Well, most of them.
I wanted to give up on this book after the first half hour but I stuck it out until half-way, at which point I felt that I had other audiobooks that I would prefer to try.
I found that I just didn't like any of the characters; the bad folks are too worthless and too numerous. I found that I just didn't care what happened next, so I gave up.
The one interesting point was seeing the Bugs (cf. Starship Troopers) from the Bugs point of view.
Author: Never again.
I tried this book because a friend said it has received wide acclaim. I thought the basic idea was interesting but the glacial slowness was just too frustrating. I listened to twenty hours before deciding that I couldn't stand the lack of progress any longer.
The trivial minutae receive so much detail and, worst of all, repetition (usually about four times, as if the author thinks the reader wasn't paying attention). It's like following alongside someone on their regular day; most of what happens just isn't worth reporting.
I specifically wanted a long book, but I had expected it to make plot progress. This should be a seven hour book; it doesn't have enough content to warrant being any longer.
I selected this book because I wanted to know more about the Korean War. I found the book to be well written and informative but I think the synopsis should warn us that this is, essentially, the British view of the war.
As an ex-pat Briton myself, I was looking forward to the story of the American involvement and was disappointed with how often British opinon and tales had been substituted instead.
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