For those who believe in the make-believe world of lib-think, this will be a tough row to hoe. For those of us who live in the real world, it's a breath of fresh air. John Ringo has personal experience of the world outside these United States, and has done a lot of research on which to ground this book. The protagonist is believable, and the narration is simply outstanding. Nice to encounter an alternative viewpoint in a good story!
Number six in a series that just keeps getting better and better. These kinds of book series always leave me wishing I had waited to start until the whole series is out and available so that I can get the whole story at once, As has been said before, don't start at number 6. Go start with the first in the series and let Kratman's story just roll over you. Its the best kind of military science fiction written by a warrior with experience in the real world of battle, Its a slap in the face with an ice cold dash of Heinlein, just when you need it most. The narration is superb, the characters are three dimensional and the tactics sound. What more can I xay, Buy the first book in the series and give it a listen, d! Oh, and give his other books, "State of Disobedience" and "Caliphate" a listen too. Well worth a credit!
Terrific concept. It harks back to the juvenile novels of the fifties and the young man who achieves space flight via a home made space ship or one discovered left by a long lost Alien civilization.
It has made me want tom reread the Andre Norton Forerunner series.
Writing is very poor. People just don't think or talk the way the author depicts them.
He had a rough row to hoe making poor writing sound good. His various voices were hard to distinguish.
Not worth the credit. I boughten this because it was a fun idea,but the writing is so poor that I just can't seem to get through it. Needs to be rewritten by someone who can write in believable style and context.
This is just a wonderful story with two heros, one human and one K-9, It grabs you from the first sentence and doesn't let up til the last word is spoken. Good narration caps off a stellar performance. And it sheds light on a problem, PTSD, that so many must live with everyday. If you love dogs, this one is for you. If you love crackling good crime stories, this one is for you. If you just like a great yarn, this is for you, for sure. Don't miss it! I really hope Robert Crais brings back this crime fighting duo, Scott and Maggie, in many more stories, More than worth a credit. Get it NOW.
Scott and Maggie were the starts of the show. They were able to work through their PTSD to triumph together
The pack is everything
I like the Reacher series and this reads like it belongs there
Could easily fit into the Reacher series
Performance good but below that clipped delivery I've grown to like in the Reacher books
Jack Reacher..John Puller. Really? I wonder how long until we get one staring Jim Lifter or Jonas Jumper. Both with brothers in distress, both with Army cop backgrounds. Still, until the next Reacher book,comes along its worth a credit, if you like the Reacher genre. Give it a listen.
The story is a first person inside look at the ministry of Jesus Christ.
The one on one approach to the greatest story ever told. Listens like a novel
It made me think about what I have always believed
It is set up like a science fiction novel, but told as fact, as if you are walking with the protagonist, seeing it all first hand. Riviting!
So vivid I had to take frequent breaks to think about what the author's characters were telling me. Wonderfully presented with really three dimensional views of the hell that our guys had to face at Okinawa. This was about the best book for me, this year. I was sorry that it was over. Buy it, its well worth your while.
I had some serious doubts about this one. Not a big fan of reporter based crime stories but wow was I wrong. And the narrator does a simply superb job as well. This may (I hope) be the first book in a great series, and a welcome addition to my authors list now that we have lost Robert Parker's Spenser series. Give "Rogue Island" a try, if you like really good mystery/crime with characters that are pretty well developed, this is for you
If you're looking for terrific military sf, John Ringo delivers again. Definitely sets you up for next volume. And the story unfolds into new characters and story lines. Although I kind of miss the hardy New England souls in book one, the new folk make up for the lack. Not for tofu eaters though.
Parkers books are all five star. But Burt Reynolds narration is below terrible. Big chunks are literally unintelligible. I gave 2 stars on the basis of the story, but I would strongly suggest you save your credit and avoid this audio book. Fine actor, terrible book narration. Buy the paper book and record it yourself, it'd sound better!!!
A good invasion S/F military story with a neat ending. I liked it all. I mean, if you buy space invaders, whats the problem with buying an old school gothic ending. I wish there could be a continuation as a series
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