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Prison Planet

Green Zone War, Book 3
Written by: Jake Elwood
Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
Series: Green Zone War
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Camp One has one brutal rule: If you attempt to escape, you die - and three random prisoners die with you.

Tom Thrush has resigned himself to dying by degrees, doing forced labor while he slowly starves. When he learns that a distant mesa holds a slim chance at freedom, he does nothing. The price of escape is too high.

Then fever sweeps through the camp. Surrounded by armed guards and an unforgiving jungle, paralyzed by the threat of reprisals, Tom watches as the men he’s sworn to protect die one by one. If anyone is to survive, Tom will have to do the unthinkable.

Escape.

©2018 Jake Elwood (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-19

Good story but least favorite so far.

A good story by itself, but doesn't progress the main story much. Not many triumphs for our main characters to find rewarding. Also, hard to hear when the narrator whispers.

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  • BrotherBob
  • 02-02-20

No surprises.

Reminds me of the fiction published during WWII. All B&W, enemies clearly seen. The Russian accents are not well done.

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  • Cody
  • 06-07-19

Pretty much pointless.

The only thing this book brings to the table is a vauge sence of character development. I mean bare minimum. The entirely luck based rescue was a joke. For it then to be followed by a real, planned rescue pretty much invalidated the whole this in my eyes. It pissed me off honestly.

I'd recommend skipping this one, nothing really to gain by listening to this.

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  • Paul Browning
  • 05-01-19

Paul b

This is amazing series to listen to. Johnathan McClain does a amazing job with the narration.

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  • Sailfish
  • 16-09-19

Too much world building

The story itself had interesting story arcs but ultimately lost a lot of its luster when many of the secondary crew members and associates from the first two novels were eliminated. Also, there was a lot of churning when hopping to different places and the time spent world building only to essentially be filler. I did enjoy the similarity between Tom and Alec Guinness' Colonel Nicholson role in Bridge Over River Kwai with respect to building taking pride in constructing things while imprisoned.

Book 4 seems destined to take Tom and a few of his friends in a completely different direction so I'll leave this series here.

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  • Greg
  • 28-11-18

It drags...but the story continues

I found myself ignoring large portions of this story. I felt this story could have been 2 hours long and still contained the depth and impact necessary for the series. The MC is still interesting, but this book made me tired of him....the whimpering, the self reflect....inserted to extend the length of the book, detracts from his character. The ending of the book doesn't seem to reflect on the events of the previous books...where it seemed like it should. The ending felt rushed.

In the general, this book felt out of touch with the first two in the series. Honestly, I think you could skip this book in the series easily....just assume they were rescued from the prison.