Get Your Free Audiobook

Storm Assault

Star Force, Book 8
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Star Force, Book 8
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

Non-member price: $34.76

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time… but that's about to change.

In Storm Assault , the eighth book of the Star Force series, the story moves in a new direction. Massive fleets are built by both Star Force and the Imperials - but there is a third player in the game: the Blues.

A three-way battle for the known star systems breaks out, with the fates of many worlds and species hanging in the balance. Riggs realizes he must destroy his enemies before they destroy him. Seeking justice and revenge, he gathers his strength and ventures out on a mission of conquest from the Eden System. Humanity must fight to survive, and Riggs is the right man for the job.

Storm Assault is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson. To listen to the series in its entirety, start with Swarm (Book 1).

©2013 B. V. Larson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

More from the same

What listeners say about Storm Assault

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

No military Commander

This writer has not sit down with any military Commander. He has no idea how planning sessions go. He creates constant and uncharacteristic ideas of how things work. A leader generally does not make all his own plans, and he dies not keep his staff in the dark. It's counterproductive and reeks of a dictator rather than an actual leader. I'm trying to get through this series if only learning how not to write. Sadly, I like this idea but execution is poor.  Clearly Riggs has an ego the size of the milky way, and can't stand Meklos, someone who in reality has far better military tactics and design. Riggs appears weak and aftraid of Meklos' competence and Riggs' incompetent action. He should have died with Sandra. Hahaha

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Yarn This One

back to the high standard of sci-fi hartn we have com to expect from B.V. Larsen, accompanied by a great listening experience.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome they make it hard just to leave a simple review

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Diane
  • Diane
  • 03-10-2013

The Emperor must DIE!

I am shocked. Fans who've been following the series know that Krowe needs to be taken down and now it's about to happen. But it's not JUST Emperor Krowe and the Imperialists Kyle has to worry about. The Blues have been up to no good and show their hand before Kyle and crew can even make it out of the Eden system to return to earth.

What new abomination has The Blues created this time. How can they possible return to Earth and overthrow Krowe? What kinds of traps has Krowe laid for them along the journey back? What new creatures will we meet? What woman will Kyle choose? What's Marvin going to get into?
.
This is what we've all been waiting for and it isn't predictable and doesn't disappoint. I can't wait for more. I missed Sandra though. What a loss.

As always Mark Boyett does a phenomenal job narrating. I really enjoy his voice for Marvin and The Blues. He really brings out the humor.

16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gary D. Stevens
  • Gary D. Stevens
  • 25-06-2018

A wasted opportunity.

I’m pretty torn about this book. I’ve tried to be patient with BV Larsson’s lack of true understanding of basic discipline, military organization and tactics but good god this book is ridiculous. Kyle Riggs is the most idiotic, unrealistic and narcissistic main character that I’ve ever had to slog through in 40 odd years of reading scifi. The book has great action if you can get past the childish attempt at military doctrine and basic character development. Mark Boyett yet again makes this book tolerable on Audible. The books have gone downhill as they progress. Not sure I’ll get through the remaining 4.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AGreviewer
  • AGreviewer
  • 16-05-2015

Decent story author still sucks at women

Again Larson gives a decent science fiction story but holy crap this guy just cannot write female characters. They're all crazy, whores or both. And the love scenes are so ham fisted and tacked on. He needs to stay away from these or get an editor to help him. Glad he avoided talking about women crossing their arms under their breasts (who says that?). This story was less repetitive than the previous book but he could've cut a good hour out of it for the same effect. He's improving but needs an editor to be good.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scott
  • Scott
  • 22-11-2019

rushed

this one felt very rushed to me there is not much i can say that won't risk spoilers... onto book 9

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for James H
  • James H
  • 24-06-2019

And this is where the series jumped the shark.

I can forgive the rise to megolamania but not the rise of stupidity. So many stupid decisions made simply to push the plot forward. I couldn't even finish. It had a goodish run until now.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for North Dakota Prairie
  • North Dakota Prairie
  • 16-03-2017

THE END. or. . . .

I know this book isn't the last one in the series. I have kindle unlimited and I have 12 already downloaded. you can pay just $2 to ADD the audio book if you get the book (free) with kindle unlimited but it says you can't borrow the audio book for free as part of your Kindle unlimited. I think 2 of the 12 series will cost you $2. I paid $17 each for the first 4 so that's ok with me.
The story was kind of monotonous for the last couple books but it gets interesting in this book. If the author were to end it here it would be perfect. This seems very much to he the end. I wish I could tell everyone about BV Larson. Mark Boyett is the best narrator I've EVER listened to.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Travis Strange
  • Travis Strange
  • 11-05-2016

Incredible

It's amazing how Riggs can go from no hope to wow. Now his most challenging moment is waiting for him.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CHR
  • CHR
  • 05-05-2016

Love this book, story, series.

What made the experience of listening to Storm Assault the most enjoyable?

Really both story, never got old, the reading, great style, voices, constancy. Never a dull moment. Great twists and turns, great character development. I found no mistakes and very, very few errors. I binged on the series, spending many days listening. If you like this genre, you will love, love, love these books!

What other book might you compare Storm Assault to and why?

Star Force series, by Ian Douglas.

Which scene was your favorite?

I like the spots with Quan, that guy was great, funny, my kind of guy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely

Any additional comments?

Yes, you will not be disappointed!!!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Marius
  • Marius
  • 06-04-2016

So many sloppy discrepancies!

