• Cherry Drop

  • Abner Fortis, ISMC, Book 1
  • By: P.A. Piatt
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The ISMC Wants You!

Abner Fortis joined the International Space Marine Corps for two reasons: to escape a life of drudgery building biodomes for his father’s company and to pay off several billion credits in student loans, which the ISMC promised to do.

Every Space Marine starts out as a cherry, though, and Abner is no different. When he makes his first combat drop, or cherry drop, he’s a know-nothing second lieutenant added to the mission roster as an afterthought. The Space Marines are tasked to support the Galactic Resource Conglomerate (GRC), while they test a revolution in military technology: Precision Crafted Soldiers (PCS). All the Space Marines have to do is kill bugs. Even when a tragic accident leaves Fortis in command, the mission is still an easy breather. When the Space Marines discover proof of a long-buried betrayal, though, friends become enemies, and their mission goes awry. Does Fortis have what it takes to lead the Space Marines to survival in the face of overwhelming odds?

©2021 P.A. Piatt (P)2021 P.A. Piatt

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Fast moving, fun Military SciFi

John Pirhalla’s narration was great. The voices and accents just kept on coming. The right narrator can make a fun book even better. Definitely the case here. Haven’t read any of Piatt until this book. I look forward to book 2.

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Really liked this.

This is the first book I’ve ever read by this author and I like it. To be honest, it gets a little drawn out about 60% of the way through, but then picks back up and moves right along.
I see books 2 and 4 are in audiobook now so I’m adding them into my listening queue. Give this author a chance and I think you will too.

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irritating catch phrase

If I hear DINLI one more time in my life it will be too soon.