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Takudza

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  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2128)
    Performance
    (1941)
    Story
    (1948)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "Very Middle of The Road"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from B. V. Larson and/or Mark Boyett?

    The narrator sounds a lot like Brian Cranston from Breaking Bad. Not that that is a bad thing or anything that is just how Kyle Riggs looks like to me now. I would definatley try the next book in the series just to finish the series but it did not blow me away.


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

    No my friends don't like sci fi so if wanted to get them hooked i would not recommend this one.


    What three words best describe Mark Boyett’s voice?

    Heisenberg Breaking Bad


    Did Extinction inspire you to do anything?

    Yes get The Lost Fleet series


    Any additional comments?

    The story didn't blow me away and just getting the main character's perspective is getting old. I would love to have seen the humans attack from the the eyes of one of the aliens they went up against.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8024)
    Performance
    (4504)
    Story
    (4555)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Completely Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Speaker for the Dead better?

    More stuff blowing up like in Ender's game. I thought this would be military sci-fi not some sappy moralising story.


    Has Speaker for the Dead turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No sci-fi and fantasy is basically all i read for pleaseure. I come for the science part of the fiction.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    He included relativistic effects of time travel which i liked and i liked the way he imagined the ecosystem of the planet the story was set.


    Any additional comments?

    It felt cheated after the brilliant work of hard sci fi that was Ender's Game. This book was boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Confusion of Princes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    You'd think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets, particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal. But it isn't as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill - as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one - for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor, and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor.

    Dave says: "A Rollicking Space Opera From Beginning to End"
    "Best Space Opera I have ever read"
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    What did you love best about A Confusion of Princes?

    No plot holes. The story was completely internally consistent. The action was superb with well developed characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author went into great pains to describe the technology in his universe. It was science fiction not some romance or 'emotional thriller' dressed up as sci fi.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the way science fiction should be written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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