The story is OK, but something is missing. The main character's personality changes significantly even though Star Force #2 picks up immediately where Star Force #1 it left off. Riggs goes from being a creative computer science professor to an arrogant commander, physics guru and master astronomer without explanation.
The book is like eating Taco Bell at 3:00am, you regret the engagement after the first bite, but decide you might as well finish.
Could have been worse.
Bottom line, if you didn't think the first book was at least a 4 out of 5 pass on this one. There was a decent concept for a story here but it seemed like the majority of this was fluff and sex scenes. I'm not a prude but the interaction between Kyle and his girlfriend was boring and it seemed like every moment they were alone together they were either wanting to have sex or were having sex. Once or twice a story is fine but seriously this was overkill. I might pick up the next book but I'm in no rush to do so.
I wasn't really drawn into this sequel at first, however, it does deliver a strong finish and manages to pull the listener in despite themselves. It is a solid sequel to the first Star Force book.
loved this book, even though the overall story is a familiar one the author tells it in a way that's new and exciting. I can't wait to read the rest
The story was OK, I've read better but I've read worse also. The performance was fantastic! Great use of accidents and emphasis when needed. I've been on a space battleship/futuristic story reading kick lately and this series looks promising. There are several sequels to this one and I think I'll keep going. It's very common for authors to get better with their writing as they get more and more experience. I'm sure this is true for Larson as well.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
I don't love all science fiction writers and book. The ones that I do tend to be some of my favorites, though. This is a fantastic book. Excellent writing, interesting story, and amazing narration. I can't wait to get to the next book in the series!
This book took me over two months to finish listening to. I've been so busy that I couldn't devote the time I wanted. I usually finish these in less than a week. the takeaway there, the reason I mention it at all, is that it's a strong enough book that it heald my attention so long. much of that is owed to the narrator.