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Publisher's Summary

The United States of America reigns over Earth as the last surviving superpower. To build a society free of American influence, foreign countries have inhabited the moon, taking advantage of the natural resources to earn their own riches. Now, the U.S. military has been ordered to wrest control of Earth's satellite from their rivals. Sergeant Ethan Stark must train his squadron to fight in an airless atmosphere at one-sixth normal gravity against a desperate enemy. Ensuring his team's survival means choosing between which orders to obey - and which to ignore. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.
Stark's War was originally published as "by John G. Hemry".
Battle stations! Listen to more in the Stark's War series.
©2000 John G. Hemry (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Andy on 09-10-10

All too believable

At first I was a bit repulsed by this book as it portrayed the US soldiers as mindless idiots commanded by moronic officers. Then you realise that what you are reading is the logical extension of today's technology to combat operations where officers away from the battlefield start giving tactical orders because technology allows them to, with missions chosen by large corporations. What develops is a very entertaining tale of how the experienced combat soldiers take control back and begin to fight using their own skills. The main characters have to learn to control divisions rather than squads, and find themselves up to the challenge. The translation of combat issues into low-gravity operations feels well thought out and consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Greg on 09-13-12


You get the gist of this story within the first hour, and then get beaten over the head with it over and over and over for the remainder.

Corporate entities have co-opted government, armies have been privatized, and the soldier on the ground is endangered more by bureaucracy than by the enemy. It's a good premise, and not horribly executed, lacks subtlety. It's pretty preachy at times.

The sci-fi stuff -- the military parts -- are good, though not up to the standards of Campbell's Lost Fleet books, and they play out like interludes between the preaching about how the officers don't know anything and the non-coms should be able to run the army without oversight.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 12-15-09

An enjoyable book.

An enjoyable book. I couldn't wait to download the next one.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James on 12-27-16

Good military sci fi

Would you consider the audio edition of Stark's War to be better than the print version?

Yes great narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stark's War?

The final battle

What about Eric Summerer’s performance did you like?

Immersive vocal delivery.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Victory always come with a price.

Any additional comments?

Really like the authors`s work. He writes military sci-fi extremely well. Battle sequence choreography flows effortlessly in the minds eye.

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