I wish I had my $4.95 back. I should have read the reviews, and I should have known better. A romance author doesn't make the best military fiction author.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Vintage Terry Pratchett. Yes, I realize these are children's stories, but they were still fun. Narrator was an excellent fit as well.
Since I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review I really wanted to like it 5 stars worth. Science fiction and meeting new aliens are some of my favorite things in audiobooks, so I liked that about this book. The aliens, in particular, were well described.
I know I'm in the minority here, but the narrator's human female voices were annoying. They all seemed to be the same irritating, old voice. The male voices were well done. I finally finished in my Kindle, and I enjoyed the story more after that.
There seemed to be two separate story lines in this book. I still have no idea why they were together. Unless I seriously missed something, the plot lines never intersected. I kept waiting for them to, but they didn't.
I thought the ending was strange. I haven't decided if I'm going to pick up the next in the series or not. I will admit to being curious, but I'm not sure yet.
As usual with John Ringo, a rollicking good time. Narration was good. It's bloody but its military sci fi! Keep 'em coming.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The action sequences were exciting. The beginning grabbed me, and I couldn't wait to get back to it. Narration was well done. I was not happy with the development of the main female character, but I could live with it. If you like space battles, and the "what if" scenario, I highly recommend this one.
I struggled with the beginning because it was difficult to decide who the hero/heroine was in the book. I started out thinking it was one character. Then, maybe a different one. Or was it the third one we're introduced to? The main characters were very flawed. I didn't find myself really rooting for any of them. I had convinced myself that I wasn't going to read anything else in the series. Then, the ending was so intriguing that I found myself thinking, "Maybe....."
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. From the first few minutes I was drawn into ancient Babylonia with Jack Siglar. The story was action packed. Although I'm tempted to go back and read the series that leads up to this one it wasn't necessary for enjoyment of this book. Looking forward to the next one.
Another reviewer mentioned this was like a comic book. I think that's exactly right. I was expecting more story and less comic qualities. I was probably not the target audience for this book. I think someone who enjoys superhero comic books would enjoy this story. The narrator did a good job bringing the characters to life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters. I find myself wondering what Hadrian and Royce are up to now. The narration was terrific. My one complaint is that on occasion I really wished the description would wrap up and get back to the action.
Overall I enjoyed this book.
Pluses: I enjoy anything that has a dog as one of the characters. The mystery was well done. I was sure I had it all figured out and suddenly I didn't.
Minuses: The main character spends too much time reliving his past. I was ready for him to get on with it already and to quit telling me about his wife in particular.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had the right mix of police procedural, mystery, and fantasy. It was fun. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith was perfect and made the book come alive for me. I know some reviewers had problems with his American accents, but he was so entertaining that I just really didn't care. I quickly snapped up the next two books in the series and polished them off within the week as well. I am sad that I now have to wait on the next one. However, I think I'll go see what else Holdbrook-Smith has at Audible. I think I'd like anything that he read.
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