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Earth Lost

Earthrise, Book 2
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Earthrise, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Earth burns.

We call them the scum. They came from deep space. Creatures of claws and endless malice, they ravage the world.

As the war flares, as cities crumble, Private Marco Emery and his platoon blast into space. They won one battle on Earth. Their next battle must be fought in the darkness.

The scum will not rest until the last human is dead. Marco and his friends must defeat them. They must win. Or Earth will fall.

©2016 Daniel Arenson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • S E S
  • 26-11-2016

Another good book

It was like you're there. I enjoyed book 2 as much as book 1. looking forward to book 3.

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  • Mike Keller
  • 28-11-2016

Marco, Addy, Lailani and Kemi are now in space.

Among the fifty hand-picked soldiers aboard the HDFS Miyari, Marco Emery was on his way to the Nightwall Outpost, a space station on the front lines of the war with the Scum. They will train to fight alongside the Latona Company, a unit of the legendary Erebus Brigade - an elite fighting force in the Space Territorial Command. Under the command of Lt. Einav Ben-Ari and Sergeant Singh, the new Ravens Platoon also included Addy, Lailani, Elvis, Beast and Corporal Diaz from the training class at Fort Djemila.
The Latona Company is commanded by Captain Coleen Petty. After a dreadful first meeting, Addy dubbed her Captain Chihuahua. Their new uniforms awaiting them at the Outpost, the Ravens still wore their ratty old green fatigues, looking like second class soldiers next to the elite of the Erebus Brigade. And to pile on the pain for Marco, a couple hours before their hyperspace drive is fired a shuttle arrives delivering Cadet Kemi Abasi. She's managed to get assigned to shadow Lt. Ben-Ari in the field. Now Marco has to deal with both Lailani and Kemi. Add to the mix an android named Osiris, and we're ready for a disastrous trip.
Under way in hyperspace a distress call is received from the Corpus Mining Colony, they drop out of warpspace to investigate. What follows is some of the best battle drama and action I've ever had the privilege of reading. Love and death mix with mayhem and mystery as the Ravens fight to survive against a new type of Scum. The action is fast and furious. This is one terrific story and I cannot wait to read more!

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  • Jonas
  • 17-12-2016

A disappointment

The first book in the series was not. Ad at all and I enjoyed listening to that. But this one? It's like a bad mix between "Starship Troopers", "Aliens" and some juvenile horror story. And only the bad parts. How could Arenson manage to destroy the believable story from the first book? It's like a bad movie where they cover a weak story by using too many special effects. A disappointment!

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  • Nikulas Albert Arnason
  • 18-08-2019

sentimental crap

more love story than a good sci-fi action, he keeps repeating the same sentimental story about the characters in almost every chapter, gets boring after the few times

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  • michael dugan
  • 17-02-2019

love it

once i finished the frontlines series and learning that the author is taking a break from it i been hungry for a replacement. after many months i come across this. granted at times the author is repetitive in many of his description and i find myself as oliver asking "please sir can i have some more" as i roll my eyes but once get past that i find that this is a good book and being it a long series i look forward to growing as i journey with the characters through this tail.

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  • will
  • 16-02-2019

This book in a nutshell

A love triangle between two grunts and a West Point Cadet , The Marines are better than the Army, Starship Troopers : Hero of the Federation...… not sure I’ll continue this series

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  • Erik LePage
  • 02-07-2018

tone down the romance!!!

the story should have been better, but the author seemed to have forgotten that it's sci-fi military and turned book two into a mooshy love story. love love love love love friends family friend family over and over and over again. it ruined the story.

I hope book 3 is much better!!!

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  • Dave Jolly
  • 26-05-2018

Sometimes we think we absolutely can't do it.

Then we give up our weakness and receive our Lord's strength. Where'd that come from?

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  • Bob
  • 31-03-2018

Not quite top of jeep but in the pile!

A little more Scum then story to this one. To keep it in the library it need more story and less description in vividality.

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  • James F. Allen
  • 30-01-2018

The worst space-war novel I have ever come across.

This was difficult to get through. It is a novel about a future space military that feels like it was written by a Womens Lit professor. It is a bleeding heart cry about the injustice of war veiled in sci fi and space. There are much better options out there.

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  • Mr. T. Norman
  • 23-09-2017

Relentlessly despondent

Would you try another book written by Daniel Arenson or narrated by Jeffrey Kafer?

No. His writing style is banal and excessively grim; to the point it loses all impact. Things are so utterly terrible all the time that no calamity that befalls the protagonists really has any significance.

Has Earth Lost put you off other books in this genre?

Entirely so.

What didn’t you like about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

All narrative is delivered in exactly the same sombre manner; as though he's laying out a cold, hard truth that the characters have to come to terms with. Even the mundane stuff is uttered with such gravity that it robs the story of any sense of character or pace. Dialogue is also very weak; voiced in such a way to routinely eradicate the sense of urgency. Jeffrey Kafer's superb diction does not carry well for an extended duration and he's a very poor voice actor.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sheer boredom. I wasn't so much compelled to get to the next section as I just wanted it to be over; all the while hoping it was going to get better but knowing it never would.

Any additional comments?

Daniel Arenson's writing style in this book is marred by a propensity for self-indulgent and overly-dramatic prose that could best be described as little more than gratuitous lists of synonyms to express a single sentiment. It's an inefficient technique that gets old fast.