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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • SwimmerGirl
  • 02-10-17

Marines will lo the this story!

Both current and former military will find the story engaging! Even if you're not it, there are are enjoyable to bits to this story.

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  • Mathew
  • 23-06-17

Enjoyable short story plot. F-bombs and sexual innuendo and crude language

Enjoyable short story plot. The are F-bombs and sexual innuendos and crude language. Not appropriate for children

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  • Dean
  • 07-08-15

bugger

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Loved reading this series as a kid. disappointed that 1. the books are heavily abridged and 2.There are missing books. Otherwise absolutely love the books and Mr. Lloyd was an excellent narrator.

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  • Alan
  • 09-09-11

I hate when I do that

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I despise abridged books i wish I would have seen that before i got it.

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  • Mark E. Cooper
  • 04-02-11

Shame its abridged

The narration is good and i loved this series in print, but its always a shock trying an abridged version of a much loved book. Its just a shame they cut out so much.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful