I listen while I drive and I love to drive
I have and liked His Kaldar series and the Wands series
The story could be a Robin Cook story without the obsessive "F-inks"
He certainly can say F***
The story was fun just the language put me off
I'm probably in the minority being offended by the language but John Ringo can wright well and without being offensive the wand series is a great example.
If it wasn't so arrogant about science that wasn't so shamelessly made up. The book has some reality in it but then mixes it with political talking points that are demonstrably false.
I know it is science fiction but it is obviously meant to pander to hard core right wingers.
It is a world where the author takes real statistics and science from the real world and creates his own made up stats in this sci-fi world so that the reader cant tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
Also super cheesy at points.
No idea, made me wanna take time off from reading this was so bad.
The Narrator does an excellent job of impersonating the protagonist. Can imitate a jarhead very well.
The protagonist. Arrogant and ignorant
This book is okay for comedy but the politics that it mixes in are almost cognitively painful to anyone who has even a soft spoken political opinion, let alone a strong one.
Yes I would, it is a very enjoyable story, well told, and just plain fun.
I like his writing whatever he is writing - this one I loved because I agreed with the hero
No I haven't but I hope to.
Well written, good story. It lags a bit for the first half, but that is required back story for the second half. He goes into the inherent problems with socialism, climate change, mainstream media, and just about every other dogmatic progressive belief. From a conservative/libertarian point of view it's an interesting, rational view of what would happen in a disaster situation. From a liberal/progressive/socialist point of view it's probably hate speech, I'm surprised they haven't called for Mr. Ringo's arrest.
The narrator does and amazing job delivering the authors words in a spectacular fashion.
I enjoyed the "wife's" occasional perspective. The story is told in a "blog" style, in a very creative way.
No it was more a story of what could be.
The author opened my eyes to the concept of a "trust society", which is so true, yet something I had never considered.
the author spends way to much time explaining the world in the beginning of the book. I don't mind alittle set up but come on 4 and a half hours before we get to the meat of the story about the charater
don't know, I would because he got the military mind set for the character very good and besides the first 4 hours of political and to much explanation, the book was great.
when he has his swagger stick
if your looking for a survivalist book or end of the world type of book look somewhere else. if your looking for a good book that shows a solider mind set and shows what he does so his unit can go home with good action then here it is. but again skip the first four hours if you can unless you like political rants
First, let me say, I have read about everything Ringo has written and I will try his next book. BUT having said that, if you wanted to read a SciFi and not a treatise on how Red states are better than Blue states, don't bother. It's not really SciFi anyway, but I can get into a decent apocalypse/survival book from time-to-time, but the book doesn't really start until Book 2 / chapter 7, up until then it's Ringo's political rantings.
About 60% of it is political ramblings. All media is anti army, except Fox. Red States are gooder and Blue states can't find their own asses. (Of course, he ignores the fact that Blue states economically outperform Red states hands down. But hey, why let reality get into an apocalypse/survival book.)
Ringo has the ability to bring a soldier's life and risks alive and he does this in a scene where two scout strykers hit a pre-battle rant by a local leader. The whole chapter is classic Ringo and one of the reasons I listened to the whole thing even though I kept flipping forward as he started a rant. I was hoping to find more, and there were more small little bits of writing, but not much.
If they left out his ranting scenes, I could appreciate the main character and the men who followed him.
I also listened to the whole thing, minus the ranty parts, was the narrator. I am looking for more of his books. I have done this with three other narrators. This would have been a solid one or two if it hadn't been for the narrator!
Whilst Dan did a good job on the narration the main protagonist was just too full of himself for my taste and the unnecessary use of F*** all the time was just plain annoying. Did not get past the first couple of chapters so returned it.
Outdoorsman and Technology Addict
This is, so far the best audiobook I've listened to.
The novel was about one mans experience, both in the military and during a hellish plague. So really, there's only one character to follow.
Never heard his work before, it was okay, though there were some emphasis issues that that were a bit off.
No, the whole book was great.
The story line -- troops stranded in the Middle East when the ice age and 'flu' epidemic devastated all governments. And their fight to get back home, punctuated by observations about how the political powers that be (you know who you are) screwed up at every turn ... and made things much worse by blindly adhering to their agenda in the face of devastating reality. Like sticking to the global warming story line (and taking actions as if it were really true) when it was obvious that the planet was cooling due to changes in the sun. Scary parallels to today.
Good narrator. Pace and timing good. No complaints. I prefer to listen nowadays.
Political Correctness Meets Reality -- and Kills People.
This isn't for everyone. If you're a lefty, you'll find much to be offended about. As a Libertarian, I didn't agree with his comments about Ayn Rand --- well, most of them anyway. This story, for me, was an unexpected gem. Thanks, Instapundit.