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Swarm

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Earth arms marines with alien technology and builds its first battle fleet!

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there....

A novel of military science fiction by bestselling author B. V. Larson, Swarm is the story ...

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Overview

Earth arms marines with alien technology and builds its first battle fleet!

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there....

A novel of military science fiction by bestselling author B. V. Larson, Swarm is the story of Earth’s annexation by an alien empire. Long considered a primitive people on a backwater planet, humanity finds itself in the middle of a war and faced with extinction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469298290
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Series: Star Force Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,212,928
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author B. V. Larson has published a long list of books in a variety of genres. All of them have fast-paced plots and sharp, well-edited prose.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Great read, couldn't put it down!

    Swarm was a great and exciting read and should definitely be turned into at least a trilogy.It kept me hooked right from the beginning.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    This book makes my head hurt in a good way!

    This was a fascinating book. There are many ways to look at the themes in this book. In a way it could be taken to represent opposing aspects of technological development. You have Macros which could be take to represent the urge to always build something bigger versus the Nanos which could be taken to represent the development of innerspace. Another set of opposing aspects between the Macros and Nanos is that the Macros seem to be domineering and destructive while the Nanos seem to take a more symbiotic approach. The book is also a look at how varying types of people interact/deal with the power gained from technology. One could even take this book as a suggestion that being in a relationship helps one cop with such extreme situations as this book describes. I really liked how this book has a lot of depth. Anytime I can read something and my mind stays churning afterwards I am a happy man. While this book is very much a complete story there are more than enough strings left hanging to warrant it continuation in series form. If the author needs any help he should contact me as I have a ton of ideas bouncing around in my head!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Shallow, teenage level scifi.

    Light reading with concepts at the adolescent end of the spectrum. Mediocre descriptions and plot development. Almost nonexistent character development and simplistic scientific concepts. This goes for the first book. I am disappointed by the 4 to 5 star ratings, I think book reviews should indicate an age range for the intended reader.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Great

    A hard start to the book, but what a fantastic concept! Terminator meets Tom Clancy meets Star Trek. I really enjoyed it, and hope we get a few more books in the series. Buy it...you'll like it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    GREAT BOOK

    After reading the reviews for this book I went ahead downloaded it to my nookcolor. I couldn't stop reading it. It is a great book. You just want to keep reading to see what will happen next. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good science fiction read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    Good Stuff

    A fun read that was somewhat reminiscent of Heinlin. Story moves quickly from the point of view of of the principle character who thinks on his feet...a very Heinlin-esque character. Enjoyed it thoroughly and am looking forward to the (proposed) series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Great read

    I loved the book and I'm hoping that it will be made into a series. The alien invasion concept is really original and the conflict's resolution was great surprise. The action sequences were really well written.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Great book

    I just finished this book. VERY GOOD! I hope this DOES become a series. I cant wait for it. Great job!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Wonderful Read

    Great concepts for the use of micro and macro technologies, while giving me thoughts of the relationships between Dragon and Rider in the Pern Series. Definitely worth the time to open this gem. It feels like an excellent foundation for many more to come.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    One star because 0 is not available

    The premise is ridiculous, the characters do not behave with a believable psychology and unlike good sci fi I really don't care how it ends and probably will never finish it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2011

    Joshua

    This book is amazing but not for kids under 9.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Awesome! A must read for Sci-Fi lovers!

    I really like the way Larson pushed the envelope of the First Contact Genre. The protagonist is someone that you can relate to and the story keeps you hooked the entire time. It would be great if this turned into a series as there are many different ways that the story could be taken. Bravo!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    could not stop reading!

    This book grabs you gast and does not let go until the last page!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    Pass on this

    When I reached the words "hot babe" I stopped. If I had bought this book in paperback...it would have made a resounding wack as it hit the trash can

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    top 10 books

    this book is AWESOME!! i stayed up all night just to finish this book this definently needs a sequel this is the top 5 books i have EVER read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    Fantastic

    The lead character was approachable in an "unexpected hero" role that kept building and building into epic proportions. I can't wait to read more in this series. So many possibilities and directions it could take. So many unanswered questions that could be explored. This was an epic story and hopefully the beginning of a series. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    It really is not that good, people.

    It really is not that good, people.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Great book

    This book was fun and exciting, It jump started me to read everything I could get my hands on by BV Larson

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    I enjoyed this book -

    This was an enjoyable book that was logical in it's plot, but still keeps you guessing with a twist at the end. I normally read an entire series before writing a review, but I thought I would review as I go along this time. I have already purchased the second book and will start reading it tonight. There was a previous review saying that there were not enough technical details, but sometimes the technical explanations can get in the way of the enjoyment of the story line. I did not feel the lack of technical details in this story, but we will see if my present opinion holds through the next book. Anyway, on to the next book ......

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Swarm is the first book of an absolutely exceptional series. I s

    Swarm is the first book of an absolutely exceptional series. I stated reading this book due to my enjoyment of the Impeium series by the same author, and that was the best decision I could have made. The Star Force series has quickly become my favorite book series of any genre, and I can't wait for the 8th book in the 8th book to come out next month. I'm usually not a big reader, but after starting this book, I read it and the other 6 in the series (thus far) in a little under 2 weeks. The story only gets better as time goes on!

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