At the end of the last book Star Force was building new massive supercarriers, no mention of that here, just Miklos' original design. Second, how on earth is photos, 13 miles in diameter, supposed to fit through the Rings, which in previous books were much smaller.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for George H. Williams
  • George H. Williams
  • 03-11-2015

Welp maybe you oughta quit

The lead, Kyle Riggs seems to lose his focus. While his exploits have always been fantastical, they now border on "where's the cape" stuff. The real treat is the guy reading. I was and have been entralled by his interpretations. My only concern was his attempt at "ethnic characters." Some might say those potrayal might be racist, sexist and a bit dumb. Korean farmers/Marines are pretty articulate (and big). Latinas are not raging jealous sex pots and Black assassin's aren't "Urban."

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Trent N.
  • Trent N.
  • 04-02-2019

Interesting story, but frustratingly sexist.

I like the Star Force series, story is interesting, I like most of the elements of building forces and fighting and aliens. However the personal story of our protagonist is so sexist, it's frustrated me to the point of wanting to put it down many many times. Narrator Mark - Perfect delivery as always.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CJSILV
  • CJSILV
  • 07-05-2019

Great book 📙 😁 👌 👍

Very good book love the the story I am looking forward to listening to the next one I highly recommend listening to this book series 👍 😁 📙 ☕

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for C. Allison
  • C. Allison
  • 01-02-2019

A great story continues

The well established plot continues from previous books. We lose some favourites and gain others. All this while walking the tightrope of disaster and kicking arse. Some nice plot twists to boot.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paul c
  • Paul c
  • 25-09-2018

As good as the rest

Exciting return to earth with a few twists. The Melvin robot continues to be humorous. Great lead up to the stories conclusion. Look forward to starting the next.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for david
  • david
  • 26-01-2018

almost an ending

i feel this story is about there and it did reach an end that has been coming for some time but it wants to continue but im not sure i will continue folloing.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jay
  • Jay
  • 14-01-2018

best of the lot

sadly it will only really make sense if you toil through the ups and downs of the preceding books...

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S. Griffiths
  • S. Griffiths
  • 06-10-2017

Not the best of the series but still great

The adventure continues in its own high energy way, but somehow it didn't match the previous books. Perhaps because they return to the well trodden theme of Earth and Jack Crow and they've done that too much already. I much prefer it when they're off discovering new world and species.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S. Morris
  • S. Morris
  • 16-01-2016

Cool Title, Cool Story

Storm Assault is the eighth in the Star Force series and yet again B V Larson delivers the goods. I'd have to say that I enjoyed the previous book, Annihilation slightly better as that dealt with direct conflict and hand-to-hand or should that be hand-to-appendage combat with the machines in the form of the Macros. However, Storm Assault is another enthralling read from Larson and I've yet to be disappointed in any of his stories. Sure, some of them are slightly more enjoyable or action packed than others but on the whole there is not a bad book in the series at all which in itself is a testament to the authors ability to churn out these books in rapid succession and all of high quality.

Storm Assault (Cool title by the way) sees Riggs finally turn his attentions toward Earth and dealing with the megalomaniac dictator, Emperor Crow. This has been a long time coming but Larson has rightly taken his time and wove a story that has built to this point in a natural and believable way rather than rush events along too quickly. No story spoilers here but I will say that I am starting to feel a little sad to be approaching the end of this series which I think runs to 12 main books in the Star Force series discounting spin-offs and stand alone stories set within the same universe. I am waiting on Larson to publish the next in the excellent Undying Mercenaries series which I hope Audible has before I reach the end of this series. I will also have to seek out other works by Larson to try and tide me over in the meantime.

Storm Assault sees Larson bring in a new and viscerally terrifying combatant that only Larson can come up with. He has inserted something akin to what we might find in one of his Undying Mercenaries series of books. Larson has a way of coming up with highly imaginative and horrible things that strike primal fear into the average human. Many science fiction authors tend to shy away from the more nightmarish creation that this writer comes up with in favour of more cerebral constructs and this is another reason why I've come to enjoy Larson's work so much. His plots are easy to comprehend and will not leave you requiring a PhD in science and / or philosophy to understand which makes for a refreshing change to some of the heavier science fiction out there.

Any review I write wouldn't be quite complete without my mention of some errors which in this case I would have to say point toward Larson as the author slipping up. I was confused when I first heard mention in this book of the "Blues" home planet as being "Eden 11". I felt certain that I had heard this as Eden 12 in previous books and found out later in this book my feelings were correct when it was stated once more as being Eden 12 where the Blues come from. It was also stated when referring to a new nasty that Crow had made that they had found these crawling about the hull of the Defiant. The Defiant had been lost earlier in the book and I suspect the ship should've been the Relentless instead. As before, I only point these very minor errors out for the sake of completeness and to say that if Larson's publishers would like to give me a job proof reading his books that I'd be more than happy to do so!

Storm Assault leaves us at story's end with an entirely new situation for Riggs and this paves the way for the following book which I will be downloading as soon as I post this review!

Another recommended read from B V Larson.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mr. B. J. Shirley
  • Mr. B. J. Shirley
  • 07-10-2015

Bit boring..

Nothing happens till the last 5 mins. Good scrap as always, hope it gets back to more robot war..

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MarkM-D
  • MarkM-D
  • 12-07-2015

Great performance from Mark Boyett

This is yet another thrilling episode of star force from B V Larson. Perfectly read by Mark, giving you the most pleasurable story every time.