Finished! At almost 37 hours in audio format this is a long book. About halfway through the book I asked myself "Did the author write a long book just to write a long book?" 2/3 of the way thought the book I told myself "No, the author did not just write a long book just to write a long book." It starts off as a sci fi suspense novel and builds to a space opera like conclusion. Peter F. Hamilton does a amazing job at writing epic sci fi. This book will take you will take you on a nice journey to meet a good cast of characters and take you to a really cool conclusion. Narrated by Toby Longworth, who I think does a good job. My only complaint about the book and narration is that sometimes it is hard to tell when the scene change is. A large break on a page is a good visual cue that can tell you the scene has changed perceptive. It is hard to relate that in audio. Sometimes a change in voice in an audiobook can tell you the same thing. Unfortunately the narrators range is not a great as the cast of characters.
This may be my least favorite of the stories I read by this author. He does a great job at growing the character and turning him into somebody interesting by the end of the book. But unfortunately in this particular case the book just felt. For lack of a better word predictable.
I'm hoping John Ringo ends here. While the book is not bad for what it is. Parts of it at time felt contrived. It really seemed as if the author was trying to force the story to a conclusion. As a fan of many John Ringo books that may not have been a bad thing.
This was an absolutely great piece. Brandon continues the story in an excellent fashion. If you enjoyed the first book there is absolutely no reason you will not like this one. So microwave a of bag of popcorn. Sit back and enjoy the ride with us one. Also it has a nice message at the end.
I just finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Really did not realize how big of an influence this book was on me, the first time I read it I was about 20. Rereading it 20 years later and I can see the influence of it on my opinions of militarism, compulsory laws, non-traditional relationship make ups, volunteerism and other libertarianish ideas that I have about the world.
This is a book that really stands the test of time even Heinlein use of technology does not feel as dated as it is. Maybe it is because we have not reach the level of technology discussed in the book. Or the Heinlein is just vague enough in his descriptions that you can get past some of the discrepancies. Not many books from the 1960s can hold up this way in my opinion. This received the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 1967 and boy did it deserve it. This book has a high place in my heart as one of the best works of fiction I have ever read.
Who would I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in science fiction, libertarianism, volunteerism or free market ideas. Heinlein does a lot of political and social chest thumping in this book but personally that is when I think he is at his best.
This book was everything that great epic fantasy should be it is Terry Goodkind at his best. I just finished re reading this book after 10 years and it is still just as good. Which for me has been rare with rereads. I have this book by both narrators that are available on audible and I am not sure yet which does the better job. I think that is a great thing to be confused on. Since both do a really good job. I would like to see the entirety of the series redone with just one narrator though.
Everything that we have grown to love from A Larry Correia story. Easily worth free
The androids dream is a fun book. It had many laugh out loud moments in it and quite a few unexpected twist. I've read quite a few books by the author now and none of his books have disappointed. Wil Wheaton narration in this is much better then other performances of his and is by far my favorite
I honestly would not mind hearing more in the universe that the story takes place in. The author does a good job of putting forth a single story about these characters. The story takes place in the gaming world of Warmachine. The game itself is a tactical strategy game very similar to Warhammer just with a steampunk twist. I knew nothing about the world prior to reading this book. But I think I'm going to go out and check out the game now. Very good job Larry Correia
Also a word about the narration on this book it is absolutely amazing. Ray Porter's work on this is easily 5 stars in up there with some of the best works in my 600 book library.
Just never makes that jump to greatness.... You know what? That is ok. This was a fun quick book that had me laughing out loud at times. This is a book to be read with a box of cheap wine not a bottle of the good stuff. So get drunk and enjoy yourself.
This book could be used as a case study on how to write good SF..... No action, nothing over the top, just potentially real science presented with fictional twist. Wow this was good… I would write more on it but I feel like if I tell you more it would be stealing from you…
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