The Retrieval Artist series provides glimpses into a plausible world where the audience continually wondering what/where/how will Miles do next.I love books that provide thought provoking concepts as well as spots of humor. Well done.
dont understand what people liked about this. the premise is totally far fetched and the alien races are not explained properly. the whole novel is about an argument over paperwork! struggled to finish. wont be listening to any more in the series. good narration though.
It is true that the plot of a novel sometimes cannot avoid driving from points A to B over well-worn stones, but the plot of this one my dog could sniff out in her sleep. The fate of the main protagonist was apparent within two hours. Not good.
I think the main flaw in this novel is Rusch's stunning lack of understanding of human nature. Our history is an ever-quickening march toward individualism. The individual is, for better or worse, gaining power faster than he is losing it. To propose that government could get away with placing interstellar treaties above the lives of children is unrealistic in the extreme. A totalitarian regime might be able to make that stick, but not the society Rusch draws for us. One scandal would lead to interstellar war.
As another reviewer observed, perhaps this was intended to be a juvenile series. Adults should steer clear.
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Not a lot of sci fi in this book, it's more about babies being abducted and mommies and daddies being sad. yawn. zzzzzz.