Maybe, I liked the looking glass series, but not this one. I thought Vietor was good though
A bit - this was mostly just talking heads, all seeming to insult or backbite one another. Overdone with the profanity. Hardly anything seemed to happen, just talk, talk, talk.
I'm unlikely to try another John Ringo without better info. The reviews just led me astray.
I never finished the audio, probably half way through before quitting.
Don't know - seemed unredeemable.
Avid audiobook addict!
This isn't fine, subtle literature. It's action-packed, violent, gory--not at all nuanced. Like a summer blockbuster movie--fun, but totally non-memorable.
Nursing Professor at Weber State University Love playing golf and long walks. Love action thrillers from Jim Butcher to Lee Childs.
If you like Larry Correa, Lee Child and Vince Flynn, you gotta listen to John Ringo. From a quiet beginning, excalating quickly into an action thriller, A Hymn Before Battle is a great listen. I listened to the whole book in 1 day. The language might be steep at times but being a retired Army Major, I found it riveting.
If you remember the joys of the 'fun run' and scatological marching cadences still make you snort with laughter, you will revel in John Ringo's books. The plots and characters are non-stop thrills, but even better for military veterans, the tactics, situations and people all ring true to what we lived with. Smell the cordite and taste the MREs again, without having to live in a tent.
I found this novel to be overall pretty enjoyable. The narrator is solid and it seems well written but it hasn't struck any chords with me personally. At the end of it, I'm left not really feeling it's whether I go on with the series or not. Actually, instead of getting the follow-up to this novel I decided to switch gears and listen to The Hunger Games...
I can't recommend the book as a "must read" but it's a solid military scifi novel. I actually really do like the concept of the battle-armored M.I. which is obviously an homage to Starship Troopers but it's unique enough to breathe new life into the concept and very well executed in that regard.
I'll likely wind up listening to the sequels at a later point.
Lots of action,with a well thought out story line.
I found this series to be really entertaining - especialy if you like powered armor suit combat; Think Startship troopers on steroids. Lots of battles, lots of bad kinda evil non-humans to kill, lots of great ways to kill them.
I espcialy like how each book uses tends to use real geographic features and logistics. I found myself using googlemaps and listening to some of the well thought out battles.
I also liked the Prince Roger series that John co-authored,
Legacy of the Aldenata
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Rock classics while jumping from building to building. Yessirs left and right and officers pumping up their soldiers with clich?s. I just couldn't take it. But maybe I'm just not the right person to appreciate this type of series.
It just seemed like Armor/Starship Troopers fan fiction to me.
Has a lot of milatary jargen and aslo does a good job at really giving you a pretty clear veiw at how screwed up the ranks can be. Good actions book does jump a litle but not hard to follow well woth listening to