Love this spin on alien invasion theme. Author does not make it melodramatic, or mushy or overly gross. Just little bit of everything, and a well maintained steady pace at which the story moves. Characters are developed well. Action adventure feel is awesome.
Will definitely read next one in this series. Want to see what are "blues" and where will it take us.
B.V. Larson continues to please. I started with the Undying Mercenaries series and liked it so I thought I'd give the Star Force series a try. I was pleasantly surprised that the character was very different then what I had come to expect. The fact that the main character was a techie/computer science type made him a little more realistic and down to earth for me.
I think one mistake made however was downplaying the emotional impact of early events on him - that would have put most people out of commission for a while, but he just set it aside and did what had to be done. I found that unbelievable and had to work to get passed that, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Larson likes his alien bad guys big and scary. You certainly feel the press of hopelessness as some of the battles unfold and surprises reveal themselves to the troopers. The tech is great. The twists were fun and exciting.
Mark Boyett continues to do great narration. I would be upset if B.V. Larson stopped using him.
Bottom line. This is good military sci-fi and I will be reading the rest of the Star Force series for sure. Highly recommended.
Written more for teens who are gamers (I'm neither) - can't even finish this. Who will win? Will Earth be destroyed? Do i care anymore? Not really.
Sleeping is easy if you start with audible
YES WANT TO SHARE EXPERIENCE WITH MY WIFE
Reminded me that the only good Nazi is a dead one that their were real aliens still in Germany
Best book since the shining
Young adults, for certain. Things come together in a really cool, quick, way - but I would have enjoyed more exposition. Life is a series of meetings, alliances, opinions, secret alliances, enemies, motives, etc... I felt the story needed to be a little more complicated to this not-so-humble old soul.
More depth - like an extended edition. Kind of like the 1100+ page version of The Stand.
It moved, fast.
A great, pure Sci Fi story. Well told and well performed. It makes me want to immediately get the next one.
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.