I got this collection because my daughters love the stories. However, after listening to the reader, I'm sorry I got them. The characters are portrayed as intelligent, but the accents and voices that are given to them is the complete opposite; screechy, whiney, and completely annoying. My daughters went from loving the books to not wanting to listen to them at all, not to mention the fact that I can't stand listening to this reader in the car with them. The author is great, the only reason I can give this book more than a 1 star, easy to read and the stories are fun to read. If someone else did the narration these would easily be 4-5 stars in my opinion, but not with this reader.
someone who is completely clueless about the anything to do with the Middle East, and the US Military
No, I do enjoy the genre, just not this author, reader, or this story. This book gets a 1 star because I can't give it less than that.
he really didn't do anything to make the characters seem alive, It was simply reading the story, and that was bad. seemed to be flat, paused at odd places and emphasized the wrong parts of the sentences
Disappointment mostly, and some anger. If the author had done more than EXTREMELY light research, it might have been alright.
There is a difference between being a smart mouth, and being ignorantly obnoxious, this character doesn't just cross that line, he sprints across it and doesn't even bother to care. having spent a number of years in the Military, and being the smart mouthed NCO, I can say this character would not have made it. If he wasn't kicked out for his attitude, he would not have been liked, or respected, by either his troops or his superiors.
a better author who actual understood the military.
I like the basis idea, magic being used as a weapon and controlled by the military, a shadow group using magic that is considered illegal in this world... the ideas were good, but the execution was terrible.
It was obvious from the first chapter that this author had no clue about the military structure, or how/why it functions. At first I was willing to overlook some of that due to the basic story idea, but listening to the main character constantly whine about everything really wore on me. I kept hoping that it would get better, the main character would put on his big boy pants and stop whining. I eventually stopped listening with 2 hours 14 minutes left. Just where you can tell the big battle is about to start, I couldn't take the self pity and whining any longer.
Since this book seemed to be the first of a series, I would give another a shot. This one wasn't bad at all, had some really good parts, but really seemed to be the start of something, not a complete book in it's own right.
either made the book longer to develope the characters further, added some more meat to the plot (wasn't really lacking, but more would have been better), or have a second book to keep the story going.
While interesting, and pretty a pretty good concept, the story seemed to be lacking something, either some more material, longer story... something to make this seem more than a short story that got away from the authors. Still, I am not sad that I listened, it was pretty good, but not as good as it could have been in my opinion.
I liked how the main bad guy in this one operated, feeding on everyones fears and turning them into reality, that's what sticks in my mind
Yes, yes I have. he seems to have changed Earl's voice a little bit between this book and the previous ones, but this one is still really good.
yes and no, yes because the story was that good and the way the Mr. Wyman reads; is awesome. No in the fact that I wanted it last much longer than it did, there just seemed like the alp could have done so much more to frustrate and frighten the characters, that it did seem a little short to me.
if you're looking for a good series that will keep you laughing with some of the one liners, and still delivers a killer plot line, try this one. Thank you Mr Correia for writing these:)
Hard to say, this one is really good, but comparing this to The Wheel of Time just isn't fair to either series. That said, I love this series.
The second Alpha werewolf and Heather becoming a werewolf. The battles between Harbingener and Petrov were great.
I really like this series, the characters are likeable, in a smart mouthed fashion, and the story is slightly plausible; slightly...
It's just a really fun read (listen) that doesn't stop at the end of the book. Being a retired Infantry soldier, I like guns and this series doesn't dissipoint with descriptions of guns and the use of guns in all their forms.
I am undecided at this point, I ended up not disliking this book, but I can't say I liked it enough to try another
Depends on who I would be recommending this to. I have some friends that love zombie apocalypse, and they would really like this one, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. Just too many plot holes in my opinion.
Hard to say, I know there is one, and I am still very undecided about it. kinda dissipointing when you get to the finish, but there are still questions that could be answered in another book.
unless you are a fan of zombies, and superheroes, might want to think twice about this one. If you like reading about zombies, and superheroes, then by all means this book is pretty good; when you get past the confusion of jumping around in time to tell the story. Might have been better if one time arc was stuck to, instead of telling the characters backstories in fits and starts interspersed with action in the 'present' against zombies.
I will admit that I was looking for a Steampunk novel, and this caught my attention because of the mix of magic and technology. I was more than surprised at how good the book was. while not Steampunk in a traditional sense, this was absolutle amazing
The final battal was likely the most memorable, with the heroes jumping around dirigibles while swords are flashing and guns blazing with a storm in the background
He really brought the characters to life, I will admit I was initially annoyed by how he portrayed the hero as slow and dim witted in speech; until you realize that the main character does that on purpose (descriped later in the book) to make others underestimate him. Turned out to be right on target
This book is more than worth the time to read, the performance is great and the story is top notch.
I have recommended this book to others.
the book is really well written and the story is really well thought out.
I would have to say I really liked the main character, Jake... he has just the right combination of smart mouth attitude and ability to be likeable without being a pain
I listen to these books while in the gym, just to let my mind wander while abusing my body, this one was taken to work and finished in too short a time
Great book, great series, great author.
absolutely awesome book
There are a number to choose from... but I would have to say my favorite would be Bun-Bun the Shiva tank...
the voices and emotion that Marc brought to the story, along with helpfuly correct names for the Posleen and aliens... wouldn't have had any clue how to say those myself
This is Military SciFi at it's best... I started reading these when I was getting ready to deploy to Iraq, and these books caught the oldest of military games, and terminology and attitude... just seemed to capture a small slice of what the Military is about
This picked up well from the last book, the connection was well thought out, but the story seemed to be lacking some of the energy from the first book. All in all, this was a good book, a little bit of a let down compared to the first book in my opinion though.
the whole story was pretty good, the characters were familar and well played with their estabilished personality quirks. The story did take a few very interesting turns, but not all of them seemed to go in the right direction.
I really liked the book, and will certainly look for the next in the series, hopefully the energy is back.
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