Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2014
The idea of the story was interesting, the execution was so painful. I don't have patients or time for someone that always knocks them selves down. If you keep making the same mistake over and over then maybe you should be out of the gene pool. The main character does all the above as if it was his mission in life. After all that the end was very week. The best part of the story was Linton he told a bad story very well. Normally I would not have listened all the way through, it was the superb narration that keep me involved, however a bad story is always a bad story. What would be kool is to be able to pick the story and then pick who narrates the story, JP Linton will be right there with Allyson Johnson.
My first rule of a Conspiracy is, If it's too big to be believable, it's not believable.
This story had so much promise and I was looking forward to listening to it.
This story went way past believable very early and kept going.
The narrator read the story like he was reading it for the first time.
In a good novel, especially, espionage or a sci-fi there is an amount of suspended reality that is expected and accepted. Sometimes there is a lot, but it should be consistent, and there is a line, when crossed, starts the steep slippery slope to death of the story. This happened very early in the story and didn't improve. A 747 is an airplane, not an A10 WartHog. There is an amount of damage that a 747 can take, and then it will not fly anymore. That's Physics baby.
My first choice for books is space opera science fiction, David Weber, John Ringo... Robert Crais has opened the door for Mystery/Detective/Suspense. I love that the book is written from both Scott's (the cop) and Maggie's (the dog) POV. It sounds cheesy but Robert Crais pulls it off. Actually I liked Maggie more than Scott, he could be whiny at times. My wish is that Robert makes this into a series, I wait for the book 2.
I read these book when I was a young private in the Patricia's. I read them as fast as I could and read them all. Actually I read all the military books Griffin put out. I put off buying these audio books because I was afraid they might turn out as bad as Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity. I read that book multiple times and jumped at the audiobook when became available. I found out that some books shouldn't be narrated, and the narrator is as important as the author, The Bourne Identity is a case in point.
I was afraid this series was going to be the same, but bought The Lieutenants when it went on sale. I ended up listening to it straight through, and then bought all the Brotherhood of War books. The narration brings these book to life, I don't what else to say other than Eric G. Dove is in the ranks of Allyson Johnson, LJ Ganser, Stefan Rudnicki, Marc Vietor, William Dufris, and Mark Boyett. If you like military stories, historical fiction then you should enjoy this series.
David has taken the first two books in the Honor Harrington series and stretched it out to five books, so far, and at the rate things are going, they may never get off Safehold. It's like David Weber is telling the story in real time. I am so glad that I have read the Honor Harrington series first. If I had read these books first I probably would not buy another David Weber book and that would have been bad. I would have returned this book except Audible does not take book reviews from people who no longer have the book in their library.
If you are the type of person who wants to know what it is like to ride over every rock in the road, then this series may be for you. If you want action then not so much.
I have read all of the Honor Herrington books, this series five times, all the others multiple times. I compare all the other space opera science fiction books to these and I want more. The only thing that could make them better is if I could forget the entire series, so I could read them all over again for the first time.
The idea of getting very bad people to take on even worse people is always a good story line to me. Not using all the Gal Tech was a great twist. Not every bad person is all bad, and not every good person is all good. John Ringo's politics don't shine through as they do in other of the series. Survival cancels out programming.
John, write Back to Baton.
If you liked Katniss in the Hunger Games then this book is for you.
Joe is not a Prince Roger, a Tyler Vernon or an Honour Harrington.
Liam Owen did a standup job narrating the book, maybe that is why Joe annoyed me so much. I could see him at his winy snivelling worst, with a few moments that could have been great.
Zombie books are my third choice on fiction, there are a lot of good ones out there and I have a lot of them in my library. I started listening and it lasted about 30 minutes. Brian sounded like he was just reading it from a piece of paper for the first time. Compared to L.J. Ganser, Allyson Johnson, or Mark Boyett, this guy needs to practice for many hours, or it could be the director that is failing. That could be, because every book as a different narrator and one has a hockey sock full. I'm glad I didn't pay for this book, I would be hard pressed to keep it just to write a review.
He started this series as strong as the Star Force books. There were periods where the main people were whinny, but the last third of the book was good. Mark Boyett, as always did a masterful job of telling the story.
I hate giving this book such a bad review. Almost all of his other works I have listened to multiple times. The Hot Gate series is some of his best. The Aldenata series are also great. The Prince Roger series with David Weber is outstanding. This one I tried twice to get through it, but this book is good story wrapped around his politics, and he isn't even correct on some of the things he says. If he kept the preaching to the level in the Troy Rising series then this would be another 5 stars all around, as it is the only good part is the outstanding performance by Dan Miller. John Ringo is capable of amazing story telling, I wish him to get back to it.
It is really to bad you can't write a review after returning a book, because I would return this one.
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