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Mozari Arrival

They brought death and destruction to Earth. Now it’s time to return the favor.

The massive Mozari spaceship struck without warning. In an instant, major cities were leveled. Millions were wiped from the face of the Earth. The horrifying message to those remaining - your training starts now.

Pods scattered across the globe are filled with strange alien wares, and scientists of all backgrounds must come together to harness the advanced technology in a race to discover its secrets before the one year deadline. And before their experiments with the exo suits kill another soldier.

Few possess the rare antibodies needed to control the Mozari armor. But Daniel West soon discovers he’s one of the civilians selected to be fitted and trained to use the suit. 

Instead of following in his family’s footsteps, he joins the military and is assigned to a team on a mission to the Mozari ship. But when tragedy strikes his team, he must take command of a mission into enemy territory that promises nothing less than certain death.

What they discover on the ship changes everything.

Trojan Colony

The ends justify the means - except when humanity’s survival is on the line.

Earth’s landscape lies scorched by weapons fired after the most recent round of alien attacks. The technology the Mozari left behind has advanced scientific understanding at breakneck speeds, giving humanity the chance to fight back against their Gresian foes. 

Space-worthy vessels and all-new weaponry are pumped out of orbiting factories, boarded by the brightest minds to begin colonizing new planets. But humanity is still vulnerable.

Lieutenant Daniel West understands this, which is why his recruits are the most highly trained the military puts out, regardless of the physical and mental demand it takes to make them that way. Any soldier in the newly created Special Warfare Task Force must plan and prepare for every possible scenario.

After all, the return of the Gresians isn’t just inevitable. It’s imminent. 

Now assigned to the United Earth Ship Shenzhen, Daniel is chosen to command a platoon to protect a team of elite colonists traveling to LTT-8270. But it isn’t until their arrival that the true mission becomes evident, and Daniel discovers an even more horrifying truth.

A truth that demands too high a cost for humanity’s future.

Gateway War

This mission might be their last.

Humanity can’t win. Lieutenant Daniel West and his soldiers will never overcome the crushing odds of a direct assault against superior alien forces. Every simulation test they’ve run ends the same way - in death. But they have no other choice. The only option is to destroy the Gresians forever or face Earth being overrun by alien forces.

Forever.

Good thing Daniel has no problem eradicating an enemy that shows no mercy. He won’t risk standing by and allowing the Gresians to enslave those he loves. So, when orders come down, he’s ready to take the war straight to the enemy’s home turf.

But the Gresian’s planetary defense systems destroy half their platoon before they can even land on the alien world, and when a counterattack is launched against Earth, the support ships are forced to pull back from Gresian space - leaving the team stranded, with orders to finish the mission. By any means necessary.

In the end, there’ll be only one way to give his team a slim chance at survival and restore hope for humanity’s future.

But it will require Daniel to make the toughest choice of all.

©2019 Relay Publishing (P)2020 Relay Publishing

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a nice space adventure

recommended listening speed x1.3 This is a three in one book. More review to follow when I stop driving. this was a refreshingly different adventure from something like the expanse, or Expeditionary Force. like the Expeditionary Force but different that the humans get a helping hand nearly from the start by an ancient AI who is proactively helping them, unlike that jerk skippy. this AI brings manufacturimg starships to the humans, and helps them in fights as long as they " ask" . what i dont like is that everything is solved by nanomachines.

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"If wishes were horses ..."

The complete Hammond's Hardcases trilogy in one volume: from Chapter 2: Monzari Arrival, Chapter 37: Trojan Colony and Chapter 73: Gateway War.The entire Audible is almost thirty one and three quarter hours in length, and an excellent way to enjoy the series. The narration by Andrew Tell is good, who reads with good intonation and understanding of the text. He also gives individual voicing for the different protagonists. But the delivery is a little slow and, at times, hesitant, but this is resolved by increasing the playback speed to 1.25 The synopsis given is very thorough so I will not rehearse the storylines other than to say that the reader follows the fortunes of Daniel West, trained to be a lawyer but instead destined to become an officer in the Special Warfare Task Force after Earth is visited by an alien ship. There is plenty of military style action and the main character is sufficiently developed to allow for a light empathy to form. Or not. This reader found that in the final book, a balance of sympathy was tilted ... Although the world building was fairly basic, there are some nice touches such as an observer six legged squirrel species being given the name of hexasquiggle. Delightful. Definitely a book for military science fiction fans, with interesting emotions tucked in amidst the hard fighting. I was very fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy of Hammond's Hardcases, at my request, by the rights holder via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. It was an exciting ride.

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  • Ian Brown
  • 15-07-20

Would be better with a different narrator

I enjoyed the storyline, but the narration was very irritating at times. The reading was clipped, like the narrator has to pause after every 5 words.

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  • William S. Wood
  • 15-07-20

Do not recommend

very weak story, misconceptions throughout on the law and the military. The performance is lackluster with a lot of awkward pausing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-20

Aliens attack Earth, we are not ready.

I prefer hostile aliens personally, new tech gizmos are fun too, this has both. I also love publisher packs so I can binge listen without having to wait for the next book. the characters are likable, the story has a decent pace, and the plot keeps you interested. I liked it, I did also receive this book for free, and have left my honest review without obligation.

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  • B VanDyk
  • 27-08-20

Space Sci-Fi fun!

I had a great time listening to this collection! The space sci-fi was great. I thought it could have expanded some even more and I'm on the lookout for some of the peripheral storylines as separate books or series. Narrated well and was very pleasant to listen to.

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  • D M Reynolds
  • 06-08-20

A satisfying trilogy

Although the first book isn’t really set in space, it does begin with aliens! There were plot twists, characters to love and hate — and who grew and evolved with the plot. The twists were — well twistier— than usual in sci fi, which I loved. And, not everyone survives, bringing both emotion and drama to the plot. The narrator is a great fit and helps bring it all to life. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.