No not for a a few years
No, I didn't want it to end
I actually stopped listening after the first 30min, I thought it was poorly written and boring. Then I tried it again a few months later (because I didn't have anything else to listen to.
I am sure glad I gave it another chance, It really picked up and turned out to be a great listen. I am going to get the next one.
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 loved the fact that the alien technology, while more advanced than ours, wasn't as effective, nor were their tactics. The aliens reminded me of those from Starship Troopers. Also loved the references in battle and on the bridge to submarine warfare. Made me think of The Hunt for Red October as I listened to the final space battle. Overall, a great story!
I will if it's re-recorded. The recording artist does not have good distinction between pauses in the writing - like when switching scenes from one character to a completely different character in a different situation. So it's difficult to follow a times. This could be fixed with some post-recording production work and a keen eye with the book in front of someone, but should probably be re-recorded entirely. Other than that, it was a great story and I've already recommended the paperback to someone.
The voice was fine, but the application of the voice to the task of reading the story did not do well since there was no pause between scene changes.
Loosely based on science, but the fiction part was fun. :)
Voracious listener of Science-Fiction and Epic Fantasy...
I would have it no other way. Though I consider my imagination up to the task, I enjoy having someone else provide the voices for the characters.
The final third of the novel was intense to say the least. no spoilers here;)
Nonstop action, fluid conversations, and just enough definition of character for what is a relatively short novel.Though this premise has been visited ad nausea, The author was still able to keep the story fresh and easily understood for even the most novice of sci-fi readers.The narrator was fantastic, especially improvising the women characters voices, though the "alien" human accents fluttered between French and Russian but not at all aggravating. overall thumbs up!
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 would recomend this. I found this to be an engaging story. The difference between the technologies was well thought out and really added to how the story pulled you in. This is worth the time and $.
I am looking forward to another edition.