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AL:ICE: Captain Jacob Thomas USMC is a divorced combat veteran just trying to get his life back on track. Returning to the Marine Corps after a failed attempt at reconciliation with his estranged wife, Jake volunteers for an experiment that catapults him into a future where humanity has been stripped of 200 years of technological advancements and more than half its population. With the help of a faceless benefactor named Alice, he starts a journey to put Earth back on a path to recovery.

AL:ICE-9: With the help of the ALICE systems, Jake Thomas has successfully faced off with the hostile NeHaw three times. As he works to assemble a space fleet to address the expanding NeHaw aggression, terrestrial challenges at home continue to pile up, and the threat of a two-front war looms ahead.

AL:ICE: Resurrection: With unexplained transmissions originating in Europe, and an alien visitor with questionable motives, Jake is awash in new challenges on Earth and in space. Can the activity in Europe be a sign of troubles to come, or is it an indication of allies waiting to be discovered?

AL:ICE: Space War: Jake finds himself once again fighting a two-front war, one in space and one on the home front.

©2014 CW Lamb (P)2021 Tantor

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Guns, AI and polygamy

Well, I didn't hate it. I do have a few issues with this story, it is very sparse on description. I could not tell you what any of the locations looked like. The characters seemed a little 2D but did improve throughout the series.

On the plus side, the basic concept is a good one and the narration is solid, it just didn't get me excited, sorry.

Also..... St Pauls cathedral.. erm, how can I put this... its not a Catholic church, nor does it have nuns. OK so this lack of research is a tiny thing but it made me angry.

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Cardboard characters

I’m sorry that I didn’t like this book because it had great promise and started off really well and then it went down hill. It became incredibly boring as it wasn’t possible to relate to any of the characters as they weren’t fleshed out enough. The author kept introducing new characters and I had the impression of a lot of cardboard mannequins who were able to move. It is very US centred and other places in the world only get brief mentions and then the action goes back to the US again. The narrator was also very softly spoken, although even he couldn’t bring these characters to life. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this book unless one had trouble sleeping.

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Something to listen to

I had High Hopes when I purchased this box set as I love my sci-fi Adventures ,and I must say a very promising start the first two books had me hooked but from there on on it seems to be a Downward Spiral. Who purchases a box set 3 books in when they know the adventure is already started so why why was so much of the story repeated in all the next following books time and time again. We kept on going over old ground again and again and the end was just totally disappointing with everyone living happily ever after yawn. Sorry but I could not recommend this book.

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  • tosbanzai
  • 22-02-21

Creepy Naughty Sunday School Junkfood

This is decent if you just need something new to listen to, otherwise I’d steer clear. The series doesn’t really get exciting at any point, there’s no high drama, the casting call stereotypes are awful, just about every possible punch is pulled and the erotic parts are frequent yet only implied. Even the AI backbone of the series never amounts more to more than super personal-assistant. There’s just a sea of predictable characters doing predictable things with the main character having coincidentally epic amounts of sex. Sometimes with just slightly yet still underage girls. Yeah. There’s that too. Cringe.

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  • Bob
  • 04-05-21

Soft-core pornography disguised as a sci-fi series

I tried to like this book but it's just bad. I'll give you the short short version. Jake went to sleep as part of an experiment. Jake woke up 150 years later. Jake finds that he's the only desirable man left, and all the women want to share him. Cool. Yes, there's an AI...and alien tech..... but the story is about Jake and his ladies.

Full disclosure...I only made it through 8 hours of listening. Maybe it was going to get better.... but I doubt it.

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  • Go-go Getter
  • 25-04-21

Great Series

I am glad I grabbed the box set for this one I have enjoyed listening to all four of the books and look forward to getting book 5.

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  • Nathan
  • 15-06-21

not too bad

fairly formulaic. had lots of room for a fresh take on things but seemed to stay to the more well trodden path. not a bad way to spend a credit as far as the length goes.