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  • Galactic Marine

  • The Traveler, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Michael Braun
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

You ever have one of those days?

U.S. Marine Sergeant Jake Bayard did when he has to cancel a hot date to board a transport plane to the South Pole, which is hijacked by aliens with hostile intent to Earth.

Bayard escapes into tunnels deep under the ice and stumbles upon advanced technology that teleports him to Epsilon Eridani.

Desperately alone and on the run, Bayard falls back onto his combat training, soon discovering that these aliens keep human herds for meat. That’s it. He enlists some of the downtrodden and declares war against the hungry oppressors.

Galactic Marine is the story of a gung-ho Terran taking on the masters of an insidious and ancient alien conspiracy.

©2022 Vaughn Heppner (P)2022 Podium Audio

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  • Joseph
  • 18-07-22

I really clashed with the protagonist here

DNF

We started on a bad footing, the protagonist and I. There's just something desperate about a drunkard Marine acting like a complete clown because he's '12 days from retirement' or whatever.

When he stripped naked and stashed all his possessions so he could blend in with a tribe of non-naked alien Neanderthals, I very much noped out.

This protagonist is genuinely... special.

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  • James E Nunn
  • 15-07-22

So much bad sci-fi

Boooooring. If someone told me this author took a lot of dumb ideas from a imaginative but dimwitted child and decided to write a book using those dumb ideas, I could totally believe it. And the performance is a bit lacking. Not sure if the narrator is not that good or if he disliked this so much he just phoned this one in. I raised the white flag and surrendered around chapter 13. Don't torture yourself with this badly written mess.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-09-22

Not one of Heppner's best

Struggled get through the first two hours of listening before I gave up. Story was too fantastic even for science fiction.

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  • MMPD
  • 26-07-22

Decent book

Decent take on a Stargate like series.

My main reason for not giving it 5 stars though is that it felt like the main character needed a little bit more fleshing out in character development. It feels like the main character is a bit two dimensional in his outlook. Additionally, the relationship with the Neanderthals seems a bit rushed.

All in all though I like where the story seems to be headed and look forward to see where this goes.

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