Soldier of the Legion

  • by Marshall S. Thomas
  • Narrated by Bill Sebastian
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A rough truce divides the known galaxy between the System, the despotic slave empire that rules the inner systems, and the Confederation of Free Worlds. The ConFree is defended by the Legion. Beta Three, call sign Thinker, like so many young fools before him, joined the Legion after the love of his life walked out. Fresh from the boot camp called Planet Hell, Thinker's unit is called to defend a remote ConFree world from a mysterious System incursion. The Legion doesn't negotiate with slavers, even if it means another costly war.He and the rest of the fearless Legion will soon discover that giant exosegs, slavers, and systies are just the beginning. Once before, the Legion faced the godlike, utterly alien and evil, Omnis, and drove them back at the cost of billions of lives. The future of humanity, all humanity, even the corrupt and decaying System empire, will soon be in the hands of soldiers of the Legion.
Thinker is only just beginning to comprehend the depth of his insanity.
Read by Bill Sebastian and a full cast.
For Mature Audiences Only: Explicit language and situational violence. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.


What the Critics Say

"Heart pounding action. Mind blowing battles...adrenalin pumping...futuristic sci-fi masterpiece." (Midwest Book Review)
"An exciting tale....This is a great first novel, with a well-thought-out background and neat technological war toys." (Philadelphia Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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adolescent enhanced narration, not audiodrama

This Audiobook is an "enhanced" reading/narration (main narrator with supplemental character qyotes supplied by other voice talent as opposed to an actual Audio "play" (much like Simon&Schuster StarTrek books)
The main narrator is OK a little dry, the others are wooden or play character voices "over the top" and silly.

The story is a butch homage to Starship Troopers
in fatuated with military technology, but little of the political theory of it's conceptual godparent.

The piece also has an adolscent sexual fixation on female chacters...obsessing about their legs or undergarments for no story purpose

While not terrbile (I was looking for bubblegum, not literature), in the end I found it directionless and somewhat dissatisfying

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- James

I liked it

From looking at the other reviews, it's apparent this book isn't for everyone. Granted, it lacks the political depth of Starship Troopers but I don't think the comparison is fair. This book has you tagging along with a group of soldiers, day in and day out, and it's not much more than that. I found the battle descriptions quite exciting and vivid. This doesn't make it a bad book, but it may not be your cup of tea. There are not many deep discussions on any topic because the solders are there to fight not talk. If you're a fan of sci-fi action-war novels you'll probably enjoy this book, as I did. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-24-2003
  • Publisher: Timberwolf Press