• Shattered Alliance: Publisher's Pack

  • Books 1-2
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (243 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Contains books one and two of the Shattered Alliance series.

Shattered Alliance, book 1

The galaxy will never be the same again. A surprise attack during a routine First Contact ceremony turns the Alliance’s flagship into a firework display over the desert planet Shandor and lands Captain Thurgood, and several of his crew, in the hands of an enemy they never knew existed.

For the first time in its existence, the Alliance finds itself outmatched and powerless to act. It falls to a corporate spy, the galaxy’s most wanted criminal, and a soldier from another era to rescue the Captain and his crew. Whether they succeed or fail, the fact remains that the balance of power in the galaxy has shifted and nothing will ever be the same.

Send in the Clones, book 2

The Hell Drivers were built for one reason: to make the enemy wet their battle pants. Composed of clowns, bears, wolves, doctors and even Death itself, this legendary squad of battle rigs was based on the most common fears in the galaxy, and piloted by the biggest bad assess the Alliance could find. Now, they’re needed once more, and Commander Blayse Vides has filled the terror weapons with the only men he can trust to do the job...a dozen clones of himself.

Along with The Oncilla, their job is to get Ambassador Decote and his family off of Mirada before the planet joins the enemy empire. It’s the clones’ first mission as a team and it’s not going to be easy. They all hate each other.

©2020 Benjamin Wallace (P)2020 Podium Audio

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FUN!

F.U.N INC! Lol No really though, this book was amazing. Lets get through a couple of the negatives first though, because there are a couple. As with every book in existence :)

Weaknesses
The Main Character is a bit... dumb... and a little unlikable. Well, very unlikable. At least in the first book yet. I haven't gotten to the second book yet, so I will update this when I do.

Strengths
The snark and sass of every person in the entire series coupled with the fact that the bad guys are the 'straight men' for the jokes makes them land very well. The premise is highly interesting, and basically a satire that pokes fun at star trek and every generic human led "Union" in space sci fi's ever. Really great stuff there.

I can't wait to dig into the second book. I suspect the negatives are going to become strengths. In which case I will update :)

UPDATE on book 2

OMG WTF THIS IS FANTASTIC! Holy cow. Killer Clowns murder hoboing their way through a way. I just, I just can't explain how amazing this is. Really, just buy this book.

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LOVED IT!

This would be a fun package for anyone, but for readers 'of a certain age', the pop culture references that are scattered like Easter Eggs throughout the stories are laugh out loud funny. Great action scenes, wonderful sense of humor and Ben avoids the trap of slow moving romantic subplots. AND I could listen to Phil Thron read the phone book. Do they still make those..?

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Another fantastic series.

The Shattered Alliance Publisher's pack includes the first two books in Benjamin Wallace's Shatter Alliance series, a hilarious , action packed space adventure. The galaxy is at peace...or so it seems, until a new power appears and shatters the peace by decimating Earth's flagship and basically declaring war on all those who side with Earth and refuse to bow to their power. Both books are fantastic and feature a crazy cast of characters, wild action, and Benjamin Wallace's trademark over-the-top humor. I can't even begin to guess where the story will go from here, but I look forward to finding out. As always, Phil Thron knocks it out of the park with his narration.

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funniest book I've ever listened to on Audible

this is absolutely the best book I've listened to in a long time. If you love Star Trek and you love satiric humor you will love this. It is absolutely fng hilarious

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hilarious bizzaro style sci-fi, that is satirical.

hilarious bizzaro style sci-fi, that is satirical. loved it laughed out loud a bunch. the second book is the better one but both were good.

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Highly Recommend

Fun listen. One of my favorite duos, Wallace and Throm. I love Wallace's humor and Throne performance is great as always. If your looking for a fun SiFi you'll love this. Listening for my second time and enjoying same as the first. I wasn't more from these guys!!!

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Excellent!

I haven’t laughed out loud listening to a book in a long time, this story is WELL worth the listen, definitely one i’m going be listening to again soon!
Very well done!! *wild applause*

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Benjamin Wallace is Just GREAT!

The SHATTERED ALLIANCE series is just a good as Mr. Wallace's other works. Smart, creative, full of colorful characters and d*** right hilarious.

Phil Thron brings Ben's work to life like no other, and is just perfect to narrate his books.

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Great book!

The story was fun to follow. Lots of laughs. "Wonder Twins Power Activate " awesome

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It's a Romp

Fun listen, full of the irreverence I enjoy from the Benjamin Wallace books.
Very enjoyable (< I apologize for the redundance, but Audible insisted I needed more words)

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  • Phil C.
  • 11-12-20

Great book

I love Phil Thron as a performer he brings what is an excellent book to life.

Anyone else here Mech though?

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  • Matthew
  • 03-17-22

Really good

Very well done, I really enjoyed these books, I’m looking forward to the next set.

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  • "poibug"
  • 03-15-22

Very entertaining

Very entertaining ,well read, well written.
Nothing particularly new just a well executed story.
recommended

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  • Ross I Pettigrew
  • 11-02-21

Just brilliant!

Classic Benjamin Wallace stories and expertly performed, as always, by Phil Thron.

Spot on comic timing, thoroughly amusing characters and, in general, an awesome space romp. Highly recommended!

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  • ronnie
  • 06-03-21

wow, I shattered

Amazing storyline narrated by a master. I have really enjoyed this publication and the characters woven into the tales.
sci-fi at its best, bravissimo maestro. Encore.

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  • n j plumridge
  • 03-05-21

Hilarious

I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. Great author plus fantastic narrator equals awesomeness, can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Mark Adams
  • 01-08-21

Well done Ben and Phil!

Really enjoyed it, particularly book one as I loved the character, very different character actually so I did chuckle. Phil did awesome job acting and I just chilled out whilst driving to work listening to it. Obviously keeping alert etc. So just want dto say thanks, a decent listen!

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  • golden thunder fist
  • 11-23-20

Brilliant!

Absolutely superb!

Brilliant, funny and well written story with another top notch performance by Phil Thron.

Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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  • mike
  • 11-23-20

enjoyable

I didn't enjoy as much as the Duck & Cover or Zombies but still definitely worth the money. Brilliantly read by Phil Thron and I'll definitely be reading the series as they are released

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  • Tom
  • 11-20-20

Brilliant

Love every audio book by this author /narrator. Different genres? No matter, just a brilliant mix of excellent story/humour. Very enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-21

A good story

I loved it, easy to listen too, well narrated, good plot.

An absolute joy, I'm pleased I found Ben Wallace my favourite author

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  • Cannibal
  • 11-25-20

Simply brilliant!

Simply brilliant! I can’t wait for the next in the series. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy the series, but if you like Benjamin Wallace’s previous stuff you’ll love this.
Daniel Inwood. Christchurch NZ.