This was a great standalone novel by Mr. Reynolds. No need to have read any of his other works to enjoy this one fully.
I enjoyed it so much I chose to listen to it even outside the normal listening time of my daily commute.
The story was interesting, but not overly stimulating. I admit I was an instant Scalzi fan fro his first book, but this has been my least favorite so far. Okay, but just okay.
I have to admit that I almost did not buy this book based on the narrator. I did not like Wil Wheaton's reading of Ready Player One and vowed to not listen to him again, but this was Scalzi so I gave him another shot, and was pleasantly surprised. This book is a sophomoric writing by Scalzi, not great but not bad either. The story effect towards the end was a little annoying (no spoiler), but also somewhat novel, so I'd give it a C+ for originality. I wanted to love this book, but it just did not happen.
I enjoyed the continuation of the universe of the Colonial Defense Forces, even though the most interesting person in the first series does not make an appearance (although he's back in book 3).
William Dufris is now easily one of my top five favorite performers / narrators. His inflection, cadence, and ability to infuse humor into the telling is a true performance and a joy to listen to.
No, not like in the first book in this series...
All-in-all a fun and interesting continuation into the same universe of book one. Worth the listen. The book seemed to end a little short, nothing really missing, just wished there had been more of it. Look forward to moving onto the next book in the series.
The first chapter was extremely powerful. After I had to pause and could only think wow. Both the first and last chapter were touching.
Easily one of my new top favorites. Great listen and Mr. Dufris is also now on my top list, too.
This is a great series, slightly delayed as Brandon finished the Wheel of Time series for Robert Jordan and us, and well worth the wait.
MK and KR are also giants in their narration. Consummate professionals and always a pleasure to hear either (and both).
Sophomoric writing, coupled with a mediocre narrator makes for a slow and painful listen. I won't be going forward in this series.
Mark Boyett was a great narrator. A professional in his art.
I must admit I've never much cared for first-person narration, however I make a huge exception to the Star Force series -- in the end, Mark Boyett (i.e., his voice) was Colonel Kyle Riggs.
Mr. Larson did a great job keeping the story fresh and the progression interesting throughout the series.
As a space opera, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride that saved humanity. I was never bored or agitated at this series, as I have been with others, and I finished each read enthusiastically and quickly.
I will be continuing on with any other series Mr. Larson and Mr. Boyett present, and I look forward to another ride.
Yes. It would be nice to have a story to finish this one.
Story was unsatisfying. I enjoy the Mote universe, but this was nothing near as good as the first book. This was mostly a story of narration, the characters monologging about what was happening instead of actual events occurring. Ending was unsatisfying, little plot, and almost no intrigue.
I did enjoy Ganser's reading, however; this was my first book with this narrator and I look forward to hearing him again.
I enjoyed the continuation of what has become an interesting story with an interesting protagonist. If you liked the first four Star Force books, you won't be disappointed.
The plot twist that comes in Book 5.
Riggs, of course, but Marvin runs a close second.
I will be continuing onto the next books.
Probably not. Although I "eventually" enjoyed the story, I found the gimmick of this story annoying after a time. Wil did an 'okay' job, but just.
Use a professional audio performance artist. Wil was monotone the whole way through and all characters sounded the same. It was if he was reading aloud, not creating a performance.
I "almost" gave up on this story, but was somewhat of a captured audience, as I was listening to it during travel. It gets better about half-way through and by the end I had enjoyed it, or at least needed to know how it ended, but not enough to ever want to read or do it again, like I will a truly "good" book. Quite frankly, I don't get why so many geek-out on this book; the gimmick was fun at first, but quickly became annoying -- too much gimmick and not enough plot. I also don't like dystopias that are completely unrealistic, nor first-person narration.
Probably, but not this series.
She did okay. My "performance" issues are with the directors of the audiobook, but this may be misplaced, it may be that Weber, or his publisher is to blame. Someone made some very bad decisions in how this book/listen was assembled, with regard to the timeline. I quit about chapter 8, I couldn't take any more. I do not want to listen to the same EXACT parts of the story from the last book and the book before it. Stupid.
There are some SERIOUS time dependencies issues. It's as if chapters from 2 to 3 books ago, that were cut, were added back into a new book. This book actually starts out in a timeline BEFORE the book before the book before this one. Confused? You will be. It is as if previously deleted (and bad) chapters were cut, and reassembled. I'm done.
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