Earth's Star Force Marines invade an alien world!
In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission - one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.
Extinction is the story of Earth's entry into an interstellar war between living creatures and machines. And to buy the peace, we've signed up with the machines.
Battle stations! Listen to another Star Force novel.
©2011 B. V. Larson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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The first book in this series was interesting because of the fascinating mystery that unfolded slowly about why the alien ships were doing what they were doing, and the battle scenes were exciting. This book has very little mystery, allowing the author to concentrate unceasingly on his annoying characters. The main character is ridiculously expert at everything though he was formerly a computer science professor. He is apparently the greatest military commander who ever lived, continuously out-smarting professional Generals etc. His girlfriend, the only female in the book, is a ridiculous character, who seems to be crafted straight out of an adolescent's hormone-crazed mind. She is an impetuous sex maniac who always "needs" to be tamed by the main character. This was an annoying waste of a credit. At least now I know to delete the other books in the series from my wishlist...
I enjoyed this, and the first book for the most part. I did so get tired of Rigg's girlfriend, and the battle at the end was tiresome, I kept getting distracted which is a red flag. I usually don't want to stop listening to the books I get from audible. I do not think I will finish the series unless I run out of books, I do have a desire to see what happens next, but it's not a strong desire, maybe if the girlfriend isn't in it so much I will give it a try, Also, the marines don't feel real enough, it sounds strange for this type of book but when I read I completely suspend my disbelief. I'm more in the David Weber or Elizabeth Moon camps, grittier more complex... but these books have been fun just a bit too slick,.
No, I almost never listen to novels twice.
There is not a lot that I have listtened to that I can compare it to it is a very unique aspect on an alien invasion.
His narration was good, he kept me engaged and gave the story an extra life of its own.
With an alien invasion you can not know who to trust.
The general idea behind the story was a good one but I thought the story was too simplistic and the characters are unbelievable. A college professor who is a combination of Steven Hawking, in knowledge, General Patton, in strategy, and Rambo in fighting skills.
I thought it was predictable.
The performance was well done.
I would wait for the DVD.
I like the story but his character development is a bit hard to believe. The main character goes from being a teacher to a ruthless disciplinarian and it seems a bit out of character. More disturbing is the fact that he is the only soldier with a girlfriend along for the ride... the "love story", IMO, detracts from the main story and is just plain silly.
No one in their right fictional mind would follow Kyle Riggs into combat. I have been hoping and praying that someone puts a bullet through his poorly used brain.
Totally enjoyed this one, action and adventure with a little bit of drama. building a good long term story where the solutions to the problems are always a suprise
So far i am flying through this series, I just can't put it down. This book was just as good for me as the first one, maybe just a little less - but darn close. Lots of action and creativity. Great listen :)
fast moving story.have too start at book one to have a clue what is going on.audible needs to stop with the facebook like rating....anyone can just keep going on and on and on with a book review.short simple and lots of ppl.
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