A good book to preface Ender's Game and provide a little insight to the entry of the Formics into our solar system.
The attack on the main Formic ship. Shadows of a hive mind as one Formic sees a previous enemy.
Like several of Card's books I think the ending was lacking. I have heard that this is supposed to be book 1 of a trilogy, but the ending left way to may loose ends. So I hope book 2 comes out soon to help tie up those ends.
Children of the Mind also had too many loose ends. At least we know that Shadows Alive should tie most of those up.
The story was good. It helps set up several key elements for the entire series and was tough to put down.
Great addition to the series but, if you don't like cliff hangers, wait for book 6 first.
Entertaining story that continues the adventures of Alex, Aaron and all the people of Quill.
Keep up the good work. I anxiously await books 6 and 7.
The story is well written and a good read. A fitting part 2 with lots of twists and turns. I could still do without all the extreme swearing and wish more authors would skip adding unless words just to sound tough. The storywould not have suffered if it had been excluded.
But the story is well put together and riveting. I am anxious for book 3
For a first novel this was well done. I would have liked it better if the F-bomb wasn't dropped every page or so, but it is military. Though I have read many military stories that didn't need the constant swearing.
This is a fun story about a messed up planet and a kid's hope to break free.
I enjoyed the world of pain, sorrow, humour, friendship and humanity. I will finally be going on to book two.
I am tired of getting stuck with porn laced fiction.
The story was reasonable but I kept getting stuck with filth. The relationship in question could have been written without the filth and should have been.
The story was a little slow. not as much alien kick butt action as I expected but what was there was reasonable. Though I was amazed how much of the story was one group running away from the other.
The narrator read very slow. even at 2x playback it sometimes felt like a crawl.
I will not bother with the rest of the series.
I am sick of books that insist on filling their pages with vulgarity that detracts from the story. This book COULD have been good if the author had kept things cleaner.
The so-called guardian angel was horrid and could only provide vulgar one liners instead of any useful content.
The story idea is a good one, but I just could not stand the constant flow of filth.
A simple, fluff filled story that will entertain and bring a smile to your face over and over again. It is better off you are a computer programmer, a geek, or just into computer history, but it is funny even if your are not.
Clean humour is hard to find, but that is exactly what this book provides.
The story is pretty good. Though I think that things are changing how they work from book 1 until now. But still not too bad.
The one complaint I will make is that the audio editing was done fairly poorly. There are several times where the reader goes back and re-read words or phrases in, what seems to be, an attempt to improve the reading. But then the editor did not remove the first reading. So you hear the same things twice several times throughout the book. This needs to be resolved.
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OK. Maybe I just don't get "adult" sci-fi. But this book kinds just drug on with no read direction. There were so many mini stories in the book that I had a hard time keeping up with all of them.
There is so lottle to go off of for the first few chapters that I had no clue that we were talking about so many different races and trying to keep up with which race was which was a pain.
Then to get to the end and find out that we were not going to get ANY resolution was a massive letdown. No resolution on anything. What is going on under water? Who is this mystery man and what's up with his head? Who are the visitors and then the newer visitors?
The story got more interesting about half way through the book, but I doubt the series is worth getting the next two just to find some form of closure.
A clean, good natured, fun story. Anyone that likes Narnia will enjoy this story as much as the others.
This book is filled with good example of what we can each do to take control of the changes we need to make. Well worth the read and something that should probably be read several times.
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