really good story about finding life out of our solar system. just wish the aliens were more alien. the bad aliens didn't have a description and it would have been nice to have their point of view
There was a great mix of intensity & suspense, and humor and background. The blend was almost optimal.
*Spoiler FREE* The way the crew talks to their Captain was perfect. There were moments that had us nodding with agreement, and other that had us cracking up. Can't say enough that we loved this book!
I have not heard Mr. Darcie as a narrator before. He did a good number of accents to differentiate key characters. I would describe his voice, at times at least, as near deadpan. His timbre changed to suit the moment, though. However, his deadpan tone really ADDED for the humorous moments, in our opinions.
Yes, but we couldn't do so
We are looking forward to Transitioning into book 2!
If you are looking for a space war story, this is a fine one. A story of space battle between capital ships, ship-based fighters, and boots-on-the-ground combat.
During the surface combat portions, there are clear parallels to the Mobile Infantry, "Always on the bounce," of The Master. The author even refers to it specifically. But it is mostly reminiscent of the new Battlestar Galactica miniseries.
He has a nice "radio voice," although like so many of these readers, he is clearly not familiar with the scientific and technical terminology that would be nice in a reader of science fiction.
I particularly liked the part where they were hunting on the ocean floor with Captain Nemo... or was that a different title?
"THAT's good television!"
"I'm never flying with you again!"
- John Scalzi, Redshirts
"War is much more fun when you're winning."
-Martok, DS-9 s6e3
First book, Ray Bradbury collection of short stories. First series, Dune. Favorite series, Thomas Covenent
pronunciation of H U D instead if hud or F O D instead of fod
Star Trekish concept. Fast paced. Very good character development with a wide range of players. Combat made more interesting through the author's inclusion of how physics would dictate weapons and defenses development and deployment. Due to my long commute I look for books that keep my interest and especially series for which I would get follow up books in the series....this book presents excellent series potential. I will definitely be getting subsequent books in the series.
Ridiculously over the top, unrealistic plot. Reads like an army enlistment pamphlet. Dry, un relatable characters. The story is not boring, but is just awful. I groaned audibly at many points In the dialog, which is probably the worst in memory, and being an avid science fiction fan, that should tell you allot. I don't know how I made it through this one.