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Recruit (The United Federation Marine Corps Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan P. Brazee
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Desperate to escape a life of poverty on his desolate home planet, Ryck Lysander enlists in the United Federation Marine Corps, hoping to make a better future for himself. However, Ryck soon discovers that the Corps is more than a means of escaping his former life as he is pushed beyond the very limits of his strength and willpower.

From bootcamp brawls to skirmishes with galactic pirates, Ryck's new life presents him with unimaginable adventures and forces him to prove his mettle as he forges his new identity and fights to earn his place as one of the Brotherhood of Marines.

About the Author

I am a retired Marine colonel now living and working in Thailand. I was born in Oakland, CA, but have lived throughout the US and the world, and have traveled to over 100 countries. My undergraduate degree was earned at the U. S. Naval Academy (Class of 1979), and I have attended graduate school at U. S. International University and the University of California, San Diego, earning a masters and doctorate. I am a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the US. Naval Academy Alumni Association. I have rather eclectic tastes. I have won awards in photography, cooking, and several sports, earning national championships in rugby and equestrian events. I love reading, writing, exercise, cooking, travel, and photography. I published my first work back in 1978, a so-so short story titled "Secession." Since then, I have been published in newspapers, magazines, and in book format in fiction, political science, business, military, sports, race relations, and personal relations fields. I write because I love it. I only hope that others might read my work and get a bit of enjoyment or useful information out of my efforts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2084 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Semper Fi Press (8 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LNFIWHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am a retired US Marine colonel now living and working in Thailand. I was born in Oakland, CA, but have lived throughout the US and the world, and have traveled to over 100 countries.

My undergraduate degree was earned at the U. S. Naval Academy (Class of 1979), and I have attended graduate school at U. S. International University and the University of California, San Diego, earning a masters and doctorate.

I have rather eclectic tastes. I have won awards in photography, cooking, and several sports, earning national championships in rugby and equestrian events. I love reading, writing, exercise, cooking, travel, and photography.

I published my first work back in 1978, a so-so short story titled "Secession." Since then, I have been published in newspapers, magazines, and in book format in fiction, political science, business, military, sports, race relations, and personal relations fields.

I write because I love it. I only hope that others might read my work and get a bit of enjoyment or useful information out of my efforts.

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4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
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A bit clunky in parts and could have done with proof reading, I hate it when words are there which should have been deleted, normally you can work out that the author started along one line of thinking and then changed his or her mind but left an extraneous word behind, but there are just too many.
Also a grammar and spellcheck would have helped, indeed that alone would have got rid of the obvious problems.

That moan over it is a good yarn that gets over the gut wrench when you lose a friend, there one minute not the next. It gives a credible start and shows how the direction of a life can be changed from something as simple as being bored of waiting. In this case the hero was enlisting in one organisation but ended up in another because he had been left with no explanation for a long delay.
Written by a marine for marines it gives a good idea of the camaraderie in any service.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Promise 13 Aug 2014
By J. N. Bullock VINE VOICE
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A first episode, good space yarn along the line of Starship Troopers although lacking some of Robert Heinlein's great style.

A simple story of a young man who joins the Space Marines, goes through Boot Camp and into combat. The plot is simplistic but that does not make it bad and it is told with feeling and humour. The characters seem real three dimensional people, if in some cases a little strange.

This book may not be a total page turner but I enjoyed it and look forward to episode 2.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting first book 8 Dec 2014
By Kodiak
Format:Kindle Edition
It should really be 3 and a half stars, because it's quite entertaining, but it's a tough read in that it jumps around a lot, and doesn't feel consistent all the way through. Worth a punt if you like military sci fi fun though
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5.0 out of 5 stars A SF read 20 Oct 2014
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Enjoyable read following a tried and trusted formula. Knowing that the author is a retired US Marine helps because the combat sequences are all the more realistic and the downtime very real.
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