Not a bad listen, but don't expect this sophomoric conclusion to the Bear of the Black staff to be as good as it was. This is not within the top 50% of Terry Brooks' best works.
Phil Gigante does a great job.
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.
After 12 books, they started pronouncing Manticoran "correctly." Honor makes a cameo, and the story is only minor characters and stories loosely held together.
Include Honor. More on the treecats.
After 12 books, she finally started pronouncing Manticoran "correctly." After hearing it pronounced incorrectly for 12 books, hearing it correctly was distracting and annoying.
I like the Manticoran universe. I think it interesting and full of opportunities, that Weber then fails to explore.
Very little action in this book. Mostly explanations to things you've already figured out, or don't need an explanation for. Very little of the story moves forward and little new comes into play. Very disappointed.
Yes. Overall I very much like his characters.
Yes. She does a great job.
Almost all of them. Cardboard as they are.
I wish I had quit on the last book...
The story was very engaging. Never got boring or dull as was the first half of Book 7.
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Great ending that leaves you wanting Book 9.
Get rid of the first half of the book.
The first HALF of this story was complete fluff. Only one important point was made, besides that, it can be summarized in two sentences, but I won't spoil it for you, please, feel my pain.
Yes, but I will have to wait many years. This epic spanned a great many years of my life, it was a story worthy of waiting, of thought. Listening to the entire series from front to back will have to come when I have the time to devote to it, and perhaps I've forgotten a thing or two about it.
The ending. A fitting end and great tribute by Sanderson to Jordan, for all of us. As it ended, I couldn't stop grinning, but I did not want it to be finally complete. Tear.
Absolute giants in the performance of audiobooks. It was great listening to them back and forth between chapters, depending on if the main theme of the chapter involved a female voice (Kate) or was male voice (Kramer). Whoever decided to break up the story this way was a genius.
I'm am perpetually irritated by this question by Audible. No, it is TOO long to listen to in one sitting, quit asking this stupid question.
Sanderson did an excellent job of bringing Jordan's magnificence to fruition. We will all be forever in his debt for finishing the vision Jordan created and captured our imaginations with. Thank you Sanderson. Godspeed Jordan.
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