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Earth Alone Audiobook

Earth Alone: Earthrise, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

They came from deep space. They came to destroy us.

Fifty years ago bloodthirsty aliens devastated the Earth. Most of humanity perished. We fell into darkness.

But now we rise from the ashes. Now we fight back.

Marco Emery was born into the war. After his mother is killed, he joins the Human Defense Force, Earth's ragtag army. Emery must survive basic training, become a soldier, and finally face the aliens in battle.

Against the alien onslaught, Earth stands alone. But we will fight. We will rise. We will win.

If you loved Ender's Game, Starship Troopers, and Old Man's War, you'll love Earthrise, a new military science fiction series. From a USA Today best-selling author.

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

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    Mr Martin Anderson 13/08/2017
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    "Another good book runined by poor naration"
    What disappointed you about Earth Alone?

    The naration


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dont know didnt get past the first 2 minutes


    What didn’t you like about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

    Very very poor emphasis on the wrong words, over dramatisation of simple terms


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    N. J. Addley Leatherhead UK 23/03/2017
    N. J. Addley Leatherhead UK 23/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Boot Camp"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    For a MilSciFi too little sci too much stereotypical boot camp and too little military action. For me chapter 1 and 2 into's chara... chapters 3 to 19-ish could be dropped as too tedious to bother with. As they say I'll never get that time back!


    What could Daniel Arenson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    cut the bootcamp from 3/4 of book to 10%.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Performance was fine


    Could you see Earth Alone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No NO No NO No!


    Any additional comments?

    Now i have to decide whether to waste another credit on next book or just abandon the author and write this off as experience

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 23/11/2016
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 23/11/2016 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "Does This Book Stand Alone?"

    An interesting start to the series. The initial scene setting is pretty standard alien invasion stuff but well done all the same. Arenson outlines a grim future where a war of attrition with a hostile alien race has lead to semi apocalyptic conditions on Earth. The human race is up against it, youth are being conscripted and death is a constant companion. No-one is safe.

    After what feels like a very pacey and atmospheric start our hero heads off to basic training and the book seems to slow up and while I expected some time to be spent on this it actually takes up most of the rest of the book. I don't mind that, building characters and their backgrounds is to me the sign of a good author. In truth there are lots of cliches and the similarities to Starship Troopers are hard to ignore but I still enjoyed the story.

    Towards the end the action suddenly picks up again and the scene is well set for future adventures in the series. The narration by Jeffrey Kafer sets just the right tone for the characters and story.

    It is though a book that you can ask questions of. Why these super intelligent aliens behave in some of the ways that they do is very much open to question for example. For me though while this all looks promising if you want some military sci-fi I do question if this first book gives enough. It's relatively short, in itself not a problem. The author spends time developing his characters, to me a good thing. However, put the two together and in a credit-based system like Audible I think I would have expected more per episode in the series.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    steven adam 01/04/2017
    steven adam 01/04/2017
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    "Audio book won't download any more than first 9 mins"

    Tryed to fix this, been charged for book but only getting first 9 mins!!! Not happy at all will go back to reading rather than using audiobook

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • bryan ladrech
    27/12/16
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    "Great book"

    It was a great start to the series, however it is short for the price.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alejandro E. Reynoso
    12/12/16
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    "Starship troopers"

    I am a big fan of sci-fi and I felt this book was well written. It reminded me of the movie starship troopers at the beginning but then it started to sound distinct. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in an starship trooper themed story line. Looking forward to the next book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Ronald Long
    26/11/16
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    "Love Starship Troopers? Earth Alone is a win"
    Where does Earth Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Earth Alone was an awesome book. The audio was fantastic and the story kept you hooked. Great story of an "every man" going to boot camp and the experiences he gains there.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Daniel puts the reality of preparing to war into a sci-fi story with honesty and grit.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    You're hooked at the very beginning when you find out why the character has so much to gain and to lose by going to fight the scum. I was on the edge of my seat at the last battle, praying they would make it out!


