I know this has received a bunch of good reviews, but this book just wasn't for me. I couldn't get past the inconsistencies throughout the book. For example... so it's their first step into deep space and they happen to run across some aliens that look like humans and speak a form of French? Not likely. The author also tries to just translate Navy equipment into space. He even refers to the fighters as planes. I tried listening to this twice and just couldn't get through it. Time to move on.
This is my least favorite of the Covert One books. My biggest complaint is that the book just seems to keep going for no apparent reason. There are numerous points where it seems like the battles should end, but the bad guys just get away. Then at the end, it just ends. Like the author was trying to achieve a certain number of pages and then realized they had reached the number so they just ended the book in the next paragraph. Despite having serious diseases or injuries, the heros just miraculously heal and the book ends. I like the rest of the series, but I think I'll skip this one when I listen to them again in the future.
I really struggle with this new series. It's an interesting point of view to see what happened in the Lost Fleet books from the other side's perspective. The story isn't bad, but I was disappointed in how the book was written. It lacked the technical detail and excitement we've come to expect from Jack Campbell of the Lost Fleet series. However, my biggest complaint was the narrator. Why is it when a narrator changes in a series, they feel compelled to pronounce names differently? It's extremely distracting to listen to because I find myself wanting to correct the narrator. It's also hard to identify that it's the same character or star system from the previous narrator because they are pronounced so differently. Do they not listen to the books of the previous narrator before doing the recording? You'd think somebody at the production company would have. I really don't care which pronunciation is correct; just keep it consistent.
Quit pronouncing names different from the prior series!!!!
This is an interesting sub-plot to the Miles Vorkosegan series. Not a lot of action, but still a good read. Highly recommended for those that have the other books in the series.
This book really makes no sense. I had to stop before it finished. Come on, do we really think there would be cars on earth in 3 MILLION years. That's just one example.
This is by far the worst book I've ever listened to. I could only listen to about 1/2 of the book and had to give up. I felt like I was at a funeral listening to a 1.5 hour eulogy that never seemed to end. I have no idea what the purpose of the story was. I got this book for free during one of Audible's sales. Thankfully I didn't pay anything to listen to this garbage.
Narration was not the problem with this book. The narrators did a fine job.
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