Well written and preformed. This was a great story and left the listener wanting to hear more.
Yes, I would listen to this again. It reminds me of what is good about Star Treck but leaves the
The main character is the only one who really gets
The beginning of the book takes of with action right away and makes it clear what the problem is. After that, you will remember the main problem, what everybody needs to focus on without problem. That is how you start a book!
I normally am not that interested in military scifi, but this book is an exception. Of the 20 or so scifi books that I have listened to from Audible so far, this has been the most entertaining (the second book in the series "Fearless", was also at the top of the list). It combines hard science fiction, with military strategy and characters that are very intriguing. I was amazed at just how much naval battle strategy changes when accounting for relativistic speeds. Probably the best narrated book I have listened to so far.
I'm not sure. I bought it because I love military sci fi and space opera. This book didn't deliver on either. Campbell gets too lost in fleet tactics, and his hero's emotional response to his 100 year hibernation is strangely flat, one dimensional.
I don't think so.
A male reader trying to
Had a lot of trouble downloading this on my Kindle. Clearer instructions would be nice (ie
I'm still finishing the second half of the novel now I "read" maybe a chapter a day some times two depending on whats going on. I was hooked in the first 30 minutes of the book. The reader is excellent portraying the story deep and tantalizingly. I LOVED the first chapter and I LOVED the second chapter I was amazed at how great it turned out to be. I'm a sci-fi reader by nature, but after listening to Starship Troopers bought from Audible I didn't think it was possible to get me so worked up over another piece of work--that I've never heard of until I started searching Audible--so soon after JUST finishing one of the greatest sci-fi novels ever written, Starship Troopers. I gave 5 stars in all areas for this novel even though I've yet to finish it because I already know it will end either with the perfect cliff hanger or a great ending... Either way I'm going to purchase the remainder of the series and enjoy every second of the story as I "read" it! I wish I could send Jack Campbell himself a letter of some sort praising his writing skills in this novel he is a excellent writer.
I heard about this on the Podcast Security Now. I am hooked on it. Great read and moves at a good pace. The SciFi around space time is realistic and makes for a good story line.
I really enjoyed this series, and I'm just an "average Joe" with no real knowledge of the military expect for what I've picked up from Hollywood. This entire series was really great (at least the action part of it was, the author threw in some "romance" that was a little too cheesy for my tastes, but that was kept out of the forefront). The space battles are very descriptive and believable. I only wish the books had been longer so I wouldn't have had to spend so many credits on the entire series, but all in all, I'd say this is very worth buying.
The narration is fine but his female voices are a little irritating after a while. The nice thing is that he is very clear and each character has his own distinctive voice so it is easy to tell them apart -- but then again, there aren't that many characters in the first place to keep track of.
This book hooked me on the series. Great narrator. Great battles. Can't wait to see what happens.
Imagine Ender Wiggin with a dash of Capt. Malcom Reynolds, coming back from the stars to take control of the Battlestar Galactica and the entire Colonial fleet. I really enjoyed this book, but I'm sucker for military sci-fi. What I liked about it most was the space battles. They seemed eerily realistic with considerations to time lags between light speeds, true fleet logistics, and communications. I also was pleased to see that he did touch on how soldiers and officers would feel like after fighting a war for over a century. The writer, being a Retired naval officer really captures the essence of how it would be during a battles and command. The reader does a good job with the voices and keeps a good pace.
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This is like one of those action flicks that's a little on the corny side so you're almost embarrassed that you like it so much, but can't stop watching anyway. Bring out the popcorn. No, we're not re-writing the scifi genre. Space navies and space marines pitted against impossible odds, being chased across the galaxy. Explosions. Concise, well-written action that keeps the story moving at an irresistible pace. I gave this book five stars because it knows its role and plays it near perfection. Straight-ahead military scifi. Fun, riveting, gets right to the point, and makes for a fun and entertaining read. This book isn't going to make you question the meaning and motivations of humanity. This isn't Asimov. But let me tell you, this is a really fun ride. Enjoy.