The narrator, the stress of the conflicts, the aliens, the technology
I guess the main character, as this story is in first person
What's the deal with the REVERB added to the narrators voice in this one? It's new and it's ANNOYING. Kinda sounds like the guy is in a bathroom...
Love my sci-fi and fantasy, but delve into Historical and Biographical.
Story - 3
I found the book interesting as I am a fan of sci-fi/fantasy with space and aliens. I am not a great writer of reviews but the book itself had some parts that fascinated me with logistics and the survival of the main characters of the book, but it over time, would drag on in a diatribe or personal reflection of the mail characters. Now, sometimes these are not a problem in some books, but these tend to be a little more annoying than most.
Narration - 3
Now the book's narrator was ok (not great, not bad).
Overall - 3
I gave this a 3, as frankly, I consider this about an average story in its writing. The story line is probably a little better but some slow spots tend to drop it down a little.
Student at Leeds School of Business at Colorado University.
The creativity in Larson's writing never fails to be enjoyable!
Mark's narration brings the story to life. His delivery becomes as much a part of the book as any of the characters.
Love the series! Some of the aspects can get a little out there but over all I really enjoy all of it!
The adventure that Rigs and Star Force are on is full of nice twists and turns.
Rigs of course and the Sgt Kwan.
Yes all his performances are very good.
Several nice twists and small surprises. But I hate spoilers
ITs a grand adventure. I just wish Audible would release the next book which has been out since Feb 2013
This is always a fun series, I enjoy listening to. There is always a surprise added and the author has an infinite amount of ideas he can draw on fr new twists to the plot. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys space stories.
The series is really good and the 6th one in the series is WOW. Can't wait for the next one.Mark Boyett does an outstanding job with voices and such, I hope he gets an award for his work pertaining to this book and series!!!!
Riggs and many of his staff.
No the book was exciting and built to a wild time.
The entire series is worth a listen!
A good way to get through the work day.
Stop the Empire
Quan, cause he is a funny dude.
Mark Boyett brings life to the characters and sucks you into the story.
he brings the book to life
I wish the books were longer and he released them quicker.
Well done saga
The mixing of human and Macro forces.
Very uneven, seemed like the soundtrack was spliced together from a number of different takes.
Empire and Rebellion
I have enjoyed the series, but this one is incredibly uneven. I enjoyed the story, but was constantly distracted.
Empire was a direct continuation from Battle Station although it's not really until this book the battle station is formed and used. I'm not sure that makes sense but it's where this one in the series starts (and points out the misnomer of the last book).
Here, the story seems to devolve back to a point when the main protagonist revisits an old plot; ironing out differences and fighting over grievances with former arch enemies (Crowe) and former conquerors-turned-overloards-turned-enemies-turned-conquerors-turned-allies (the Macros). What I would like to see is what "Pandora's Star" and other books in that series had too much of: some drama in the interludes and character building. I'd have liked to see one less battle or the same number of battles in a longer book.
Starting with the 3rd book in this series, it became clear to me that these books are brilliant; they get me to purchase a book with a full credit and in return i get half a book with lots of battles and no characters I can fully understand or believe in (less Marvin and and Kyle Riggs). The relationships between the characters could be very compelling. But the glue to hold all that together and take my mind off each battle is lacking.
I would recommend people start with the first 2 books in the series. If they understand it will be more or less the same for the next 4 books (and these are SHORT books), then yes, by all means continue. Otherwise, I recommend to read a more far reaching tale such as the Pandora series (that said, this series is by far more "cleaner" if you're squeamish about such things).I would recommend to the author to combine every 2 books into a series of novellas IMHO. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6..end with 7. But that's my opinion.
An awesome reader. Not quite the American version of Jim Dale but I find his performance to be excellent.
Uh..this is the never ending story of space battles. I'm hoping the author can wrap up the relationship between the originating 2 antagonists (Crowe Vs. Riggs) but, honestly, I think the outcome is predictable.