I am not sure where all the love for this series comes from. I listened to the first five in the series before I just could not force myself to listen anymore. the main character is an absolute moron and I usually could not go 20 minutes before wanting to yell at the author about how stupid the guy was. Each book is just a continuous stream of him making the same mistake over and over that I could not take it anymore. Kyle always think he is absolutely sure he has everything covered and absolutely never does, and he never takes precautions that he could be wrong. This causes everyone around him to constantly die in job lots and people are still willing to listen to him.
No, I dont listen to anything twice.
The nano bot ships
Kyle Riggs having to move from room to room on the ship to filght and survive
A great series. Im also a fan of Star Wars books but these books move faster and are more geared to a young adult audience. B.V. Larson is a genius.
nice voice and did not get tired of him
Yes the story is strong and you feel for the characters and there sacrifices .
I like the concept.
I don't know of any books like this one. Other than the rest in the series.
Very funny in some of the satire.
I listend to all the books in this series. It is a very good series with a lot of humor and good characters. I only point out 3 things that make the books a litle less than amazing.
1. The author builds into his story a loophole that allows him to manipulate any plot conflict without any restraints. While the entire series hindges on this one loophole. I applaud the creative idea behind it but it leaves no challange in creating smart resolutions to conflicts. Your plot just uses the loophole to solve every problem.
2. The characters while using and adhearing to a military complex of honor would not necessarily react as they do in the books to many of the situations that happen. I found myself getting pissed off at the main characters quite frequently. For example: Someone is going to try to assasinate a main character and the main character does nothing about it but try to make nice.... that would never happen in a military or political situation.
3. Much of the books could be condensed or use the pages to elaborate on the main plot archs.
This all being said. The book series is still a great read and a ton of fun.
Avid audiobook addict!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it blends my two favourite genres, scifi and military memoirs. Unlike another author in this genre, Jack Campbell, this author writes good stories (although the dialogue is stilted and unrealistic). I've put the rest of the series in my wishlist!
Believable characters to start with. Devoted father loses his two children and within a week is pawing after a sexy Latin sexpot with no use in the book. Secondly, if you want to make a military sci-fi book, study some military tactics. Everything about the military scenes reeked of someone who had no clue. The protagonist made stupid decisions throughout the book, every time he made a decision I was shouting NO!
I will listen to the second Troy Rising book by John Ringo. Although it has a bit too much "science" and not quite enough "science fiction", belief can be suspended without a lobotomy. If you want a lighter military sci-fi listen, try the Dauntless series by Jack Campbell, who totally understands military tactics and writes fleshed out characters...men and women.
Fantastic voice actor.
Frustration at every step of the way.
I made it through the book after three tries, would never buy another from this author again.
Fast-paced, fun characters, alien starships, civil wars, and an 'everyday Joe' protagonist who just so happens to be an ex-military badass... "meat and potatoes" scifi at its best. Blast of a read!
I had no idea this was an indie when I downloaded it... Well done.
This was a book I had high hopes based on other reviewers. But found the plot of the book tedious, and characters one dimensional and not believable. It is not worth the time to listen although I did slog through the whole book, hoping it would grow on me or become better.
The reading seemed just that a reading I felt the reader was not involved in telling a story.
The story was thin, the prose poor - but not terrible- and sexist. Female characters provide scenery.
Reasonably, yes. No complaints about the reader.
There were no interesting or appealing characters.
A reader named Shawn wrote a review of #3 in this series entitled "Mediocrity I can't stop listening to." His comments on Book 3 are precisely my reactions to Book 1, except that I give Mark Boyett 5 stars for the narration. The series seems to be worth listening to so far. To summarize quickly, the characters are paper-thin, but Larsen has a real gift for plotting. I may not finish the series because I don't like the main character much. Still, Larsen does keep me in the game wondering what will happen next, and his writing is workmanlike. Part of my willingness to keep listening is probably the narration of Mark Boyett, who does a very creditable job.