I enjoy this author but his weakness is writing for female characters. He needs to get a female coauthor or editor so these characters aren't so one-dimensional and erratic.
Much like a previous reviewer noted this is much like a summer action popcorn film. Great action, not heavy on the drama or the unintelligible science highbrow speak.. Just overall a great story about loss and overcoming an unimaginable situation.
The Protagonist in Kyle Riggs your somewhat everyman has to bring a rag tag group of individuals to the defense of Mother Earth and our way of life while loosing loved ones and finding new reasons to keep on fighting.
An easy listen which will keep you entertained. Narrator Mark Boyett does a good job of pacing the story and bringing you into this universe.
This book is amazing, and the series is holding up so far! After I listened to Swarm, which I got on sale during one of Audible's $4.99 special offers, I looked into the author and the series - incredibly, he's written 11 of these so far. My first thought was, when does the series start to suck - I'm not a fan of the series concept in general, and 11 just seems like way too much. I'm happy to say, all three books so far have been fantastic, and I can imagine where BV Larson might be going with it. It's EPIC in it's reach. It's setting up a Star Wars-like future with many galaxies, races, and factions with serious political and military considerations. But the first book starts with Earth today, and takes you there, step by step.
To the people who've called the series flat, or juvenile, I reply, "seriously?"
Try this first book. I suspect you won't regret it. I hope the next 8 are as good as the first three. I'm devouring them with relish.
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I'm not a student of literary art. I judge audio books by how often and how long I listen. I was entertained listening frequently. This series isn't composed of stand alone parts. It ends pretty much in the middle of a story. This one being 9 hours could probably been published in a 20 or 30 hour volume and been complete. Obviously intended to generate revenue. Give it a whirl. It's very entertaining.
Probably the best sci-fi series I've read or listened to in the last 60 years.
flight of the navigator, war of the world, and day the earth stood still rolled into one. a few plot holes and unanswered questions but maybe they will be resolved in thr sequels.