The expedition to the Crab Nebula has returned to Earth and the news is not good. Out among the stars, a million systems have fallen under Broan domination, the fate awaiting Earth should the Broa ever learn of its existence. The problem would seem to allow but three responses: submit meekly to slavery, fight and risk extermination, or hide and pray the Broa remain ignorant of humankind for at least a few more generations. Are the hairless apes of Sol III finally faced with a problem for which there is no acceptable solution?
While politicians argue, Mark Rykand and Lisa Arden risk everything to spy on the all-powerful enemy that is beginning to wonder at the appearance of mysterious bipeds in their midst…
©2006 Michael McCollum (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Sci-fi, space opera, dark apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, historical fiction and ccasional main-stream thriller
Not as good as the rating made me believe but just interesting enough to keep me listening. A solid 3. Narration is good.
Well this was good read. good enough for me to continue to book 3 in this series
Gibraltar Sun spends the first 3 chapters recapping the events of Gibraltar Earth. This is great for readers joining the series at book 2, but a bit tedious for those of us who read the first book. And the author includes just enough new information so that you can't skip these chapters.
The story takes some time to build. There are 3 "institutes" vying to sell their solutions to the Broa Problem, and the detailed political intrigue is interesting, but I was chomping at the bit to get to the action!
When we return to "Brinks Base", humanity's Forward Operating Base in Broa Space, things really pick up. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say the climax is a nailbiter. McCollum did a great job of building to a tense situation! Will humanity be discovered, and the plans fail? Will they get away with their prize, so they can fight another day? Well done!
The narrator is great, I hope to listen to other performances by him.
I'm heading into Gibraltar Stars immediately!
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This being the second book I will assume that if you have read the first one then you like it and this review is sorta not needed but I will say a few things, if you want to know more go to my review of the first book.
This book continues the story nicely and you are hoping that the Humans get things done, you are setup for the next book in the series which is currently the last book (4-29-13) as of now but I hope there are more to come.
In this book it is confirmed that the Broan empire indeed controls 1 million stars or more and things aren't good for the Humans if they find out they are in the neighborhood so lets hope things go the right way.
Thrilling story line.
QUIT imitating the Australian accent, Ramon De Ocampo. Do not do it again. Just don't. Please.
In the second book of the trilogy, I still fail to see how all the sex scenes are relevant to the discovery of new stars.
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While "Gibraltar Earth" was clever, "Gibraltar Sun" and "Gibraltar Stars" do not live up to the epic potential they were given. While it's fine that their outcome is obvious, it's boring yo take an entirely uninteresting route to get there.
In "Sun", dramatic situations are resolved too simply. Between them lies countless political meetings which are uninspiring.
In "Stars", you'll spend the whole book watching the book's progress timer, wondering when the author is going to execute the plan he's created. Sadly, the series doesn't include the execution, only the painstaking and straightforward preparation.
Save the two credits on "Sun" and "Stars". Your imagination can surely create a more interesting and more complete story.
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The first book in this series was very good. It had a fascinating premise and an extremely clever and interesting twist. The series should have ended there. This book is painfully uninteresting. Waste of a credit, but at least I know now to delete the third book from my wishlist.
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