Jakes did a good job of making the main characters in this story enjoyable and memorable. Character development was good and I think Jakes excels at it. I would really like to meet these characters again in the next story. But I have not bought another as of yet. What keeps me from listening to another one of these is the line of events. The story line is too coincidental. Our hero and antagonist seemed forced into meeting again. The events are too contrived and unnatural. Never the less, I did give it a 4 and I enjoyed it. I was even a little moved by the romance in the story. Something that I usually don't get caught up in. As for narration, I thought it was good and characters were very distinguishable. This listen was not a waste of time.
When they say something is a SPACE OPERA, I should listen. I could not stomach this book. From the rich brats bringing their servants on a warship to the main character have not many redeeming qualities. Then the struggle of an interstellar, stuck up librarian. Also going on, on about nobility that may or may not have had anything to do with the story. Needless to say I did not finish this book. The narration was pleasant though. If you are into military scifi or like action in your stories, do not get this!
I did not get the feeling that the author was trying to sell fitness voodoo magic with this book. This book has a lot of good do's and don'ts for anyone beginning a workout program to someone more advanced. It gave me some good insight into everything from training to nutrition. Although I did not agree with everything the author said, it did give me some new ideas. The narration was not award winning, but better than a lot of novels I've listened to.
Word of God inspired. If all men lived like this the world would be a better place. If I lived like this my life and family would be better too. Real wisdom to think about, but not a replacement for the Bible in a man's life.
As with all the Star Force books, I devoured this one too. This has been a great series and I have really enjoyed it. I'm going to miss Riggs and his crazy robot. I liked this book a little more than the others. The others got a little bit monotonous. A few of them seemed like I was reading "1000 Ways to Use Nanites" and that got a little old, but I still enjoyed them. This one was not like that. It was fast paced and seemed better balanced. I recommend this book and series to any one that craves military sci-fi.
There is a lot of good information here. I might have to go back and listen to it again so more will soak in. I agree with Dr. Perlmutter’s view that Americans eat to many carbs. I can see some of his findings in some of the older people I know and their diets. I agree that there is a connection with eating too much sugar and carbs and Alzheimer’s. For this I would have given the book at least 4 stars. I don't agree with his stand on how people evolved not eating wheat and that we are all gluten sensitive. I am a creationist and think that people were eating grains since we were. People have been eating grain in the bible for at least six thousand years. You think there would be more tolerance for gluten by now. I am not disagreeing that gluten is messing people up. I just think that the blame can be attributed to modern farming and gene manipulation. There are other reasons why grains don't agree with people. Many other books have been saying the same thing about gluten, so it's not totally original. That’s why I only give this book a three. Aside from that there is so much good information in here I have to recommend this book.
This whole series is original. Douglas Hirt's take on pre-flood history is one of a kind and truly inspired. I loved all three of these books. I am not one to watch or read something again, but this series is one I make an exception for. If we are on a drive and my kids want to listen to it again, no problem. The narrator of the first book is hard to get used to and annoying at times, but the story makes up for it. Narration on the next two books is great. I recommend this series to everyone.
I watched the movie Captain Phillips and finished this book in the same week. It gave me more insight to what life in Somalia is like. There are a lot of Somolians that live near hear. I was in the Marine Corps during the time that Blackhawk Down took place. I had a lot of resentment toward the Somolian people that I see in public, because of the pictures I saw of our men being dragged through the streets by the crowds of crazy people. This book gave me a better picture of what life is like there and why some Somalians do the crimes they do. It has also helped me put the Somalians that have moved into my area in a better light. I enjoyed the book very much. Jessica's part was well written. What was apparent in her life with her captors is the fact that it takes more than just whit and grit to get through an experience like that. I think she was divinely protected from being harmed more than she was. Once again the men of the spec ops community showed great bravery and professionalism. My thanks to them for another job well done. My hat of the people like Jessica and Erik for working toward making life better for all in spite of the many threats that they face.
I'm not real big on the idea of clones, but I have a hard time turning down a sci-fi mystery. I loved the main character's point of view. From the very beginning I was intrigued by his insights. The descriptions of the other clones and their antics kept me rolling. The plot line in the story had some good twists and will keep you guessing. Narrator Jeffrey Kafer did a good job and I'd listen to other books performed by him. A very entertaining little book.
This book does not break any sci-fi barriers, but is you like military sci-fi it is a good listen. Kloos has an interesting view of humanity in the future. Things in the galaxy are falling down all around the humans and we just keep fighting each other tooth and nail. There is no good and bad, just different points of view. Each faction had its own take on greed. The main character has changed some since the first book and I like the evolution. The author did a good job of showing that Andrew had grown up and is not the punk kid that left home at the beginning of the first book. The book was kept me entertained and seemed like it was over in no time. I'll definitely read the next in this series. Once again the narrator did a good job and I would listen to him again.
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