When space pirates threaten to take over the shipping lanes, retired air force fighter pilot Hal Nellis is recruited to fight them. It all comes down to a final battle for the spaceways. Win, and the pirate threat is crushed forever. Lose, and the people of Earth and countless other backwater worlds are doomed to enslavement and death.
Reached #1 bestseller on the Amazon list of Military Sci-Fi, #2 First Contact, and #4 Space Opera.
©2005 Mark Terence Chapman (P)2014 Mark Terence Chapman
I think this is a book more suited for readers who are new to space operas. The reader sounded very neutral and all the characters sounded alike. Overall this was an ok book but isn't on the same level as books like the lost fleet series or odyssey one series.
I have listened to dozens of recorded books mostly in the Sci Fi or Fantasy genre. I was sorely disappointed by this novel. The narrator did not seem to be suited well to this kind of book. He spoke with a monotone for most of the novel. And made it difficult to tell the difference between descriptive narrition and conversation. Words were even replaced by cheesy sound effects in some scenes. The novel looked like fun at first. What's not to like about huge space battles. But half way through the story it takes a left turn and leaves space combat behind. My greatest beef is how the author seems to have forgone even basic physics or even the slimmest reasearch into his use of 'nukes'. I am willing and even enjoy suspending disbelief when reading this kind of book. However the horrible science and lack of convincing descriptions were to much to overcome. Frankly the only reason I continued to listen was to see how bad it could get.
This is by far one of the worst books I have listened too. There is no military experience or thought put into this book.
Mark Terence Chapman = yesMark Westfield = NO
None come to mind.
AtonalGave me a migraine
Still havent finished listening to the book so I couldnt say atm. Gonna down a painkiller and spend a few hours in bed/or any other soundlessand dark place conducent to aleviating said condition.
I would classify this as a "sheep" book.
Not worth the credit I spent on it so far 1/3 thru.
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