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  • Kindle Edition
  • 275 pages
  • Recruit
  • Jonathan P. Brazee
  • English
  • 04 October 2018

Recruit[PDF] ✎ Recruit By Jonathan P. Brazee – Essayreview.co.uk 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 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 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: Jonathan P. Brazee

I am a retired Marine colonel and now a full time writer living in North Las Vegas, Nevada, with my wife, Kiwi, and infant twin daughters, Danika Dawn and Darika MarieI published my first work back in , 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 returned to writing fiction in , and I currently have over titles published, being novels My novelette, Weaponized Math, was a finalist for the Nebula Award, and my novella, Fire Ant, was a Nebula finalist I am a USA Today Bestelling writerMy undergraduate degree was earned at the U S Naval Academy Class of , 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, the US Naval Academy Alumni Association, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America I have rather eclectic tastes I have won awards in photography, cooking, wrting, and several sports, earning national championships in rugby and equestrian events When I m not writing, I m reading, cooking, going to the gym, or traveling I attend quite a few cons over the course of a year, and love meeting other people who love booksI 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 effortsAs an author, I don t think it is fair for me to rate any other author s books here on Goodreads if that rating is less than five stars I have certainly read many books that do not deserve five or four, three, or even two However, I will not rate any of those here while I am a Goodreads author Consequently, I will only be listing books that I really like and feel deserve five starsIf you would like to join my email list and find out about new books or promotions, please sign up at My website is.


10 thoughts on “Recruit

  1. says:

    I am hesitant about leaving a review because frankly I doubt I was the target audience Although ex military myself and a fan of military science fiction, those things worked as much against enjoyment of this book as for it Regardless, the glowing reviews here suggest I should pipe up and play the devil s advocate, if only so folks can make a balanced judgement when spending their hard earned eBook dollars.It is the distant future Ryck Lysander, the most stupidly named hero in Federation space I am hesitant about leaving a review because frankly I doubt I was the target audience Although ex military myself and a fan of military science fiction, those things worked as much against enjoyment of this book as for it Regardless, the glowing reviews here suggest I should pipe up and play the devil s advocate, if only so folks can make a balanced judgement when spending their hard earned eBook dollars.It is the distant future Ryck Lysander, the most stupidly named hero in Federation space, joins the Marine Corps after his farm fails and he s close to bankruptcy Undertaking the four chapters of basic training which it seems obligatory for every military scifi author to write, he finally gets posted out and has kick ass adventures through space with the best of these including EVA assaulting a pirate controlled passenger starship Things this book does well there are actually a few interesting elements which most authors don t touch on Ryck gets played by a hooker in this universe s equivalent of Tijuana for example He also goes through boredom and depression when he gets his arm blown off lucky medical science means eight months and it will have grown back Overall, however, this is a pretty bog standard and reasonably written story about a Marine in spacea laJay Allen Things it does badly women And men Shit, this book was written in 2014 It is an embarrassment God, the author must be someone you d scrape off your boot Not even the named characters escape the author s ability to ruin things The aforementioned hooker and Ryck s sister have no real use to them in the plot the sister is an especially pointless insert In response to the family financial problems, sister can t remember her name becomes a stripper and then marries a John 22 years older than her for his money This happens in the first few pages In that scene the main character author takes the opportunity to explain how blokes are genetically incapable of preventing themselves from sexually assaulting ladies, which plumbed bold new depths of stupidity The sister, by the way, vanishes until about three chapters in, when Ryck casually decides to not visit her even though he hasn t seen her in a year, so her husband won t feel crowded There are no female Marines, which is strange, because when I came into contact with the USM Corps there were definitely female Marines good ones Apparently the future is pretty shit.The other thing which it does badly is that it captures being a young grunt too well Young grunts do and say stupid obnoxious shit that everyone over the age of twenty five wishes they wouldn t, Let s be honest to ourselves most of them haven t figured out how to be men yet and in the meantime they swing their dicks around in the hope that helps I found myself rolling my eyes often This story is also narrativeless Down in the trenches, moving from action to action without any overarching thread which would cause us to care Mumble mumble something something character driven, but reallybullshit, because Ryck is a bland cardboard pastefigure, and this book needs a narrative with some meat on its bones to compensate The power armour in this book honestly seems worse than just charging into battle naked.All things considered, this book is shit Why wouldn t you read Jay Allen That s a fucking rad universe, and Allen writes so the protagonist actually gets to wear the awesome power armour, and to blow planets up with nukes Allen s marines are real without being like mould The combat scenes are better with Allen, and there is an actual narrative at least for the first three books anyway Brazee s Recruit is just kind of average Except worse.Choose Jay Allen Or Starship Troopers, if you re feeling like some bracing problematic authoritarianism to start your day in all seriousness, that s a really great book and pretty much started the whole genre Hell, honestly you could choose Warhammer 40k the Space Marines wreck faces All would givebang for your buck than this, even if you got it free Not recommended

