Wil weaton turned this from a fairly boring story into a seriously entertaining listen! I cant imagine anyone else doing a better job!
This book was a huge disappointment. I have read all the Dreamland books before this and everyone had me interested start to finish. This book literally made me fall asleep several times. Its set about 15 years after the events in Romania from the last book. The main characters we all know and love are now gone. Zen and Brianna are no longer pilots and have a kid. Dog is mentioned a couple times in passing but thats it. The book is focused, rather poorly, on a new Whiplash team led by Danny Freah, no Megafortress or ANY dreamland tech for that matter. Unfortunately I will not read the rest of the series and I am VERY disappointed by that.
This is the most entertaining series I have personally read/listened. Taylor Anderson's Military knowledge paints a very vivid picture. His story telling Keeps you glued to the story. And the story itself has evolved into an epic masterpiece. Its hard to read this and not fall in love with most of the characters.
The worst part of this book is that know that its over I have to wait another year or so for the next one.
I bought this because I am a big fan of Patton Oswalt. I was expecting something completely different. This read was all over the map and the humorous parts were entertaining, unfortunately there were not enough of them to keep me interested. This is the first Audio book I had to shut off mid way through.
I then went and watched one of his stand up specials, and he redeemed himself!
The five stories as a whole really painted a great picture of this future world. The first story may have been a bit better if Colonel Tigh, read consistantly. At times he was whispering like he was out of breath at others he was animated where it didnt work.
The second story was the my personal favorite of the five, solid story and a very entertaining narrative.
The 3rd story was pretty horrible, not really sure how it fit in or for that matter what is was about, the narration also wasnt that great, I guess the BSG crew needs to stick to acting.
The 4th story would have been a lot better if the narrator left out half of the "he said, she saids" we could have easily followed along with out that bit of distraction and annoyance. Overall though a good listen
The fifth and final story was also outstanding with great narration. It was a good listen.
I will most likely purchase the sequel next.
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