• Duty, Honor, Planet

  • The Complete Series - Box Set
  • By: Rick Partlow
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 50 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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By: Rick Partlow
Narrated by: Ryan Burke
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Publisher's Summary

Get the Duty, Honor, Planet box set, featuring all three books in the best-selling series. A pause-resisting, long listen of aliens, war, and explosive, military, sci-fi action!

Jason McKay and Shannon Stark, two young Republic Space Fleet Intelligence officers, are given the leadership of a new special ops unit. The mission? Guard the spoiled daughter of an important senator, on a tour of the colonies.

Neither of them thought the mission would be anything more than babysitting....Until the aliens invaded the colony.

Implacable, relentless, merciless - the armored creatures slaughter everyone who gets in their way. The team is forced to go on the run, with the people they’re supposed to protect.

But survival will be the least of their challenges. Because it’s not as simple as an alien invasion, and the truth may be even stranger than they can imagine.

Jason and Shannon are forced to weigh the lives of the people they lead - and the ones they love - against their duty, honor, and planet.

Don't miss this thrilling, military sci-fi series, from the best-selling author of the Drop Trooper Series. It's perfect for fans of Jay Allan, Jasper T. Scott, and Scott Bartlett.

This boxset contains three full-length novels: Book 1: Duty, Honor, Planet; Book 2: Honor Bound; and Book 3: The Line of Duty.

©2020, 2021 Aethon Books (P)2022 Aethon Audio

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a great sci fi series!

honestly a tight sci fi read that has political intrigue and lots of action. give it a shot!

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rough 50 hrs for 1 credit

narration is pretty rough. story has too much fluff without really saying anything. really poor character development

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Returning

This book is not well written. The characters are two dimensional and situational actions unrealistic. The performance of the narrator is also not very good.

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can't go on

Military science fiction means discipline. The author has no grasp of anything military in any way. You should only write what you know and that means study what you don't. This author has not done anything close to understanding what he is writing about.

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Iffy start books 2,3,4 better

First book was more of a young adult level of writing but the story line and prose were better in the following books.

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Great Story

It took me a while to get into the story. Once I did, I really enjoyed it.

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About 4.5. Nice long MILSF continuation

Much better having listened to the first compilation. Both parts well worth a credit each. Bargain! Thought this one started a bit slow; got better. Thanks to Rick Partlow for reminding how awful it is to get old fast in the 21st & previous centuries… (Read “Old Man’s War” by Scalzi to feel better.) My faith means I do have the hope of being renewed & living forever with Jesus. There is some swearing but no overt sex. I hope you like imaginary violence for this! (By Rick L; 11/26/22)

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great read 4 the beans vs no beans in chili crowd!

I enjoyed the story from start to finish, and found myself listening too late at night. I blew through it way too quickly. while not ground breaking literary masterpiece, I like the characters and the sense of humor throughout the book. The anti-establishment themes play well in our current political environment.

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Book 3 chapters out of order

Several Chapters of last book are out of order and I suspect there were more please do a continuity check on all the chapters and buyers listen yo each chapter number to be sure you are moving in chronological order

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Interesting premise...

Wow, what an interesting premise! Seriously there's a lot to unwrap here in this first book. And the alien invaders might not be quite so alien! Let Ryan Burke help with his nuanced voice performance.

While I found Duty, Honor, Planet good. I was not intrigued enough to continue reading the other books in this boxed set.

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  • jgabrielehay
  • 10-02-22

Great story and compelling presentation

Loved this 3-part story. Well worth the long listening time.
Clever idea from the author, well executed.
Moments of action, sacrifice and love scattered throughout, I felt that it successfully tried to represent some of the horrific realities of warfare.
Mostly liked the narration, but I have to say that I nearly gave up near the start. It's a comparatively flat delivery and it took me a while to accept that the story didn't need a more dramatic delivery. A good mix of voices for the different characters, although there are a fair few places where Ryan's narration mixes up the accents from the wrong characters.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who likes military sci fi, or even just war-based fiction.

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  • S Blakemore-PREWITT
  • 09-08-22

wow what a great listern. from start to finish .

loved it Deffo recommend this listern . written well and narrative was great ......RECOMMENDED

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  • Tyrone poet
  • 08-02-22

A great escape from the reality of this world

Somehow you would think that the length of the recording would mean that there would be inevitable boring sections. But that is not the case. There's simply too many plot changes and differing storylines for that to be the case.
The one point that let down the full extent of the enjoyment of the audio book comes from the narration. With a book this size, it is inevitable that there will be a lot of characters male and female alike, unfortunately the male narrator struggles with multiple female characters and a lot of them sound the same. Maybe if there was a second female narrator just for the women's voices this problem would not arise.
But all in all it was a very enjoyable experience and I will be looking out for other work from this author.

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  • Joe
  • 04-09-22

Well written b-grade action story, but lacks soul

The author's other series set a pretty high bar for crisp, plausible and sci-fi war stories His protagonists felt real, and grew book by book. And the military strategies were sound, even if the alien enemies were less than wise at times.


Alas, I was a tad disappointed by the first book in this series, struggling to get any attachment to the thevpplotline of characters. And "a few good soldiers save the entire Earth" is just... well... a dodgy movie script.

It is not a bad book. It is well written and expertly narrated. It would make a great Netflix feature.