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Starfist: First to Fight

By: David Sherman,Dan Cragg
Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
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Publisher's Summary

Stranded in a hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force and supporting arms, and carrying only a day's water ration, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven-man team faced a grim future 75 light-years from home. The only thing between his Marines and safety was 85 miles of uncharted, waterless terrain and 2,000 bloodthirsty savages with state-of-the-art weapons in their hands and murder on their minds.

But the enemy didn't reckon on the warrior cunning of Marines' Marine Charlie Bass and the courage of a few good men who would follow him anywhere - even to death...

©1998 David Sherman and Dan Cragg, (P)2001 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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Good but very 'abridged'

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It's been cut down to more of a short story than a book. Action is good and fast-paced, story is good but the characters lack depth.

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Shame its abridged

The narration is good and i loved this series in print, but its always a shock trying an abridged version of a much loved book. Its just a shame they cut out so much.

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Future Marines

Loved it! A great read by guys who know what its like to be a grunt.

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Missing 3/4 of the book

This was the worst purchase/use of a credit ever. Nowhere in the description does it say this a summary of the book. Over 3/4 of the story content is missing. This version offers no story and this story detracts from the next books in the series as character development is completely lost. I want my monthly credit back.

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bugger

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Loved reading this series as a kid. disappointed that 1. the books are heavily abridged and 2.There are missing books. Otherwise absolutely love the books and Mr. Lloyd was an excellent narrator.

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I hate when I do that

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I despise abridged books i wish I would have seen that before i got it.

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Charlie Bass Rules

A great story and a great set of central characters. If you are looking for the great american novel, then look elsewhere. If you are looking for a good tale, that keeps the action moving then get this audio book . I liked it so much I went out and bought the paperback. I am going to buy the second book soon. I encourge you to do the same. Charlie Bass rules!

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Butchered

they butchered this book and skipped so much that it was a waste of time to listen to

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Very good, but very short.

Very good story and great performance. However the book is very short. It is not worth spending a credit on. but worth the small pricetag.

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Do not recommend

I love this series when I read it. But when I used some credits to buy these books on Audible, just to find out the books are butchered to just a few hours. There are really great characters in this series, but you don’t get any of that. I would recommend reading the series not listen to it. Very disappointed.