This is just a fun little series that will easily help you pass the time. The storyline is fresh and the narration does it justice. Give the series a try you will be glad you did.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
if you read "Troy Rising" by John Ringo, you will see similarity between the 2 series. But at the same time there is a lot of difference and twists.
its really good and to proof that i got the audible 3 credits offer to get the next 3 books. :)
It's very suspenseful and dark without attempting to pretty up things. What I mean is there are things happening that could have been sugar coated and drawn out, and Larson simply tosses it out there. It was shocking at times, but worked very well. I like the future tech in it as well.
He is an excellent voice talent that brought the characters to life well. I could easily distinguish characters simply by his tone.
As I understand Larson is a relative newly published author, but have no fear his work is very well written. If you like military sci fi with adventure into the unknowns of space, you will love this.
Best Sci-Fi I've read in a long time. War of the Worlds meets Terminator. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I liked the first book in this series. It was a little rough listening to the detailed description of the deaths of the children and I found the alien ships were fairly one dimensional. points for original story ans characters.
I mostly read fantasy because most of the sci-fi I have read have been dissapointing. Often the humans are totally out of luck and doomed.
This series is something else. The story took me totally by suprise. Nothing what I expected.
The enemy was interesting, powerfull but not omnipotend. The friends of the earth was not what you expected either.
I found not a single deadpoint in the book. Nor a borring moment.
The narrator is doing a great job. Love his Alamo computer-voice.
This is a real scifi with aliens, robots, spaceships and laser guns. Time after time it is refreshing to listen to an audiobook without overcomplicated concepts. The story goes around an old concept: aliens attack the Earth to pirate its raw materials. Other aliens send help, so the humanity has a chance to defend itself. But then comes a spin: the help arrives in a form of automated ships, which pick up their command personnel by their own. In the process selecting the suitable candidates they kill the unsuitable ones without hesitation.
After losing his children, it takes time for the hero to come to the conclusion that these ships are not evil, but simply follow an algorithm. Nothing is black and white, as it is the case in real life.
I enjoyed the story, which develops from ships killing people to war with giant robots. And of course, there are nanorobots, which injected into people make them superhuman.
If you want a "shoot the alien robots" type of story, this one will entertain you.
I was a little worried about getting this book because I didn't know if it was really my cup of tea but after only about a hour in I was hooked. I plan to buy the rest of the series.
Picked this up spur of the moment. My Sci-Fi library consists mostly of Star Wars Novels, but I wanted a change in scenery. I chose this book solely based on the reviews and description which I have been burned on many times, But I was pleasantly surprised. This book was nothing like I was expecting which turned out to be a good thing. The story is very original and I would have given it a 5/5 but I felt it slowed down towards the middle. The ending did exactly what the author intended it to do, it sucked me in and I cant wait for the next installment. The narration tone was a bit monotonous but overall it was well done. Definitely pick this up if you are looking for great action and a very original story.