Yes, but not from this narrator. The reading wasn't like listening to someone reading the story. It was like hearing someone who recorded a series of disjointed sentences and then pasted them together so it came across with a lot of unnatural pauses that frankly got to be too unbearable to tolerate.
No, I couldn't.
The narrator seemed to be reading the words for the first time. Pace, emphasis, timing etc were all off. It was like listening to William Shatner trying to read to you, but with more over-acting, overly dramatic pauses in the oddest of places, and emphasis on words that were just strange to emphasize.
As brain candy to pass the time, yes. Of course, that is why I bought it so it was fine for that.
Meh. It was OK. The last chapters about the return to earth seemed a bit contrived. Almost like the author was just trying to finish the book and rushed the job.
The battle scenes were well performed.
Well, it has two more so yes.
While I get that the main character was no rocket scientist there were long parts of the book where it took overly long. To illustrate, the way the book revealed things it was like the author brought out an 8 foot clown with a sign that said "I am a clue" and beat the main character about the head with the clue sign while screaming "I'm a clue!". 5 chapters later the character would say, "This might be a clue".
The concept of the complete ineptitude of all officers, yet all enlisted are geniuses in waiting and the world would better if only they were in charge just got old. The situation is true and does happen, but the blanket, overall assumption and presentation that it was a constant in the universe just made it hard to suspend belief enough to enjoy the story.
Had the issue been a small collection of ignorant officers (and with the remoteness of the moonbase it could have been pulled off) it would have been more believable, but by making it sound as if the entire military organization was that bad all the time it just came across as unrealistic.....and this is from someone who loves SciFi and Fantasy.
Yes, I still love the action scenes even if the overarching story is not plausible.
If the overall theme is the same by the third book it will just be too boring.
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