I'm a BIG science fiction fan, and I can truthfully say that this is one of the best books that I've come across. Kevin Anderson has an interesting writing style with VERY long books, but short chapters. (I haven't read any other of Kevin Anderson's books, so I don't know if all of his books are this long or if it is specific to this series.) The short chapters keep the action going and keep things interesting.
David colacci I am.sory to say infuriates me reading this. I loved the other books. now I have to deal with a lazy reader who tries to make two letter designation into a name. he says ea the robot said as long e long a. eeeeah. it is awful. he also changed the pronunciation of several other key characters. jorah and osirah he now emphasizes the ah on everything. please listen to the previous narrator and continue the same pronunciation. this is what I hate about reading a long series when they change reader. change reader I won't care but all pronunciation needs to remain the same for continuity sake. we can't read the word and always make the connection that your being a tool reading a word wrong.
why this book is rated well I have no idea even after 30 minutes I wanted to quit listening to it but I gave my favorite narrator another hour and a half after that I was forced to quit listening to it
The story continues in a believable and enjoyable manner. Well written, the characters are enjoyable, enough detail to "know" them without boring unnecessary information
The wintals appearance
There were so many but I think Mira
WHY WHY WHY DID YOU CHANGE NARRATORS AFTER THIS BOOK?
I enjoy listening to the story. it's engaging and entertaining. while it's not necessarily the most complex story, it does show character development . it also shows a wide sweeping set of characters and their progression through the story.
My review is after listening to the whole series. (I just have to complete them even if I'm not into it)
I found that the idea and world seemed very interesting and the author does this well with unique races and social structures.
Though from a combat standpoint. I found that the battles seemed off scale with the scope described with HUGE numbers but battles of hundreds can change the direction of wars/species. The enemies were stupid, though held such advanced technology. The fact that one man made such a difference for one of these species with his superior military strategy was laughable.(it will make sense if you get to that part)
The big bad enemies are portrayed in such an overwhelming way that resistance will be futile only to be underwhelmed in how they are defeated. A lot of the time as another reviewer mentioned there are numerous Deus ex machina moments.
Anyhow it's hard to review with not spoiling to much.
It's an ok listen but do not expect to have a real sci fi experience ...as mentioned before it's more fantasy in a space setting. If you wanted good space battles then definitely it's not for you.
SciFi crazy! Geek! Love my dog, Dylan! Was never a good reader, then I discovered Audible and topics that interested me. Generally SciFi, b
This series was one of the types of SciFi books that introduced me to 'book series'!
I never really knew books can continue into a series or sometimes called Trilogy.
Audible brought me back to books.
I loved this series. It kept me engaged and I loved the characters.
This was a little different than my typical sci-fi books that I like but close enough.
I don't know if I'm using the correct term but it felt like I was reading an opera. A sci-fi opera but with works.
Today, I decided to actually post some reviews for the very first time. I have been using Audible for many years now. Maybe if you like my selections that means your into the same books as I am in and I will read your selections if that's possible now, to share someone else's book list?
I loved this story. The only thing I wished for was for the author to leave out the sex, though to fair, his obvious restraint already made it easy to skip through the parts I didn't wish to listen to.
This book was full of pretty fun "whoa" moments. The world was expanded in an exciting way. Excited about the next!