This story got off to a very slow start. The characters were for the most part well defined and interesting. I just wish the author had brought the parts of the story together sooner. I was a bit put off with the ending since it seemed to be a race to tie loose ends together and tease you into purchasing the next book..
I normally go for hard core science fiction but do enjoy an occasional sword and sorcery thrown in for variety. This book was exceptional. The story line is extremely captivating with characters, scenery, and action so well described that it was a true pleasure to listen to. The narration was excellent and added greatly to the story. I enjoyed this book so thoroughly that I immediately ordered the next in the series as soon as I finished this one.
The first two "Episodes" (released together) were interesting and built a good foundation for the characters and their roles. This episode was only slightly over one hr. in length and was more of a very short story with the same characters. I was disappointed in the brevity of the story and how it ended. I'm reminded of the old hamburger chain commercial "where's the beef". This just was not on par with the authors previous work.
If future "episodes" are this short and weak in story line development then I will probably discontinue purchasing them.
I grew up with almost all of the gaming consolse metioned in the book so I don't know if that influnenced my love of this book. The characters are well developed (both their on-line and "real life" personas) and the story flowed seamlessly for chalenge to chalenge as the characters grew along the way. I simple could not stop listening to the book during all of my spare time. Highly recommended.
Imagine going to a movie that was mostly one long car chase scene. This book is one long battle primarily between just two ships. The character development is excellent and the dozens of unique battle scenarios are very imaginative and well told. However, after hours of listening to the fight between the two main ships, I was almost wishing for the book to end. I actually considered removing the book from my Kindle before I finished it. I did have to put it away for a couple of days until the numbness wore off. I think the length of the final battle (several hours) and the author’s fascination with human feces and masturbation definitely make the book less than it could have been.
Andy Paris has a definite talent for developing characters and making his writing come to life but he needs to temper his enthusiasm for focusing on just a few subjects until the reader become numb to them. Unfortunately this was a negative experience for me and I will not be reading any future Andy Paris books.
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