• Earth Lost

  • Earthrise, Book 2
  • By: Daniel Arenson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (844 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Earth burns.

We call them the scum. They came from deep space. Creatures of claws and endless malice, they ravage the world.

As the war flares, as cities crumble, Private Marco Emery and his platoon blast into space. They won one battle on Earth. Their next battle must be fought in the darkness.

The scum will not rest until the last human is dead. Marco and his friends must defeat them. They must win. Or Earth will fall.

©2016 Daniel Arenson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Marco, Addy, Lailani and Kemi are now in space.

Among the fifty hand-picked soldiers aboard the HDFS Miyari, Marco Emery was on his way to the Nightwall Outpost, a space station on the front lines of the war with the Scum. They will train to fight alongside the Latona Company, a unit of the legendary Erebus Brigade - an elite fighting force in the Space Territorial Command. Under the command of Lt. Einav Ben-Ari and Sergeant Singh, the new Ravens Platoon also included Addy, Lailani, Elvis, Beast and Corporal Diaz from the training class at Fort Djemila.
The Latona Company is commanded by Captain Coleen Petty. After a dreadful first meeting, Addy dubbed her Captain Chihuahua. Their new uniforms awaiting them at the Outpost, the Ravens still wore their ratty old green fatigues, looking like second class soldiers next to the elite of the Erebus Brigade. And to pile on the pain for Marco, a couple hours before their hyperspace drive is fired a shuttle arrives delivering Cadet Kemi Abasi. She's managed to get assigned to shadow Lt. Ben-Ari in the field. Now Marco has to deal with both Lailani and Kemi. Add to the mix an android named Osiris, and we're ready for a disastrous trip.
Under way in hyperspace a distress call is received from the Corpus Mining Colony, they drop out of warpspace to investigate. What follows is some of the best battle drama and action I've ever had the privilege of reading. Love and death mix with mayhem and mystery as the Ravens fight to survive against a new type of Scum. The action is fast and furious. This is one terrific story and I cannot wait to read more!

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Another good book

It was like you're there. I enjoyed book 2 as much as book 1. looking forward to book 3.

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A disappointment

The first book in the series was not. Ad at all and I enjoyed listening to that. But this one? It's like a bad mix between "Starship Troopers", "Aliens" and some juvenile horror story. And only the bad parts. How could Arenson manage to destroy the believable story from the first book? It's like a bad movie where they cover a weak story by using too many special effects. A disappointment!

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title is misleading

overall great value for two dollars, wish it were longer. kept wondering how they wouldn't all die .

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Spoiler Alert. - A little too depressing.

The first book was very good. Yes, it was similar to Stormship Troopers. However, a nice start to hopefully a good series.

Unfortunately I listened to book 2.

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repetitive

its getting kind of old telling everyone's back stories 6 times in the same chapter

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Bad B movie in book form

I picked up the first book and you get the B version of Starship Troopers. At least that's what I kept thinking to myself. However, was semi entertained with the listen. Purchased the second book, it gets so implausible that it is just bad. I will not purchase the third.

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Not what you think

Great book. Great story. Jeff is a perfect narrator for this type of story. This is a dark book full of touching characters and horror. The horrors of War and the horrors out there in the cold of space. Waiting, watching, and ready to take life. People complain about the motivation of the aliens. But I feel it becomes clearer in this book. There are things older, ancient, and terrible in the abyss. Evil doesn't need a reason to hate. It just does. We know also that the opposite of love is not hate. It's fear. Fear to face evil, fear to face the evil within us. This book explores both if you consider it seriously.

Get this book but read book 1 first. It's a must.

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Lame cliche and gratuitous violence!

Stunningly, repetitively, redundantly cliche And that in between endless “dance” scenes. I am SO bored with so-called science fiction stories that are really just fighting stories in space. The first book in the series was good enough that I wanted to know what would happen next. Now I am absolutely done. I will not read any more of these. I wanted so badly to love it, since it is such a long series, but it is just NOT good. What a disappointing shame!

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Wow

The title is misleading, but oh wow is this story good. I don’t want to spoil it..so read the first one, then imagine the payoff in the form of action horror. Looking forward to book 3.

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  • Mrs. M. Den Hollander
  • 09-05-20

scary!

I like Daniel Arenson's unexpected turns of mind but this story was gripping and I found myself binge-listening. The narrator gave a sense of urgency and danger. It's probably not for the squeamish!

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  • CJSILV
  • 03-04-20

You have to listen to it

A great book loved the story great narration 5 stars I highly recommend listening to this book 👍👍👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Mr. T. Norman
  • 09-23-17

Relentlessly despondent

Would you try another book written by Daniel Arenson or narrated by Jeffrey Kafer?

No. His writing style is banal and excessively grim; to the point it loses all impact. Things are so utterly terrible all the time that no calamity that befalls the protagonists really has any significance.

Has Earth Lost put you off other books in this genre?

Entirely so.

What didn’t you like about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance?

All narrative is delivered in exactly the same sombre manner; as though he's laying out a cold, hard truth that the characters have to come to terms with. Even the mundane stuff is uttered with such gravity that it robs the story of any sense of character or pace. Dialogue is also very weak; voiced in such a way to routinely eradicate the sense of urgency. Jeffrey Kafer's superb diction does not carry well for an extended duration and he's a very poor voice actor.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sheer boredom. I wasn't so much compelled to get to the next section as I just wanted it to be over; all the while hoping it was going to get better but knowing it never would.

Any additional comments?

Daniel Arenson's writing style in this book is marred by a propensity for self-indulgent and overly-dramatic prose that could best be described as little more than gratuitous lists of synonyms to express a single sentiment. It's an inefficient technique that gets old fast.