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Matthew WhiteMatthew White   November 11, 2017
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3.0

The Wraith Squadron is back with new members taking down corruption

Mercy Kill is a Star Wars book that involves a group of spies called the Wraith Squadron that plan to bring down a corrupt Galactic Alliance general.    This was a decent Star Wars audio book with the usual well-done audio effects but it doesn't live up to many other Star Wars stories.  The team have an odd assortment of characters of different races and backgrounds but I didn’t feel I got to know many of them well in the story.  I also felt that the end of the story was original but not very satisfying.  That...

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Matthew WhiteMatthew White   October 29, 2017
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4.0

Prince Roger is home, now to get back his empire

We Few is the fourth and final book in the excellent Empire of Man series by David Weber and John Ringo.  Prince Roger and his team finally make it back to his world and he now finds himself needing to rescue his mother, the empress of man.    This book is pretty different from the earlier three because it is not about surviving a hostile planet against deadly natives.  Then again, Prince Roger's world is not really that different.  His mother is under the control of Roger's father by blood but not by love.    ...

Matthew WhiteMatthew White   October 26, 2017
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3.0

Time to get off this deadly planet finally, just a few more deadly challenges to go

March to the Stars is the third book in the Empire of Man series by David Weber and John Ringo about Prince Roger and his space marines.  In the book they finally after a year of traveling across the world are close to the space port. Nothing ever comes easy for them and this time they face sea monsters as they cross the ocean and religious zealots before finally needing to defeat a space port with inferior weaponry. Prince Roger continues to gain respect as both a leader and a warrior...

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Matthew WhiteMatthew White   June 17, 2017
(Updated: June 18, 2017)
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5.0

Classis super hero story that is a must read for scifi/superhero fans

Very rarely if ever have a reread a book but Wild Cards 1 is one of those rare books. Well, full disclosure here, I actually listened to it as an audiobook this time. Wild Cards 1 is a must read classic super hero story from 1987 that still is great. The book consists of a collection of short stories about super powered Aces and mutated Jokers that were transformed by an alien virus.    Several of the stories were great such as those about Dr. Tachyon, the alien that couldn't prevent the release of the virus but...

Matthew WhiteMatthew White   June 17, 2017
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3.0

Corporate reallocation missions = legal piracy but a pirated world bites back

Fallen Dragon is a scifi story about Lawrence, a young military man, who works for an organization involved in "corporate reallocation" which basically means legal piracy. Much of this 26 hour audiobook focuses on Lawrence's background as a rudderless teen who falls in love with a girl he meets at a hotel swimming pool and his later missions in the military.   I think with faster pacing this book would have been much better. The universe is large but the detailed descriptions of certain places or events overtook the actual plot of the story. Not until the...

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