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Damien

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  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3318)
    Performance
    (3036)
    Story
    (3040)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Don't Waste Your Time!"
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    Story
    What would have made Swarm better?

    Believable characters to start with. Devoted father loses his two children and within a week is pawing after a sexy Latin sexpot with no use in the book. Secondly, if you want to make a military sci-fi book, study some military tactics. Everything about the military scenes reeked of someone who had no clue. The protagonist made stupid decisions throughout the book, every time he made a decision I was shouting NO!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will listen to the second Troy Rising book by John Ringo. Although it has a bit too much "science" and not quite enough "science fiction", belief can be suspended without a lobotomy. If you want a lighter military sci-fi listen, try the Dauntless series by Jack Campbell, who totally understands military tactics and writes fleshed out characters...men and women.


    What three words best describe Mark Boyett’s performance?

    Fantastic voice actor.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration at every step of the way.


    Any additional comments?

    I made it through the book after three tries, would never buy another from this author again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Patriots

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1814)
    Performance
    (1611)
    Story
    (1619)

    It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

    Ryan David Bedford says: "Best worst book ever!"
    "Seems like a retread"
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    What did you like best about Ex-Patriots? What did you like least?

    Best was seeing everyone from Ex-Heroes again and hearing more about the fall of the world. Worst was the ending...SPOILER ALERT...both bad guys get away, AGAIN!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A more satisfying ending, perhaps the vanquishing of the enemy from the first book or the enemy of the second book.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator really helps get into the minds of the characters.


    Did Ex-Patriots inspire you to do anything?

    Not buy the next book in this series.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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