Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes.
In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.
As Erik rises through the ranks he finally finds a home, first with the marines who fight at his side and later among the colonists - men and women who have dared to leave everything behind to build a new society on the frontier, one where the freedoms and rights lost long ago on Earth are preserved.
Amidst the blood and death and sacrifice, Erik begins to wonder. Is he fighting the right war? Who is the real enemy?
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Crimson Worlds III: A Little Rebellion - December 2012
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The narrator needs work. I'm not going to say hes bad but its really hard to explain. Even when the narrator tries to put inflection in his voice everything comes across in a monotone sound. There are weird pauses to the point that it was driving me nuts and I couldn't get into the story.
Mark Boyett would have been good.
I didn't finish the book so I cant comment on the story. I just couldn't get past the narrator style/sound.
Maybe if his writing improves
Hell no .. maybe if i wanted some one to drone on and on with the same dull uninterested tone and cheap special effects till i fell asleep at night this would be a good one !!!!
I had High hopes for this book .. I was sadly disappointed. I dont usually write reviews but i hope to save some other member from wasting credit on this.
This book lacks action and likable characters. It is not even really a book, it is like the authors plot summary every thing that happens is vague and off stage. it reminds me of reading someones diary that doesn't like writing down the details.
I love books by Johnny Ringo, B. V. Larson, Vernor Vinge, John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Joe Haldeman, Mike Shepherd, Larry Niven , Kristine Kathryn Rusch and C. J. Cherryh
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I forced myself to get through about half the book. It was hard to do. Do you remember reading a book to a child or having someone read to you when you where small? I think you have the picture. It drove me nuts. I can't give any stars for the book because I found that none of the story really stuck with me. The star is for the narrative. I would have given zero.
Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.
This was a pronounced "middle of the road" listen. Several times about the sixth and seventh chapter, my finger wavered above the stop icon as I debated whether Crimson Worlds was a military sci fi or a first person rendition of "Military History 2060 thru 2347". Jeff Bower as a narrator would have done better producing "White Noise" to sleep by. But then the pace picked up and there was a plot slowly evolving instead of endless happy face promotions and lackluster battles. By the last chapter I was happy that Jay Allan was not lost to us! Tho this will not be a rival to his best, it won't be lining the garbage can either. I've already ear marked a credit for the next full length book in the series.
Was rough to get through (I did finish it, I enjoy military S/F and the authors love of the subject was clear), but it was awkward in parts and had long stretches of background information which didn't add anything to the story. Was happy when it ended.
No. Mr. Bower's performance reminded me of a college lecture hall performance. His narrator's voice sounds forced and very artificial. His character voices are falsetto and sound like they should be part of anime.
This book is well written and builds the Crimson World story line very nicely. It has made me desire to listen to the next in the series.
This series has sucked me in over the last couple of days. If you can get through three chapters without identifying with Erik Cain then you have lost your ability to lose yourself in a story.
If you are into "Hard Sci-Fi" (Military based sci-fi such as John Ringo's "Aldenata", or David Weber's "Honorverse") this will knock you out. Think "Starship Troopers" with more military detail and no aliens. Give it a try.
Steady, calm, a bit nasal in some characters.
Sometimes it takes a few bad men to save a universe from itself.
Part space opera part hard sci-fi, this book (and the entire Crimson World Series) shows us a new take on a dystopian future that is at times "Starship Troopers" and at others "12 Monkeys". It is at all times worth a read.
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