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Publisher's Summary

The quadrant is burning. Violent, deadly uprisings are breaking out, seemingly at random, all across the Confederation's sphere of influence. The response by the powerful Confederation Fleet has been swift and decisive, but for every planet they restore order to, another erupts into chaos. Omega Force is working along the frontier worlds when they're forced to come to the aid of a longtime ally and soon realize that the two events are not unrelated. The deeper they dig into the occurrences, the more Captain Burke finds he doesn't know who he can trust as he tries to unravel the mystery and not only exonerate his friend but keep himself, and his crew, alive.

©2014 Joshua Dalzelle (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Fairly Entertaining

Very entertaining and explosive ending.

One thing I cannot believe is that the author writes that the human main character could not stand the stench of something. Then he follows that up with an incredibly stupid thing to say "and even Crusher scrunched up his muzzle in disgust."

It has been made clear that Crusher is like a huge walking wolf with a snout that is 100's of times more sensitive than a human. Knowing this you will realize how stupid the author can be at times.

The author makes so many mistakes in his writing, it makes me wonder if anyone else reads his books before they publish them.

Like when he says "the odds are astronomically LARGE that anyone else would know it" when referring to other aliens knowing the written words of an unknown alien race of Earth and its human English language. He should of said SMALL.

In every book he has to say "heap" like 5 times. IE he landed in a heap. So amateurish.

The main character once looked around the galley at empty coffee mugs and trays. If the author was true to his word based on earlier books, this scene would be impossible. As they have cleaning bots in the galley.

I do like how the war bot Lucky's character grows in every book.

One time someone says, during a space combat scene, that the enemy will come in from the SOUTH. There is no south when in empty space during space combat. One could say to the port side and that would make sense. But the author really does say "south" and I again shake my head at what an amateur writer he is.

His story lines are good, writing not so good.

If you compared the narrator to RC Bray, then this narrator is a 1 out of a perfect 10.

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Series continues to delight....very intertaining

Any additional comments?

In my review of the first book of the series, I alluded to being reminded of the TV series "Firefly" and the zesty adventures that they would have. In addition, for folks who been around awhile, the TV series "Have Gun Will Travel" is also in the back of my mind. Again..I hope the Author doesn't disparage these comparisons as I only wish to illustrate my love for the Lighthearted adventures and camaraderie that these stories evoke. Put simply the "Good Guys win and the Bad Guys lose heavily". All-in-all good adventures and a great page turner..

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Another must listen too....

Well this one started off and just picked speed.
The plot was really good and not overly thought out!! the author once again gets to the business of telling his story with out being a Pompous word Smith and insulting your intelligence and letting you imagine his universe!!!
at that and I really do love his characters. The longer the stories go the more the characters grow and his humor is really good!!

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Great listen

Not trite or predictable. Well crafted.
Great narration by Mr Heitsch.
I found the pacing to be quick which was a surprise for what was mostly a political / conspiracy drama in space.

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Best book in series so far

Still lots of action and adventure but it just flowed better.
Get a lot more character building for one of the team at least.

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Entertaining series

I really like this series and it goes into to list of books I'll be listening to again and again. The narrator brings the characters to life as the novel keeps me captivated. Mr dalzelle, as long as you keep writing and employing mr heitsch, I'll keep buying

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it's ok, not fantastic

First, I like the narrator and will definitely look into other books he performs. I'm really, really picky about narrators (I'm a huge RC Bray and Ray Porter fan...who isn't, right?) and Heitsch isn't quite in their league, but he's good!

As for the stories-- the MC is a hot-head, who has a gunship for a hammer and sees every problem as a nail. He drags his crew into one poorly planned caper after another, which they always, predictably, escape. But, the action is fun and his crew is loveable & witty, so the books are overall ok.

It's sort of like Guardians of the Galaxy with a few F-bombs thrown in.

If all of these stories were sold as a publisher's pack I'd probably read more. However, each book is pretty short and not compelling enough to warrant the cost so I'm not continuing on with the series.

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Another good addition to this series..

Between trying to stop the riots of several planets and helping Kellea and Crisstof Dalton, Jason and his crew are going from one end of the galaxy to the other, not knowing who he can trust anymore.
This story was pretty exciting and, as always, had some crazy snarky lines throughout the book.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 5 times.

As for the narration: Paul Heitsch continues to do a fantastic job with all the male characters BUT he could do a little better with the females. Just sayin'

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ehhhhhh

honestly...it would be so much better with a different narrator if it wasn't a good story I wouldn't have been able to keep going because the guys voice just makes it all sound.....like shit

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I love OF, I really do, but Dalzelle needs a plan.

It's fairly apparent that, while he is a good story writer, Dalzelle has very little in the way of skill when it comes to planning a series. Frequent recycling of plot elements and devices really breaks up the feeling of an advancing storyline.

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  • Uncle Dunc.
  • 11-25-21

thumping good listen

whilst trying not to repeat myself what a great listen. made a long road trip very enjoyable.

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  • Alan
  • 08-27-18

High quality entertainment

The Omega series stories are entertaining and keep you interested.
I look forward to the next book and the performance by the narrator.

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  • Pappy Tombo
  • 06-11-18

My first audible

Well l have never thought listening to someone else ra ding a book would be enjoyable, OK l was wrong. Fantastic idea wish l had started using audible books earlier. Liking Dalzelle as a writer probably helped with my opinion, so l am going to try another of his books in the Omega series just to make sure l do enjoy audible.