  2. says:

    Marines in spaceMarines in spaceThis book has a lot to take in As it follows one marine from initial enlistment, combat and being wounded and going thru regeneration While set in the future it could be a present day marine The characters are colorful, the action hot and heavy Any present day military man can identify with the main character as he competes basic training The DI s and their chewing out a recruit with the unique style all drill instructors in any arm of the military have.While Marines in spaceMarines in spaceThis book has a lot to take in As it follows one marine from initial enlistment, combat and being wounded and going thru regeneration While set in the future it could be a present day marine The characters are colorful, the action hot and heavy Any present day military man can identify with the main character as he competes basic training The DI s and their chewing out a recruit with the unique style all drill instructors in any arm of the military have.While short this is a very good book I enjoyed reading it

  3. says:

    Semper FiEverything changes, even the Corp But what doesn t change is the pride of being a Marine While I felt the book was short, the author was able to convey those feelings of what it was like serving The author must of been a mustang, an enlisted before being commissioned Yes, I understand it is science fiction, I love the genre this book was recommended and the PICS which looked to me like a mech and Marine Corps title sold me on it I felt it was a fun story and look forward to the Semper FiEverything changes, even the Corp But what doesn t change is the pride of being a Marine While I felt the book was short, the author was able to convey those feelings of what it was like serving The author must of been a mustang, an enlisted before being commissioned Yes, I understand it is science fiction, I love the genre this book was recommended and the PICS which looked to me like a mech and Marine Corps title sold me on it I felt it was a fun story and look forward to the next one

  4. says:

    This is the first in a SF series that has interstellar Marines which are based closely upon US Marines of today The author is a retired U.S Marine Colonel We see how those Marines work for a recruit in a society where the planets are ruled not very nicely by corporations It will be interesting to see the coming conflict be played out in sequels as they arrive.

  5. says:

    A solid start A thorough look at the life of a space marine Pretty basic story but a fun read regardless I plan to read the next book in the series.

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This review includes some mild spoilers, none which are actually story relevant.I read the complete series of books and finishing it got tedious As a non military person from good old Europe, I am not much into the pathos US military, but that is alright I still enjoyed the ride most of the time, but I had some issues along the way which, in my opinion, spoil the fun a bit.Throughout the complete series the marine operations are jeopardized by failures on the side of the Intelligence or outrig This review includes some mild spoilers, none which are actually story relevant.I read the complete series of books and finishing it got tedious As a non military person from good old Europe, I am not much into the pathos US military, but that is alright I still enjoyed the ride most of the time, but I had some issues along the way which, in my opinion, spoil the fun a bit.Throughout the complete series the marine operations are jeopardized by failures on the side of the Intelligence or outright traitors inside the the military who give advanced warning to enemies This has been an issue for basically all major battles in the series, and trash talking the Intelligence Agencies that be, has been a constant trend in the books.While I think that lack of intelligence is a good enough plot, it makes no sense to use the same speel over and over again, without being further addressed Not once in the books has there been a follow up to these problems, no debrief or after action report that mentioned it and to the reader it seems like nothing is being done about and the protagonist never mentions it again after the battle This is an especially glaring plot whole when the possibility of traitors and informants in the military is mentioned and then never pops up again From the story it was obvious there we informants, since the incognito marines were picked up by police on a foreign planet, but it was not resolved in any way.It feels like there was some information in the books that was screaming I AM PLOT RELEVANT and to my civilian understanding would require to be addressed, but never were.So yeah, fun ride, but not all in all, not really good writing or story telling

  7. says:

