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Battle Earth

Narrated by: Neal Arango
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

Battle Earth is the first of an epic new science fiction trilogy that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive against an overwhelming alien invasion. A distress transmission from Mars research colony warns of an advanced and unknown enemy approaching the heavily populated lunar colony. An elite marine unit commanded by Major Mitch Taylor is dispatched to protect the beleaguered civilians. However, the attack is merely a prelude to a massive invasion of Earth. When the vast enemy mothership smashes through the Earth's atmosphere and deploys in the Atlantic, the armed forces of Earth soon realize they are fighting for the very survival of the human race. As cities fall throughout the world, American and European forces rally together to make a stand as they battle an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered. Battle Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure that chronicles vast bloody battles following humanity's first reach into the stars.

©2011, 2015 Nick S. Thomas (P)2016 Swordworks Books

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Brilliant book

I Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too

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Good

Basically it says what it is on the tin. thumbs up from me it is a very good book

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  • 20-11-19

Supurb Sci-Fi War story!!

This book had me gripped from the very beginning, the story, characters, narration were all top notch and I went straight onto the next installment of the series once this one was finished. If you like well written, fast paced sci fi action then this is the story for you!! Please note that I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook to give a non-biased review

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An excellent portrayal of Earth Invasion

Thomas does the military scifi very well and so this should come as no surprise that the characters work very well, as does the majority of the story. I did find the lack of communication and video a bit jarring for the age that it is set in , but otherwise very good and I look forward to the 2nd audio. Thomas also does well in picking his narrators, im new to Arangos work and outside feeling a few background fx could of been employed, also very satisfied with his work. I requested this audio and have decided to leave my thoughts on this for everyone.

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Loved it

This book was a gift with no expectations, this review is my true and unbiased opinion, Read the book years ago, ended up buying everything in the series, the audible book just makes it more relaxing to sit back and listen to, just listened to the beginning but am enjoying the narration by Neal Arango looking forward to coming back with a full review. Thourghly enjoyed the narration a nice easy listen with a great voice for hitting the excitement and the excitement in non stop the narration brings already great characters to life very believable definitely a must, the story it’s self is about alien invasion American soldiers fighting the aliens and superiors to free earth, the team is embedded with mixed national armies in Europe who start off being defeated enough said any more and you won’t need the book buy this it’s worth every penny

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Nice escapism with lots of action

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Perhaps a little more depth to the invading alien force, although with this much action, it's a roller coaster of a read.

If you’ve listened to books by Nick S. Thomas before, how does this one compare?

I liked the book. My first. It was enjoyable from an author with a great deal of promise.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration certainly matched the pace of the story. I think the narrator did a great job with the characters and the story.

Did Battle Earth inspire you to do anything?

I will be getting the next book to see how humanity fares.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 25-02-16

Independence Day with ground based warfare

The story was good the characters were well developed. The battle scenes were very well done. A few new twists to an old concept. Enjoyed it and will enjoy the rest of the series. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review

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  • Michael
  • 22-03-16

Classic alien invasion updated for the near future

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would. Overall I did enjoy the book. It was very entertaining. It certainly borrowed from some existing sci-fi and invasion tropes, but overall the author weaves an interesting and engaging tale.

What other book might you compare Battle Earth to and why?

I would say it is closest to the film "Independence Day" but some comparisons can be made to the classic "War of the Worlds."

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed when the heavy Russian tanks showed up and started really turning the tide of battle.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I thought it would have been a good read for a single sitting. Alas I did not have time for such.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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  • Maureen
  • 12-03-16

Good audiobook.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, alien space opera is a favorite of many of my friends.

What other book might you compare Battle Earth to and why?

Nothing I can offhand think off.

Have you listened to any of Neal Arango’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The action/fighting scenes.

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  • Dodsfall
  • 12-03-16

Battle Earth- Audiobook Version

Battle Earth is a straightforward alien invasion war story. Little is known of the invaders beyond their hardware, because they do not attempt to communicate or offer terms. Being armored and hard to defeat in battle, Earth forces take tremendous losses in every fight.

There are a lot of battle scenes in the novel, but the story is pretty much on rails without a twist or turn in the plot. Being the first in a series, this might be reserved for later installments. A good plot twist or two would have made the story more interesting. Thomas takes the reader from one battle to another at a good pace, with a few victory or rallying speeches scattered about in between.

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  • Gary H
  • 08-03-16

Great Sci-fi

What did you love best about Battle Earth?

Great story line with lots of twists and turns. This story had a nice mix of sci-fi and adventure that merged really well.

What about Neal Arango’s performance did you like?

Neal is a very good narrator that seems to always get the voices just right. This was very well read as I felt like I was right there involved in the story.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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  • Hunter
  • 07-03-16

Engaging

I don’t usually read many books from this genre, but I really enjoyed this one. The narration brought the story to life and held my interest throughout. The story was well thought out, complete and will keep you listening. I will be watching for this author in the future.

* I was provided a free copy of this book from AudioBookBlast for an honest review.

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  • Barry C Bryant
  • 02-03-16

Interesting listen.

What made the experience of listening to Battle Earth the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the futuristic scifi aspect of the book. I always enjoy stories about space travel and the future.

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"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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  • Marie
  • 25-05-16

Good start to the series...

Would you listen to Battle Earth again? Why?

Yes, especially after hearing future installments of this series.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a satisfying and entertaining story that left enough unanswered questions and loose threads to have me coming back to listen to the sequels.

Which character – as performed by Neal Arango – was your favorite?

Neal does a great job giving each character a distinct voice and personality. I liked Captain Jones as well as Chandra.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book is full of intense battle scenes. Neal's narration of them was immersing and kept me in the story.

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  • nate8775
  • 15-03-16

Different but not too bad

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Some parts of the book it sounds like the author was trying too hard to make the story sound exciting.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

You don't need to have non-stop action.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Tone it down a little when reading the characters excitement.

Was Battle Earth worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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  • Keith LaDue
  • 27-11-19

Tremendous story.

This is a nail-biting si-f/thriller. I will definitely be listing to the rest of the series. I highly recommend this series. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.”