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In Death Ground Audiobook

In Death Ground: Starfire, Book 2

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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
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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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    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    thomas dye 03-16-17
    thomas dye 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very nearly nonstop space battles"
    Any additional comments?

    This is book 2 in the series, but is not related to the first book in the series by anything other than its universe and political setup.
    The book was unnecessarily long, and Weber could use and edit for length. Large portions of the book were dedicated to detailed space opera battles, and if you slept through one or two of these you wouldn't miss much of the storyline.
    If you're into space battles constantly, this is a good place to start. You will get your fill of it here in the next 12 hours or so. (I listened to it as an audiobook)
    I still Weber fan, but I'm debating getting the follow-on book in this series which actually continues this specific storyline. I'll see how I feel a week. Outstanding job by the narrator and author to bring the various species to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jaskerkat 03-14-17
    jaskerkat 03-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The audible is very impressive"
    Where does In Death Ground rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was very impressed by the narrator and his ability to bring the different species to life. It was a really well done performance. The book is very engaging and I enjoyed the space battle aspect of it.


    What does Marc Vietor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His ability to make the alien species stand out. Very impressive.


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

    No it's a long book and at times heartbreaking to read. With it's long campaigns and the battles that are won and lost you need to time in between.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best audible narration performances I've heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy L. Parson 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "No depth of characters"

    It's just non stop space battles. No depth to the story. You can fall asleep while learning to it and not miss anything important... One of the worst binds by David Weber ever. I want my money back.

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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.

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    J 10-14-16
    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.

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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

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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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    "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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