Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride.
In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?
Even as Riggs flies out to investigate the situation, more mysteries arise. The Blues are making vague threats, and Earth is suing for peace. Who is to be trusted, and who holds a dagger behind their backs?
Annihilation is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson. To find the first book in the series, search for Swarm. Annihilation is the longest book in the series so far....
©2013 B. V. Larson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
This was the warm-up for Battlefield Earth 11. There was plenty of action and space battles for us all. Anyone who doesn't like this one was wrong, wrong, wrong, This was classic Kyle Riggs at his best. The sad part was the death of Sandra. Everyone in the car had a tear in there eye.
Was drawn into the Star Force series from Book 1. Never did consider myself a fan of science fiction books but this series is a great listen and has led me to explore other science fiction series. The words paint a vivid picture and the storyline is captivating.
The book delivers what I expected from listening to others in this series.
I like the story because I love this type of science fiction. The challenge with this particular book in the series is related to the main character, Riggs. In the real military, the best leaders aren't the doers, they are the decision makers. They listen to their staff, carefully weigh advice, and make decisions based on that advice. They invite constructive criticism and questions from their trusted advisors because they know that is why they promoted them. Riggs does the exact opposite of this and it takes credibility away from the character. He is much more of a dictator than a leader. It appears as though the writer either never served in the military or had a terrible experience with a leader.
No.. the series has helped me find other books that I enjoyed more.
He has an amazing ability to maintain the same mannerisms (voice, cadence, tone, etc.. ), among all the characters, from book to book.
I can see the series being made into a TV series for sure, but I love science fiction :). Star Force is very geeky stuff.
I am saddened by this book in the series. It just didn't have the same passion as the other books. The writer spent alot of time writing "filler", rather than story. Riggs was bitter and angry most of the book, Sandra never really relaxed, and the miscellaneous "relationship sub-plots" were just plain silly this time. At one point in the book, Riggs was propositioned by another female crew member for almost no reason at all, it that whole thing never went anywhere.. Too bad.. next book is off the list.
The story didnt seem to follow the last book. At the end of the last book kyle and sandra talked about taking back earth, but in this book it went in a completely different direction and just seemed muddled
nothing was really interesting, usually kyle is programing different designs but doesn't happen in this book at all
obviously Sandra cause she was awesome....but yea ......
some of the things in the book dont really mesh with the other books, like the macros using projectile weapons :S that would seem to be a down grade and a complete waste of metals.... I think the writer is writing to many different books that he has confused the direction of the star force series...this is my opinion of things anyway
Yes - absolutely - the adventures and situations are fun and often over the top exciting.
Who can argue that "buzzing a spacecarrier at 30,000 km and hour" isn't alot of fun!
When SPOILER gets taken out. Sudden and sad.
Kwan is wonderful !
When Riggs gets up close and personal with Earth General. Torn by duty and simple revenge... fun and memorable.
Keep it up Mr. Larson!
This is a great addition to the ongoing saga of Kyle Riggs and Star Force.
As usual Riggs is faced with danger on multiple fronts and this time we suffer a loss of a beloved character, but I can see that what is anticipated in the upcoming adventures would not happen without that loss.
This story is great and leaves you wanting more and more adventures and I'm sure all the listeners can't wait to see the new and impoved Star Force in the future books.
The only problems I have are some mistakes made, either in the writing of the book, or in the reading by Mark Boyett: ie...Commander Becker is refered to as Commadore Becker. A minor issue, but I like attentioin to detail.
I'm obsessed with audible
IN GENERAL and RAVINGS: This is book 7. There's no way I can sum up what has happened so far. I've rated each book in this series 5 stars and it's become my standard for military sci fi. I constantly search for other series similar to this, but nothing really comes close! Do yourself a favor and go buy book 1 in the series called SWARM and get on this crazy ride.
SUMMARY: This is the first time I cried (at work like a lunatic) while I was listening. Jokes are always made about Rigg's Pigs and we all know by now how dangerous things are. Danger that comes not just from the Macro machines, but from "Emperor Crow" who has seized control of earth and has always been a thorn in Kyle's side while he's fighting for the lives of ALL biotic creatures in the galaxy. Danger from misunderstanding from other biotic creatures like the Crustaceans, those lofty lobster intellectual snobs. This book heavily involves them and also some emissaries from earth with less than honorable intentions. Something really bad happens. I knew it had to happen sooner or later and I was devastated, enraged (at Crow and the Macros).
ANIHILATION: The Macros have taken things up a notch, that's all I can say. and The Blues are acting shady as well.
NARRATION: As always Mark Boyett does a great job. I like that his female characters sound like females and don't sound alike. He IS Kyle Riggs. He does a great job with the voices of the various Biotic races, making each one unique and often funny.
MORE RAVING: B V Larson writes these quickly, I wish audible would publish as fast as he writes them :-) What are you waiting for, go download SWARM or if you're up to date, your credit won't be wasted on this installment.
I spend about 2 1/2 hrs a day commuting to work, so I have a good amount of Audible time. I love sci-fi, post apocalypse, and zombie books.
Don't get me wrong I enjoy the series. It's just that the writing is getting on my nerves after so many books. Example, without any details, an event occurs, the characters talk about the event and then 5 min later the same information is presented and the main character is like OMG I never saw this coming!!!! The main character is becoming more irritating but this may be me. Being retired military it frustrates me when he (Kyle) does things that are unprofessional and stupid. Overall I liked it but am really looking forward to the next installment...also is it me or is it irritating that Kyle has been saying things like "we've been doing this for years..." He has been saying this since book 1!!! It's not like its been 10-15 yrs or something!! Ok happy that's off my chest. Lol
No. Lead character has become a wacko. Contemplates sex with every female he comes across.and every female tries to sleep with him..which really is just distracting. Punishes others for his mistakes. I feel like I made a serious mistake following this series.
Love space battles
Great character voices
Some space warfare
This Series is Amazing! I am on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Actual character development with texture and faults, political intrigue that makes a whole lotta since, aliens that only make sinse in relation to themselves.
This series just keeps getting better!
Amazing writing, Terrific performance!
I can't gush enough about how good it is.
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