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.
I have read 1000's and 1000's of genre books. When I hand out a sci-fi to friends as a recommendation, I often give them this one.
This book has two halves. The first one, think Starship Troopers the movie. I think the movie took more from this book than from Heinlein's story. Only this book has a soul, whereas the movie was all campy fun.
The second half starts off so quietly, its disconcerting. But if you give it a shot, it will reward you.
All together, this is one of my favorite genre books. I am saddened that the author died before writing anything other than one more book. If he had done more I think he would have been remembered as one of the giants of the field.
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.