Terms of Enlistment : Frontlines

  • by Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • Series: Frontlines
  • 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.
The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.


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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Teenage boys who think and converse at the level of a lunch room table.

Has Terms of Enlistment turned you off from other books in this genre?

This genre can be done well. Old Man's War is a good example of scifi action with intelligent characters who have moved beyond the limitations and experience of the teenage mind.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Do not scream. Even when the character is yelling do not scream the words into my ear.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, waste of time, frustration that the writing could not move beyond a few stereotypical characters.

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- Jack "End of the world and Sci Fi are my favorites with a lot of historical fiction added in"

Solid military sci-fi.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book. It was a solid showing for a first book and a good lead into a series. The author has an interesting view point of humanity and the future. Kloos does a good job of balancing the tech. So many authors go over the top on tech to the point of drowning out the story. There is enough tech here to keep you interested. The characters were not over the top. I like books that make almost ordinary people into the center of the story. They were believable and I was able to relate to them easily. I enjoyed the boot camp part and it brought back a lot of memories for me. The narrator was easy to listen to and different characters were distinguishable. I would be interested in other books this narrator performed in.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-28-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio