Relatively Quiet Remnant of Sanity.
I stumbled onto the Breach Series because of Jeff Gurner. He's a great reader, IMHO.
This book was a good action packed thrill ride, but I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series. The story is fun and the tech that Lee invents in his books tend to be creative and fantastic. His writing reminds me a little of Daniel Suarez, but that might due to Jeff Gurner reader both authors for the audio version.
My one complaint with this book is that the author tended to leave the reader hanging, over and over again. The characters can't believe what they are seeing, but the reader has to wait another few paragraphs before they find out what it is. In some instances that is okay, but it felt overused.
For what it's worth, I did listen to this in two sittings. I had a 5 hour car trip and listened to half going one way and half going back home. I probably could (should) have taken a break or two from the action, but it was intriguing enough to keep me entertained for the whole ride.
There were a few plot points which were predictable to the outsider, but it makes sense that certain characters wouldn't be thinking in those terms in the heat of the moment, so I won't fault him for anything like that.
If you're into the tech thriller genre, or if you just love hearing Jeff Gurner read, this book is worth adding to your library.
I had a hard time listening to the reader. A bit in your face. Also, while the story line was good, there were abrupt changes that lost me for a while and no real character development. While I enjoy good action adventure I like to get to know the players a little more.
I might try another book by this author if it had a different reader.
I thought he was too abrupt, too strong a voice. It might have been what was required by the tone the author wished to create, but I found it unpleasant and I was easily distracted from the story.
I liked the idea of the story, but because I was so distracted while listening to the reader's voice, I often lost the thread.
For fans of The Breach, this is a wonderful ( but short ) continuation. Likely abit difficult for folks who haven't already read ( and enjoyed ) The Breach, it extends the characters, and the story, onwards, whilst leaving the door open for another sequel ( do I hear a series in the making? ).
Abit of a stretch in terms of rationale perhaps, but overall enjoyable, and worth the credit and the time.
sci-fi lover. not a prepper but i dig end of the world stories. I'm a black smith and foundry man by trade. & Zombies Zombies Zombies.
good narration, exiting story, interesting concepts. i had a lot of fun with it. makes me want a lot more.