• Omega Taskforce

  • The Complete Series Box Set: A Military Space Opera Adventure
  • By: G J Ogden
  • Narrated by: Steve Barnes
  • Length: 43 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The complete six-book series as one bundle. More than 47 hours of enthralling sci-fi action.

A brutal alien enemy. A black-ops taskforce, operating outside the rules of war.

The Sa’Nerra were close to defeat, then everything changed. Armed with a neural weapon, the brutal alien warriors turned Fleet crew against their own. Entire warships went rogue. Suspicion and fear ran riot. Surrender seemed like the only option. 

But Lucas Sterling knows that in the fight against the Sa’Nerra there is only victory or death. As a black-ops Omega captain, Sterling was selected for his coldhearted ability to do whatever it takes to win, no matter the personal cost. He knows that the only way to beat the Sa’Nerra is to fight like they do–without emotion, without boundaries, and without mercy. 

Unburdened by the rules of war, the Omega Taskforce are humanity’s only hope against a seemingly unconquerable foe. The fate of humanity rests in the hands of Captain Sterling and the Omega officers of the warship Invictus. But when anyone could be the enemy, who can Sterling really trust?

Omega Taskforce is a fast-paced space-opera action-adventure series that grips you from the first moment and never lets go. If you enjoy ruthless alien warriors, running gun battles, devastating space combat, mystery, high-stakes action, and epic twists, you’ll love it. Start listening today!

©2022 G J Ogden (P)2022 G J Ogden

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Explosive, action-filled, military sci-fi

Humanity expanded into the universe and bumped into a hive species that has no concept of surrender or negotiation - and to make matters worse, they are smart. These aren't mindless completely alien bugs looking for protein like in Weber & White's The Shiva Option. These aliens are a manipulative, conniving enemy turning some of humanity's greatest strengths into liabilities. The team fighting them? A ship full of the coldest, most ruthless, morally ambiguous soldiers a certain secret department could dredge up. They'll do what needs to be done, no matter the cost, but is it enough? and is it worth it?

Explosive, action-filled, military sci-fi space opera. Everything from space battles to hand-to-hand combat. This ship is crewed with mostly the kind of people Frank Castle would fit in well with. They seem like good people, but kinda scary and you don't want to be on their bad side - especially since some of them are unnerved by their companions. Humor was well used in this book too - kept things moving and from getting too dark. The political intrigue was wrapped into the story in an interesting way too - the repercussions of attacks on various human outposts play a roll in the conflict as well adding depth.

The character development in this series is top notch - as the series progresses cracks are showing, it seems the crew might be human after all. Well, maybe not the doctor - he's still creepy. Loved the addition of the latest 4 legged crew member, and the ongoing jokes about the meal packs. Hey, sometimes that is what matters. The complexity con the conflict at home, with the aliens, with outposts - this is a great, rich, fully nuanced read, not some singularly focused war.

Just when you think you have it figured out, the storyline takes another crazy twist, or throws in an unexpected crew member. The ending will not disappoint! Nothing less than the fate of two species is on the line. This is is a storyline that builds and I have to admit the second time through was even better than the first as I recognized just how much Ogden has put in play and set up from very early on in the series. This Omega Captain and his crew might be cold, but there is still a spark of humanity within them.

With regards to the audio version, Steve Barnes does an excellent job drawing you into the story. I wasn't sure about the voice he used for the narrator at first, but it grew on me. Character voices were spot on. This is a great one for listening to while doing other tasks as he has that kind of voice that keeps you interested but doesn't demand attention if you know what I mean. A nice calm voice despite all chaos and violence in the story. Which I suppose is fitting of an Omega narrator ;) This is an honest and voluntary review of an ARC

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Great series

What an amazingly well written series! I really enjoyed listening to it. My only issue is I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator's character voices. It wasn't a deal breaker though and I was able to finish it after a long time listening...it was 40+ hours after all. Highly recommended.

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Couldn't handle the reader.

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Its a bit of a shlog through the swamp.

I saw it offered on Prime membership and thought it would be a good buy for the hours. Its like those British dramas from the 80s, where you started somewhere in the middle, and ended about three paragraphs short. although I can't say for shure as I couldn't force myself to finish it.

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Good book

Good book. Interesting characters and story line. Did not like the narration. I probably should have read the book instead of the audiobook.

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couldn't do it all

just couldn't get through the lil sinister henchman voice. almost like Gollum on helium. Not for me.

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  • 08-05-22

Good story, terrible narrator

I enjoyed the story but the narrator sounded like he was too close to the microphone and was out of breath after running a marathon. I just couldn’t get used to him.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 07-25-22

"To the battles and the hard choices..."

As the title suggests, this is an audio box set of the complete six book series by G.J.Ogden, Omega Taskforce, narrated by Steve Barnes, with a run time of over forty three hours. And it is an immersive, sometimes harrowing, listen.
The six books contained are
- Omega Taskforce
- Good Recons
- The Exile
- Obsidian Fleet
- Dreadnaught
- The Vanguard

Some time ago, I read (see separate review) book one, Omega Taskforce, and enjoyed it sufficiently to hold to continue. So, when I saw that a complete box set was available, I snapped it up. The books follow Captain Stirling as he and his officers says war against an alien force intent on enslaving human kind. With little, or no, help from each authorities, and facing an enemy with the ability to install an irreversible neural control over anyone captured, Stirling's crew work under a special Omega directive which directs that immediate death is meted on anyone or anywhere which is compromised, he that a person, even one previously loved it trusted, or a habitat, even if still teeming with people. It is the ultimate 'end justifies the means'.

Characterisation grows as the series develops, especially for Sterling himself and his first officer, Mercedes Banks, although several others also become interesting. Plenty of action, both close contact and on ship scale, but not so much that it swallows the book. Some repetition, but not overly much, although it does seem astonishing that, given how Stirling and his close officers are at the heart of every little incident, it never occurred to him to sometimes delegate occasionally.

I was initially disappointed with the voice of the narrator, whose delivery of the text seemed a little disjointed and spoken in a weird rather breathy whisper. But his voicing of the protagonists was excellent, each distinctively and appropriately individual, and, given that the conversations are a very large part of the writing, my discomfort with his general reading voice slowly dispersed until, by book two, it seemed perfectly natural. Overall, his was an excellent performance, greatly enhancing both character development and my personal enjoyment.

My thanks to the rights holder of Omega Taskforce, the Complete Series, who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy via Free Audiobook Codes. Forty three hours is a long time to listen but the listing of chapters also informs of the start of each new book so it is possible to listen to each book individually if desired. Great value, a good read, and recommended to all S.F.fans who enjoy their military fiction to be just that little bit different.

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  • AL
  • 07-15-22

Terrible narration

I just could not listen to this , the narrators voice is so bad!!! Please don’t waste a credit