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The first book in this series was interesting because of the fascinating mystery that unfolded slowly about why the alien ships were doing what they were doing, and the battle scenes were exciting. This book has very little mystery, allowing the author to concentrate unceasingly on his annoying characters. The main character is ridiculously expert at everything though he was formerly a computer science professor. He is apparently the greatest military commander who ever lived, continuously out-smarting professional Generals etc. His girlfriend, the only female in the book, is a ridiculous character, who seems to be crafted straight out of an adolescent's hormone-crazed mind. She is an impetuous sex maniac who always "needs" to be tamed by the main character. This was an annoying waste of a credit. At least now I know to delete the other books in the series from my wishlist...
No, I almost never listen to novels twice.
There is not a lot that I have listtened to that I can compare it to it is a very unique aspect on an alien invasion.
His narration was good, he kept me engaged and gave the story an extra life of its own.
With an alien invasion you can not know who to trust.
Where to start? The main character and his girlfriend are ridiculous. So many holes in the story as others have said. I rolled my eyes so many times and guessed the outcomes before they happened. Not because I am awesome, because this story is so simple, predictable and boring. There is such opportunity with the basic premiss of the story. Such a cool idea that BV Larson kills with his ridiculous know everything do everything main character. Definitely a stereotypical 1950's male fantasy come true. This is not the kind of SCI-FI I like. I trudged through two of these books hoping for something to change because I love the premiss. No luck. I realize I am in the minority with this review, and I really can't understand how so many people loved this series so much.
I'm not a huge fan of military sci-fi, but this one has some pretty nice twists on the standard pattern. For the most part the characters are likeable and the plot is interesting.
Definitely. The story is action packed and exciting. The second half is much more interesting that the first which is all building action to the combat.
As soon as they join the Macros the book becomes impossible to put down.
KYLE RIGGS, super professor!
The list of humanities enemies just got longer
Really fun read, can't wait for the next one
This is a great distraction if you are looking to give your brain a rest. It is very engaging, has a great story line, fully developed characters and a good reader.
Marvin. you never know what he will do next.
the loss of nanites at the onset of the book
fighting for the survival of the human race
Totally enjoyed this one, action and adventure with a little bit of drama. building a good long term story where the solutions to the problems are always a suprise
If you like old school action where the main character kicks butt and gets the girl, this is probably a good series for you. If you're looking for complex characters, dialogue, or scientific theory, you might want to save your credit.
If "Swarm: Star Force, Book 1" picked you up and wouldn't put you down, "Extinction: Star Force, Book 2" will inject you with Nanos. V.B. Larson does a great job of creating a world where action is king, and one suicidal man is just crazy enough to try filling the leading role. This is a fast paced, fun read that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's sprinkled with science, space, and tech, but keeps things flowing.
Great idea, but worked out in a somewhat one-dimension manner.
If it was well budgeted
So far i am flying through this series, I just can't put it down. This book was just as good for me as the first one, maybe just a little less - but darn close. Lots of action and creativity. Great listen :)