This is a different take on the military adventure and little to do with celebration of violence - an interesting a well structured tale with a couple of twists you don't see coming. Its a long tale and if you dip into it only occasionally you might lose the storyline but unlike some other reviewers I had no difficulty following the threads. In fact the separation of the two main storylines and the manner in which they come together are both intriguing and satisfying. The book also benefits from a title chosen as much for its context as its saleability. Themes explore more than one kind of 'armour' than the hardware which is the obvious reference, and the capabilities of that piece of equipment are coloured by more than a celebration of destructive potential. The characters are thoughfully drawn and shaded and I enjoyed this tale greatly. Its a piece with enough detail and consideration to warrant several listenings and I rate it fairly high on a scale of worthy action-adventure sci-fi tales. Clearly well worth the cost of the download, any hooray its NOT a trilogy! Enjoy.
Outstanding story along the lines of Starship Troopers, but with greater detail to the horrors of war and loss of identity in mass combat. The way the story intertwines between the past and present is masterfully done and the ending begs for a sequel though I can't seem to find one. A great story, well narrated, and worth every penny and moment it took to listen to it both the first, and second times.
The storyline was incredible. Fantastic reader as well. It left the listener wanting more and cheering on the hero throughout. Delightful characters, great plot, and articulate performance.... highly recommend.
Every time I read Armor (I've read and listened to it numerous times) I'm baffled as to why it isn't a more mainstream classic. Along with being one of the original blueprints for so many of the ideas we see in modern sci-fi and adventure, this is also the book many people hoped Starship Troopers would be.
As Starship Troopers absolutely nails what it would be like to go through a futuristic military's boot camp, it absolutely fails to live up to the premise of the wonderful action set piece that it opens with, leaving some readers disappointed. This is where Armor picks up the reigns, delivering incredibly paced action in support of a surprisingly emotional and moving storyline.
Don't miss this one if you're a fan of the genre. Also, the narration by Tom Weiner is first rate.
Excellent story telling. The book stands on its own but, this narration makes it so easy to just Listen and listen some more..
Anybody that is fan of high tech futuristic fiction will love this and be able put yourself in the main characters shoes and live the journey. Just As when I read the book over 20 years ago as a teen, I found myself Talking back to it and laughing and gritting my teeth again.
Loved it all.
One of the best on military scifi. Steakly wrote the book as it were on how modern military scifi should be written.
The narrator did a nice job as well.
It would be great to see a sequel but I am afraid that would ruin a great thing. This will always be on of the best. I read it when it was published and bought the audio book just to see if it was as good as I remembered...it was better.