Yes - absolutely - the adventures and situations are fun and often over the top exciting.
Who can argue that "buzzing a spacecarrier at 30,000 km and hour" isn't alot of fun!
When SPOILER gets taken out. Sudden and sad.
Kwan is wonderful !
When Riggs gets up close and personal with Earth General. Torn by duty and simple revenge... fun and memorable.
Keep it up Mr. Larson!
This is a great addition to the ongoing saga of Kyle Riggs and Star Force.
As usual Riggs is faced with danger on multiple fronts and this time we suffer a loss of a beloved character, but I can see that what is anticipated in the upcoming adventures would not happen without that loss.
This story is great and leaves you wanting more and more adventures and I'm sure all the listeners can't wait to see the new and impoved Star Force in the future books.
The only problems I have are some mistakes made, either in the writing of the book, or in the reading by Mark Boyett: ie...Commander Becker is refered to as Commadore Becker. A minor issue, but I like attentioin to detail.
I'm obsessed with audible
IN GENERAL and RAVINGS: This is book 7. There's no way I can sum up what has happened so far. I've rated each book in this series 5 stars and it's become my standard for military sci fi. I constantly search for other series similar to this, but nothing really comes close! Do yourself a favor and go buy book 1 in the series called SWARM and get on this crazy ride.
SUMMARY: This is the first time I cried (at work like a lunatic) while I was listening. Jokes are always made about Rigg's Pigs and we all know by now how dangerous things are. Danger that comes not just from the Macro machines, but from "Emperor Crow" who has seized control of earth and has always been a thorn in Kyle's side while he's fighting for the lives of ALL biotic creatures in the galaxy. Danger from misunderstanding from other biotic creatures like the Crustaceans, those lofty lobster intellectual snobs. This book heavily involves them and also some emissaries from earth with less than honorable intentions. Something really bad happens. I knew it had to happen sooner or later and I was devastated, enraged (at Crow and the Macros).
ANIHILATION: The Macros have taken things up a notch, that's all I can say. and The Blues are acting shady as well.
NARRATION: As always Mark Boyett does a great job. I like that his female characters sound like females and don't sound alike. He IS Kyle Riggs. He does a great job with the voices of the various Biotic races, making each one unique and often funny.
MORE RAVING: B V Larson writes these quickly, I wish audible would publish as fast as he writes them :-) What are you waiting for, go download SWARM or if you're up to date, your credit won't be wasted on this installment.
I spend about 2 1/2 hrs a day commuting to work, so I have a good amount of Audible time. I love sci-fi, post apocalypse, and zombie books.
Don't get me wrong I enjoy the series. It's just that the writing is getting on my nerves after so many books. Example, without any details, an event occurs, the characters talk about the event and then 5 min later the same information is presented and the main character is like OMG I never saw this coming!!!! The main character is becoming more irritating but this may be me. Being retired military it frustrates me when he (Kyle) does things that are unprofessional and stupid. Overall I liked it but am really looking forward to the next installment...also is it me or is it irritating that Kyle has been saying things like "we've been doing this for years..." He has been saying this since book 1!!! It's not like its been 10-15 yrs or something!! Ok happy that's off my chest. Lol
No. Lead character has become a wacko. Contemplates sex with every female he comes across.and every female tries to sleep with him..which really is just distracting. Punishes others for his mistakes. I feel like I made a serious mistake following this series.
Love space battles
Great character voices
Some space warfare
This Series is Amazing! I am on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Actual character development with texture and faults, political intrigue that makes a whole lotta since, aliens that only make sinse in relation to themselves.
This series just keeps getting better!
Amazing writing, Terrific performance!
I can't gush enough about how good it is.
This is another super book in this series. BUT Mr. Larson realy pissed me off! He killed off a main person in the series and didn't have to. Their were many ways arround it. I'm not going to be a spoiler and say who or male or female. But Mr. Larson if you are getting a headache that's because I'm sticking pins in my B V Larson doll... Other then that a super book, leading to the next book that seems would be action packed. I can't wait!!
I hoped - god I hoped for a change in this series. Something that wasn't about one man. Something where everyone along with the main character could contribute. Instead it's another novel where Riggs makes all the decisions, has all the ideas, and acts in the same way he has since book one. I know he is the senior commander in the series but come on...and enough with Sandra - for the love of god why is she there other than to add drama! I originally enjoyed this series, and I know a lot of people still enjoy it...but for me that's it. I'm jumping off the band wagon. I want a novel with interesting people not one person.
Possibly...just possibly, but for now I'm done. I've listened to the same stuff for 7 books now and I can't take it anymore for the foreseeable future.
Mark is a great narrator, giving a distinctive voice to every character in the book and the series as a whole.
Anger and disappointment..anger that nothing seems to change, disappointment that I had hoped it would have.
B.V. obviously know how to develop his characters, you can hear it in how he structures Riggs, he just needs to give his other characters the same time and thought. Give them a voice, give them a chance to make themselves known.
I read books, fix computers, read books, fix my truck, read books, enjoy time with my wife and kids, and I read books.
It's like David Weber killing off Nimitz. I don't know how to take this. Rigs is not at his best. Not many writers can keep a series going for seven books.
I couldn't wait for this one to come to audio, but it was worth the wait. This is a series that you can follow from book to book. Thank goodness Larson doesn't repeat himself over and over again like other writers.