This is like the classic space stuff I grew up with. I love the the way the author leaves just enough unknown to make you wonder what he has up his sleeve next. I'm not sure the author is necessarily up to date on all tech, but that is forgiveable. The story if fun and moves along at a brisk pace.
However the narrator does not. The narrator is depressed, along with an entire cast of characters. He does the character voices well.. even if they are all depressed. My theory is that the narrator actually wanted to do self hypnosis, but got stuck with this instead. Almost every single sentence drops in pace and volume at the end, as if he is trying to put you to sleep, or perhaps he really is depressed. I don't know but either way it detracts from the action of this book severely, as it's difficult to feel the tension through the depression.
I take back every bad thing I said about the last book.. Mark Tufo comes into his own with this book. Fast paced, funny full of witty insights clever dialog. One of the things I truly love about Tufo is his amazing human insight, the ability to tell a story as if it came froma a real human, and not some made up character in the authors mind. I was a little worried when the last book ended up being nothing but inner dialog.. but this book was so well done that I can't say enough good things about it. Brilliant!
Amazing story, well written.. I cannot recommend this enough for scifi lovers.. Listen to the first two books.. after which you will be unable to stop listening to this. I wanted more.
I listened to all three, because I am a space junkie and because I wanted to give the series a chance.
The truth is I rolled my eyes and shook my head so often that I wasn't sure if I was missing some big joke. John Ringo (I doubt that's his real name) deftly ignores logic and understanding to bring you his fantasy of a world that could never happen and is so ill conceived that I'm quite sure most 7th graders could point out at least one logic hole in every chapter. He takes the most ridiculous and simple minded answers to every plot problem and then ties them together in ways that make me shake my head and turns my mind numb.
If you are easily amused, and or can simply throw away most or all of your intellect long enough to choke down this series then good for you.
PS. Mark Boyett is by far one of the most talented voice actors creating audible books.
I am so sad that there is not another book in this series for me to listen to. I really love B. B. Larson. He jumps right into the action, peppering the book with humor and an appropriate amount of human interaction. This is the kind of book I really hate finishing only because I know there isn't another one, yet.
I'd take a half star off for the awkward start, but I won't because the book ends up delivering in spades.
If you are like me and roll your eyes all the time while characters in zombie books make dumb decisions because you know the author isn't creative enough to make anything else happen then this book is for you. Craig DeLouie while not perfect is by and large the most concise author of reality based horror, I've read in a long time. When I leave a book with the last scene in my mind like a movie. I know I've enjoyed it!
I am going to buy the book, because I think the author has some good concepts, and I want to read this story. I just couldn't finish listening to this audio book.
The reason I listen to audio books is because I can work with my hands and let the narrator read to me, while I'm doing things around the house and in the yard.. this narrator was so bad, that I literally had to give up trying to listen to it. I just don't have the patience to try to interpret every single sentence for correct inflection and tense. It's as if the narrator didn't even bother to learn what punctuation in a sentence does. I really hate writing negative reviews, but these books are to expensive not to warn the next person.
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