This is good for the teen listener. Simple plot, simple characters. John Wayne styled Marine's go forward at all costs. Not to save America from the Japan invasion but save the entire world from extintion by the Mahines. I will not go forward with book #2
The character development woven through the plot
The lost fleet by Jack Campbell
The way Kyle continues to figure out how to communicate with the ship and rag tag team of abductees
There's a whole lot of unbelievable here, and a great many unlikeable characters. Brain candy is all you can say for it. After readin reviews of the rest of the series, I'm done with this one.
The idea behind the story is a good one, but the way it's set out in the book makes me cringe. It feels like it's been written by a 16 year old who has just discovered girls ...
I had enough halfway through book 2 and deleted it from my iPod.
Boyett is a good narrator - he kept me listening even though I got bored and irritated with the silly plots.
The concept of the story in itself is interesting and has potential - pity really.
I am into sci-fi and love a good British comedy.
Tough. Detailed. Incapsulating.
I actually loved the narrator's voice for this audio book. Very captivating to listen to.
I teared up when his kids died.
They came in the night but not to probe us .... They came to find the elite of us to fight for the Universe.
Good GUY book, even though I'm a girl.
I am a Audible lover! Its my morning coffee, mid day snack and evening dessert.
This is a great Man vs. Alien technology story. Our hero Kyle Riggs is a computer science professor and farmer who is abducted by a alien space craft that puts Kyle through a series of tests that could end his life if he fails. This is a great story that kept me entertained throughout the entire book.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
The premise of this book is excellent, it really got me thinking and the free novella by this author got me completely hooked. The development of the story lost me completely. The love scenes made me feel ill. I was very disappointed that the central idea was lost in what became a predictable action book.
A Sci Fi junkie who occasionally goes slumming to read other literature.
I love the opening scene, and the test. Very creative. The battle scenes are very well described, and graphic.
I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.
I think it shows the human ability to adapt in times of survival and to persevere. From the lost of his children to help mankind survive and help form Star Force fleet and marines.
Its a perfect mix of man, machines, political, and a little piracy.
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
I love sci-fi novels, and was quite excited to tackle this one. This story was so unique from anything that I had read in the past, that I was caught completely off guard. I loved the harshness of the storyline...the super fast pace of the plot...and the amazing visualization that the author led me to. The pacing in this book was breakneck, but Larson never left out any details that were necessary to the storyline. The main character was quite cold in his immediate emotional recovery from the death of someone close to him, and that part of the story seemed to not fit very well, but the author dealt with it in a quick "take it or leave it" fashion, and I found that I soon left it.
The narrator did a fantastic job. I wasn't thrilled with his voicing of the Sandra character, but that is personal opinion and someone else may love it. Other than that character, I though his choices were very good!
Great read, and I look forward to the next installment in the series!