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Eye of the Storm: Legacy of the Aldenata | [John Ringo]

Eye of the Storm: Legacy of the Aldenata

In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to "escape".
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In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to "escape".

General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in the Federation, not to mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges. His alternative is having the last corps of humans that haven't sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken. Then he finds out the bad news....

With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare: He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever. And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel.

Somebody is going to die. General Michael O'Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick.

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©2009 John Ringo; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Colin Detroit 06-03-12
    Colin Detroit 06-03-12 Member Since 2009

    Thanks Audible for your continued support of "This Week in Tech" over at TWiT.tv

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    "Nice to see Michael O'Neal back, and his daughters"

    If you have been checking my reviews then you know that there is a list of the correct order to read these books in, this is labeled as book 12 and that's actually where is belongs if you don't count "The Hero" because that's like way in the future but its labeled as book 5.

    I have posted the order I think they should be read in before but here it is again, first names of the books titles only - "Hymn" "Gust" "Devil" "Hell" "Watch" "Yellow" "Tuloriad" "Cally" "Sister" "Honor" "Eye" and "Hero" - if/when the Author writes more books that take place in different places I will probably get them also and post another review with the updated order.

    Now the review - it was good to see Michael O'Neal back in action again if only to be treated like crap at first, he goes on to be in charge of some really important stuff and he does a good job at it.

    I was expecting to see more of the ACS here but you will find out soon that they are mostly destroyed which sucks but this book ends like there should be a few more right after this one ended, I hope that Ringo writes more of them because his work is just great only lacking in a few places but the greatness makes up for it with really funny parts that most Sci-Fi doesn't have a lot of - there is technical stuff also which is what makes things interesting, but comedy as well and that's what Ringo does best.

    O'Neal is back with his daughters which is cool to see because the last time the 3 of them were together was when they were just kids like 3 and 6 years old and then there was the first 4 books if you read them then you know whats up with them not seeing each other.

    This one is a must read if you are a fan of this series, The Watch on the Rhine and Yellow Eyes could be skipped but then The Tuloriad has some stuff in it you don't know about so I might have said in past reviews to skip "Watch" and "Yellow" but that's not the case now - they are slow but worth it, Yellow Eyes more so.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel CORNWALL on hudson, NY, United States 07-22-09
    Daniel CORNWALL on hudson, NY, United States 07-22-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Fun, Cliff Hanger, and massive body count"

    like all ringo stories this one also has a massive body count, its fast paced, and we finally see humans taking a dominant role.

    on the downside like all ringo books this one just ends, basically a cliffhanger, i like that we are seeing some new races and how they interact, i also like that we start seeing some more tech appear. if you like ringo you'll like this

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 11-16-09
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 11-16-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Awsome Book"

    this is the best JR book yet. i thought having all the family together was great. the new aliens were great. i think this is some of his best writing yet.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Oak Point, TX, United States 07-13-12
    Brian Oak Point, TX, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Probably the best book of the Aldenata series"
    Have you listened to any of Marc Vietor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Marc is awesome. His work continues to amaze me, and this was no exception.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    When the kinetic bombardment and the surprise tank landing came out of nowhere to attack the enemy world, I actually yelled "Yeah!!!" out loud in my car.


    Any additional comments?

    So many story lines coming together here. So much action and so many characters focusing their attention on saving the world. This is an incredible book. Obviously, there is another book coming after this one, and I absolutely cannot wait for it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    07-05-10
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    "Ringo and Vietor are an exclelant combo"

    I have been into this saga since the first book by ringo. I love the combonation of Ringo picking up the SS and bringing them into the main story, and bringing the ships from "green eyes"; These are both from books by Kratman, but they were writen so well I couldn't tell the diffrence between both writers. Vietor tops this all off by his superb reading style. It is too diffcult to decide which is better the reader or the writers, I'm just glad I don't have to they are together a wonderful combonation. You will enjoy this book, I garentee it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sascha Schmunk Munich 01-05-10
    Sascha Schmunk Munich 01-05-10 Member Since 2009

    gobanane

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    "Fantastic!!!"

    I'm German, and I was very amused how the author interpreted the German help in the battle...anyway:
    It's a damn great MUST BUY even if u are not interested in Military SI-FI... u don't understand all the military stuff in the 1st place, but therefore they invented the WWW! Consumed the 17 hours in less then 2 days...was just mind blowing!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 11-04-09
    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 11-04-09 Member Since 2009

    I love books a lot

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    "Very Good"

    I realy enjoy the book, and you will to.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy riverview, FL, USA 04-26-10
    Stacy riverview, FL, USA 04-26-10 Member Since 2008
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    "eye of the storm"

    Another intense and satisfying book, can't wait for the next installment

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    Michael Grant 08-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story Continuation"
    If you could sum up Eye of the Storm in three words, what would they be?

    War with reason!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eye of the Storm?

    The team coming together controlling the Dahal against a new enemy!


    Which character – as performed by Marc Vietor – was your favorite?

    General Mike Neal!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim In Texas! Austin, TX, United States 06-03-14
    Jim In Texas! Austin, TX, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2006

    I'm just a big kid.

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    "The Band is back together!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To fully appreciate this book one needs to have read most of the earlier books in the series, I'd recommend doing that. If the first two books hook you then you'll like this one for sure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eye of the Storm?

    I'm a huge fan of the Patrick O'Brian 'Master and Commander' series. There is ship boarding sequence in 'Eye' that O'Brian would have loved.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was great when the O'Neil family gets back together.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I kind of got a little tired of this universe and so delayed downloading 'Eye'. It was wonderful to see Ringo bring back most of the really interesting characters and put them all on the same team.

    It was great that for once I didn't have to suffer through hundreds of pages of humans getting their butts kicked, although by the end of this book our species is clearly not out of the woods.

    I personally find Ringo's obsession with smoking, dipping, and breast ogling to be a bit tiresome, but I can put up with this minor fobble of his.

    I'm a retired Air Force Navigator and really enjoyed his discussion of the psychology of 'tactical call signs'. He was spot on with this aspect of military life, or my name isn't Hootman!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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