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4.00033156498674 out of 54.00033156498674 out of 54.00033156498674 out of 54.00033156498674 out of 54.00033156498674 out of 5 4.00 (6,032 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steakley Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781455195015
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The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water poisonous. It is the home of the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered.

Felix is a scout in A-team Two. Highly competent, he is the sole survivor of mission after mission. Yet he is a man consumed by fear and hatred. And he is protected not only by his custom-fitted body armor, the culmination of ten thousand years of the armorers’ craft, but also by an odd being which seems to live with him, a cold killing machine he calls “the Engine.”

This bestselling science fiction classic is a story of the horror, the courage, and the aftermath of combat and also of how strength of spirit can be the greatest armor of all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Weiner handles the varied accents so perfectly that he makes it sound easy…Weiner’s skillful interpretation puts the listener in the heat of battle.”

    AudioFile

  • “Gripping, forceful, and compelling…A tour de force.”

    Kliatt 

  • “Synthesizes the action of Heinlein’s [Starship Troopers] with the emotional impact of Haldeman’s The Forever War…completely unique…[Weiner] delivers his usual letter-perfect narration.”

    SFFAudio.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lord Carlile | 5/14/2017

    " Loved it great story wish there would have been a part two "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/18/2014

    " This book switches between two main characters, one of them i loved to read about, the one on the planet killing giant ants like there's no tomorrow, and that other guy....the one who breaks out of prison and becomes part of an experiment to re-live the story this I didn't really care for because it was slow and drawn out, at first I admit I tried to skip this part but as I progressed through the book I became confuse this part became more of a chore than anything else. However the surprise ending is worth reading the book all the way through, and it was a fairly well thought out book, even with it's slow parts it still scores a good review with me because it was a great adventure and extremely unique to anything I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 1/24/2014

    " Fantastic! Just great. This is why I love sci-fi :D "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim Robinson | 1/3/2014

    " Did not care for the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fritz Schneider | 12/27/2013

    " Classic military sci-fi... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tristan | 12/12/2013

    " It's what I affectionately refer to as trash scifi, and it's a shining example of the genre. Fun, engaging, action-packed, somewhat formulaic soft science fiction. If you're looking for a light escapist read, I strongly recommend it. That's what I was after when I read it, and it delivered beautifully. If you're looking for something insightful and provoking of deep thought, this is probably not your book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Felicia | 12/6/2013

    " Not a plot-heavy book, especially during the first section. The action was interesting, but the lack of a plot made it uninteresting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Fitzgerald | 11/8/2013

    " Better than Starship Troopers and Forever War hands down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Logan | 10/20/2013

    " Absolute pulp sci-fi that I am ashamed to be so enamored of. But then, I read a lot of science fiction and very little of it is "good" in the strictest sense. At worst it's a time killer that provides mild thrills and an escape from the line at the DMV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/3/2013

    " Deep psychology mixed with pure sci-fi action - it doesn't get much better than this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 6/6/2013

    " If you've read Starship Troopers, someone's going to tell you to read Armor. And you should. This is the Snow Crash to Starship Trooper's Neuromancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis Sánchez hernández | 12/24/2012

    " Felix "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Hodge | 10/23/2012

    " Can wander at times but has some of the best scifi battle scenes written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Schertzer | 7/13/2012

    " This book does have a few surprises that keep things interesting but just misses the mark because of poor writing style that is best suited for K-7 students. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jojo | 6/25/2012

    " The book was a waste of time, the first part was ok with Felix, banshee, and the ant war. But once it got to the second part it just calapsed into horror. I took advice on many reviews and skimmed through the rest, by the time the author brings back Filix it was already to late... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 3/25/2012

    " I've lost track of how many times I've read this book. With this audiobook, half the work was done for me, and my enjoyment of it more than doubled! If you haven't discovered Steakley's books yet, this is an excellent place to start. If you have, take this chance to revisit Jack Crow and enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Keith | 3/6/2012

    " One of the most incredible books I've ever experienced-and it is an experience. Aside from the generic names of the technology (blazers?) this book is near flawless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 2/29/2012

    " Pulpy, dark space-opera but surprisingly compelling. If you like soldiers stories you should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duane | 8/28/2011

    " One of the best scifi Books I've read in years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Comedian999 | 5/18/2011

    " One of my absolute favorites that no one's ever heard of. A story of interstellar was and human failings with excellent characters. So good I once humiliated myself on the author's message board. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine | 4/8/2011

    " I guess I really don't like reading about military tactics; I quit reading this book after almost 70 pages of horrific warfare against a seemingly endless foe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 3/2/2011

    " From my youth sci-fi collection. Just re-read it and definitely still enjoy Felix's split with his Engine to allow his psyche to disconnect during his struggles on Banshee. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bookwormgirl | 1/6/2011

    " One of my favorites. Strong characters, emotional writing and questions that will never be answered. All add up to a great war story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/5/2011

    " I loved it up until the part where it moved to Jack Crow at which point I couldn't convince myself to finish
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 1/5/2011

    " The perfect blend of Sci-fi, Horror, and War story. Think Heinlein's Starship Troopers but without all the military politics and etiquette, instead replace that with a tour de force of wartime horrors. I'm still kicking myself for not giving this book a chance when it was first recommended to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom | 12/24/2010

    " I loved the book. I grabbed the nonsequel Vampire$ as soon as that came out. No idea where the author went or what he did in between books. Bummer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 12/8/2010

    " Great book. Maybe the best sci-fi book out there. "

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About the Author
Author John Steakley

John Steakley has written four short stories, three films, and two novels, including Vampires, which was the basis for a John Carpenter film. Besides being a writer, he has been a stock-car racer, a semi-pro football player, a private detective, an actor, and a car salesman. He lives in McKinney, Texas.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.