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Andrew

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  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1487)
    Performance
    (1360)
    Story
    (1368)

    Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

    In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally stands his ground"
    "Never Again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Conquest?

    "Conquest" was basically the same BS as the other Star Force books, slightly warmed over. Kyle Riggs has the same dysfunctional relationships, the same ridiculous ego clashes, the same idiotic way of making snap judgments based on wishful thinking. His behavior is juvenile at best. Mooning over a pretty fellow officer during a life-and-death battle? Unwillingness to work cooperatively with ANYBODY? Inability to have anything resembling an adult conversation? That's our hero Col. Riggs. It is supposed to be Military Science Fiction, but is fails both the Military and Science Fiction parts.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I have already purchased the sequel to "The Mote in God's Eye", titled "The Gripping Hand."


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Rigg's second in command, Lt. Col. Barrera, explained how Riggs was irresponsible, unprofessional, rash, and dangerous. All the things that annoy me endlessly about the character.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I am disappointed that I wasted the money buying it,


    Any additional comments?

    I waited several months after completing the first 3 "Star Force" books before giving this one a listen. This will DEFINITELY BE MY LAST B.V. Larson book! The narrator does a credible job, but the characters are just so ridiculous that I found myself hoping the darn book would end. Fortunately the chapters though many are short so the "plot" such as it is moves along.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3304)
    Performance
    (3022)
    Story
    (3026)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Sci Fi Popcorn"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from B. V. Larson and/or Mark Boyett?

    I bought the three books in this series.


    Would you recommend Swarm to your friends? Why or why not?

    Mildly entertaining, I followed through the third book but I doubt that I will get any more when available. It's not really good Sci Fi, nor is it good military action. Competent performance by Mark Boyett but not really special. In spite of short length (around 11 hours) I find myself wishing these books would just get to the conclusion.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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