• Prison Planet

  • Green Zone War, Book 3
  • By: Jake Elwood
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (856 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Camp One has one brutal rule: If you attempt to escape, you die - and three random prisoners die with you.

Tom Thrush has resigned himself to dying by degrees, doing forced labor while he slowly starves. When he learns that a distant mesa holds a slim chance at freedom, he does nothing. The price of escape is too high.

Then fever sweeps through the camp. Surrounded by armed guards and an unforgiving jungle, paralyzed by the threat of reprisals, Tom watches as the men he’s sworn to protect die one by one. If anyone is to survive, Tom will have to do the unthinkable.

Escape.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Jake Elwood has outdone himself, excellent book

I loved this book! as Military Sci-fi genre stands, this is one of the best books I've read (In the case of the Audiobook version, the performance is impecable)

The Author crafts a compelling story with intricate and interesting characters that give this book a voice of it's own. The dialogues are the best I've seen him write. I admit I've been very critical with this author in the past, but I take it all back as I finish this piece. I believe he has found his voice, or the setting his stories are best suited for.

In short, this book is so good, it has been worth to follow the series up until this volume, and I look forward to what the author will write in the future.

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Great series, ok book

The series is awesome so far, and for the most part this book was entertaining and definitely had its moments. My only real gripe about this novel is the idea that officers in the navy would refrain from making escape attempts. Every military service a cross the earth and for all of recorded history have had a standing order for all soldiers to attempt to escape whenever taking captive. Even when the service members have been threatened with the same barbarism portrayed in this novel. The consequences of the actions of Tom at the end of the book are certainly not consistent with history that said maybe in the future the space born military do not hold the same values that earth's historical militarys had.

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good store but the whispering

love the story but the whispering for the inner thoughts of the characters drives me nuts, hard to hear when not wearing headphones

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The story continues

Anyone who has been a prisoner can easily relate to this book. It was well written and the main character acts just like you would expect a young junior officer to act. A very likeable series of books; bring on the next installment.

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Too much world building

The story itself had interesting story arcs but ultimately lost a lot of its luster when many of the secondary crew members and associates from the first two novels were eliminated. Also, there was a lot of churning when hopping to different places and the time spent world building only to essentially be filler. I did enjoy the similarity between Tom and Alec Guinness' Colonel Nicholson role in Bridge Over River Kwai with respect to building taking pride in constructing things while imprisoned.

Book 4 seems destined to take Tom and a few of his friends in a completely different direction so I'll leave this series here.

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Pretty much pointless.

The only thing this book brings to the table is a vauge sence of character development. I mean bare minimum. The entirely luck based rescue was a joke. For it then to be followed by a real, planned rescue pretty much invalidated the whole this in my eyes. It pissed me off honestly.

I'd recommend skipping this one, nothing really to gain by listening to this.

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Good story but least favorite so far.

A good story by itself, but doesn't progress the main story much. Not many triumphs for our main characters to find rewarding. Also, hard to hear when the narrator whispers.

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It drags...but the story continues

I found myself ignoring large portions of this story. I felt this story could have been 2 hours long and still contained the depth and impact necessary for the series. The MC is still interesting, but this book made me tired of him....the whimpering, the self reflect....inserted to extend the length of the book, detracts from his character. The ending of the book doesn't seem to reflect on the events of the previous books...where it seemed like it should. The ending felt rushed.

In the general, this book felt out of touch with the first two in the series. Honestly, I think you could skip this book in the series easily....just assume they were rescued from the prison.

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Good book

You'll enjoy the book. Excellent story and performance. Glad to see these quality of books in the free catalog.

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boring

pretty boring this book is just filler the first book was good but this one is one to go to sleep with.

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  • FredrikM
  • 08-10-22

Captivating

Although this book is a dark one compared to previous books, it was captivating. As a fan of the author and genre I really enjoyed it.

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  • Matthew Sagar
  • 03-04-22

Thanks

Loving this series and they keep me entertained- easy listening with decent characters. I’ll happily recommended these novels

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  • Larry Rosenthal
  • 02-13-22

Rip roaring yarn

Great adventure with everything you need for a great escape and well written with some interesting philosophical ideas hidden behind narrow escapes and good story telling.
Additionally the performance was polished and pleasant to the ear.

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  • CJSILV
  • 02-04-22

Great book 📖

Great book love the story and the narration I can’t wait to listen to the next one I highly recommend listening to this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-08-22

Loved it!

Great story, great narration, stayed up late trying to get to the end - looking forward to the next book.

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  • roguetrooper
  • 12-16-21

Brilliantly written by an author who has been

Brilliantly written by an author who has been able to describe an ordeal of life as a POW and the story keeps going to new heights with every turn of the page

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-21

not as good as the others but hope it is the lead

to something more exciting. I have the next book and hopefully this will involve more space and stars. rather than trees...

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  • Hawk
  • 05-05-22

2nd Rate Plagiarism

Try reading the original novel that this story is stolen from.....

King Rat by James Clavell.
World War 2. Changi Prison.
There is even a movie....

James Clavell will be rolling in his grave over this cheap knock off.

I really can't believe that Jake Elwood (Blues Brothers) tried to pull this one over you all.... you kids have seriously got to expand your reading horizons if you think this is original.

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