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Ironclads

Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

Scions have no limits. Scions do not die. And Scions do not disappear.

Sergeant Ted Regan has a problem. A son of one of the great corporate families, a Scion, has gone missing at the front. He should have been protected by his Ironclad - the lethal battle suits that make the Scions masters of war - but something has gone catastrophically wrong.

Now Regan and his men, ill-equipped and demoralised, must go behind enemy lines, find the missing Scion and uncover how his suit failed. Is there a new Ironclad killer out there? And how are common soldiers, lacking the protection afforded the rich, supposed to survive the battlefield of tomorrow?

A stand-alone audiobook by the Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time.

©2017 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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I want more

My only complaint is this book is not long enough. I would love a full novel of these guys. . Tough, brutal and quite a lot of fun.

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Great Sci Fi Short Story

I enjoyed this one. It was well thought out and has depth, complexity and plausible plot. The story is expressed in a colloquial way which might make it seem less than it is at first glance / if listening to a sample; this is much the same as with Dogs of War. In both stories that colloquial style helps convey the character of the narrator / pratagonist / hero as well as grounding the sci-fi. If you like sci-fi or just fancy giving it a try this is worth a go.

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Short, but great.

Loads of fun to be had here. Lots of big, crazy tech stomping around, twists and turns in the plot, mixed with unsubtle but straight-faced polemic. Likely too short to be worth a credit, but if you have a spare one, and want near-future mech action from one of the best sci-fi authors on the scene right now, fill your robo-boots.

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Enjoyable, but nothing too surprising

An interesting world with great characters, brought to life by a very strong performance. The story is a little uninspired, but it's fun in an 80s action movie way.

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Excellent futuristic war story.

Great if you're a fan of military sci-fi, suspence and plot twists. Really well done.

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Great book horrible reading of it

I loved the story but at one point the narration was so bad I was cringing. It sounded like a robot. I had to put the speed up to 1.75 just so it sounded normal.

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Someone please gag the narrator

I have been waiting for another book from this author since Children of Time,so it was with a sense of anticipation that I downloaded this book. Within a very short space of time I wanted to shout at the narrator, this guy need to go back to acting school and learn that less is more...

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  • JohnD
  • 04-07-19

Couldn't get past horrible accents

The story is a somewhat formulaic post-corporate takeover dystopia with tough sergeant and rough commando followers on a mission with added robots. All very fine, but the 1st person narrating sergeant has a weird exaggerated regional American accent from no region anywhere. One hour of gritting my teeth and I just can't take it anymore. I think I could read the book. If the narrator was just average or a little below average I'd be OK. This guy is special. Off to find something else to listen to. Cheers.

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