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  • Marine

  • Terran Scout Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Summary

Aliens exist...and, as it turns out, most of them aren’t that friendly. Jacob Brown wasn’t even born yet the first time they attacked Earth. He was only 14 the second time it happened.

When Earth finally came together and fielded its first spaceborne military, Jacob didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Serving aboard a mighty starship, he’d be able to defend his planet - and his family - when, inevitably, they came again.

Just as he’s about to graduate training, however, Jacob is approached by an officer from Naval Special Operation Command and given a choice: volunteer for a risky mission to a dangerous, lawless world or give up his dream of serving in the military and go home. He has no idea why he’s being singled out in such an unusual manner, but now, it's either agree to their demands or give up his dream of being on a starship.

Soon, getting his career back on the right track will be the least of his concerns when it seems like everyone - and everything - he meets is trying to kill him. When he stumbles upon a secret most people on Earth are blissfully unaware of, he realizes it's not just the aliens he needs to be worried about.

©2018 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2019 Joshua Dalzelle

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A good formulaic book that I enjoyed apart from the almost constant and generally pointless swearing. Really good storytellers rarely need it in these quantities if at all. It annoyed me in the generally much more enjoyable Black Fleet. but Mr Dalzelle seems more and more dependent on it. A shame for me at least. I won't be trying Omega Force or likely listening to more of these as a consequence.

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wow

Well I wasn't disappointed It is world written and structured with plenty of interesting characterization 's and Intelligent plot twists. I am not new to this author but new to this series and it does not disappoint at all I will be following this through the series end.

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Not Omega Force Quality, but Good Read

what book could compete with Omega force? good characters, story and well read. Thanks a lot.

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Space opera at its best

You always know what you're going to get with JD. Ripping story lines, great build up and decently paced. Thoroughly enjoyable story, looking forward to the next installment.

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Next generation

At the end of the book the author explains how and why he wrote this follow on from the Omega series. His words echoed my own thoughts as I listened to him. This book was exceptional and unlike his father the hero blunders through to victory and his colleagues get their own starring role without being super heros. Now I can look forward to both sets of books coming out and hope Josh ‘s fingers remain active!

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Gripping.

Great for relieving stress or insomnia! The twists and turns of the story are riveting.

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great side story

it was nice to have a side story from omega force and it was enjoyable and brought in new aspects from the other books and separate plots i hope the rest are equally as good. im also glad it started off near book 10 so that it didnt over lap

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Nice start

New story for me. story went quickly so I will try a few of the others

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amazing book I

I love all his books they are brilliant keep bring me more!! I can't stop listening I want more and more

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  • LegalEagle
  • 29-03-19

Excellent expansion of omega force universe

Same pacing and feel as OF. Chapter 11 and chapter 12 were out of order in my app, this needs fixing. When narrator says chapter 12 skip forward one to get chapter 11 then skip back.

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  • Munte
  • 27-03-19

Issues !?

Chapters are numbered incorrectly along with being in the wrong order. There may even be some missing.

This is really bad and IMO this version needs to be removed from the site while it gets fixed.

*EDIT*

Seems like chapters have been placed in the correct order now. -- skimmed thru a new download quickly.
They are though still listed incorrectly for example Chapter 10 is listed as chapter 13 and so on, while not a big issue it seems sloppy to me.

On the whole I found the book/story to be middling whilst compared to Joshua Dalzelle's other books in this universe.

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  • My Grilla Grill Smoker
  • 29-03-19

Nailed it.

Once again Josh nails it. If you love OF or even if you don’t, get this book even if you’ve never listened to OF before. I was as always skeptical. My fear was that this book would be some crappy side trip. Josh has done a great job taking earths space exploration and military in a new direction. I feel like he could write another 10 books just following this story line. I’m excited to see what the story goes. It could go several directions. Let’s see what he does.

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  • everyday normal guy
  • 05-04-19

OF fans, but this

laughed out loud more than once can't wait for the next one. but that always seems to be the case. had the same issue with the chapters being reversed but didn't bother me I think it was 11 and 12 but few of the other reviewers have confirmed which chapters don't take my word

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  • L.R.
  • 19-05-19

Omega Force Universe: Get this book!

OMG am I glad I read other reviews or what... I was curious that the same author and the same narrator as Omega Force creator team would produce another book together. In itself there is nothing unusual of course about winning teams coming back together for more awesomeness. But nothing rang the bell for Omega Force. So I didn't get the book until months later when I read the reviews!!! I was so happy and annoyed at the same time lol I desperately waited for another OF book and here it was (in a way) and I missed it!!! Of course I got it. Of course I listened to it all in 2 days. SO mean of the author to NOT let us know in plain words lol arghhhh...I only wish I got it sooner. I love this branching out from the main story line. The universe this team built is so fascinating and so fun. There is one spot early on in the book where the narrator says Jason instead of Jacob. That made me smile. I love both of those characters! I miss Jason and the crew tho... can't wait for another one of their books.

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  • Kevin Hurd
  • 24-05-19

awesome!

Fantastic follow on, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story telling talent. For me, audible is a perfect format. The girls can have their romantic novellas and we can have ours. Cheers from NASA, where we're busy designing space robots and listening to stories about their use in the future. Thanks thanks and thanks again Josh. Warmest regards, Kevin

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  • A-10 Egress
  • 18-04-19

Another Great story....

I loved how this one is a spin off of the OF.
Having the different dynamics between Father and son and then realizing that maybe, Just maybe they aren't so different???
plus I like how the two series are in the same time frame but are kept separate. This should make for a long running series and the one big question that I have is..... When will they meet up???? Now that will be greatly anticipated!!!!

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  • Rob Durham
  • 30-03-19

Loved it

This is a fantastic story the characters are incredible I love Omega Force, now this new series is seems to be turning into one of my favorite series

Thank You please keep the awesome books coming!!

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  • Joseph Jacob
  • 07-10-19

Shallow story line

I felt this book had a very shallow story line. I will try not to give spoilers. The main character has no field experience at beginning is given command of an elite scout team...unrealistic. Betrayals on elite scout team are shrugged off by team members... unrealistic.

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  • AMYmzon
  • 14-09-19

bumbling and immature special forces

I have not been in the military, but I would think that elite special space forces wouldn't whine as much as these people did and respect their superior officers more. In addition, the characters made way to much uneccessary casual small talk during serious situations. That ruined it for me. I will not listen to any more books by this author.

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