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Starfist: First to Fight

Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
Series: Starfist (abridged), Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-20

missing most of the book

I have read this book before and the audio version is missing half the book. I am not sure what they were thinking but they took most of the plot out. don't buy this book

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-06-20

From a book to a short story with no back story

I enjoyed the starfish novels when they were being written. Now, my vision is failing, and I looked for some of my old favorites in audiobook. Try to imagine my delight in discovering they exist..... Then imagine my disappointment in not realizing they butchered the books before I purchased them.
buyer beware.

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  • Aaron A Arden
  • 21-03-20

I didn't know

I didn't know this was abridged book they cut everything good about this book series I won't be getting the rest.

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  • patrick williford
  • 20-12-19

not the whole story

why is it do much shorter than the actual book?this is the abridged version

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-06-19

abridged story

I was wondering why this was so short. This only has 4 chapter and it's only 2hours plus long.
I read the books and thought would be a good time killer as I've read the books 3 times. however this abridged version was not really worth the $2.00. disappointed.

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  • Joshua S.
  • 19-02-18

unfortunately not the full book.

I use to own all the paperbacks to this series. unfortunately it's not the whole book. missing alot of important details. Some of Wich is important for the other books.