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Wholesale Slaughter

Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Series: Wholesale Slaughter, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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A king can't defeat an army of lawless pirates. But a mercenary can. 

Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all. Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms. 

They’re Wholesale Slaughter. Kicking ass is what they do. Get book one in this thrilling and unpredictable military sci-fi adventure today!

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  • Johnny Reads
  • 26-05-2019

Awesome action packed military sci-fi

Action packed literally from the start. The novel is surprisingly detailed for a military sci-fi but never boring. The plot flows nicely with good characterization and some awesome Mech battles. Recommended for anyone who enjoys well written military sci-fi.

The narrator did an amazing job bringing the action packed story to life.

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  • Digital Rogue
  • 22-05-2019

Space Mech Military Action

Partlow delivers a detailed action novel that explains the weapons, armor, mechanics, and people in great detail while delivering over the top choreographed fight scenes.

Vietor gives the narration gravitas and packs each character with nuance giving the read an edge of your seat feel.

If you like sci-fi, military espionage, action books this one is definitely worth a try.


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  • Dave Thorn
  • 24-05-2019

Great Book!

Excellent book! Great details in the story and a very good story. The narration was also very good.

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  • Willis Burns
  • 21-05-2019

Fantastic book!

Good work, Rick and Marc. Wonderfully entertaining. Can’t wait for book two. Only a few weeks it looks like.

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  • Gryffen
  • 26-07-2019

Don't Judge It By The Title

I passed over this book a few times because of the title but it continued to appear in my recommendation list. I took a closer look and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. This is an excellent book, balanced with action, story line, world building and character development. I highly recommend it.

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  • michael martins
  • 25-06-2019

Sci-Fi Military story with Mechs & tons of action

This was a really fun story. It has great military action and some really good Mech battles. The character development and character interaction is also really quite good. I thought the story and backstory is really pretty good. It takes place in a universe that has broken off into different factions after the 'empire' collapses and different sectors are carved out. It is kind of the dark ages in that respect as much technology and prosperity has been lost and there is constant battles between the factions. Piracy and mercenaries run rampant and there is not much the different governments can do about it as they are too busy contending with each other to deal with it.

Enter Logan Connor a Mech pilot who also happens to be the Heir apparent to the leader of the Spartans. He is in the military and keeps the fact that he is the son of the leader hidden from most so he does not receive any special treatment. Logan has become disenchanted with the way the world works and how the pirates raid and kill normal everyday citizens with impunity and he is helpless to stop it. Logans, brother Terran(a scientist) then intercepts an old transmission from deep space from the Old Empire and trace it back to its location but to get there they will have to travel through enemy territory. The payoff would be access to lost technologies and would give them the edge and could lead to them forging a new empire if all goes well. To accomplish this Logan goes undercover with a crack team and he becomes Captain Jonathan Slaughter the leader of a Mercenary group named Wholesale Slaughter. This will be their cover to travel through enemy space, and the cover will also allow them to crack down on Pirates and build a reputation in order to keep their cover which works just fine with Logan

The narration by Marc Vietor is great and really fits the story, character and style of the book. This is a great first installment and very interested to see how things progress and where they end up.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 25-06-2019

Mechs and mayhem galore

If you are fan of sci fi, the Jake Bible Mech series or any like it then this is for you. It’s a great story in the style a future space opera. There are of course mechs, aliens, pirates, rival factions, intrigue, romance, battles, tech, plot twists and more. A kitchen sink of a story that will satisfy almost any type of science fiction, battle thirsty bibliophile. I enjoyed it and hope you do too. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cyphers Fallen
  • 20-06-2019

Action Sci-fi!!!

This is a great example of an Military Sci-fi Action book. The action parts of this book are intense and brutal. Plus you have giant mechs fighting each other. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Bunty
  • 19-06-2019

VERY GOOD START. EXCITING SPACE OPERA

Logan Connor aka Jonathan Slaughter is a very interesting protagonist. Fighting against pirates and raiders. Trying very hard to keep his people safe. The crew is excellent. The story flow smoothly and is well performed by Marc Vietor. First book from Rick Partlow and I am glad I tried e book. I am already downloaded book 2 and will be getting book 3 when it comes out. Excellent writer.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 19-06-2019

action in space

it was a very good and very entertaining book with a lot of action with fantasy and I enjoyed it very much it was a very fun and very well written story the kind of books that could have been very very good action movie

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  • justin ford
  • 23-05-2019

Nice book

As long as you don’t want something to in-depth this book is fine.
The narration is good the story is ok.
It just felt like something was missing.
It kept me entertained enough to finish the book, so that’s a good thing.

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  • TAHIR KHAN
  • 31-08-2019

boring. just plain boring.

it felt like a copy and paste from other space stories, from the expanse to expeditionary force. the story never made sense, technology lost yet they have space travel. just couldn't understand the world of the story.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 04-07-2019

They're not smart but they're clever.

A distant future where humanity has spread into space and devolved into waring factions, with five major dominions and numerous small, independent communities, pirates and mercinaries. Over time, the origins have been lost as has much of the technology, what remains being mostly replicated without full understanding of how it works. Then Sparta, one of the more powerful kingdoms, retrieves a corrupted radio transmission which appears to come from the old World preceding the current political situation and with it the promise of forgotten technologies which might give their society an edge in their battling. But to get there means crossing hostile territory and time was in short supply - someone else might find and decipher the message. So a single ship, disguised as a mercenary, is launched into the journey under the command of the Sparta King's son, Logan, given the new identity of Jonathan Slaughter.

This, the first book in the new series by author, Rick Partlow, establishes the mercenary ship's crew and the reason they have all come together, plus the first of their enterprises to establish their mercenary identity. Presumably, there will be more such adventures to come as well as further character development of the main protagonists, although this has already started well. Marc Victor narrates, and does an excellent job not only of increasing tension as he reads the text clearly and with good inflection and pace, but also gives appropriate and separate voice to each of the characters. A good performance which is a pleasure to hear.

This is an enjoyable read, full of daring do, fine (and otherwise) sentiments, romance, battles and even mechs, set in a.future of lost greatness and with a slight impression of ancient quests. All in all, a good read. Not profound but good fun.