A good way to get through the work day.
Its not the very best i've listened to. Lost Fleet, Star Force, Troy Rising, and Saga of seven suns, but well worth the listen. I would rank this book in the top 10-12 for the genre.
My favorate character in this book has to be Captain Eric Weston. Weston's character makes this book what it is. Even keeled, smart, and tough.
Again Captain Weston. The narrator does a good job with the characters in this book. He doesn't not have incredible range, but it is still good.
I don't know.
Avid Science Fantasy Reader, Steampunk enthusist.
I'm new to Audible.com. So, I haven't listened to a lot of books before. But I found this book to be very good & exciting to listen to. The narrator is a very good voice actor.
I also like the feature of listening to a chapter & having the written Kindle version of the book advance to the last page played.
The book has aspects of a Star Trek novel and CJ Cherryh's Alliance-Union Universe series. So much so, I wonder if that wasn't the author's intention.
I haven't finished the book yet, but so far I liked the scene where Stephanos explains why he's a soldier. Even though the book is set a sci-fi context, I think it explains the ordinary soldier's mindset very well to a civilian person.
I would if I had the time.
If this book is the 1st in a series, I may continue to read/listen to them.
The story was actually quite good and I enjoyed it. That being said, if this book was a movie, the continuity director would have been fired. There are so many errors, mistakes, etc in the book that I was hard pressed to listen to the whole thing. However I persevered and it was probably worth it.
The author tosses around military and astronomical buzzwards in a flashy, yet for the most part, inappropriate way. I don't believe he has had much experience in either field and certainly didn't do any research.
The use of units is inconsistent, 'meters' in one paragrapgh followed by 'feet' in the next. The timing, speeds and distances are often inconsistant and if you do the math often wrong. In some chapters one of the characters is a major in other chapters he is a colonel.
If you can ignore all of the obvious mistakes and inconsistencies then it's an entertaining story. No thanks to whoever did the proofreading.
I finished 1st book and don't plan on continuing.
I would not recommend the book. For better military series, there is the Lost Fleet. For awesome characters, there is Miles Vorkosigan.
None. The characters are distinguishable only by name (That's not meant to be disparaging towards the narrator)
Decent plot, non-existent character development. There was exactly one instance of humor in the entire book. Why so serious, mr. author? This could be an awesome series, given likeable characters and more varied writing. Every time I heard "blazing", I cringed. There are other words to describe this concept. Ouch.
Didn't read print . . . absolutely loved this book
Captain Eric Weston . . . he has the perfect blend of arrogance and humility. He' s able to make a decision when necessary and the consequences be damned!
The first time the ship went into transition. Evan Currie was great at a detailed explanation and the side effects.
Hope the next book is as good!
The narrator sounded like he'd never done a dramatic reading.
Better reading by the narrator.
Are things so bad in the audiobook business that they'll hire someone without an audition? Or are the editors/producers just not caring anymore?
I was encouraged by all the positive reviews of this book and decided to make the purchase. In my opinion it did not quite stand up to the hype I'd seen about it before reading it, but it was still a decent listen. The story is typical of the military science fiction genre coupled with something that's a little more of a first contact type. I would put it with Jack Campbell (or John G. Henry)'s Geary series. I didn't quite connect with the characters to the extent I would like to have. I think part of the reason is because the antagonists all seem to be external to the group. Internally, amid the crew, everyone seems to get along too well.
The narrator jarred me from the story at times. He did an okay job, but I don't think the guy's really cut out for military SF.
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Almost as good as the Lost Fleet series. I think it's a good value for your money, and your time.
Dang good Sci-Fi.
I really hope that the author will continue this storyline. I'll be first in line to purchase a sequel.