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Publisher's Summary

You should never speak truth to power…

The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting....

Well, apart from the bandits infesting the countryside, an insurgency that threatens to topple the Empire's loose control over Avalon, and a corrupt civil government more interested in what it can extort from the population than fighting a war. The Marines rapidly find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of political and economic chaos, fighting to preserve Avalon before the competing factions tear the world apart. They're Marines; if anyone can do it, they can.

The battle to save the Empire starts here.

©2012 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Kept me listening non stop

Loved the story line and the detail around the world. I recommend this book to anyone. Well worth a listen.

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Great read, great world to explore

Great book and series overall. Very diverse world and the author does a great job of helping his readers exploring it through difference books in the series focusing on different parts of the falling Empire.

My only critique is that he doesn't seem to understand military rank structures very well. Having corporals ordering around sergeants, Marine captains taking charge of navy colonels (apparently the navy has colonels), and corporals saluting sergeants, things like that. People who are familiar with ranks structures might find it annoying but it doesn't distract from a generally excellent story.

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  • Gary Sereno
  • 28-05-2015

Predictable but still enjoyable book. Well read.

I'll admit it, I liked the Ark Royal series. I liked the way it was read, I liked the way it took the view the US weren't the only major powers in space, and I liked the way it ran.

Now we have a new series by Christopher G Nuttell. At first it seems to be in the same universe, just further along in time, but soon you realise that is not the case. He's essentially borrowed the universe from the other series but with a few changes.

The plot is basic, it's obvious, but it works well. It is paced well and while you can guess what's going to happen, that does not reflect badly on it. The characters work, not totally believable, but not over the top either, it's more pulp sci fi.

The only thing to be aware of is that Nuttell does not understand army ranks, as he continues his mistake from the Ark Royal series by having a corporal as senior to a sergeant. AT first this can confuse the listener, but you get used to it.

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  • Joseph
  • 20-12-2015

Very good but...

Very good performance by the narrator. The story is basically 5 star but slips up slightly in some places at least in my opinion so it's more like a 4.9 stars. Good audiobook looking forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Gery Lynch
  • 07-03-2015

Great Sci-fi

Would you consider the audio edition of The Empire's Corps to be better than the print version?

Narration was excellent. Gave a different dimension to the story

Would you recommend The Empire's Corps to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, its not literature but an intriguing story set in a future that appears all too true. Very gung ho.

Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It encouraged me to return to sci-fi as a great storytelling genre.

Any additional comments?

This is great book in the genre of rip roaring adventure with bad guys, good guys and some misunderstood guys. The good guys are tough but fair. The bad guys are despicable and deserve their fate. The misunderstoods will see the light in the end.

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  • David
  • 11-09-2017

The empires corps

I very much enjoyed this book,the only advert come to l have,to much of how invincible the marines are.Having served 15years I think a little humanity is needed.Still I give it 5.

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  • Poppey
  • 24-02-2017

Good Start

This promises to be a good, all guns blazing, sci-fi series. Fortunately, I am a bit behind on the books in the series, so I do not have o wait before the second instalment.

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  • jade
  • 16-09-2016

Nice listen same about the ending

I liked the build up to the story line however it felt like the writer was just wanting to finish the book. The ending is rushed and could have been a lot more detail

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  • Colin C.
  • 12-05-2016

cheese! good guys are utterly good can do no wrong

if you're someone that likes lost fleet, or the koban series you'll enjoy it. be carful if you don't like the word rape was every bad chap is a rapist and you'll be told over and over again

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  • Eboracum
  • 11-04-2016

Fun military sci-fi - crappy social commentary.

This is quite a fun read, with some cool action scenes and an engaging plot that moves the story along at a nice clip. I came for the guns and explosions, enjoyed the military tactics and strategy stuff, but suffered through the ridiculous right wing, niave political science jaunts. If you enjoyed the book version of 'Starship Troopers', then this is for you - albeit with less aliens and more political skull-dugery - but if you preferred the film version's satire, you're going to find the proffesor character's blatent fascist leanings troublesome, the obviously rigged social annologies lame, and the obvious USMC hero-worship tiresome. On the plus side - excellent action scenes, passible characters, tidy conclusion, awesome explosions.

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  • Michael
  • 27-09-2015

Cannon good future-SF

What made the experience of listening to The Empire's Corps the most enjoyable?

good story -

Who was your favorite character and why?

good charaters

What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

good story good story

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

good good story good story

Any additional comments?

good story good story

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  • GM
  • 02-05-2015

Good story,

Good yarn, but took a while to get used to narrator. I liked the universe the author created, and the cast of characters. it will be interesting to see if he manages to fill It out in the rest of the series.