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

    I wanted to listen to this story all the way through!


    Any additional comments?

    A great beginning to a series that will keep you coming back to feel the humanity of the characters Daniel has created!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Arizona USA
    30/12/16
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    "Whew"

    Whew glad this is over. I wanted to scream at times at the whining and repeating over and over again the whining. I must admit I had to get up and leave the audio running so that I'd hopefully miss it. Finally it's over. I don't know why I'm giving it two stars.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • tim
    10/03/17
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    "a total and unabashed ripoff of starship troopers."

    it's like if someone saw starship troopers and drunkenly was explaining it to a friend. Bugs, sensitive protagonist, cheesy military tropes, jock gf, super hot girl leaves said protagonist for "fleet" to be a lifer. I actually researched to see if the stories were related because this level of theft must be illegal?

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mike Keller
    Illinois
    26/11/16
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    "50 years of war, death, destruction and despair"

    It's been 50 years since the Cataclysm, since humanity's first contact with an alien race, since scolopendra titaniae - the scum from space - had slaughtered sixty percent of the world's population and plunged mankind into this war. The scum had ravaged the world in a massive assault, bombing and gassing city after city, wiping out billions - a year of death, of inferno, of humanity hurtling towards extinction.

    Humanity had scrambled, bonded together, and launched their own warships into space. Ship after ship had perished until one intrepid pilot, the hero Evan Bryan, had launched a nuclear bomb against the scum homeworld, slaying millions of centipedes. The Cataclysm had ended that day. Humanity had emerged from the flames stronger, a civilization with the power to ravage distant worlds, to face enemies in the depths of space and defeat them. That day the genocide had ended and the long War of Attrition had begun.

    The HDF, the Human Defense Force, the global military created to fight the scrum, was the gauntlet all humans from every last corner of this ravaged earth entered at eighteen, then spent five years in the fire. Marco Emery lived with his father above the library where his father worked. Addy Linden had lived with them since the day seven years before when she had saved Marco's life, pulling him away from the scum that killed his mother and Addy's parents. The scrawny eleven-year-old had grown into a tall wild woman.

    This terrific tale, first of the Earth Rise series, continues to delight with Addy and Marko in basic training, taking me back to memories of the excitement and terror of my own basic training. The rich and colorful descriptions of the characters bring them and their stories to life. Great characters spring from the pages, providing emotional and exciting action. I can't wait for the next installment of this tale!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • S E S
    Anchorage, Alaska
    25/11/16
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    "Excellent start book 1"

    I'm looking forward to the next 2 books. this is a good story. Audio pulls you in like you are there

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Cassie Brand
    02/12/16
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    "alright!"

    I was a little bit wary at first... But soon the characters captured a little piece of me. It was real and I even shed a tear now and then LOL

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ryder
    30/11/16
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    "I can not wait to listen to the next 2 books."

    This is one of the best sci-fi books I have ever read or listened to. Will definitely be buying the next two books in the series. Let's hope Marco doesn't get romantically involved with another woman....that will be trouble waiting to happen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tim
    20/03/17
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    "this is the worst book ever please don't buy it"

    I went back and looked at this book again just to see if I can find anything of Merit about it. obviously the female author needs to spend more time with men because the male voice in this story sounded like a girl. he whined through this whole book in the only time he seemed to have a relevant thought was when he was thinking about one of the four or five girls that he was thinking about. Does the author think that males really think this way ? and that there's nothing else in a story line but his angst over females. there wasn't enough action hell the whole thing was humorless and it was just drudgery to get through it. If the author really wants to write Dime store love stories and she should stick to that and stay away from SyFy. because she failed terribly.
    I hate this book so much I wish I could eliminated from my library. or get my money back I will not be buying any other books in the series period God this book makes me want to claw my ears out and and hope that I never hear another sound like it.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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