    The Author knows his stuffIt s pretty clear, in reading the book, that the former Marine knows what he is talking about The clarifications added via the footnotes were extremely helpful and appreciated Ryck was a well thought out character His decisions and the paths he chose in making them was well drawn I wished I hadof a clearer concept of the time period it was placed 256 Federation years was nice but not helpful in giving me a range of reference but it did nothing to take a The Author knows his stuffIt s pretty clear, in reading the book, that the former Marine knows what he is talking about The clarifications added via the footnotes were extremely helpful and appreciated Ryck was a well thought out character His decisions and the paths he chose in making them was well drawn I wished I hadof a clearer concept of the time period it was placed 256 Federation years was nice but not helpful in giving me a range of reference but it did nothing to take away from the story Unfortunately, the ending was too predictable because, based on Ryck s thoughts while a gen hen , it was pretty clear that he felt the Corps was his home It was really no surprise when he re enlisted It read a little bit like Heinlein s Starship Troopers , minus the bugs, because of the camraderie and the fact that Joshua was from his home That was just a feeling I got because really, it was nothing like that The Federation was not as domineering as it was in Troopers Overall, it was a good read and I would recommend it to people who enjoy military sci fi I do intend to read some of the rest of the series

  8. says:

    Military sci fi with a lot of manplaining of equipment I usually enjoy these military sci fi books This one was a little dry to me and had a lot of descriptions of firepower and how things worked rather than a lot of action There was some action going on, don t get me wrong The main character was interesting, but there wasn t a lot of supporting character building Lots of different names of people that were just there for that one sentence The story skipped around a bit I gave it 3 stars Military sci fi with a lot of manplaining of equipment I usually enjoy these military sci fi books This one was a little dry to me and had a lot of descriptions of firepower and how things worked rather than a lot of action There was some action going on, don t get me wrong The main character was interesting, but there wasn t a lot of supporting character building Lots of different names of people that were just there for that one sentence The story skipped around a bit I gave it 3 stars because of all the weapons and their repetitive descriptions I prefer a story rather than ohing and ahing over weapons It was a good book, but it didn t have the ability to pull me into the world and make me feel as though I could be with the character if you know what I mean I had to do too much thinking about the weapons rather than flowing with the story of what is going on with the characters

  9. says:

    In the novel The United Federation Marine Corps, Book 1 Recruit by author Colonel Jonathan Brazee, USMC Ret , this reviewer found a fun and entertaining read He very much enjoyed this story, which revolves around a new recruit of a future Marine organization Fresh from a poverty stricken home on a still newly settled planet, Ryck Lysander joins the marines in an effort to better himself and his life The reader follows young Lysander through his initiation and training to become one of the f In the novel The United Federation Marine Corps, Book 1 Recruit by author Colonel Jonathan Brazee, USMC Ret , this reviewer found a fun and entertaining read He very much enjoyed this story, which revolves around a new recruit of a future Marine organization Fresh from a poverty stricken home on a still newly settled planet, Ryck Lysander joins the marines in an effort to better himself and his life The reader follows young Lysander through his initiation and training to become one of the few, the proud, the Marines.The reader is exposed to not only a wonderful depiction of a futuristic, military supporting society, but one of many worlds all colonized by an expanding humanity The story world is told with a forthrightness and captivating toughness that brings the richness of life, liberty, and duty, to its own form of happiness.Beware the foul language typical of the soldiering society the in the gutter mindset of soldiers Otherwise, this is an outstanding read

  10. says:

    The author s books get better His books are garden variety pop corn space operas You can tell author is ex military with sayings and actions but everything is rated G for most part if you re going to tell military stories tell them truthfully with curse words and real sex When he gets to politics you will root for the other side not the protagonists side Women are second class citizens in protagonists government Author intoduces characters, but doesn t flesh them out and then kills them o The author s books get better His books are garden variety pop corn space operas You can tell author is ex military with sayings and actions but everything is rated G for most part if you re going to tell military stories tell them truthfully with curse words and real sex When he gets to politics you will root for the other side not the protagonists side Women are second class citizens in protagonists government Author intoduces characters, but doesn t flesh them out and then kills them off All in all good little stories going from small units tactics to larger scale with Ryck s promotions tactics Uses lots of Marine history in form of Ryck teaching life and military lessons I m at the Colonel book, but it s starting to bore me

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