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In Death Ground Audiobook

In Death Ground: Starfire, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Five thousand years after Sun Tzu writes The Art of War, his advice is followed during the Fourth Interstellar War between the terrible Bugs and the humans, who are aided by their catlike Orion allies.

©1997 David Weber & Steve White (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    T. Martin 02-17-16
    T. Martin 02-17-16 Member Since 2009
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    "One of my favorite all time military sci-fi"
    What did you love best about In Death Ground?

    Detailed Battles, but not to the extent where it become repetitive. A use of past tense to cover some battles is refreshing.


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

    He has some excellent voices for many of the characters.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Des Moines, IA 12-05-16
    Jason Des Moines, IA 12-05-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Half a book"

    You must need to buy The Shiva Option to hear the conclusion, I personally won't bother. Good military sci-fi gives you characters to root for and battles you can understand. I didn't really care about any of the characters and I spent most of the book thinking a closed wormhole was one way because it wasn't explained well in the beginning. New technologies were brought in but poorly explained. Like near the end the bugs come up with a new thing that can kill fortresses, but the authors don't explain why standard defense would have any problem with it or why it wasn't thought of before.

    Some of the major battles end half way through , the narrator going in seconds from talking about a major development in the battle to characters talking about the aftermath in another star system. It was hard to follow in places also because it would switch back and forth between narrating the alliance and the bugs, in battles spanning a half dozen star systems with 8 fleets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J 10-14-16
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    "relentless action. great naval warfare."

    The book seemed to begin in the middle of a battle and didn't let up until the very end. very believable action scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Arlington, TX, USA 09-01-16
    Larry Arlington, TX, USA 09-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor book 2"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Do not know.


    Has In Death Ground turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Marc Vietor’s performance?

    He was good with the material he had.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Tiredness


    Any additional comments?

    The first book was good. This book was one long battle, after battle, after battle, after battle, after battle, etc. No character development, story poor, except for battle after battle after battle after battle after battle.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William 05-14-16
    William 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I just didn't really care about the characters"

    there wasn't really a character that stood out, the story just dragged out, I'm usually a David Webber fan

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Osmo The Dandenongs 04-27-16
    Carrie Osmo The Dandenongs 04-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not for me"
    What did you like best about In Death Ground? What did you like least?

    Usually I really like Weber and how he deals with difference. This was just one long long boring battle had trouble getting into it at all. Just not my style rather than anything terrible. Couldn't be bothered and I did prefer the first one in the series a lot more.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    hmmm call that an ending?


    What three words best describe Marc Vietor’s performance?

    Good, clear and personable but (at times) to exaggerated.


    Was In Death Ground worth the listening time?

    Not for me


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I over-reacted, Weber is an author I usually enjoy immensely, and anticipating much better became very impatient and critical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alan 04-02-16
    Alan 04-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding Series"

    I have read this series multiple times and I am enjoying hearing it. Great series

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Sebastopol 03-08-16
    Jordan Sebastopol 03-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing"

    One of my favorite books. I have read it 3 times and when I so it on Audile I had to get it. The narrator has is amazing and does a great job.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Luella 02-24-16 Member Since 2008

    buchfiend

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    "Don't bother"

    Not only did I struggle to get through this book, I skipped ahead and still found nothing but constant war scenes that had no character development nor anything else that made me care about what was happening to anyone in the entire story. Save your credit for something worth your time.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Monta V. Docks Toney AL 02-19-16
    Monta V. Docks Toney AL 02-19-16 Member Since 2016

    Favorite author: David Weber

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    "I love this book"

    The only thing this book lacks spaceis the fact that the one coming after it is not out yet. I look forward to it eagerly.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Very one dimentional people"

    I like this book for the exciting battels and surprises but comparet to other books by David Weber the people are very one dimentional in this story. Politicians are always and compleatly bad. Military people are always good and never makes mistakes unless they are missing information, and they are ALWAYS compleatly selfsacrificing. (I'm not exaggerating here)

    If you can ignore this and just want some good space battels it is still a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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