Made up of the absolute fighting best from humans, alien races, hybrids, and even AI androids, Drop Team Zero is called on to handle the worst of the worst, missions that others would tag as pure suicide. But when Drop Team Zero arrives, the only threat of suicide is for the ones that stand in their way.
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By Norma Miles on 05-03-17
"That didn't go as well as I'd hoped."
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Join drop team zero, "the best team the Galaxy had ever seen" on their mission to recover the kidnapped son of a Councillor. They are a mixed bunch of human, alien and AI androids, a close knit group of special ops marines working for the Galactic Fleet., Needless to say, the rescue does not go smoothly, and with one of their own abducted, their pursuit takes them to distant parts of the galaxy.
Jake Bible has peopled his book with fantastic personalities, from the disparate forms of the brothers (and sisters) of the team itself, to enemy aliens and other crews encountered along the way. Vividly described by the author and stunningly well voiced by the narrator, they are an imaginative explosion of life in every form, colour and ability sharing one thing - they can all die (probably!). Verbal interaction between the protagonists is well constructed, often funny and very human. There is an especially well observed meeting of officials after the initial failure to safely recover the boy where the different faction heads rehearse what has happened, what needs to happen next and, in particular, who is to blame - a brilliant rendering of bickering and attempted buck passing - whilst all the while the father of the boy who was to have been rescued is ignored with each of his attemps to urge speed in returning his son. Very real, very amusing - very sad.
With such fantastical characters, the fight scenes just have to be good - and they are. As previously mentioned, each individual is distinctly and appropriately voiced: Andrew Wehrein's repertoire seems endlessly good. His dramatisation also offered just the right level of emotion, although I personally found his gun shot staccato fast reading of the text itself, which also held an almost musical lilt, a little distracting even though it did reflect the writing itself.
Fantastical characters, great dialogue, good action and humour all made this book an enjoyable and thrilling listen. My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a copy of Drop Team Zero, via Audiobook Boom. Hopefully there will be a follow-up story and another chance to catch up with this exciting fighting team.
By I. Fenton on 23-02-17
Modernised 50's comic book story
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.” This was an interesting story with plenty of action and some really freaky aliens. It kind of reminded me of the sci-fi comic books I used to read as a child (like Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon) all good guys will always win and all bad guys always lose. Luckily the author made his females more kick ass than they were back then and the bad guys didn't always lose making it a little bit more acceptable to me. The narrator did a great job keeping the fast paced action going without the listener losing track of who was speaking (which I hate when it happens). Unfortunately the whole thing ended with a lot of unanswered questions and a new mission on the boards so I was a little surprised when the words 'The End' were spoken. As most of my readers know I HATE cliffhangers and that one really threw me and I'm not sure if I'll get any more from this author in case all his books are like that. Maybe I'll try the next one when it comes out and be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't have a cliffhanger?
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By Deborah on 15-02-17
Excellent Series Start
This book was action packed and an enjoyable listen. The narration was perfect with each character having a well defined voice and speech pattern. The book ends with few questions answered and many more posed.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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By Striker on 06-06-18
Awesome New Universe
This audiobook was a great start to what will hopefully be a great series. The universe the author created was fascinating and I couldn't help thinking of Star Wars and other sci-fi stories with many different alien races.
The book follows an elite group of mixed soldiers who encounter more than they bargained for on a mission. I thought the story was great and the characters seemed real. I was really drawn in and couldn't stop listening.
I thought the narrator did a really great job with tone, pace, and all of the different characters.
I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.