Overall, the book is good, I'll continue the series, and would suggest it to others.
The "announcements" and "Urgent voice" sections of the book are about twice as loud as they need to be. I found myself adjusting the volume a bit depending on what was happening in the book. It was distracting.
Equalization is a bit off, Narrator has a great baritone voice, but my player (phone app) had this sound odd compared to other books, most sounds above 1kHz-ish are about 5dB down, but then increases again for sibilants. Result is: the bass voice, and ssss's. You can EQ it out so it sounds decent, though.
I normally don't nit-pick the narrators, this one is MUCH better than some I've heard! The production company didn't normalize the volume or went too far with EQ the wrong way.
Continually Adjusting EQ and volume while listening (Only had to do that with about 5 other titles, out of over 200)
Yes, soothing voice, clear, and the right amount of emotions make the book more enjoyable (Once you get the EQ fixed)
I did listen to this in one day, it's actually very good with only a few parts that cause one to drift off.
The only "glitches" are essentially incorrect math in some calculations. As well as using incorrect words for some concepts, though I guess words were chosen to appeal to a non-geek audience. :)
If you are into "Hard Sci-Fi", you may find issues here and there, nothing major that interferes with the plot and story, which is excellent.
The biggest "turn off" is the pro "Global Warming" themes throughout the book, but one can enjoy it and not let it interfere unless the reader is all the way against ideas or not. After all, it is Sci-Fi.
I'd sort of expected some humor in the book, usually humor fits in somewhere in a story, but none to be heard here.
Interesting new twist on a previously used plot, not on audible.
Realizing Ringo put himself into the story, and seeing the story as the "Good Side" of "Ghost" (At the moment, Ghost isn't on Audible, though if people feel this book has graphic violence, they should steer clear of Ghost. Ghost is a spec-ops "wet dream", while Princess of Wands was written (perhaps as penance?) as a Christian's path and recognition that evil is in more places people assume "other people will handle".
Didn't mangle it, though could have improved it. Voice was too "soft/caring" for story, but I believe that was the goal.
Good dark and light humor, violence is minimal for Ringo.
Worth every penny!
The Lion's Game, the first book in this series was novel and engaging. This one is sadly a repeat of the plot, with no NEW ideas and complexities.
I feel very let down by The Lion, especially after wanting a sequel a year ago.
This is a good Ringo book. It does state a bit of the truth regarding far left political ideals, which I am in agreement with Ringo on. However, only 1-2% of the book is related to that, so those who complain it is "Too Far Right Wing" need to step back and review their ideas. If nothing to the right of center is allowed to be published and allowed here, it would make Orwell surprisingly prophetic.
I am extremely interested in the other books of this series to be released! Definitely worth the credit, or simply purchase, as most Ringo books are.
P.S. To the Reviewers who hate FOX news and any right wing ideals, PLEASE keep posting Negative comments and Reviews when books "Mention Conservative Ideology". These were already in reviews of this book (which is somewhat non US-political, compared to The Last Centurion).
Your Reviews and low ratings, coupled with Far Left Political comments, Greatly help me find my "next listens"!
Good listen, awesome narrator. Action and a believable plot.
I notice this gets 5 star, or 1 star ratings. If one is of the persuasion that America will never be attacked again, DO NOT GET THIS BOOK.
If one thinks or works against possible threats, most likely you'll find it interesting.
It is a "love or hate" story, based on national security, and the cleverness and resolve of enemies. It is nearly "Too Realistic" for some.
Excellent portrayal of something that could realistically happen, given enough cash and determination.
The point driven home is perfect, Excellent descriptions (accurate) of US .mil tactics and camaraderie. The only "Factual/Technical Issues" are solved by the "waving majik wand" theory of Future Present Sci-Fi.
1000% Excellent, worth buying, let alone a credit.
Be warned tho, this is NOT in the same "Style" as the Enders series, it is a near future US based novel, with politics involved.
One of the few books on here that aren't tailored to the "left wing".
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