For some reason I really hate books where the protagonist is stupid. And this case of 'students from the future' would have failed out of any grade school in the world. Since when is the color or a skirt more important that the buildings that will be destroyed. Specially if you plan on being in that building.
And if you want to contact the future, send a letter, with an 'open on' date (Back to the Future style).
I was rather hoping they'd all be killed.
Only if they've read at least the first six books in the series.
Is this the end of Miles, or will the focus move to Vorpatril?
Could somebody convince Weber or MacMillian to re-do books 5 and 6 with Oliver Wyman. When reading those books; the spelling of names and places is so strange you can't sound them out. When listening to them, the pronunciation was so bad you didn't know who was talking about what. Now that they're back with Wyman, the continuity, and the series is shot.
No. John Scalzi style of writing is impossible to listen to. Every line of every conversation starts or ends with 'he said' or 'she said'. Even one word sentences. You can't listen to he said she said he said she said he said, ad nauseum.
To date every story be John Scalzi has this fault. When reading in print I guess I don't see the he saids she saids. Listening, sorry.
Weber yes; Keating, NO not ever.
He has a new pronunciation for every name and tile. Didn't he bother listening to the anything in the previous four books.
Continuation of the story.
Will force me to go back to printed word.
Another new universe with new geography and new physics. Nothing outrageous, real people and characters. The ending answered enough questions to be fulfilling, left enough unanswered to want the next book.
OK, The promo was misleading. The main story does happen right after Harry is shot in "Changes", but it answers few questions. Whereas, all the other stories answer many questions about Harry, his family and friends. I appreciated Butchers commentary, it provides a little reality check. Harry is fiction and Butcher writes to pay the bills.
Every conversation between characters, every spoken line regardless of length ends with 'he said' or 'she said'. Show a little imagination, or at least let the reader delete about 95% of the 'he said'
John Scalzi's style of writing does not make a good audio book. Every sentence starts with or ends with 'he said' or 'she said'. To the point where I dreaded conversations.
A little different: This entire series isn't alternate reality, but rather fantasy. A fun read if you can forget high school physics. And, as accurate as it is, the English 18th century attitude does get a bit tiresome.
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