A great listen
a view of the honor-verse before the wars and apparently before the wealth brought in by the wormhole terminus. A story grounded on Sphinx and paced accordingly.
loved the performance
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This book was really bad! The childish meandering dialog and performance combine to make this one of the most painful listens in recent memory. Both my kids (8, and 12) begged me to turn it off on a recent 2 hour road trip. I suffered through the entire listen expecting it to get better - it does not. Avoid!
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ¯ Mark Twain
I chose this book because my brother recommended I read the Honor Harrington series. I started here because I noticed this one is set in the same world but earlier in time. It wasn’t a bad story, but I found the plot to be extremely thin and the characters to be similarly shallow. Maybe if you read the Honor series first, the desire to get the treecat backstory would make it more interesting. That said, this is a clean, light sci-fi and the heroin would likely appeal to a teen. As an adult novel, I gave it 3 stars, as a teen novel it might rate higher. I won’t get more in the series, but I probably will share it with my pre-teen daughter who will likely enjoy it.
To stop explaining every situation in such detail. Bogs down the flow of the story. The politics of the planet in such detail became boring at times. I would like to have seen the Tree Cat play and interact with his two leg more.
I listened to this book because I love the way Khristine Hvam narrates a story, I have listen to her on many other books and she has a way that puts me on the edge of my seat to see what happens next.
I have nothing bad to say about Khristine Hvam. I just love the way she puts her emotions into her characters. I buy books because of her.
Politics of the planet, the politics of why she can't be a ranger. Stops the flow of the story.
Less over explanation of every single scene. More info on who Fisher/his group was, it felt like they popped up out of nowhere.
No, I still love Sci-Fi I just don't think this book is the greatest example of the genre.
She definitely sounded like a young girl.
Disgust? I got really annoyed when Fisher's grand solution to the Treecat's being sentient was to basically put them on reservations instead of actually trying to work out how to give/co-exist on a planet with a dominant, native, intelligent species. Sci-fi is supposed to show humanity how to better ourselves, and that storyline didn't.