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No Worse Enemy Audiobook

No Worse Enemy: The Empire's Corps, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to The Empire's Corps.

Six months ago, Colonel Edward Stalker and his Marines were abandoned on Avalon, left to fend for themselves as the Empire withdrew from the Rim. Since then, Avalon has been isolated from the settled universe... until now.

As a mysterious pirate organisation attempts to take over Avalon, the Marines find themselves struggling against a shadowy figure with dreams of power, while a young civilian is kidnapped and press-ganged into a pirate crew. They're fighting to preserve something of the Empire's order in the wake of its departure, but the pirates appear to have far greater resources and a plan that seems unstoppable.

The Empire is gone. What will take its place?

©2012 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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    julien county wicklow, Ireland 15/03/2015
    julien county wicklow, Ireland 15/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "stereotypical military science fiction"

    I gave this series a shot. I must admit that I enjoyed the first book, but I understood what I was in for after the second one.

    the narrator fits the text, with the voice and tones of the disillusioned old veteran

    all the characters are depth-less, stereotypical and interchangeable

    the overall world is basic, superficial and unbelievable.

    at no time are we in any doubt that the heroes will win.

    I noticed the influence of Robert A Heinlein in the powered armors and marine mentality, which was the only bit that stood out as being really elaborated in the story, and in turn being the cause of the heroes overwhelming superiority.

    one positive point I will give the author, which is why I gave the book two stars, is the non idealistic, honor based warfare ethos the marines live by. They are out to win, to kill as many of the enemy, by any means necessary...

    The style is very repetitive, I slugged my way through two books, but just cant face listening the next 7 or 8 in the series...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kevin leslie gorham 13/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "love this series"

    Great plot and characters that you get emotionally invested in.

    Each book is amazing as a stand alone story but as a whole the series is epic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 04/10/2015
    Mark 04/10/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected"

    I found his books by chance, but love both the marine and ark royal series. His little bows for those that he must have read before are a welcome smile to fans looking for a good modem day sci-fi writer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Sereno 24/07/2015
    Gary Sereno 24/07/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Well done story thoguh no surprises"

    There's nothing unusual about the way this story was written, but it's well put together and well done. I like the fact that a number of the main characters find themselves in different situations but with decent resolutions - bear in in that Christopher G Nuttell is happy to kill off characters - won't say if he does or does not in this one.

    If there's a downside it's the author's attempt to show the down and dirty side of the pirates - feels a bit painting by numbers, though I like the fact that he doesn't try sex scenes (unlike in the first book in this series).

    The narration is very good and works well with this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Pepper-Evans Bwlchgwyn 18/01/2015
    Graham Pepper-Evans Bwlchgwyn 18/01/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Truly an enjoyable listening"

    I am an avid listener , And the Empire Corps has been one of the best so far. Thank you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • SgtRock63
    Wisconsin
    21/01/15
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    "great book, good series"

    I love this series, and this second book has been as good as the first, looking forward to see where they go from here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • George H. Cox
    Savannah, GA USA
    11/11/14
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    "Clear Story Line"
    Where does No Worse Enemy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a sound space adventure. Very enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Development of a good second book in the series. Builds upon the earlier work.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    Jasmine.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    From military assignment to interstellar vision.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does not suffer from the shortcomings of many space adventures: too many characters, too much detail, too little plot. Congratulations on a good solid space adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Mesa, AZ, United States
    14/09/16
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    "good story"

    I enjoy books from the author, this is good one. initially I intensely disliked the narrators performance. Didn't like voice and it seemed like he was just reading book, no emotion no attempt to bring book to life. toward end of book he got better, but still dislike him.

    I bought book 2 and 3 on Kindle and will skip this series on audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leonard
    18/01/15
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    "Great listen good balance of action and story deve"

    I have only listened to three on Christopher's book.
    He will definitely be one of my favorites.
    No Worse Enemy held my attention throughout the up and downs of the action scenes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    03/12/14
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    "Engaging"

    This is book two in the Empire Corp Series. Colonel Edward Stalker and his marines are left to fend for themselves as the Empire withdraws from the rim. After managing to obtain order on Avalon in the first episode, the people of Avalon and the Marines hope for the future is in peril when a mysterious pirate organization attempts to take over Avalon.

    The book is divided into two plots, one between the Marines and the pirates and the other plot about the kidnapped people by the pirates. The story does focus on one kidnapped victim and her attempts to survive and escape from the pirates.

    The writing is good; the characters are well done as is the action. There is lots of action, suspense and the story moves at a fast pace. The book has a good ending that leaves enough questions to provide for the next episode. Nuttall has an easy to read writing style. The book kept my attention and was enjoyable to read. Jeffrey Kafer narrated the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joel
    31/03/15
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    "Here's hoping the third book is better."

    This was a struggle to finish. I understood the need for Mandy 's story but it was painfully slow and boring. I wanted more of the Marines story and didn't get it which is odd for this book and it title. Also, the author seems to be fixated on rape. Taking about it, describing it, alluding to it.... It gets hard to listen to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    MId-West, United States
    04/04/15
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    "3.1275"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    75% of this book is poor-to-fair (approx. 3 rating); but the last hour, and some of the other ½ day sours to a 5 rating. Too much (way...way..too much!) of the story deals with sex slavery.It's getting a little annoying in fact. How is it that people don't have good food to eat, no health care, and no hope; but every toothless stupid pirate's got their very own sex slave on a leash; or a lobotomized female vaginal delivery system! I don't know if the author feels he needs such sins to justify blowing someone's head off, but I'm beginning to wish he was a little bit less genteel, and would just say, "They were against us.....so we killed them."


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Caleb
    18/08/16
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    "Good but feel slightly like filler or in-between book"

    I thought this is a good book definitely had a strong plot line, beginning/middle/end. But it seemed extremely simple, very linear. Telling the story from all points of view made the story extremely guessable. And once you set the plotline in motion you were simply waiting for the inevitable ending to occur.

    Felt sort of like a filler, like there's an epic story that comes after this but you got to get through this section fight for independence first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jon-Paul Litterer
    Texas
    18/05/16
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    "You will get lost in this story. Outstanding."

    When you find that you loose hours and the time flys by as you can't wait for the next set of words to be read to you. I'm really starting to enjoy the works of Christopher G. Nuttall!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loveshock
    25/11/15
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    "Noble Soldiers, Realistic Marines."
    Any additional comments?

    I like the series so far, puts u in the mind set of what it is like to be a marine in the future.
    These marines are what we hope they all are like. If u like to expand ur horizon on things, these books will make u second guess any negative feelings towards the military. The way the Author details things out opens ur eyes even for the stuff happening right now.They are human, mortal, and have to make hard decisions to protect those they are charged with. As the books go on, the commentary explains why certain decisions are being made or have been made. Yes this is in the future, but the situations are modern. Enjoy the book, I think u'll finish having a new insight on what our modern soldiers have to deal with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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