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This book is well worth the credit. If you are like me and looking for something to listen to while waiting for the sequel to The Passage by Justin Cronin this book will work. I put off getting this book for a while because I didn't think I would like listening to some guys journal entries but it "reads" like most books except you don't have to hear the dorky wanna cool name of the main character a thousand times ie Dash Shadowrider and the like. If you are expecting the literary mastery of Cronin you may not like this book, but if you want a solid story give it a try. The sequel is pretty good too.
This is a Must Listen. This book is very much worth $45.50 and worth way more than a credit. If you haven't read The Passage buy it, hear it, love it and come back here. Both Novels are wonderfully written and filled with fantastic characters and stories. They are both filled with excitement, some sadness/madness, and a few scoot to the edge of your seat jump up and whoop moments. And when it isn't all tension it's like gravity.
The main plots of the series stop moving forward with this book. Nothing is bad and nothing is great about it, It lacks excitement and intrigue. This is the calm before the storm, just like much of A dance with dragons. So together you will have sixty something hours of calm. I think it is a waste of credits in the end, so I would just get it another way if possible. It is not a book that people will likely reread, I usually listen to most of the books I get at least 3 times some more than 10 but I will never go through this one again.
The publishers summary was a bit misleading.so if you want a break down on what the book is about without any details here you go.
This is not a book about the first formic war. This is a book about people before the war. 99% of the book is about space miners. 1% is about military people on earth.
They should change the tittle to something else and add Book 1
Did I get the same book as everyone else? This book is not a good audio book. Scott Brick cant make this fun. If you want to feel smart because you read an acclaimed master piece with no entertainment value then this is the book for you. This book is just to dry to be endured.
In print it may be fantastic but as audio it is a very wretched thing.
If you are a fan of the shadow series, this is a must read. But it is not the best short story Card has written. I think it needed more Bean, and it created more questions than it answered. Probably for more $ in the future. I almost feel like boycotting the Enders game prequel and every other book Card writes that isn't a Children Of The Mind Sequal. It's been 16 years, not very nice of Mr.Card to keep us all waiting so very long.
This is a Dink story. Ender is around but he is not the main figure. If you are new to the Enderverse Read Enders Game and all the other Ender books first and then shadow series. and then first meetings and then get this. This is a good short story but the others are just much better.
If you were turned off by Axis don't worry this is better. Spend the credit and find out how it all ends.
If you liked the first book Day by Day Armageddon you will like this one. it isn't exactly more of the same but it is almost as good.
SPOILER SPOILER(Kinda) If you read Spin and are looking for additional material on Tyler Dupree and his life as a fourth, your out of luck. It seems to me he is treated as an afterthought where he is only discussed for a few paragraphs. Diane is in it more in the later chapters but more as an auxiliary character. Read the summary and expect nothing else because you wont get it. But it is a decent book with more info on the hypotheticals. The ending is a bit of a letdown the climax was less than insightful an more or less just a restating of what was discussed by Jason Lawton. Robert Wilson should have just finished Spin with one word END.
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