I love this series. I own all of the books and have read them multiple times. I like this narrator. But, the abridgment is painful. They left out a lot of the details that make later books and relationships make sense. I wouldn't recommend it as your only exposure to the book. I hope an unabridged version comes out soon.
This is definitely a middle book in a series. It is better than book 3, in that it gives more purpose to some characters that felt like Deus ex Machina things in book 3. And, the author didn't pull any punches. I'm still not sure the Legacy series will make anyone fall in love with this world (I recommend the Deeds series for that), but it is more of a good thing.
This is a great story of an investigation into wildlife crimes and a woman's explanation of what it take to be the first to break an incredibly tough glass ceiling. The narrator is strong, and the story is well written and edited. I highly recommend this book.
I haven't finished the book. But, I want to speak against many of the negative reviews.
This is satire. So, when people liken the book to Haldeman's Forever War, they are really talking about the second half of that book.
The book really thinks about social equality and inequality, the use of contractors and indigenous people in American military expeditions, and the bureaucratic messes involved in that.
Further, the narrator is very expressive. However, he is African American and the viewpoint character is also African American. If you don't know that version of American English, then you might not appreciate his skill.
This is good science fiction in its political, fabulous, best.
The book begins by describing Delta selection and then the process through which Delta force established its procedures and culture and how they're prepared evolve through changing times. The second half of the book describes the author's participation in several actions. I really enjoy the first part of the book because the focus on developing methods and procedures really demonstrates good management methods. The narrator for the book is excellent as well. I highly recommend the book.
I love this story. I've re-read the book multiple times, and I love the book so much that I purchased the audiobook even though I practically have every bit of the plot memorized.
Scott Brick's performance is adequate, in that it does not distract from the story, but it is also not inspiring. I doubt he'll make anyone fall in love with the book.
Not the best Mary Russell story as it is a bit light hearted and lacking in sophistication, but the usual magic of Laurie R. King comes through. Audible has a great narrator for these stories, so I'm always pleased.
Finally, Cornwell got us back to the magic of the beginning of the series where the science and the characters were the center ... not weird, unbelievable plots. I did occasionally struggle with hearing the change in voices, but overall a really true-to-the-written-word naration.
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