In all fairness, I thought the beginning was great and I really like his writing style. I will check out Ringo's other books. What got to me in this story was the war. It was in all the reviews so it is my fault but still, too much for me. I thought being a Battlestar Galactia fan, it would be just perfect and I did think the whole gate idea was so interesting but this book was too hawkish for my taste.
...a complete snooze for anyone else. Way too much information on aeronautics, and not enough plot. Finally gave up about two thirds of the way through.
If ur a fan of JR then u are already aware of his political leaning. This should just read as Big Bidness saves da world. OH and only US can save the planet, and highly advanced aliens cant synthesize syrup. Not sure what he was shooting for in this one. I tried my best to get past some of his propaganda since he has it in his other books and it doesn't hurt a bit, but this time it just climbs on ur face and tries to lay an egg or something. Cant c myself reading any more of this if he goes for a series. Still love his sense of humor which is still in full effect since technically the planet is saved because of drug addiction lmao.
If you enjoy right wing rethoric and regularly listen or watch Rush and Fox News, by all means try this book. This book is a simplistic and unispiring Sci Fi story drowned in extreme right wing rethoric with a dose of racism thrown in there.
There is no story.
Narration was good and story idea was good but man is this boring. Very little to no action in the first half of the book....honestly dont know about the second half because I just couldnt listen to this anymore. I'm pretty disappointed because I loved the characters and action of the aldenata series. The second and third book look like they may be a bit more exciting.
Didn't make it through the first two chapters. Way way way way way to much description of nothing of importance. I think he must have been paid by the page. At one point he goes on to describe the ring of someone cellphone. Lots of filler, after 40 min without a story at all I quit. Definitely on my do not buy list.
You have listened to how many Audiobooks!!!!!
Mr Ringo has put together a troubling piece of Sci-Fi, He shows how he dislikes all but blond Hair people and that they should be the only ones left on the planet.