When I downloaded this book, I expected battle-hardened bad asses fighting enemy alien species. However, I made it about 3 hours into the book, and the only violence involved a clumsy marine breaking his leg on a rock. The author seems more focused on brain chemistry than actual plot development. This book isn't worth your credit, I highly suggest trying a different series.
This book really has it all, an exciting heist, double crossers, triple crossers, a dog named spot and most importantly; Harry on a rampage. This book was exciting from beginning to end with clever writing and epic reading I can't imagine anyone not liking this book. Buy it and buy it now!!
I always imagined Oscar Wilde as being a very serious writer. However there were several instances in this play were I couldn't breathe because I was laughing to hard. I've made everyone I know listen to it and everyone has thanked me for the experience. I definitely recommend this for you.
Let me start off by saying the story itself is pretty great. If you enjoy space and warfare, then you'll enjoy this series.
But be warned the narration was less than perfect. There were two things in particular; the narrator doesn't speak with confidence like you would expect a marine to sound like. He just sounds depressed about every little detail.....
The other thing involves what could be described as "sound effects", Whenever a character is speaking with a radio, they add an echo which I found very distracting. I wish they hadn't done that.
This book reminded me of the Night Angel series in several ways; shady relations between nobles and criminals, an entrepreneurial whore named Gwen, and even a ridiculously o.p. sorcerer named Ezra.
I think this book was the perfect combination of action, politics, and lore. The book jumps to different points of view fairly regularly so you understand the plot from everyone's perspective, even the bad guys.
This volume has the first two books in the series, so don't be surprised when the story seems to end early.
If you are a fan of clever criminals, betrayal, of desperate battles (both physical and political) for the throne, then this series is for you.
This is a must-have for anyone who is enthusiastic about the Night Angel series. That being said, the narrator really distracts from a great plot. I really wish he had done his homework and listened to the previous books, names were mispronounced, weird accents were assigned ect. Just grit your teeth and try your best to enjoy the content and prey Weeks writes more Night Angel goodies with a new narrator on the payrole.
The first half of this book is the typical badassery you can expect from the Star Force series. The Star Force marines get new toys to rain destruction down upon the Macro forces. However after the dust has settled from this first skirmish with the enemy, Kyle becomes dysfunctional and frustrating for the entire rest of the book! Don't expect this book to be as good as Empire or Battle Station. I really hope the next book in the series dramatically improves.
When I was new to Audible.com, I asked my friend what series I should start first. He told me about the Night Angel series and I started it right away. I have to say that I loved it right away. The characters are interesting and complex. I loved watching bad guys become good guys and good guys become bad guys. If you like Tolken or Game of Thrones, you'll love The Night Angel Trilogy.
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