• Heavy Metal

  • Terran Scout Fleet, Book 4
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (439 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Captain Jacob Brown knew something was up when the United Earth Navy sent two capital warships to their small outpost base. Nobody ever came out to Mosler Station unless they had to.

Scout Team Obsidian was scheduled to stand down after two lengthy deployments, letting the team recuperate and rest, but leadership had other ideas. A prototype weapon system has been stolen from Earth, and Obsidian is being called up to track it down.

What appears to be a simple search-and-recovery mission on the surface will push the team and its captain to the brink as they wade into the middle of a civil war on a far-flung world. Tracking the thieves was one thing; taking back what they stole would be something else entirely.

©2022 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2022 Joshua Dalzelle

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awesome

this series and omega force always keeps menon my toes. love the stories and the characters. please keep them coming Mr. Dalzelle. I can't wait for the next one!

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Excellent book!

The building of character in this series was much more than any of the other books. Such a great book!

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Another good book in this series.

A very good read with Jacob and his human crew and his Battlesynth, Tin Man. This time he was sent after a stolen prototype of a machinery called Atlas. The machine is killing people and It’s up to Jacob to stop it.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 44 times.

As for the narration: Paul Heitsch does an amazing job.

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another good story

liked it a lot, could not stop listening. took it all in one session. just wish next one comes soon.
thanks

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A bit on the short and simple side

it's excellently narrated by Paul Heitsch, as expected. The story is very short, not necessarily in minutes but in complexity. Joshua Dalzelle can do better than this, and I'm a little disappointed. I think the team needs to be put into something they're ill equiped for, like a VIP protection detail, as this was basically Halo 3 on "casual difficulty" for Brown and his team

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I'm use to a much higher standard from this Author

This is at the level of a money hungry hack cranking out so so popcorn literature. I've listened to Omega Force many times and the spinoff. This needs a lot more work to even be considered filler for the next book... which It's not.
You'll like it once... twice I doubt it. It lost something special.

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Great series

The story never failed to keep my attention. Great series. Hope it continues just a little longer.

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Worthwhile — represents a different tone

Should be 4&1/2 stars for narrative diversions and spurious dialog. As a human Dalzelle is maturing. So is the tenor of his writing. The first span, Omega Force, is a juvenile guilty pleasure I have read twice & audited as spoken twice. With Boneshaker we can clearly see the transition started in the last two OF books continuing to develop.
It is a bit of a start with this book to find emotional depth and introspection — a path I will follow Joshua down — widening in scope.
In general I regret the commonly found characterizations of human institutions of many stripes sarcastically drawn with cynical incisions by Science Fiction . . . with sadly accurate focus.
Reading SF now for sixty years, I find it advantageous to see what is rolling down on you before it lands in your lap.
Heads up - eyes open - carry on.

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Good but..

I liked the story but it just seemed to be lacking detail and depth. The battle scenes were short and glossed over. I was always waiting for the story to hit its arc, but it just didn’t seem to get there.

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Great Storyline!

This was a fun and exciting series. Great characters, quality writing, and solid narration. Hopefully JD will add another mission or three!

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  • Nic Gibbens
  • 08-31-22

Best yet

The Terran Scout Fleet and Omega Force novels are always great fun but this one seems to have moved into a new gear. To my mind the plot has got more intricate and complex in a very satisfying way and I really enjoyed it. With each novel it appears the author gets stronger in his style and his characters benefit from it. I’m looking forward to more!