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.
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 own & listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & hopefully are helpful 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.
BV Larson has a good story idea but he desperately needs an editor and help from someone who can write female characters. The women are all either bipolar Tweens or whores. He repeats explanations of things like the ring communication devices over and over again. Explain your scifi tech once per book. Phrases Mr. Larson can no longer use:
- crossed her arms under her breasts (just say she crossed her arms)
- too bad (used too often)
- lady love (nobody says that)
He also has turned the main character into a cartoon of itself. He's kind of a pompous buffoon at this point. Maybe this series should have been told from the point of view of multiple characters. The main character's musing on military leadership are the product of someone whose watched too many John Wayne movies. Not realistic at all.
The reader was good but mispronounced some words here and there.
Riggs is fourteen? Fun books, but there are limits to a single perspective and telling a fun story, these limits were obvious in this book. Still fun. Who is hungry for lobster?! :)
Love the worlds and the battles. Riggs is becoming a leader, but still remains a womanizer. Maybe he will grow up and forget about his other brain. The story line does not need that side of him.