Extended Audio Sample

Download Gears of War: Coalition's End Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Gears of War: Coalitions End (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Karen Traviss
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Traviss Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Gears of War Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

When the Locust Horde burst from the ground 15 years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now, after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors - the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians - have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance. The last-ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees. Escaping to a haven on the remote island of Vectes, they begin the heartbreaking task of rebuilding their devastated world.

For a while, there's hope... making peace with old enemies, and once again planning for the future. But the short respite is shattered when Vectes comes under siege from an even deadlier force than the Locust: the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life-form that destroys everything in its path. As the Lambent's relentless assault spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees finally understand what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the global war.

While Marcus Fenix and the Gears struggle to hold back the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice - fight this new enemy to the last human, or flee to the wastelands to take their chances and live like the human pariahs known as the Stranded... even as Coalition Chairman Richard Prescott still guards one last, terrible secret about the Locust, the Lambent, and the future of mankind.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_003118

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 1/12/2014

    " Good Gears of War book. Lets you know some insights into this universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Ahern | 1/3/2014

    " off to a slow start, but man, what a great ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allan Wrolson | 11/25/2013

    " Karen Traviss gets these characters and their motivations in this world of Sera "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connor Spearman | 11/24/2013

    " Well written and explains the back story of all the main characters and sets up the third game brilliantly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benn Jones | 11/15/2013

    " The darkest of the series so far, this is just a great way to get you ready for the 3rd game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 10/28/2013

    " Good book. Pretty easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 10/27/2013

    " great for explaining what happened between Gears 2 and Gears 3 Games.. Recommended for fans of the game and dystopian fans alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 7/5/2013

    " Again Karen Traviss does a great job of expanding the Gears story and making all of the characters really likable and feel like real people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Bodlovick | 4/25/2013

    " Playing the game now!!!! HUGE Gears fan!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vito | 1/6/2013

    " ...geeked out on a video game back story. Imagine that there are approximately ten thousand people left on the planet and the majority are military (after fighting an alien invasion). Interesting premise. I'm hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Scott | 12/9/2012

    " Awesome. Fills in where the game left off "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shockwave | 11/5/2012

    " Best one of the Gears books. Its a great read and great way to go into gears 3 video game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 5/5/2012

    " I really liked reading this book I thought the action was really good and it really seem like gears. I would read more of the gears of war books and I also like playing the games, and I do recommend reading this book if u like the gears of war games. I really love the front cover of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Greene | 2/11/2012

    " This book was a nice segue in to the final game of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ZWiggs | 1/31/2012

    " Bridges the gap between Gears 2 and 3. Tells of the last ditch effort of the surviving humans against the Lambent, and the end of the almighty COG. A very good book, sad that it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared Hughey | 11/6/2011

    " As a hardcore Gear fan, this series was absolutely fantastic! It gave a great insight into the minds of my favorite characters; Marcus, Dom, Cole, etc. Not to mention the story between games is filled it also gives a back story on the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 9/28/2011

    " Again Karen Traviss does a great job of expanding the Gears story and making all of the characters really likable and feel like real people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 9/7/2011

    " Playing the game now!!!! HUGE Gears fan!!! "

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

    " Best one of the Gears books. Its a great read and great way to go into gears 3 video game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 8/15/2011

    " off to a slow start, but man, what a great ending. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Karen Traviss

Karen Traviss is a New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and comic book author. She has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess’har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Star Wars, Gears of War, and Halo work. She was also the lead writer on the blockbuster Gears of War 3 video game from Epic Games. A former defense correspondent and television and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.