I am a big fan of the Richard Sharpe stories and just finished with this one. I found the story to be entertaining as usual. The narrarator was excellent if the noise level was low. However when I was in my car, I had a hard time understanding him and had to constantly tweak my volume.
I had read the Stark series and thought the author had potential. I noticed the "Lost Fleet" series and after getting through some of my audible backlog tried Dauntless. After listening to an hour or two, I bought the next book in the series (and eventually the whole series). The story was interesting and the narration was good. The author took great pains to describe how you might have to fight when your speed is a fraction of the speed of light. All in all, I recommend the book to anyone who likes military science fiction.
The story was interesting though I thought a little long. I think the narration was what did me in. The main character is a female commander, Honor Harrington, and audible used a female narrator. She made Honor sound puny. I didn't have a problem with her portrayal of the other characters. So there you have it. I think the story was interesting and if you don't have problems with the narration, you will probably like the book.
I wrote and presented a book report of this book in high school several decades ago. My conclusion was that humanity can survive any catastrophe. Except for the case of shear luck, I don't believe that any more. This book represents what might happen in a somewhat "limited" nuclear war circa 1959. The characters are compelling and likable and the tale is interesting. What disturbed me about the time was the existing racism and segregation. That racism permiated the south at the time the book was written. On another note, the narration went from pretty good to aggravating. At times, I got the impression the narrator was sucking on a cough drop while reading. However, i found the narration to be quite good most of the time. All in all, I recommend the book if you find apocalyptic tales interesting.
I have read The Stand quite a few times and I naturally bought the audiobook. The story was as great as I remembered and the narration was quite good.
I found the war sequences to be entertaining and the stuff in between to be cumbersome. However, I quickly got through the audiobook and promptly ordered the next book in the series. So if you like military science fiction and can overlook some weaknesses, pick it up.
This book started off wrong when the forward was by Newt Gingrich. I got through it and the story was eye opening though very one dimensional as far as character development. If anything, the depressing story was actually fairly optimistic considering the location. However, I found the book to be a quick "read". What the author lacked in character development, he more than made up for in the speed of the narrative. An electo-magnetic pulse would indeed cause the collapse of American civilization as it would for any civilization. All in all, the story does get one thinking about the consequences which was the purpose of the book.
This book has it all, a great story, characters you care for, great narration, and a great history lesson.
I had seen a part of the miniseries quite a few years (decades?) ago and found it interesting but never thought about reading the book. A few weeks ago, I noticed the book here and thought I would give it a try and I'm glad I did. The story was highly entertaining, the characters interesting, and the performance was excellent. I bought the follow on book "War and Rememberance" shortly after starting this book. If you love a great story with characters you care about, buy this book.
This book makes Stephen King's The Stand look like a fairy tale. I bought this audiobook based upon the reviews. Once I started to listen, I realized I had tried the book quite some time ago and could not get through the first chapter or 2. Now that I purchased the audio book, I had the incentive to push on a little further and I'm glad I did. The story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I thought the narrator did a brilliant job conveying all the various characters. I gave the book less than 5 stars overall because of some of the loose ends. Overall, I suspect I will
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