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Publisher's Summary

Kaiden Jericho's life has been about rocking it like a solo artist, now he has to deal with a partner.

Who is he going to work with, and will that partner be able to handle him...including his (shall we say) slightly inflated ego of himself? Even if that ego is deserved, just a little?

Chief is learning to be a little more supportive, except when Chief of Security Wulfson decides a few students deserve a little more intense training.

With all of the additional injuries Kaiden suffers in his extra-curricular training, will he succumb to the blue goop pain killer?

You don't become the best of the best by staying alive. With the Animus, you are closer to perfection with each death you suffer.

For Kaiden Jericho, he'd rather skip the death part, thank-you-very-much.

Includes special note from co-author Michael Anderle.

©2018 Joshua Anderle and Michael Anderle (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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way too short

good series, but each year should be one book. I have listed to well over 350 audio books and I hate hate hate when a story in less then 10 hours, that's 2 days tops of story for a listener like me, the story written is good enough to make me listen to them all, but because of the short size of each I won't register. just my two cents.

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Superficial, poor plot

The characters are just stupid and superficial, the first book was decent this one is just awful. The dim witted conversations between the characters is tedious. I couldn’t finish the book and I’m now done with the series as a result.

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Eish, I should have considered this before buying.

I think Josh and Mike have done a great job of segmenting the story into game levels which, in concept works well, however I was a little under-awed by this book. I think that the threads of the story can go in so many directions such as the "Real world problems" with inter-galactical relations, school politics, character relationships etc but it sticks steadfast to the yearly progress...I must admit to getting a little bored.

The standout for me is the main characters AI - snarky, funny and I cant help picturing an old, grumpy cowboy....

As I travel quite a bit I would probably come back to the series for "between airports" listen.

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Great sequel to the series

Training continues and our heroes are starting to feel the effects of whatever plot is being hatched around them. This is a really good follow up to the first book, my only thoughts were it needs a bit more world building so that you can grasp why the school exists and the role that the state of politics and corporate interactions will be playing in the development of the story line. I am looking forward to the next installment.

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Terry Grace

I loved the story, and can’t wait until the next book in the series is available!

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Book 2 not as good

I really enjoyed book 1, Kaiden's E.I. really made the story more enjoyable for me, the narrator, Scott Aiello, does a fantastic job. In book 2 the story slows down and starts to drag on, assigning points to his character really turned this book into another litrpg. That is when I realized it was going to be.."just another boy outcast in school getting into a full immersion type of game. I do not believe I would make it through another book.

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Could not finish

I wasted a credit. Shallow development. Had potential, but I did my best to finish, but just could not make myself waste any more time. Needs a lot more editing. Less redundancy and predictable plot. No real story line progress, at this rate the main character is still going to be in the academy doing the same things by book 12. Books 1 and 2 should have been 1 book and fleshed out better.

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unexpectedly fun AGAIN !

Again I found myself pressing "Extend Sleep Timer" entirety too many times and experienced more than a few involuntary chuckles.

Hats off to Scott for his performance again , his timing , expression and tone really makes the story come alive !

A small opinion/observation by someone entirely not qualified to nitpick !

Initiate felt more ... complete , if that makes any sense whatsoever being book 1 of 12.
At times Co-op felt a tad calculated as it sowed the seeds of future books and plots. I found myself getting distracted from the story occasionally as these mandatory elements were introduced.
To me(perspective) they felt inserted into the story instead of being a part of Co-Op.

This was only a smidgen of the total book so please do not take my opinion, buy the book and escape to the academy for a while :)

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Rollicking good time, Action n Humor!

Lot's of fun with new forshadowed elements seemlessly introduced to keep plot threads behind all the great entertainment.

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Great second book

You guys knocked another one out of the park. Awesome follow up to the first book. Another great story keep up the good work.

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  • 08-10-21

Not much appended

I'm starting to get the feeling this is one of those books that won't lead anywhere. School settings need either character development or something to make it risky. The characters are never at risk and there was barely any development. I'll give the 3rd book a chance and quit if there is no progress. The writting is ok to good, otherwise, but it needs something extra.

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  • Kimmo
  • 02-05-22

The Fun Continues

The humor and character development contiunues. It is hard to stop listening to this very good, entertaining book!
The narrator is duing a superb job!

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  • Christopher
  • 12-16-21

More if the same

I know the title of this review doesn’t sound good but when I say more of the same I mean the same great story, characters and performance, some people don’t realise how the narrator can make a good book great or a great book rubbish but trust me they can, in this case he did it justice, by this I mean the book was already great and the narrative was the same.
Book 3 here I come.

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  • Andrew Freeman
  • 11-25-21

Great fun.

if you are a gamer, this is the book for you.
God I hope they make a game of this series.
I just cant stop listening.
on to book 3 death match, see you on the other side 😀

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  • Chris
  • 11-05-21

Enjoyable

As much as I wish the individual books would be longer, I'll still be continuing along with this series. it's a nice change of pace from what I usually read and I imagine I'll end up picking up every book soon enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-21

Naive at times

Its a war school. Sho its a little to easy going. The character treat every thing like a game... I suppose it is. May be I dont like the theme. But the book has interesting plot coming up sho I guess I'll read more books later on.

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  • Niall
  • 09-01-21

More gun toting goodness

I just wish their was a boxset to save money so all good :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-21

Hilarious

Once again the snerky dialog between the characters kept me laughing and the story me emersed in the world. I hadn't even gotten through half before I popped in an got the next book in the series.

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  • Brian Gordon
  • 03-29-22

The hook is in

Took me by surprise with the gaming aspect. Don’t normally read them, but the hook is set and I’m in. My only concern is the length of each book. I’m done in one day! 2 at a stretch.

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  • 12-05-19

great story

really enjoyed this story. second time listening to this series. was excellently delivered as well. great range of voices!