An OK book made much better by the always talented narration of Christian Rummel.
This oft used plot of humanity, captured or recruited, by villainous aliens to be used as mercenaries is further enforced by holding the balance of mankind hostage to extinction.
This light read (or listen) is only slightly marred by the over the top, self-aggrandizing, oh so smugly superior alien villains. A writing style that creates antagonists that bring to mind those found in L Ron Hubbard’s Mission Earth series. As part of the plot line some of this fits in but too much tends to detract from the story.
If you’re looking for a light read or listen this one fills the bill.
Ghost, the first of the Paladin of Shadows series hits the ground running in classic John Ringo’s irreverent, sexist, and internationally politically incorrect style.
PLEASE NOTE: Part of the publisher's Summary is “A fast-paced, HIGHLY-SEXUAL, military-action thriller” pay attention!
I’m so glad Jeremy Arthur was chosen as the narrator the characterizations and pacing are spot on.
If you’ve enjoyed any of John Ringo’s work you will love the entire series.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying John Ringo’s work give Ghost a try, you’ll either love it or hate it.
The remaining books are a more focused plotline and not a collection of shorts or ideas.I have the series in print and am anxiously awaiting release of the rest of the series. 12/17/13
1. Numerous POV shifts between plots sides.
2. Lots of fast paced action.
3. Little to no vocal distinction between characters.
The first two, great, but combined with the third and you turn what was a good story into a cumbersome, difficult to follow, disappointing, listen
I felt strongly enough about this disappointment to Mike Shepherd’s “Society of Humanity” series that after 574 results in my library (many of which are multiple section titles though) I was forced to write this, my 1st review.
I truly hope either a new narrator is used or Michael McConnahie can do something with character differentiation for the remainder of the Society of Humanity series.
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