Love the first three books in this series (you should go get them now), and I really (REALLY) wanted to see how the Prince would use his new found maturity back home, but somehow Weber and Ringo lost it with this one. This whole book, especially the last half, feels like a terrible mistake.
If you loved the trilogy, skip book 4. You'll lead a happier and less disappointing existence.
Yea yea, I'm probably exaggerating and oversimplifying. However, I haven't enjoyed a scifi series as I have enjoyed Prince Roger in years! This series is a must.
This And the entire series has ask the action and humor of Ringo and the depth off Weber. Some of the battles are a bit long winded and in true Weber form painfully over described but all in all its a great book and series. I relisten at least once a year.
Never read the print version so idk.
That's rough, it feels very unique to me. Certainly, Ringo and Webber's other works bear similarities. This feels more Webber than Ringo to me. The Safehold series has an especially similar feel.
The climax is great of course, but I also loved the scene where Roger took on the alien beast at the rester aunt.
The lost prince charges home.
This is very different in feel than the others in the series. Very fitting progression of the story.
this was a well-written, very entertaining book! I even loved the battle scenes and enjoyed seeing how the Prince's soldiers changed their tactics to meet the varying tactics of the enemies they fought. Each character was nuanced, and by the end of the series I was cheering for them all. Fun sci-fi, fun military science, fun hero!!
I listened to the three books that precede this in the series. Each is just as good as the next!
Spoiler alert: when Prince Roger and his martial staff enter into the queen's presence at the end of the book.
If you like sci-fi, get it. It's as fun as Buchold's Miles Vorkosigan novels, but much more intense.
The fact that they used a male to do male voices and a female to do female voices made this better than average. I suspect this is not done as often as it should be because it probably costs more.
On the other hand, there is a right way and a wrong way and if doing it right costs more - I will pay more. Much less distracting, more believable and easy to listen to.
The others in the series although I read those in paperback.
When I started the way the Prince was described I thought that the series was going to be a joke but was I ever wrong. It just got better and better as I got deeper into it. Although I enjoyed the Honor Herrington series, I felt this one was far above it in excitement. It was definitely one that was hard to stop listening to when I had to quit. In the end, there were a few lose ends that could have been taken care of but with a little imagination I could fill in what I thought was going to happen. I recommend this series very highly for anyone who likes an exciting military experience.
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.
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
I plead a little Prince Roger fatigue after a couple of weeks of Marching Upcountry, to the sea and to the stars and I got my fill about the middle of book three in the series. This does go on and on and it fills the time I guess. Still enough is enough Mr. Weber. Try trimming a little fat and moving your stories along with more dispatch. I'm beginning to feel like I'm mired in slowsand (as opposed to quicksand) sinking slowly into boredom as the snails pace of your work keeps me just interested enough to see it to the end.
This Prince Roger series could have been better in three parts instead of four just like the Safehold series that has now bogged down to a tedious crawl after an interesting first 3 installments.
We Few is a great ending to the Prince Roger series. Before you read We Few, make sure you read the first three books of the series - March Upcountry, March to the Sea, and March to the Stars. We Few 'puts it all together.' Also, Stefan Rudnicki is the perfect narrator for the whole series. As usual, he is excellent in his characterizations. So start with March Upcountry - if you like that one, you'll certainly like the next three in the series.