I liked this but it is not a military adventure like ghost or old man wars.
OK if you are a father of a teenage girl you will like this, or are a teenage girl. Other than that it's just too much like a teenage girl story
If they like military sci-fi than this is your book.
I like the tech, well thought out and really adds to the story without being a central overwhelming part
I found myself sitting in the car in the cold to finish chapters. I've not done that in a long time
I really enjoy books narrated by Wil Wheaton. So I just found this book one day as looking for my next listen.
What a great little book. I grew up in the 80's and the references are just perfect.
I bit of sci-fi, some great action - funny parts.
I also wonder who else went out and bought RUSH 2112?
Best read of the year for me.
Wil is great, listening to Will is what allowed me to finish this story. Normally I really enjoy John Scalzi's books., but this one it as if he started doing drugs and then threw up a story and we are to be impress with the comic value or something. – I missed the boat on this one.
In this book it starts out great, but then it takes a weird turn - a BAD turn. I won't tell you what he does, but I remember reading a book by Robert A. Heinlein, where the characters take the same turn. I did not like it in the Heinlein book and again not here. Even the ending, it's supposed to be funny/cute but it just comes off bad. Really just a terrible ending – not funny.
I like to immerse myself in the universe created by the author. It's almost as if John Scalzi forgets that. You can’t do that with this book – impossible. Read if your board, as I said Wil Wheaton makes this palatable - or wait for something better from Scalzi is IMHO
Hey Wil Wheaton rocks in this reading.
The story is mostly a SF detective, political, mystery type story. Not a military action. No SF type battles, almost no military as this story is about politics. Still a good story, it had me going.
I enjoyed Scalzi other work much better
Lots of action,with a well thought out story line.
I found this series to be really entertaining - especialy if you like powered armor suit combat; Think Startship troopers on steroids. Lots of battles, lots of bad kinda evil non-humans to kill, lots of great ways to kill them.
I espcialy like how each book uses tends to use real geographic features and logistics. I found myself using googlemaps and listening to some of the well thought out battles.
I also liked the Prince Roger series that John co-authored,
Legacy of the Aldenata
I really liked the other Legacy of the Aldenata series. This book however is a bit "over the top" when it comes to Cally and her sex life. The 2nd author in this book is a woman named
Cally in this book has sex with every one of the single main charactors, and then a few side people. In one part even her grandpa gets a boner when holder her.
It seems the authors focused on getting Cally laid more than the story line. I find myself thinking - please move this story along and stop all the sex.
Now if you like A LOT of sex in your sci-fi then this is a good book for you.
If not you can skip this book.
I started this book with the thought it would wrap up the series, or be some tyep of continuation. I was not expecting that all the characters from the original series would be gone, the technology different, the storyline different, pretty much everythign different.
I listened to the first two hours, and then gave up, as this could not hold my interest, perhaps I was expecting somethign else. Not sure if it got any better
This is perhaps my alltime favorte book and series. I do hope they make the movie (lots of talk but no action).
Even though it is Sci/fi and 20 years old, the technology in this book is not dated. Too many sci/fi focus on the tech but tech is not a major part of this story. It allows the story to happen but nothing more.
If you enjoyed this series, then you might also like Bujold's -Vorkosigan series.
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