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Summary

Thanks to efforts by colonists to highlight what occurs naturally, an alien planet has a breathable atmosphere, plentiful water sources, beautiful landscapes, and flourishing wildlife, just like on Earth.

And for the humans, therein lies the problem...

Captain Nev and his squad, who are tasked with locating missing soldiers, suddenly find themselves at war with the fierce beasts. As they desperately fight for survival against this cunning, brutal, and relentless enemy, the devastating secrets of their mission are revealed.  

©2012, 2015 C. A. Gleason (P)2017 C. A. Gleason

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Ravagers

The basic story of a military force trying to take over an alien inhabited planet was a familiar one. Overall it was just ok for me. The book didn't quite come together, there's something missing which I can't quite put my finger on. Although there was lots of action the plot didn't move further than what was realised at the beginning of the book. It was odd and disappointing that there was only one woman in the whole book, and even then she played a really insignificant role in the story. There should have at least been some women in the military.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 24-09-18

Easy creature feature read!

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this!! It's the type of book that would make a great B movie and one I'd definitely watch.

The gist of the plot is that humans are trying to inhabit another planet, but the planet they have chosen is home to smart alien creatures that are pretty hard to kill. Can the people make this place their new home, or is there worse things to come!! It's fast paced and quite an entertaining read too. I liked the twist at the end also. I listened to it in a day and wanted to read more by this author.

The majority of the characters are military and are well written and developed, though I do wish there were some female military officers!! The action is described really well and there's just enough gore to satisfy the horror element ;) So in all, a good, easy and quick read. I will definitely have to check out more from this author.

Adam Verner read this really well. He was clear and easy to follow and had plenty of tones and voices.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 06-06-20

Military paranormal adventure

This story is new, exciting and very creative. I loved the journey into the author's descriptive creepy world of savage creatures. I loved the storyline and creativity of the characters. I received this book at my request from AudioBoom and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review here of my own volition.

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  • Kyle Hempel
  • 06-04-20

Could and should have been better

C.A. Gleason writes a decent short story which really should be a longer tale. The story takes place at a time where humans are basically a space fearing race, but the terra based military is still intact and as active as ever. Captain Nev and his squad are called in to investigate why some soldiers went missing on a new planet. After his squad runs into intelligent fierce predators his mission just gets worse. after being portrayed Captain Nev decides that he is going to do something about it and starts a one man crusade to right some wrongs.

My main issue with this book is there are lots of holes in the plot and actions of characters that are covered over by simple statements or "insights" into a characters history. With some decent editing and probably doubling the length of this short story this book could be really good. If you are in the mood for a book with a decent amount of action and not a reliable plot then this is a good choice.

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  • Hepcat89
  • 06-03-20

Not quite what II was expecting

I liked the constant action and the fact that battles weren’t drawn out as some authors tend to do.

I would have liked to have known more about the creatures.

The narration could have used a bit more flair and I heard clicks and background noises.

It’s a good book if you need a quick action story.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 16-12-18

ENTERTAINING MILITARY/ALIEN STORY

Great action/sci-fi story!
I really enjoyed the listen - short but packed with good characters, action and conflict. See what happens when we try to take over an alien planet, and they don't cave easily!
Well written, and also enjoyed the narration, great story!

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  • Tiffany
  • 31-10-18

Ravagers

Good story about intelligent animals kick invading "Humans" butts. My main issue with the story was the transition between chapters especially the first part of the book. Seemed liked the author was quite sure how to end each chapter. The narrator did a pretty good job. I received this audio book for free through Audiobook for my unbiased review.

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  • RJ
  • 29-09-18

Moving into a bad neighborhood!

Marines on an alien planet fighting ravenous beasts; sound familiar? Earth is overpopulated and a new home is needed for the overflow. Planet Terrellivan(?) is that place, but the current inhabitants are big, vicious, intelligent, and hungry and do not want company. Our heroic Captain Nev and his team are sent by the devious Colonel Horn to find the previous team, which is mysteriously MIA. Nev will find there is much more to his mission than revealed to him. The plot is not new, but the characters are developed and there’s plenty of action. Three.point.five. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Al
  • 26-09-18

Decent Aliens rehash

Okay here goes...

THIS IS ALIENS!!

Sorry for shouting, but this an aliens rehash. We have a bunch of hardass xenobait marines on an alien world, fighting against an apparently superior foe. Sadly for this bunch, Ripley doesn't come and save their sorry asses. There's the obvious setup from (slightly) behind the scenes figures, but at its heart it's a "save the colonists" deal.

Still, there are a couple of neat twists, and if the author had painted the Bad Guy as a more sympathetic character (and could have), I'd have given this another star. To be honest, I'd prefer this if it was a movie. Do you hear that author person? Turn it into a screenplay and make it a movie!

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  • TU
  • 26-09-18

great if you manage your expectations

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This was a well narrated and entertaining sci fi story. Well, sci fi monster story, that is. It comes across a lot like Aliens or Pitch Black, in that the space soldiers are hunted by things much more dangerous than they are. Not a lot of plot, but plenty of action. As long as you manage expectations, this is a great listen.

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  • Luke
  • 24-09-18

Monster story

Ravagers tells the tale of a military unit sent to check on another military unit dispatched to this new world. But bad news for the soldiers: this world is occupied by creatures much bigger, meaner and deadlier than your average marine. As the Search & Rescue op turns into a fight for survival, these Ravagers show greater levels of cunning and possibly intelligence, leading to a showdown when once again, we see that once again, the oxymoronic term 'military intelligence' might actually know something more than the grunts on the ground get to know...

Adam Verner does a good job creating an atmosphere of tension.

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