The most enjoyable feature is the somewhat irreverent in the treatment of lawyers. In fact it may be just a little over the top. But the characters are fun and engaging.
Possibly when I figured out the author must be an attorney and therefore everything must be true! Well the author is an Attorney but as to the rest you must use your own judgment.
He capture the character very well.
This book simply isn't that kind of book
The story is definitely enjoyable and the author very creative, well worth a listen
I think it was meeting and learnimg Humanx's most terrible enemy ( The Nye ) and finding them worthy. Certainly they're reptilian and while not quite as pleasant as the hard shelled Thranx, they do nave a lot of character.
Kajim 4th born, who befriends Flinx. He's an adolescent Nye who has agreed to help Flinx, simply out of friendship!
Stefan realistically owns this character. It would simly not ne the same without his voice and I am sure it would not be as good. His performance is solid and as good as any that came before.
No it wasn't. It had a natural breaking point half way through , which is a nice place to take a breath before continuing.
Flinx comes full circle and gets to fight the bad guys and gets the girl! What more could you want?
It's actually right up there with the nest of them. Well read, well written with a cast of characters the equal of Dune or Lord of the Rings
How well it interleaved the race amd there history.
Shea, well mayne flick or well Minion Lee. Let's face it Scott Brick does a wonderful job with these complex stories and characters.
The history of man, past, present amd future.
It's definitely a classic an epic tale and of course a mist read ( hear)
I had read the book and found the tale light and very enjoyable. I quite possible would have enjoyed the audio book more if I hadn't. I find it interesting to see how different books can be simple based on change in readers.
While I liked Rand Coville ( main character) my favorite was Wade, an older felllw with great stories and fingers in every pie.
It would really depend on the story, I came away some what ambivalent as it was a quite different experience and tale from reading it myself and I had read it a couple of times.
Not really, for Scifi it's light reading. Consequently it's easy to pick up and read in little bites without losing content or enjoyment
This is actually my favorite David Drake book. I wxpect this had more to do with my so so enjoyment. It's still a great story an easy read or listen and well worth taking the time.
Absolutely, it's entertaining with engaging characters and surprising situations. Vince is a Galactic Marine, the best of the best. Starfire, the newest, largest capitol ship that has every conceived. Starfire's first cruise is out beyond the edge of the Galaxy and it's gone silent. The Navy has sent a couple of sloops to investigate , they've gone silent as well. The Navy has tried and failed. The task falls to Vince and his small contingent of G-Marines, with only fifty men, to solve a problem the Navy can't. There are no easy answer or simple solutions and there are to many things that can go wrong.
Well Vince of course! Even though his a hardcore G-Marine, he has lot of brains, lots of luck and even more humanity.
No I haven't, but he does a great job with Starfire.
No extreme reactions, it's a fun story and an off shoot of Mike, Lee's Fae. Which was equally as delightful. While there is a tie in between both stories there written as stand alone stories. While there are no Fae ( Faries, in space ) but it's still very creative.
I would definitely recommend this book. It's angrwat mjx of characters and action.
How can you say no to Heinlein? He is a Scifi great, unfortunately not my favourite. Tom Weiner does a very nice job with a very dated story.
Actually one of my favorite early Scifi tales is Heinleins "Have Space Suit will travel". Yes it's dated as well and a such is also a mirror into to times but I found it more enjoyable. While ( Have Space Suit) reflected a more normal slice of time ( Puppet Masters) reflected a time when there was comcern, if not a little fear of alien or something out there. Not having experienced that reference it just doesn't quite feel right to me.
He was very consistent through out the tale and characters.
With few exceptions any story is worth listening to. This one was it simply isn't among my favorites.
It's always worth while reading the of any genre. Heinlein is definitely one of the greats along with Farmer, Cambell, Foster, Leimster and Card it would be better to start with a tale hat draws you in on a more realistic level.
Improbably realistic Zombies. I generally don't like Zombie tales, they have a tendency to be far to over the top and completely unrealistic. This story at least allows you suspend disbelief and enjoy the story.
The action was well paced with a realistic progression and the causes and underlying story are well thought out and progress in a natural suspenseful manner.
Joe Ledger of course, over the top. Flawed but over the top.
Zombies, the begining. Or a clinical nature of a bio weapon
Not your traditional Zombie tale.
The improbability of the tale. A widowed matron taking up the thread of her childhood dreams? As improbable as it may seems it still carries a reasonable feel and Emily ( MRs Virgil Pollifax) never looses her Grandmotherly charm.
While Emily of course is the star, Jonathon Farrell's reoccurrence in several of the other books and his more realistic under cover personna makes him a favorite as well as Mr Carstairs long suffering assistant Bishop. It a difficult decision as the characters all are engaging with interesting personalities. Fortunately Emily mever gives up on a friend so many if not most will at the vrry least have a cameo in another story.
Credibility to the character. She conveys the strengths, vulnerability and warmth to Emily that as a male I probably wouldn't be able to read into the character. Let alone the wonderful job she does with the other characters.
No I didn't but it not really that sort of tale, it's more of a warm, comfortable and sometimes humorous tale.
This tale is but the first in a series and while enjoyable amd well worth hearing and rehearing is not the most engaging of the series. It's also a series that almost anyone with any sensibilities can enjoy.
Actually yes, this book wouldn't lend itself to a solo reader and fortunately it didn't. With a full cast including the author how can can you miss? It's very good.
Beans humanity inspite of his difficulties
Simply that it was a full cast.
Yes it was
I enjoyed this more then Enders Game.
No, I wouldn't, but it is well worth listening too! Brain Jacques has produced such wonderful stories with warm engaging characters. All with believable fantastical situations and incredible world building. All of which are just a little better as you interpret the depth and breadth of his words without interprtation from another.
Mathias who is a great warrior and leader in a diminutive little mouse, he's a wonderful character.
He does a very good job of interpreting a complex endearing tale.
No but that's not to say you don't or that I didn't feel a different array of feelings from this tale
While this is indeed a children's bookit can be appreciated and enjoyed at almost any age
No, simply because it's so richly written with such a variety of characters. While J. Killavey does a very good job, the mix of characters, male, female, Dwarf, Elf and numerous others it's very difficult to get the same characterization the come aboit while reading.
When Kishira opened eyes for the very first time.
Unfortunately no, since he does a credible job.
Yes it is. With the variety of characters and the surprising situations ( wooden space ships) coming to grips with the physics and details of sailing the void ( bubbles of air, gravity and magic) it takes a little to get drawn into the tale. Consequently I found myself wanting to stay with it for a bit.
Ot's incredibly fun and creative. Yes it's different and a little unbelievable But if you're able to suspend some preconceptions it's great fun and a wonderful tale.
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