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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Traviss Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gears of War Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781400182145
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As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom's elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There's a new war to fight now, a war for mankind's very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. For Marcus-decorated war hero and convicted traitor-the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he has sworn to keep. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them, but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 2/15/2014

    " If you are familiar with the Gear of War video games, you will like this book. I listened to the audio book, though, and just be forewarned that it takes a bit of concentration to listen to because the story goes back and forth between 3 different time periods. Good story, though and a lot of good background info on the characters and their experiences together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/12/2014

    " Was interesting. Left me wanting more pieces of the puzzle. Just didn't like the time-shifting, that could have been done a lot better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Ahern | 2/11/2014

    " As a standalone story this may not hold up as well than if you're a fan of the game. However, anyone who is of the latter stripe will find that the book weaves two stories about the past and present lives of Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago while bridging the gap between Gears of War 1 & 2, as well as answering some questions (and perhaps a little bit of retconning) about the universe canon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlene | 2/8/2014

    " This book offers a rich look at the world only hinted at in the Gears of War games. I found out about this book completely by accident and fell in love with it. THe only thing that I can say that comes close to being a criticism, is that the bouncing back and forth in time (indicated by headings at the beginning of relevant sections) was really confusing, right at first. But that didn't detract from a truly amazing work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin S | 2/1/2014

    " Marcus and Dom are back with Dom's brother Carlos. Except their not fighting the locust their fighting rebels. While there are some post Gears of War scenes most of it is Pendulum war era. Marcus fights alongside lots of new faces and some old ones as well. With Dom as a commando and Marcus as a grunt they have two different missions to get the Hammer of Dawn blueprints. Will the get the plans or get discovered "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry Phillips | 1/26/2014

    " Very quick read. Good for young adults, moving fictional story and personal touches to a soldiers life. "

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

    " This book was so well written. I want more!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 1/23/2014

    " I will do this one with Mword due to trouble with adding a picture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 1/19/2014

    " Great book, gives readers a good back ground to the games "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Rutledge | 11/16/2013

    " So the Gear's Verse is something that a friend of mine got me into. The Games are amazing and I'm so glad that there are books to fill in the missing pieces and time spent waiting till the next game. Yes I am a game addict and proud of it lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonchi | 10/29/2013

    " Gran trabajo de Karen Traviss, no solo se encarga de ampliar un tanto el universo del juego, sino que logra llenar de personalidad a todos los personajes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wyatt | 10/28/2013

    " This is the best book i have ever read. I loved the storyline in this book. Its not like the video game as much. This book tells the story of Doms brother, callos. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Viox | 10/13/2013

    " As a fan of the video game series, I was intrigued when I heard there were books out to help build more background to the Gears story. I loved the first one and I hope to get around to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Singtong | 8/16/2013

    " aside from often shift of time line of story which might confuse you especially if u listen from audio book (like me) this is A MUST read for all gears fan and warmonger ; ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Hallman | 7/30/2013

    " Good backstory to the games, truly fleshes out the characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felipe | 12/6/2012

    " Wow, what a great book. Really adds to the Gears universe and gives the characters a lot more depth. Plus you get more insight into why Marcus is the way he is. Also you meet a badass character, Bernie Mataki, who will be in Gears 3! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy-rebecca Webb | 7/5/2012

    " Amazing story - definite must-read for any fan of the Gears series. This book really lets you get to know more about the characters you love in the game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny Salas | 7/3/2012

    " Yep, and now I'm started on a new series. This is a well written book that gives a large amount of back story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cannibalcrowley | 2/8/2012

    " Wow, there really is a story in the Gears franchise. The book paints a more bleak picture than the game and it does so well. It makes me wonder why there wasn't more story content in the first game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Thomas | 1/1/2012

    " A very good book, I love the games and the author really shows the desparation and the characterisation is first class, roll on the other books.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollify | 8/12/2011

    " i love gears of war and this book is a great gap filler "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 7/6/2011

    " Awesome!! Great addition to the video game storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connor Spearman | 3/25/2011

    " Excellent book, sheds some light on the history of Marcus and Dom's relationship while filling in the gap between the first and second games. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 2/18/2011

    " The story fills in a lot of questions about the details of Delta's history and gives you an idea of why their group dynamic works the way it does, and why they tolerate guys like Baird. If you like GoW its a worthwhile addition to the depth of the universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rafael | 2/8/2011

    " omg i cant i founld this book on goodreads this book is bassed on my favite game gears of war cant wait to read more books and cant wait for gears of war 3 going going to be the best game you ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felipe | 1/20/2011

    " Wow, what a great book. Really adds to the Gears universe and gives the characters a lot more depth. Plus you get more insight into why Marcus is the way he is. Also you meet a badass character, Bernie Mataki, who will be in Gears 3! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cannibalcrowley | 11/23/2010

    " Wow, there really is a story in the Gears franchise. The book paints a more bleak picture than the game and it does so well. It makes me wonder why there wasn't more story content in the first game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 10/24/2010

    " Definitely a must-read for fans of the games. Traviss' writing is immersive and gripping, giving the reader a real sense of the Gears' backstories. Can't wait to get my hands on the next 3 books of the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 9/1/2010

    " Great book, a real advantage to understand the upcoming videogame!
    The book ends with a nice cliffhanger, can't wait to read the new book (GoW : Anvil Gate) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 8/18/2010

    " Great book if you like the story behind the Video Game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tommy | 7/25/2010

    " You'd never guess a book based on Gears Of War would be any good. If you go in it thinking like that, be prepared to be blown away. This book is a damn good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/7/2010

    " I probably would have gotten more out of it if I'd ever played the games, but it's still an enjoyable war novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonchi | 5/27/2010

    " Gran trabajo de Karen Traviss, no solo se encarga de ampliar un tanto el universo del juego, sino que logra llenar de personalidad a todos los personajes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy-rebecca | 3/29/2010

    " Amazing story - definite must-read for any fan of the Gears series. This book really lets you get to know more about the characters you love in the game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/4/2009

    " So far ive learned more about the characters then i learned in the video game it is a very intresting book and it is also includse alot of killing "

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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.