I can't remember when a book has disappointed me as much as this one did. In the first two books the author developed characters and plot lines that were original and interesting. In this book the monologues, dialogues and mental monologues drag on and on. You could skip the first half of the book and miss nothing at all. Then when the final battle comes in drags on and on in such confusing detail you reach the point where you don't care anymore who wins just as long as it will get over. I finally ended up listening to hours of it in the background as I did other things. It's as if the author has fallen so in love with the world he has created that he is rapped up in minutia that only he could care about.
Loved the first, liked the second. I find the third barely tolerable. Did I really pay for this, what was I thinking. Winded, repetitive, became so contrived and I found the story to fall apart.
At least half of this book is rehashed from the previous books. I enjoyed those books but feel ripped off by a lazy author "churning" old stuff. Why do authors do this? Maybe pressure from publishers, maybe disregard for their readers. It is not uncommon.
This epic doesn't lose steam for even a minute. Incredible behind description with heartbreaking war tragedy and twists at every chapter. Unbelievable.
Series is difficult to continue. This one however seems to be continued with effortless after three books I am convinced that the rest of the series will be just as good as the first
I drive at least 2-3 hours a day and have been listening to Taylor Anderson's Destroyermen series. I simply can't get enough - I used to dread my commute time, but now I look forward to every chance I get to listen. I've even exchanged my music list while jogging for more time to listen to these stories. Dufris is amazing as the narrator; he has brought each of the characters alive. I will be incredibly sad when I have completed the series (and will likely grieve by listening to them all over again!!!). I'm simply addicted to this story and hope Mr. Anderson has no plans to stop the series any time soon.
Love to read or listen....busy all of the time except when I am out and about....
Ahead of the rest, but not number one
The last third of the book when the planning all comes together
The coming together of Becky the strip lizard with the crew.....
Book made me laugh in many different locations through out the book....it was fun.
I don't like the rehashing of the features of the past book....
The whole alternate Earth landscape adds to the mystery and beauty of this series, always injecting itself into the strife and battles that occur, a menacing factor that seems to be just below the surface, ready to gobble up any hapless victim or straggler that falls behind. This book accounts for both sides of this other worldly struggle, as a defeated Grik force, amasses its forces for a confrontation with the formerly peaceful Lemurians
Dennis Silva, a slapstick naval officer with charismatic charm to heighten your sense of patriotism and loyalty to ones fellow crew mates. His character immerses you into his shoes as you are living the role.
Dufris is spot on in maintaining a distinct voice for nearly all characters, even the somewhat mindless Grik are differentiated in their speeches.
Definitely eager to never stop listening, this makes my daily commute to work so enjoyable and time just whisks by as the story progresses.
I really liked the first two books in this series. This one was really slow and boring. Did not finish it. Lousy follow up book.