Lot of fun. Heinleinesque but it's on creation. inventive well paced well narrated action political adventure with plenty of real life emotion.
Well, if you are into epics it's okay. No villain per say. It kinda reads like The Hobbit. Battle to Battle. I found it the least interesting of my reads. However, be the end, it starts to get interesting and complex both emotionally and militarily. Honestly, the narrator was simple dreadful. His female voices were very annoying and really took away from the story. The narrator from the Mind Dimensions series would have helped bring the story alive early on. On a positive note the epic scale of the story was rather vast and cool. The fact that the aliens are never truly humanlike made the story unique and interesting.
absolutely loved it. It was a wonderful book well written and it only got better as the book went on. you will find yourself extremely sad when it comes to an end. sort of like the end of a vacation
do you like starship troopers?
do you like really well developed personal interactions?
read this then
the author is amazing in this and in the book red shirts. think this book works well with someone age 30+ or whom has lived long enough to reflect on their life at all stages
Imagine someone you know has lived through an amazing, major historical event and you ask them to tell you about it. And they do--with excruciatingly superfluous detail. I only continued listening out of pity for the narrator who had had the displeasure of trying to emote through boring dialogue and tediously dull battle scenes. Don't expect that detail to extend to the aliens or to a deeper philosophical query. Instead, the author, like your senile grandfather, will tell you the same joke twice that his drinks were all bought for him--even though they are free for the CDF. So unsatisfying.
I absolutely loved this audio book. Very original, at least to me that is, I have never heard of anything like it. I got through the almost 10 hour audio book in just under 5 days. I highly recommend it if you love science fiction.