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A Private Little War

Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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The pilots of Flyboy, Inc., landed on the alien planet of Iaxo with a mission: In one year, quash an insurrection; exploit the ancient enmities of an indigenous, tribal society; and kill the hell out of one group of natives to facilitate negotiations with the surviving group — all over 110 million acres of mixed terrain.

At first, the double-hush, back-burner project went well. With a ten-century technological lead on the locals, the logistical support of a powerful private military company, and aid from other outfits on the ground, it was supposed to be an easy-in, easy-out mission that would make the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., very, very rich. But the natives of Iaxo had another plan — and what was once a strategic slam-dunk has become a quagmire, leaving the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., on an embattled distant planet, waiting for support and a ride home that may never come…

This dark debut novel tells the tale of a secret war — and the struggle to stay sane in a world that makes no sense. A Catch-22 for a new generation, A Private Little War is sure to become a science fiction classic.

©2013 Jason Sheehan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • 12-11-2018

Too close to Catch 22 for si-fi

I was curious why this novel was rated so much more poorly than the authors other one. after listening to about 3 hours I think I know why, too much the Great War and not enough star wars to really click.

the novel was pitched as a catch-22 in space but it feels a lot more like the words were just swapped around. instead of "radio" it's "FTL relay" and such. and when you see these or here in this case it just drives home the point that the setting doesn't. make. sense. and maybe that was intended to be intentional but it doesn't really feel like it.