The first 2 books are good this one with all the stupid cultural clashing is just so boring for the majority of the time. Lets get back to what made the first 2 books great!!!
Best and latest in this series. It focuses mostly on the point of view of "Comet" Parker (Space Navy Pilot/Engineer) as she wrestles with a new posting among many other things. There is a great blending of humor throughout. Overall, a well deserved five stars!
Having played with manufactering in space, then a bit of "primitive" warfare in space, Ringo goes on to describe the changes that space would make to cultures. A little less action with a little more character development, and the return of Comet! If you enjoyed the first two this will be fun as well.
Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.
This is yet another good tale from John Ringo. Though his books tend to be shorter than I like, he does give good value and hours of enjoyment. I find myself secretly cheering for his heros and hissing his villians just as I would if I was much younger.
Not many authors have the military knowlege of Ringo so they tend to gloss over the facts, and though this author is a bit too involved in them they do make for a more believable story.
Well worth the price of admission.
More great stuff from a great author. If you like Ringo's other books in this series, you will love this one too.
I think book one of this trilogy is one of my favorite books. Book 2 is a great followup, as it shifts focus onto different characters. Book 3, well, stinks. Not only does it lack excitement (too chatty as another has reviewed), but it was a complete sell out. Even when inside the thoughts of the enemy, we hear pardoning to us terians. "They are better than us...I'm sure we'll loose before long", blah, blah, blah. Come on, if our evil enemies respect us, do we really have a book?
Also, much of the chattiness was about inter-cultural relations between earthling? Do I buy a sci-fi book to read about? No.
If you gotta see how the trilogy ends, save your $$ and look it up on Wikipedia.
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Well you have to read the first 2 books "Live Free or Die" and "Citadel" before this book, and like those this is another great story that I hope is continued in future books - I have no idea if there will be more books but really this could go on for ever and I would not complain
It doesn't seem like the war is over, but the battles are done for now - I know there is more story here and I just hope it gets done giving all the really good reviews here and other places about these books
Live Free or Die was really way more fun then the next 2 books mainly because it was the first, however there is nothing that makes these "not fun" but they are just a little less fun then the first one was - but seeing as there are really no more things to discover until the war is over this book and the last one are essentially more battle filled then the first one
Tyler makes a great character for sure, and he just cant stand the stupid politics that go on and seeing as hes so rich and powerful he really throws his weight around to get things done in a way that makes more sense really - like there are these Latin countries that have paid for ships and to send there sons up to run everything, but the Apollo Corp dont like that and requires some Americans to run things at the top so it can be done correctly, they say things like " my son doesn't have to do what his boss says because they are beneath them socially" and they have the mind set that "if its easier to make them loose then to win, then make them loose" so maintenance don't get done and Tyler just cant stand it and smashed a chair in front of them because they wont admit that they were wrong because Latins are like that I guess
if you remember book 2 where Butch talks to his teacher that has the scratchy voice and its because of breathing vacuum, you will love the ending of this book - it was just about the best I have ever read, if not the best - don't miss these books
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As some of the other reviewers have said, the first two books in this trilogy were good. They were well written with developed plots. This book, however, dwells too much on culture clashes and way too much time is wasted on seemingly useless fluff. The story lines don't really reach any type of conclusion and you are left scratching your head thinking, "What? That's it?"
The author seems to have either rushed to get this book written or lost interest in the developing and writing a good conclusion to his story. Its a shame because the first two books were good.
First, the narration was quite good. Boyett does a good job. The books sounds fine.
It's just... a weak effort on Ringo's part. Feels almost more like a continuation of "Citadel", the second book in the series, than a separate novel. Few new plot threads are introduced. Fewer still are resolved. The first half of the book is functionally a diatribe against South American cultural values... and I haven't the slightest idea why that needed to be in the book. Lots of didactic "This is why you're wrong" speeches. Worse, this all has basically no effect on the the space battle at the end of the book. The book ends suddenly, without much in the way of resolution.
I like this series. I hope it gets better again. If it doesn't it won't be worth reading (or listening to).
This book was the end of the anticipated trilogy. It seems as though all good things come to an end. I felt that this story was almost more bogged down in the bureaucracy than the others, though that doesn't seem right. Felt like it was good enough but not quite what I expected. A must listen if you have read the first two AMAZING books.