I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book (can I give it 6 stars?). Anderson and Dufris have a winning combination. This book is SciFi meets Fantasy meets History meets Alternate Reality. The language was a little ruff (they are Navy men after all) though not crude. A few slight sexual references (IE, "boobies" no sexual acts), though not that bad (I've seen a lot worse on TV). It was refreshing to listen to a book that is not filled with unnecessary sex, extremely crude language, vampires, and such. Funny, exciting, sad. Great adult book, would be a great listen for older teens as well.
Very Dated. Very stupid. Kinda like Buck Rodgers meets the Ewoks. After 5 years of Premium membership this is only the 2nd book I could not finish. If you are looking for Lucifer's Hammer, move along. This is not the book you are looking for.
Not being a YA maybe I'm am missing something. I really wanted to like this but sadly could not. I enjoyed the Hunger Games Series but this book was noticeably deficient and lacking in so many different areas. The basic setting for the story is somewhat believable but the circumstances make no sense. Adults (what few there are) are portrayed as idiots. The story wonders around way to much and then brings everything together in the last 20 min. Characters show almost super-human skills. All this adds up to an unbelievable story. I kept listening thinking it would get better, it never did.
Adventure in History. The book is written more like an adventure story.
The book was not really character driven
Yes. This book is right on par with Killing Lincoln.
Yes. I had to force myself to put it down.
If you are into history, you will really enjoy this and Killing Lincoln as well. I really enjoyed Bill's narration as well.
Top 20 %
Relevant Content for Today. This story is so similar to what is going on in the middle east.
Yes. Scott Brick could read the phone book and make it interesting.
Behind the Arab Spring
Great adventure, suspense, and mystery.
Jaun kept getting his rear-end kicked.
Characters all sounded the same.
The story is moving so slooowly. After 2 books I really have to throw in the towel. The story is flat and repetitive, the characters are even flatter.
I found the story was a little long winded, and the characters were bland. I will give the next book in the series and hope it picks up a bit.
This is an enjoyable romp through the old west with a Holmes feel to it. There was plenty of light humor mixed in. Not a deep thriller, just good entertainment. William Dufris was right on the money. There was some rough language, but not vulgar. Enjoyable to find a book not filled with sex, vampires, zombies, etc.
I don't think I will continue the series as I see that Oliver Wyman isn't narrating the rest of the series and book five has a different narrator than 3 and 4. Wyman is the only reason I gave 4 stars.
5th in series. Not much I can add. Book 4 left some unresolved plots that Book 5 ties up. New alliances, new enemies and hopefully some new toys. William Dufris' narration is perfect!!! OK where's # 6?
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