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.
Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away.
A good try at mil Sifi. A bit short on the science and detail of the story. However still a good read. With a bigger word limit we might look forward to good things from this author in the future.
This author really impresses me. He takes the time to answer posts on his Facebook page. And he's Canadian. :) His idea of a "Transition Drive" is a great new take on the traditional FTL / Hyperspace concept. The universe he creates nicely illustrates what might happen if humanity does indeed achieve peace for a millennium. We would be woefully ill-prepared to repel an invasion force. The author also does a good job of showing that different technology can defeat what might be considered more advanced technology. Good pacing, believable characters, and a satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed this book. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is narrator's performance. I realize that the technical jargain can get complicated at times, but every so often he would get out of caddence, and use the wrong emphasis. Though its definately worth dealing with if you're a fan of the genre. I hope there will be more soon from this author.
I've read pretty much everything in the MSCI-FI genre. This has to be the best one I've ever read. I just couldn't turn the book off. Buy it now, you won't regret it!
I very much enjoyed this and look forward to the rest of the series. It feels like listening to the Honnor Harrington series. If your into space battles you wont go wrong with this one. It's easy to keep up with the different people and I found myself identifying with and rooting for many of them rather than one or two.
, Zumaya Publications LLC
Hardcore fans of military SF action movies will find this entry perfect for listening to in the background while doing something else. I confess I was irritated that the author apparently felt it necessary to emphasize the meaning of basic military acronyms by inserting them parenthetically when those most likely to enjoy the book are either already aware of their meaning or capable of deriving same from context. However, that's a personal peeve and may not bother anyone else.
So, decent brain candy wherein one so inclined can unearth the author's cultural references and inspirations and, therefore, worth reading--or hearing, as the case may be.