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Stranded in a hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force and supporting arms, and carrying only a day's water ration, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven-man team faced a grim future 75 light-years from home. The only thing between his Marines and safety was 85 miles of uncharted, waterless terrain and 2,000 bloodthirsty savages with state-of-the-art weapons in their hands and murder on their minds.

But the enemy didn't reckon on the warrior cunning of Marines' Marine Charlie Bass and the courage of a few good men who would follow him anywhere - even to death...

©1998 David Sherman and Dan Cragg, (P)2001 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Michael Hansen
  • 18-04-12

Good but very 'abridged'

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It's been cut down to more of a short story than a book. Action is good and fast-paced, story is good but the characters lack depth.

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  • Ken Rupkalvis
  • 30-07-03

Future Marines

Loved it! A great read by guys who know what its like to be a grunt.

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  • Andrew White
  • 07-05-18

Missing 3/4 of the book

This was the worst purchase/use of a credit ever. Nowhere in the description does it say this a summary of the book. Over 3/4 of the story content is missing. This version offers no story and this story detracts from the next books in the series as character development is completely lost. I want my monthly credit back.

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  • SYNAUBREY
  • 07-04-04

Charlie Bass Rules

A great story and a great set of central characters. If you are looking for the great american novel, then look elsewhere. If you are looking for a good tale, that keeps the action moving then get this audio book . I liked it so much I went out and bought the paperback. I am going to buy the second book soon. I encourge you to do the same. Charlie Bass rules!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-21

missing parts of the book

I enjoyed the book but the audible is missing big parts of the book

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  • Martin Hill
  • 27-06-21

Awesome Series

STARFIST is one of those series of books that take hold of your interest and your imagination and make you yearn for more.
I only wish that there were alot more books to this series.
This is one of those storylines that would be so awesome to have a TV series and even some movies, as long as they portray the men correctly and stick to the storyline.
Don't mess it up like they did for "Jack Reacher".
Tom Cruise may be a good actor, but he is nowhere near like the Jack Reacher in the books.

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  • "phelenwolf"
  • 20-06-21

What a waste

I have read the entire series of Starfist novels. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED with the audio book version. So much was cut out, in my opinion it was not worth the purchase. I wish I could get a refund for my wasted credit.

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  • Nick
  • 25-03-21

I think this is a shortened version

I've read this book before and I believe there are many portions missing, it seemed like it to me at least.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-03-21

Greatly Abridged

Abridged to the point it's missing about 75% of the book. This is a good series; recommend finding an unabridged version of the book.

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  • Inquiring Mind
  • 28-11-20

abridged

good story. I would have preferred to hear the author's version. it is so short, that it could hardly be identified as an audioBOOK.