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Earth Shadows

Earthrise, Book 5
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Earthrise, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

The marauders, terrors from deep space, hit us hard.

Our starships shattered. Our armies collapsed. Our cities crumbled.

As Earth smolders, the marauders imprison us in camps. They farm us like cattle. They torture us for sport. Earth weeps.

But there is hope.

The Ghost Fleet, an ancient alien armada, might still exist in deep space. In a single starship, Sergeant Marco Emery and his friends seek this mythical fleet. They must find it. They must return with its might. Or the marauders will kill us all.

©2016 Daniel Arenson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Earth have fallen, now it’s a hell hole

Great story, not for children. It’s brutal and well written, sometimes just to sad how earth is and humans are threaten. But the story is great and I recommend this book as all before this one. Can’t wait till I start reading the next book in this series.

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  • AR Cabral
  • 27-11-17

Earth Shodows : EarthRise

I highly recommend this series I really enjoyed it as a matter of fact I loved it if you enjoy extreme sci-fi because that's what this book is, Extreme violence brutality get this series it will keep you on the edge of your seat

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  • tekone
  • 12-08-17

Another great book!

This series is great, there is not really much I can say as a negative... I really look forward to the next, especially with Mr Kafer as the narrator!

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  • Truth Matters
  • 25-09-17

Might've been 3rd Rate Sci Fi, Ruined by Filler

Lead character's repetitive introspective whining combined with emotionless monotone narration ruins what could've been a 3rd rate (?) fun simple science fiction action romp. One dimensional bad guys alien race whose sole focus is conquer, torture, kill and eat brains is too ridiculous and the introduction of the alien ship as actually an animal is more than the suspension of disbelief can account for. The same over and over (and over and over and OVER) musings of the human characters, especially Marco seems to be fluff to stretch out the book. And is the SAME crap in every single book. (#4 was the absolute worst - I'd recommend skipping it completely - it has no redeeming action). It's annoying to the point I wouldn't follow the series if I had to pay more than the Kindle Unlimited 1.99 price. As they've raised most of the KU prices to just $2. below credit price, I guess you now get what you pay for instead of a good deal. Usually by the time I get the next in the series it's been long enough I've forgotten how bad they are... As a bad narrator can decimate a good book, having a good narrator could've made this book not as bad. It's a shame, there's some good ideas/character types in the book (the new alien introduced in this book is definitely different, kind of cute). I'd think this was a juvenile series if it weren't for the swearing and the sporadic sex scene. This is not Jack Campbell, James Corey, Mike Shepard, David Weber or Ben Bova, that's for sure. It's not even Christopher Nuttall, Jay Allan or Vaughn Heppner. Just my opinion.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 22-01-20

Plenty of action and gore!

Earth Shadows
Earthrise, Book 5
By: Daniel Arenson
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
This seemed to be the most gory book and the most hopeful book at the same time! Our gang is split up with most in space experiencing some of the most awesome and magical sights and meeting incredible friendly creatures. Unfortunately the part of the gang on Earth is not experiencing magical sights! But there is always hope!

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  • Mike Leeling
  • 29-12-19

Enough is enough

I gave up. I liked the first 3 but in the 2nd story everyone is cruel just for the sake cruelty. The aliens are cruel, the women in the story oscillate between pity, apologising for all of their constant failures and being cruel to their friends and significant others then being cruel and bitchy if they are not met with cruelty in return. And if course there is everyone's door mat, Marco. I can't stomach any more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-19

More misery

I forced myself to listen through book 4 hoping book 5 would be more upbeat. It wasn’t. Don’t waste your time on this series. And audible won’t let me return the rest of the books.

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  • blugo
  • 24-09-19

Another Great book in the Earthrise series.

Earthrise is my favorite Sci-fi series, and book five continues to satisfy. This particular book has a lot of suspens and moments of "well now wtf are they going to do?!" It's great!

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  • Dave Jolly
  • 12-06-18

Why do I enjoy this!

It shows human strength. But there is one mighter, Lord God Jehovah, my Lord .

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  • KrisP
  • 19-10-17

This book is so stupid. Worst in series.

Characters in the book are totally illogical, stupid and incompetent. Entire story plot is also illogical. On one hand entire human armies(millions of soldiers with starships) were unable to defeat enemies. On the other we have bunch of country bumpkins holed in military base and defeating ravagers without breaking sweat. This book is in deep need of heavy editorials.

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  • Christopher WJ Rueber
  • 28-10-17

...another cut off in the middle of the story.

I am struggling to decide if I will pick up the next book at this point.

There was a climax to a side plot right at the end, but it's in the middle of the greater story arch. It's like a 3 part episode of a TV series, only you dont. know the length of the series, and this was part two. I understand the concept of tantalizing for more, but I don't like stories left incomplete. The plot is very interesting, and the story could have had 5 stars... if it was completed.

There was also a religious tone that started showing up at the end of this book that worries me, where an alien referred to one of the characters as a "Daughter of Eve". There has been some minor spiritual stuff in the series, but only in a way that showed there were spiritual humans. This was the first time that it came from a vector that indicated there may be a religious leaning for the whole story, and that would be about the worst direction this could go. In my opinion.