she's not around. Those parts are like the previous books, mostly, however her presence does affect the overall story as well as the minor plot points, and so the story itself suffers and becomes predictable and silly.

The ending suggested the female love interest might be included in the later books as well. Normally that would be awesome, but I doubt the writing will have improved by then and so I'm dropping this series. I'll go look for a new series with less stereotypical, less predictable, less annoying and less cringe worthy characters.
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- Jeanette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios