I've enjoyed the Safehold books immensely. I like seeing the small (and sometimes large) changes in technology tip the power balance in the world
The rest of the Safehold books, though this one suffers from the feeling that despite everyone's efforts, nothing much changed
The recording company desperately needs to provide some consistency in narration. From book to book, the pronunciation of names varies widely as do the accents for various nations. If they cannot get the same author throughout, they could at least make him listen to the previous narration.
The rise of the ironclads
I enjoyed the book thoroughly,right up to the ending. I liked Weber's take that Earth would not necessarily be a cakewalk to conquer. It seemed like he wrote himself into a corner that he couldn't get himself out of without some truly stupid deus ex machina.
Friedman does a great job in highlighting the changes that are shaping our world. While the book was revised as recently as 2007, there are many references that are a bit out of date, which only proves his thesis about how technology accelerates the technology.
I write this review on an online audiobook site for a book I listened to on my phone, using the phone to write the review from the beach.
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