Kyle Rigs is special. He's the sort of hero who knows better than everyone, about pretty much everything. If an officer gives an order, he'll countermand it. Sure hell do the same thing later, but he's Riggs. He's so smart that he's not only better than anyone else to run the new tech, he's better than all other people combined. These are the glaring and reoccurring things. Leave aside failing to remember little bits of science like inertia. That's okay, he's The Riggs and not bound by foolish things like planning, military disciple, or a rudimentary appreciation of self replicating factories. Thinking and behavior that could be excused in the surprise and crisis of the first book continue on a larger and more costly scale.
Want a fun book? Buy this. Want another fun book? Buy the next one.
When the main character Kris, a newly minted officer, leads marines she’s known for only four days on a hostage rescue, I thought I was reading the story of a degenerating navy and the people caught in the drama surrounding. By the time Kris successfully leads a platoon of untrained rear echelon, many of whom have never fired a rifle before the day, against 200 desperate locals, on their home ground… I was pretty sure the author hadn’t done much research on how such things usually go. The sci-fi elements seem equally poorly considered. It’s just not well thought out.
The performance is better in this one. I think she's getting better. I enjoy the story. The thriller/intrigue elements are interesting. One thing, it's "delta vee" not "delta five", as in change in velocity. Not a big one, but it does shatter the suspension of disbelief.
For anyone who's read the first eight, you'll like this. It progresses the story and delivers the same sort of tale. This was the first audio I'd purchased for the series, and I'll avoid doing the same until I get to the other narrator.
Buy the book. Read it.
Why does Honor sound like a schoolgirl? Even with prolong that makes no sense. No steel in the voice.
Why does Alyson Harrington sound like a surfer dude? Nothing about the performance says "impish and brilliant geneticist".
Did the Graysons come from Ireland? No. Their traditional music is "Country Western", and I think they came from Idaho.
Scotty Tremaine...sounds like an idiot.
I really don't think the narrator has payed attention to the material. I regret that some of my purchase price has gone to support so poor a performance and wonder that she's been given so many books. Recommended only if you have no other way to access the story.
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