Book 2 and 3 of this series have been really disappointing. Book 1 was a fun story of one unlikely hero's rise to defend a planet. The latter two pick up fairly uninteresting characters that go almost nowhere, accomplishing almost nothing, while certain details of the first book get wrapped up in a seemingly inevitable way. Quite disappointing.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
you have to smile when they say that in the book "Good Troy" :)
this book is so awesome that you have the feeling and dream of being there with them... its really good... you have to buy it .... its amazing... one of the best series i listen to.
Good series really enjoyed it. My only complaint is that sometimes the book drags because Ringo dedicates too many scenes and too much time to boring details such as "how to check your space suit for air leaks." I don't really need to know all the details as to how to check a space suit for air leaks or how to install chairs in a space shuttle etc.
Instead I would have preferred more details related to the battle scenes.
Another decent installment, however,this series ends I disaster. You have been warned! Ringo starts off so strong with great ideas and then must get bored.
This second book in the Troy Rising series is great. The author changes the pace up a bit by introducing new characters and prospective while maintaining the older prospective of some of the characters from the first book. Still, it isn't confusing like other books but rather is very well written. I highly recommend this series.
I'm an instructor in the business college at a university in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy hard scifi and books about how the brain works.
Live Free or Die, and Citadel, are both super-fun books. Humor, testosterone, space battles, humans kicking alien butt when we should be getting stomped by their superior technology...Fun. Love the narrator's voice - he doesn't make the women sound whiny. Couple of minor things that moved it to 4 stars: very US-centric, to the point of being rude about it - something you can sort of expect from this author, so you know what you're getting. Also, some of the technically challenging solutions they needed in the story to overcome the aliens were glossed over, you just had to accept that they figured it out - where I think the science doesn't exist yet to make them happen, so the author just used the old "the scene goes dark, and when lights come back, the characters are in their places" trick. However, neither of these detractions make the book bad, and I look forward to future stories from Ringo.
The first two hours were simply filler that wasted time. After you get past that it's vintage Ringo - high tech and space battles. Looking forward to book 3.
The narrator does an excellent job, great voices and you never doubt who is who. Fantastic work, almost like a movie soundtrack.
It's original, well thought out, plausible and fun, all at once. The hero is a mild mannered guy who just happens to have a firece belief in freedom, and isn't going to buckle under any stinkin aliens..
Versatility is his game. He can make you believe you are listening to a young girl, an old man or an alien lizard, but doesn't crowd you out with overkill. The aliens are just different enough to know who they are.
I would love to have done so, but I listen as I drive to work 1.5 hours each way. Made it an easy drive too..
Great series, strongly recommended if you like David Weber and Honor Harrington. Written on par with those stories.