Miami, Fl, USA | Member Since 2010
The story is really interesting. I really loved it!!! Completely worth it and I would read another book from this author. My only negitive is the narrator took some getting used to. I think maybe she was forcing the american accent...maybe shes Canadian or Brittish? Oh one other thing...they never say where the city is located. AWESOME mix of future sci-fi and zombie!!!!!!
This is really an enjoyable story...and the best part is that the next books are the best friggin space battles ever!!! Yes there is some right wing comments (as with all of Ringo's works), but I can tell you as a Democrat (but also retired military), its not too much to irritate even a liberal from California. lol Buy this book!!!!! If you don't like the series I will donate credits back to you!! ...not really, but it is that good! The only bad part is that there are only 3 books. ENJOY!!!!!!
This series is a really interesting look into a possible future of where our technology could take us...then throw in some really cool space battles!!
This is my top re-listened to book in 110 sci-fi / zombie titles in my library. I have read the hard copy as well, but the narrator hits it out of the park!!! Awesome story and narration!!!! Military guys will love it for the accuracy as well!!
I had randomly saw the title on one of the audible emails and after seeing the summary, bought and started the book. Fantastic!!!! I have over 100 titles in my audible library and except for the 9/11 commission report, all the titles are military sci fi or zombie. This has risen to my top 10 list along with my John Ringo books. Really interesting take on an invasion book. FYI, it did take me about 30-40 min to get used to the narrator but love him now. Enjoy!!!
This book is SOP (standard Operating Procedure) for Mr. Tufo. Thank you sir for making another, "my favorite book ever"!! And special thanks to Sean Runnette for bringing such life to an over the top personality like Mike Talbot.
Don't get me wrong I enjoy the series. It's just that the writing is getting on my nerves after so many books. Example, without any details, an event occurs, the characters talk about the event and then 5 min later the same information is presented and the main character is like OMG I never saw this coming!!!! The main character is becoming more irritating but this may be me. Being retired military it frustrates me when he (Kyle) does things that are unprofessional and stupid. Overall I liked it but am really looking forward to the next installment...also is it me or is it irritating that Kyle has been saying things like "we've been doing this for years..." He has been saying this since book 1!!! It's not like its been 10-15 yrs or something!! Ok happy that's off my chest. Lol
The narrator, mr Drummond, sounds like a crappy capt Kirk imposter. I mean, sure there are pronunciation issues like another review stated...but seriously who has not heard of friggin Camp Lejeune!!! (though in his defense wikipedia does list "lajurn" as a second way to say it) But even aside with the most common military jargon being screwed up, his voice is just horrible. The way his voice trails off at the end of sentences, not to mention the absolute worst character voices, really destroyed this book. I will be reading the other two books.
As for the book, if you have made it this far you are like me and just want to see what happens. Reading this series after Star Carrier is a complete let down!
*****in summary...Drummond is the worst book narrator I have ever heard!!!*****
The characters were all so well developed and the story just sucks you in.
Michael is my favorite character. His technical knowledge and curiosity in a world of horse and carts, mixed with the burden of the understanding what this knowledge tells him.I very much enjoyed watching this character develop as events unfold.
The main narrator (there are a couple others that thoughtfully sprinkled throughout the reading), has a great voice. His tones and inflections are perfect and pulled me deeper into the story.
As a 20 year military guy, I loved the part when we get the background on
Great story, similar to
see my review of the first novel...but overall worth knowing what happens to the "Family" 100 years later.
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