Fun simple story of one man rising from obscurity to help defend earth. Stop there, the next 2 don't really continue the journey much at all.
Written tongue in cheek, it takes a little while to get the swing of things but once you do it gets you quite hooked. Well written but really well read. Mark is a genius.I went through most of his BV Larson books and they basically got me back in to reading.
As a mom of teenagers, I spend a lot of time in the car, and a lot of that time is spent listening to Audible. Because of that, I tend to listen to a lot of YA novels, and my reviews will include the "Mom View" of cussing, sexuality, etc...
Zeppelin, because the storyline was solid, interesting, and I found the main characters likeable and engaging. Unfortunately for me, this book is really more for the hard-core science sci-fi lover. If I had been reading this book, rather than listening to it, I'm certain I would have regularly skipped paragraph after paragraph of tedium. That being said, I'm not sorry I listened to it, as the story had enough uniqueness to it that I found myself discussing many of the concepts with my husband, who in turn enjoyed the ideas.
So, if you're into the "super science-y sci-fi", I'm sure you'll love this. If not, it is still a good story.
A good way to get through the work day.
No, can't listen or watch many things more than once. Though this was a great story that worked on all levels.
The main character Tyler Vernon is a vey likeable and normal guy and goes from having nothing to doing great things.
My favorite scene had to be all the planning that went into building his syrup empire...muhahaha!
There wasn't much that moved me, but it was every entertaining and i couldn't stop listening.
Can't wait to listen to the second and third books.
Very Good listen. Story is very good and the reader is great. It's very important to have a good narrater. Mark Boyett is very good! All 3 books are worth listening to.
I like scifi. Space, Monsters, and middle earth. Don't try to sell me a book where every character has the same personality. make it real
I listened to all three, because I am a space junkie and because I wanted to give the series a chance.
The truth is I rolled my eyes and shook my head so often that I wasn't sure if I was missing some big joke. John Ringo (I doubt that's his real name) deftly ignores logic and understanding to bring you his fantasy of a world that could never happen and is so ill conceived that I'm quite sure most 7th graders could point out at least one logic hole in every chapter. He takes the most ridiculous and simple minded answers to every plot problem and then ties them together in ways that make me shake my head and turns my mind numb.
If you are easily amused, and or can simply throw away most or all of your intellect long enough to choke down this series then good for you.
PS. Mark Boyett is by far one of the most talented voice actors creating audible books.
Old timer IT guy, researcher.
The average review rating should say it all. Please do not look at other reviews as what they point out will begin to weigh heavily on your perception and may diminish the experience of the story, which is outstanding, as is the narration. I highly recommend listening to this audio book first, then coming back and reading the comments.
This would appeal to people who like right wing politics and pulp sci-fi
No, but I won't buy the rest of the series
Yes, did a very good job
All of the right wing politics