70+, been reading SF since 1953. Vision is going so have switched to Audible.
This series is just as good if not better then when I first heard it. I know this is a work of fiction but the insights into human behavior is very thought provoking.
this book had a very slow terrible story line. there was no lead in to understanding the characters and the storyline really had no basis the narrator was pretty good but I will never listen to Orr Reed another book by this author.
This audio book would sound so much better and be easier to follow sometimes if the narrator used different voices for the different characters.
Sometimes I didn't know who was suppose to be speaking because he didn't change a voice even between male and female.
Because of that I couldn't even tell when a whole scene change between different people in different places.
This is an excellent book! (Since there is a word count minimum... thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.)
Excellent narration. Each Character had their own voice and were clearly delineated.
As for the story itself, I was quite intrigued as the main protagonists grew out of their suspicious cynical syndicate ways into a more 'human' way of looking at events and motivations. After the rather sensitive handling of the "good guys", I was repelled by the paradoxically broad brush with with the enemy was painted. First of all, they were called "snakes" and they had absolutely no gradations: they were all evil, underhanded, sly, and lying.
There were some good battle scenes and the negotiations between the main characters were fascinating!
If audible was like Wal-Mart then I would return this book. I just couldn't enjoy this
I enjoyed this look into the syndic side of the Lost Fleet universe. I will definitely keep reading.