I liked the performance and the sense of place. I also liked the shading towards reality rather than hyperbolic cartoon violence. For me, it is a 4 rather than 5 because I couldn't quite smell the pine forest and didn't really care about any of the characters.
This was so comically bad I almost enjoyed it - and then the love poems started...
Mr. Sands is a better narrator than author.
I think this audiobook would be markedly better if the Listener was removed.
I kind of like the idea of tough Alaskan vets taking the initiative in killing terrorists. What's not to like about that ? But this cartoon is probably the uberAmerican equivalent of a North Korean propaganda opera. Heros vanquish villians, buffoons are object lessons, and chaste love lives.
The science and tech aspects were incoherent or inconsistent. The characters were completely flat and interacted as predictably as bowling pins. Even the banter among the gallant rogues was witless and phony.A sad addition to the ranks of space opera. EE Doc Smith would be hurling corruscating bolts of unimaginable fury at this one...So to sum up, a ridiculous and bad story complemented by inane ideas and executed with the wit and skill of a sea cucumber.
Apologize at the beginning and beg the listener to delete this waste of megabytes. Also, he could promise never to write again.
The narrators completely....random pauses and....inflection made the author's run on....sentences seem even more disjoint and....bizarre even as they (the ... sentences) were...completely predictable. Second worst narration of the 500+ books I have audited.,
One may ask why the reviewer wasted his time listening to this. No good reason. Perhaps a combination of a minor leg injury, a long hike, and a wish for some distraction. Perhaps it was to marvel and what passes for processed mental junk food nowadays.
Auditors who don't care about absurd or implausible plots and possibly fans of action cartoons.
It has potentially interesting ideas and characters which are developed very poorly.
A fan of Stilted, Horrible Narration may enjoy this.
I couldn't listen that long.
No, not hardly.
This is the worst audiobook I have ever heard. I wonder what, if any, quality control or review occured before this book was offered for sale.
I enjoyed the narration but it couldn't really make up for the utter inanity of the plot. Coincidence heaped upon coincidence, joined with complete predictability, and topped off with incoherence. It's like a graphic novel, but without pictures.
For all that, the narration is outstanding.
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