I just listened to it for the 3rd time in 3 years. It is a great update of the Xeonophon story and a touch of Alexander the Great, with wonderful charactars throughout.
Great performance with several voice changes that ring true.
Prince Rogers transformation from spoiled brat to tough as nails leader.
All three books in the trilogy are great reads.
This book and the whole series is a good investment in time and money. It doesn't fit any of the standard formulas which made it all the more enjoyable. Stefan Rudnicki brings it home for us.
This first book is, by far, the best of the series. The next two books, however, should have been shortened and combined into one, as they were a bit too monotonous for me. If not for the top notch narration, I may have given up on this series. The story picks up again in the fourth book, though - so don't give up too soon! My 'star' ratings reflect the series as a whole.
a voracious reader transformed into an obsessive listener through the magic of MP3's. A boring accountant and federal public servant by day, I fly the winds of fantasy though my audible library
This is one of the best audiobooks I have read...listened to....in the last four months.
I was so enthralled by the story that i would get to work, park the car and then stay there until a logical break and I love to work so that tells you how involved I was in the story.
Strong passionate voice that makes the character flow easy to follow. I can't wait to listen to more of his performances.
This was a book that I wanted to listen to all at once, but then I wanted to savour it...Oh, the agony of it all! It is the only time that I have wanted to get stuck in traffic so I could listen to more of the story.
I can't wait to listen to the next episode of the story. It's going to be great if it is only half as good as this one.
The 4 Book Series is Simply Outstanding!....
I've listened to the series on 3 occasions and enjoyed it each time!
Highly Recommended to anyone who enjoys action and adventure when seemingly impossible odds are in play.
Stephen Rudnicki's narration is wonderful too!
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
Just a nice relaxing book. The narrator did an excellent job and the story was often amusing. If you want a deep and serious book, this is not it, but listening to it after some other terribly choices, I found it wonderful!
Anyone who has read David Weber's Honor Harrington series will know what to expect: from military hardware so well imagined you can almost reach out and touch it, on the one hand, to a fully worked-out exposition of von Clausewitz's aphorism that war is a continuation of diplomacy by other means (or was it the other way around?)
This book does not disappoint: it is (with a few expository longueurs) a rattling good yarn, that continually presses the reader's "What happens next?" button.
My only gripe is that I took this book on holiday, and to find out what happens next, I needed Book 2, because Book 1 stopped in midparagraph, which would not have been bad, except that in my Sicilian hotel a big download was unfeasible. Readers not connectivity-challenged may regard that as a good point rather than a bad point.
The performance is excellent, which is no mean feat with a Weber novel. A cast of dozens of speaking characters will tax the ingenuity and imagination of any reader.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
And Dogzart is a huge lizard. Prince Roger is an unlikely hero and jarheads even Basick jarheads aren't usually my favorite characters. The natives are giant 4 armed Scummies covered in slime??? Endless battles with 100,000 or more dead Scummies as the result can get pretty repetitive and the loss of some heroes we come to like is tough to take.
It takes a heck of a book to overcome those 'shortcoming' and this is one hell of a book and series.
Sure it drags on a bit with 3 full books from the time the characters crash land on Marduke until they take off for a flight back to Earth but 90% of this epic is very imaginative and interesting. Mr Weber loves his ancient weapons mixed with the new and his future worlds back in the Dark Ages. I listened to the entire series and enjoyed almost all of it. 4 stars.
this book is all about marines....squirmishes, battles, wars...a mission and their honor and duty to fulfill it..in a far away planet.
If you like milatary novels, this will work out well.
Not as dynamic and compelling as Mr. Weber's Honor Harrington series, still this first book in the Prince Roger series introduces us to a young man who lives in a very interesting galaxy. The story draws us in more as we encounter the characters who are in his orbit and the inhabitants of the planet they all find themselves on. The books ends rather abruptly.