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Savage Homecoming

Omega Force 3
Lu par : Paul Heitsch
Série : Omega Force, Volume 3
Durée : 8 h et 3 min

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Ever since he joined Omega Force, Captain Jason Burke has lived with the underlying fear that one day Earth would be discovered. His desire to keep Earth's existence and location a secret has driven him to extremes, and kept him far away from his homeworld for a long time. But now Jason's greatest fear is realized, and a fleet of alien ships has attacked his planet. Omega Force rushes to Earth's defense, but the ships are like none they've ever encountered, and employ weapons they have no defense for. Will their lone gunship be able to slug it out with the unknown fleet holding the planet hostage? Or will this be a one-way trip for the crew of the Phoenix?

©2013 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Dennis
  • 27/02/2017

Bummer!

I did not like this book! Jason, the leader, often throws temper tantrums, acts like a dictator to his crew, fails to listen to their advice, almost gets everyone killed, and to top it off, the book becomes a romance novel!

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  • Stu
  • 28/11/2016

Main character too moody

Main character was like a middy teenager at times. Hope this doesn't continue throughout the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31/08/2016

the author dropped the ball on this one!

the story had glimpses of goodness but the main character turned into a major ass old dumbass. I think I'm going to have to stop the series at this point. it doesn't look as if the main character is learning from his mistakes. he takes no responsibility for his actions. and the crew doesn't seem to take him to task for that

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  • Philip D. Mann
  • 25/07/2016

Burke Gets Whipped?

I really wanted to give this book a great review, but the interactions with the girlfriend are far too contrived and one-dimensional to be real. Overall, the impression one gets from the interactions between the two is of a couple of teenagers attempting to get along, where the girl is very domineering, and the boys simply submits to everything she does. This element for the book caused me to have to stop listening to it several times as my brain started screaming "OMFG! How was this guy a ship captain?!" or, "There is no way this guy survived boot camp, let alone PJ training!"

I knocked a few points off the performance rating because the voice characterization shifts a little over the course of the book. There are sometimes when I can't tell who is speaking without them being named. This is it marked departure from the previous book.

Overall, an okay story that might not be missed in the series if you skip it. Moving on to the next book...

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  • MikeFarr
  • 26/12/2015

First two were great, returning this mess for a refund.

The main character loses about 40 IQ points, makes unbelievably stupid decisions and everyone simply goes along. Was this a high school writing project for a ghost writer? It gets so ridiculous that at one point Jason and Crusher spot evidence of their deadly adversary being nearby and rather than disable his empty ship or stake it out, decide to go searching for him without backup, a plan, and entirely forget to bring weapons. Seriously? Crusher brings a knife to a gun fight. As a reader I grow to have contempt for the plot holes. Can you imagine a Navy Seal team ready to deploy to Iraq when the girlfriend of one decides she wants to come along and the other seals just giggle and go along? That's the level this has fallen to. After loving the first two I'm returning this mess after only an hour.

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  • Gurmukh
  • 06/08/2016

Not as good as the previous books, but passable.

I give this series a little bit of extra leeway when criticizing it because it's more of a fun and light sci-fi novel, and I think it can be taken a little less seriously. But there were several things that kind of grated on me. For example:

- A love triangle that was completely manufactured out of thin air. Captain Burke brings aboard his old girlfriend and immediately she's all hot for him! No awkward trying to figure out their relationship or get to grips with old wounds or anything like that, just "let's get naked and have sexy fun times!!"

Problem is that this causes jealousy with the only other female character in the story that has any kind of speaking lines... even though it seems like there's nothing actually between her and Captain Burke other than some light flirtation.

- An implausible misunderstanding that causes tension between Burke and Kristoff. It makes zero sense that Kristoff thought that Burke attacked a mine. There would be no reason for him to think such a thing. Why would a report about an attack on a mine even involve his team in a mention when they were nowhere near the place?

Not to mention that this is the exact same kind of misunderstanding that happened in the last book... just as implausibly, I might add. There are some serious matters of incompetence going on in this organization!!

- A Captain Burke who becomes way less likable in this book as most of the time he seems either like a bumbling idiot who has no idea what he's doing, or a fiery hothead who shoots first and asks questions later and has zero control over his temper. For example, he flies his ship into passenger vehicle traffic in order to chase down his enemy, which is unsurprisingly unsuccessful. What did he think he'd be able to do before the authorities stopped him?

- Alien fanatics that are WAAAYY too easy to convince of the error of their ways, and to turn themselves over to the authorities.

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It seems like throughout the book, elements are added for the sole purpose of causing tension or bringing the story to a certain place, but there is very little effort made to make those elements make any kind of sense. That's just lazy writing. You've got to do the leg work to make your story feel real to your audience.

But I did enjoy the book, in spite of its flaws. I give it a pass mostly because I feel like this series doesn't need to take itself too seriously... but there's still a point where you can take this writing not seriously enough, and Joshua Dalzelle is really skirting that line!

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  • CEM
  • 12/06/2016

Another excellent story by a great author. Be careful if you start listening as you may not be able to stop.

At the end of this book the author has an epilogue of the next book. I would think that it would be book 4, but there is no book 4 in this series. None of the subsequent write ups refer to this epilogue, so what happened to this next book in the series? I plan to listen to the rest of this series so maybe I will yet find an answer.

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  • jokermtb
  • 07/04/2016

Well done - a very fun adventure thus far.

What made the experience of listening to Savage Homecoming the most enjoyable?

Hearing the dialogue between all the characters. Dry humor - reminds me of how I talk to my friends.

What other book might you compare Savage Homecoming to and why?

The Riyria Chronicles series, Author: Michael J. Sullivan - the banter and character interactions are just as entertaining.

Have you listened to any of Paul Heitsch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Paul seems to be hitting his stride with the characterizations - they come alive.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really, but the story does 'move' along quite nicely. Paced very well with no slow spots.

Any additional comments?

Another commenter mentioned how they thought the 'relationship' portion of the story was a distraction. It's not - I actually found myself thinking that it was nice to see, since things like that are often ignored or glossed over in stories like this. It was done very well and actually added to the plot dynamics. I've really grown fond of this story and this 3rd book does a great job of setting the stage for the next phase of this series. Well done - a very fun adventure thus far. I just bought the next book.

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  • MaGGot
  • 13/07/2019

Not as good as previous books

0mega force books 1 & 2 were very entertaining for me, after listening to the awsum Blackfeet trilogy... This (Omega force savage homecoming) was a disappointment and kind of a chore to listen too... for everything the galaxy has to offer it comes down to a fist fight... also for such an awsum crew, you would think things get done without the Capt... barking crappy menial orders...

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  • Travis W. Hare
  • 13/09/2016

Not the best, but far from the worst I've read.

What did you love best about Savage Homecoming?

It was much like I've come to expect from the series. A fun romp through space, and a light listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Crusher. He's probably the character with the most depth thus far.

Which scene was your favorite?

Gunning down the Traveller ship over the Potamac

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. I don't listen to this series for it's depth of scope, or moving plot. As I said above, it's a light, fun listen. Nothing more.

Any additional comments?

I do have to agree with the other comments. The female characters are woefully lacking in even the little bit of depth the males have. It's not a masterpiece by any means, but it doesn't deserve all the hate that's been sent it's way.

I also want to point out that the narrator's voice has a unfortunate resemblance to Chris Griffin from Family Guy. You can pretty much picture Chris reading the book aloud. lol. He does a good job though.

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