I love the authors attention to detail with respect to the technology in use in his world. He gets really into the physics of near light-speed combat and creates really fun battle scenes. The politics and story are good too, but its all about the space battles here. That's a perfect sci-fi book to me. It's not "Nebula Award" winning story telling but it's a lot of fun!
Kind of like the Lost Fleet series but with a lot less fluffy drama. Great space battles, cool tech, both are a little bit repetitive in how they explain the technology over and over again. The character storylines in this book are a bit better than those in the Lost Fleet series. Really, this book is all about awesome space battles.
Great narrator, love his pacing and voice.
I have not read the print version.
The story is fascinating and the tale is told interestingly. The author weaves historic notes and details with bits of story telling, bringing the games he is discussing to life. He is a real good old D&D player himself and the journey back in time to go over the birth of the game and its historic impact was entertaining, educational, and full of nostalgia for those who were there. For those that have never played D&D this book could be the key to understanding what it is and why people enjoy it so much.
Narrator is good but the writing is really, really bad. Cant tell if its because it is so incredibly abridged. Only two hours of audio book here. The writing is about at seventh grade level. I like gritty military stuff but this is just bad. The main characters diary "entries" are often just a couple of sentences. Very little in the way of a cohesive storyline, lacks much action. There is a little bit of action and fun in here, so if you get it cheap and you don't mind the cheese factor you might enjoy it.
Great voice, nice pacing. He is a great narrator, but the material he was working with was not that great.
More bored than engaged (apologies to the author!)
This book was really excellent - I could hardly put it down. The plot line is gradually revealed to the reader, just fast enough to keep things interesting. It explores some very interesting ideas with respect to the scale of universe in both space and time. This narrator is one my favorites, he has great timing and expressiveness. Overall this was one of my favorite purchases.
First of all this is a fantasy-parody not a fantasy novel. The whole thing is a tongue in cheek parody of the fantasy genre - I didn't find it particularly amusing and was mostly bored by it. The production includes some special effects which quickly become annoying (for example a long section with a massive booming reverb on it.) Also the authors statement at the beginning about piracy in poor taste.
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