Very glad I finally read this. Super fun and well filled world. I would have enjoyed a few sound effects to make it more of a performance but it is a book after all.
One of the best military science fiction books ever written. Also good for a practical military read, pertaining to the deficiencies of modern day warfare.
A fantastic science fiction story. You likely have already read or heard about this book so I'm not going to recap why it is a good book other than it is far, far deeper than a simple war novel.
My primary issue is the performance of this version. The minor issue is that the narrator reads the book as it is intended, as a personal journal of a soldier, not a "as it happens" account. It is always meant to be read completely in the protagonist's voice. In print that is fine. But in audio that causes issues with the conversations between multiple characters. The narrator should have done s better job to add more differentiation to his male characters.
Secondly and the bigger issue is that frequently throughout the story the audio gets really muffled. Most like it was encoded from a different and inferior source. If you can get past those issues it is a worthy listen.
I thought this would be like the satirical movie from the late 90s. The setting and names were right, but I was unprepared for the depth of story and intellectual analysis of government, military, and citizenship. If you want an adventure book, maybe look elsewhere. If you want a good thinker, I'd recommend Starship Troopers.