All of it? I got up to book 4 but just could not finish it. It's hard to put a finger on it but I think it boils down to unbelievable characters, villains, and this alien nano-tech that might as well be magic. The whole story feels hollow and like a badly written episode of Star Trek. I've probably just been spoiled by likes of Peter F. Hamilton and Alastair Reynolds as they set the bar way up there and Larson isn't jumping nearly high enough. Popcorn sci-fi.
Yes. Because knowing more about the story, I would like to hear the start again. Also, great voice acting.
Crow - I can really like the way he speaks.
No. But that's my fault, not the book.
The story starts a little weak, in my mind. Not boring, just a little too extreme for what I could believe. But getting past this, I started to enjoy the book a lot.
I read the mixed reviews and thought I would give this book a shot. In the end, I didn't believe the premise of the book.
The "artificial intelligence" ship was really stupid, and whoever came up with the "command personnel" tests was also really stupid. For such an advanced civilization, I just didn't believe that they would design or program a ship so poorly.
The characters were kind of shallow, but the story moved along and I actually enjoyed the book in the end. It was an interesting take on an old concept.
I am currently an urban fantasy devotee. From Just fantasy to romance.
I enjoyed the story, and the voice actor was fine. My pet peeve was done, and whispers were in low volume not stage whispers. Worse was there are many skips in the recording, which is the real reason for the low score on performance. The low score is for production values.
Interesting story line, entertaining though some of the story has a few holes in it, it was still good enough to go on to the second one.
After reading the other reviews i decided to take it for a spin, i was surprised i liked it enough to give the second book a try.
the way he introduced the ships form another galaxy seemed more natural then most.
This book is in the top three. Daemon by Daniel Suarez still ranks as my favorite, but this one certainly gave Daemon a run for its money. This book is very fast paced and very entertaining. It kept my attention the entire time. There was one section of the book when I had listened for two hours without even realizing it.
I think the most memorable moment was the ending, though I won’t give that away for aspiring readers.
Though this isn’t the first time that a science fiction novel utilizes the concept of humans gaining access to alien technology and using it against other aliens, the execution of this concept was very original….as far as I know. It was refreshing to see a creative spin to this branch of military science fiction.
Highly recommended. I have listened to over 75 Audible books and Swarm is one of my favorites.
Mark Boyett has a dynamic voice and creates a believable and entertaining storytelling environment.
The action is basically nonstop.
The story is fresh have not heard another one like this.
Riggs is a great character. He is smart and idealistic.
I was disappointed that the man lost his children and carried on like nothing happened. A bit disappointing but I can see why he didn't linger on it.