I didn't really like book 7 at all. Too much filler material, so much of this book is kyle riggs thinking about stupid things in his mind in the midst of one of the few action scenes in this book. His desperate actions to save the lobsters for no real reason other than to save thier worlds. They wont even ally with star force and they bring virtually nothing to help. Riggs is willing to sacrifice star force personel for nothing in return. The ground fight in the first half of the book was extremely disappointing and the little bit of space action at the end was all for nothing, pretty much like everything else he did in this book. All 6 of the prior books were better. More action less BS is needed. I'd say 1/3 of this book was utter crap meant to take up time. Step it up bv larson.
His voices are great as with all star force books but the story was lacking.
Not really, I found myself constantly screaming out comeon, So little happens and when it does start happening riggs manages to think about things that have nothing to do with the current situation. Example He gets an urget message from one of his officers and instead of just hearing what the message is we have to hear riggs in his mind wasting a min or two talking to himself about what he thinks might be said before we get to hear what actually happened then its completely wrong or talking about shrugging his shoulders or crossing his arms or many other equally mindless things. Needs more action and much less BS
These books have less and less story and more and more filler material.
this was by far the worst book in the series. I'm glad he killed Sandra off, even though it was a pretty rough moment but she was the worst character in any book I've ever read. that being said, Riggs character is getting completely outlandish. not only is he an amazing ground commander, he's the best fleet commander ever, and now he's a fantastic fighter pilot (with zero training), it's ridiculous. larson's writing is getting lazy and characters flip their opinions on things from moment to moment just to have some dialogue (ie; one moment any character will be like "screw the lobster people, they don't want our help" the next "we can't let them die! do something kyle!!"). furthermore, Kyle is blaming himself for the destruction of the lobster people but it's magically overlooked how THEY called for help in the first place but his attitude of "ooh no! I killed them all" is completely ridiculous.
I'm going to finish the series because I'm so far into it BUT this book could have been left out of the series and almost NOTHING would have been missed. it didn't do anything positive for the series at all and was just a pointless and lazy money grab on larson's part
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Damn... This book was like a knife in the heart. I think I understand what Kyle means when he talks about the "hope monkey". This book really shows how strong Riggs is, the way he can suffer such horrible losses and still lead his men. But if you can't stand tragedy I suggest you stop at book 6 and assume Star Force wins, Kyle and Sandra have lots of kids and everyone lives happily ever after. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go cry in the corner for a few hours/days :(
The author takes a very liberal view on people willing to die just because Riggs deems it necessary. We are constantly shown an inner struggle to avoid becoming a self appointed ruler, yet he constantly ignores his team to cover his failure to act.
I've spent over $70 on this series in 21 days. I'm totally addicted.
Larson has developed great characters. Every character adds to the story line and contributes to the story in ways that make it real for me. I just wish Larson would add more detailed background on them.
Mark Boyett is excellent. He brings the books to life, and this book is probably his best performance so far.
I'm broke until payday next week so I think I'm going to listen to this book again. I just might start from book one.
The only thing I truly hate are the numerous interruptions throughout my day while listening to these audio books. I'm ready to start ejecting the interrupters out an airlock.
Among the absolute best story writing and narration. I am so enthralled with this series I haven't been able to wait for my monthly renewal. Every chapter is riveting & the story left me in tears & laughing from one chapter to the next. I just love Marvin too.
I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.
Went on binge w/ this very good series.4-4.5 stars on average. I'm catching up on reviews for books #4-11. At this point I'm ready for a break from the series, but will surely return for more. It's hard to make battle after battle interesting for this sort of space sci-fi book, but this series seems more creative than several similar books, and the overall story is good.