A mystery in the paranormal genera. The author was able to get me to care about the main characters and to love hating the villains. Saddly, not everyone makes it to the end.
I most enjoyed the witty repartee among the characters which added spice to the story.
In the near future, Earth has joined an intergalactic federation and assigned the role of providing mercenary armies to keep the Universe peaceful and tranquil. Translated, Earthlings travel to distant worlds to kill or be slaughtered. Yes, there is gore and several chapters are devoted to Earth Soldiers being hunted, eaten and digested. Some are still alive and begging for a quick end.
Steel World is a member of the Military Sci-Fi genre and the story is told from the point of view of a new recruit. Expect action and some cool technology.
This book includes nudity, violence and a great story that tempted one listener to stay up way too late.
Reminded me of Spiderman. Instead of “Spidy” powers, the hero teleports to fight badies and other do-gooder activities. Also similar to Spiderman, David Rice (aka, the main character) has a bit of a temper which leads to rash actions and sometimes mean spirited pranks on those who provoke him. He is also viewed with suspicion by the authorities who are determined to catch him. And yes, like Spidy, he has girlfriend troubles.
An excellent medieval fantasy book and entertaining from the beginning to end. I enjoyed the theme of personal sacrifice as the cost of loyalty. Best shown when the main character is mislead by the government to do their bidding vs. pursuing his own plans. Reminded me of the Mark Twain quote - “Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.”
Move over Harry Dresden. I always thought the Dresden Files was the best in class of the mage/magic urban fantasy genre. Fooled by book covers that appeared to promise steamy romance, I skipped the Iron Druid Chronicles. Now, I find myself embarrassingly late to the party. Not unlike going to a movie that everyone else saw 6 months ago. I hate having regrets, but this is one I can do something about.
Raiders of Gor includes Sword Fights, Battles on Land and Sea, and Beautiful Sex Slaves. But this book is . . . Boring
The best Alastair Reynolds book I have heard at Audible. Human colonized worlds, futuristic space travel and the twists – turns in the plot left me feeling like a pretzel. Just add salt and I’m ready to be dropped in a bag of Rolled Gold.
“Hard Magic” was filled with thrills and chills, so I decided to toss out a credit for “Spellbound”, the 2nd of the Grimnoir Chronicles. Very engaging, a worthy sequel and has been placed on my good pile. The narrator, Bronson Pinchot, added to the fun.
Michael Connelly’s first novel and was published during the early 1990’s. Expected it to be somewhat dated, and it is. I did not expect it to be excellent. Which it is. The book is about a tough police detective who has trouble with authority. He catches the baddies, but his bosses are always angry with the way he gets arrests. The detective’s name is “Harry”. Hmm, sounds familiar.
The narrator, Dick Hill, added to the excellence.
What in the world is going on in this book?
An intrepid crew of a space ship is on the losing side of a battle to the death with aliens when a guy flies by in a mid-evil castle to join the fight. Then a love story breaks out.
Guess this happens when you mix SciFi and Fantasy with psychedelic mushrooms. Would have been a great episode for the original Star Trek series. Totally enjoyed the book jacket!
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