Now disparate factions of humanity must plan for their own salvation. Worldtrees allied with humans on Theroc have rallied hulking, thorny tree battleships. Roamers work with powerful water entities, the wentals, to seed planets everywhere with a growing force to challenge the hydrogues.
But when the final battle with the hydrogues is joined, who will aid the people of Earth?
The saga continues: listen to more of Kevin J. Anderson's Seven Suns series.
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the first four were good but i kept waiting for some things to happen ( i dont want to be a spoiler) and wow did they happen. i do like the new narrator we got in the last book i think he ads a bit more drama to books and makes them more enjoyable to listen to. i get to start the next one in the series tonight and i am looking forward to it!!
I love this series.
I thought I would've been used to the new narrator by the end of this book but.... nah, It's not merely the pronunciations but the accents as well.
It's bad enough to speak the Compi names in such a screwy manner, it's far worse to make seemingly random decisions about the dialect and therefore the origins of several characters. This narrator Colacci decided, for some reason, that people with names like Nikko Chan Tylar and Kotto Okiah should sound like U.S. southerners and the older roamer men should all sound like grisly characters in a western shoot-em-up. Even the "Alien with British Accent" clich'e finally becomes less than outrageous but really, rednecks in space? Not even genteel southern gentlemen but crusty old gosh-darn dusty pantsed cowpokes? Perhaps a listen through of the earlier books for continuity would've been informative.
Perhaps they should've started from book 1 with the new narrator thus buffering us from the shock of being forced to leave the marvelous George Guidall for this hideous treatment.
This is a long series and I've wanted to make sure and finish it - but I was getting a bit bored by end of 4th book. So it's been about a year and now listening to this book I am much more excited about the series and will jump directly to next book. Tons of action - good flow, narrator is great.
The Saga of Seven Suns, much to my surprise, produced equal to better books throughout the series. Usually, the 2nd, 3rd and beyond books don't measure up to the original. This series is an exception. Unexpectedly, the Saga of Seven Suns has become my favorite book series, one of my favorite science fiction stories. I really enjoy the narrator. He is consistent and doesn't over-act. Regarding this particular book... just another great read equal or better to the previous book in series.
Very much better than book #4. The narrator has toned it down a bit from the previous extravagant performance.
The plot is growing ever wider. There could be 100's or even 1000's of sequels.
Finally some resolutions we have been waiting for. There was plenty of action and plenty of surprises. And I knew that crazy guy would return to wreak havoc!
King Peter has become my favorite. I can't wait for the final showdown, and for him to become a great, unifying leader.
I can't think of any voices I especially liked. They are fine and the story moves on. However, I will repeat my annoyance at the accents of the Roamers (mentioned in my review of the previous volume). These people all have names that are either Scots-Irish or Sino-Japanese, yet they sound like American cowboys or bumpkins. Totally wrong.
Yes, but you need to sleep sometime, and maybe go to work. Nearly every chapter ends on a cliffhanger, so you have to wait to see how they will deal with this new pickle. But there is so much happening across the spiral arm, so many people in so many sticky situations that you have to jump around to see it all!
This is truly a saga of galactic proportions. I will continue listening till the universe ends!
No, because the narrator irritated me to the extent I could hardly stand to finish.
I like the many charactors and places of the series and how they intertwined, but new narrator's pronunciation and performance caused me to not want to finish series.
His pronunciation of the names of people and places, and generally his verbal expressions.
No, there is too much information to relate for a movie to follow.
Let me know when reproduced with different narrator and I will check him out and maybe get back into the series.
I don't know that I would listen to it again, but simply because I don't tend to re-read books.
As stated by others, it may be a little predictable, but Kevin J does salt the books with Just enough surprise and new twists to entertain without overwhelming. And I love his multi-layerd character interactions. A classic Epic
I prefer the narrator of the first three novels. But I've like George ever since the "cat who" series.
nothing extreme here. Just good reading and entertainment
These novels illuminate why Kevin Anderson is working with Brian Herbert on the Dune series. Very similar style.
I like laying in bed and having the book read to me,
All were good , Jess Tamblen ...
He is an excalent reader.
noo... had to do it in stages, I had all ready read the series, I'm hooked on Audible
Having read author Kevin J. Anderson's comments on the subject of narrative changes, I have to admit that perhaps in my ire over the changes from book three to book four I was a bit harsh in my criticism of the narrator David Colacci. I am still miffed about the compy names, however David does do a good job of the reading and I am now acclimated to his style and once again am enjoying a truly great saga. I am glad that I gutted through the mourning period of the loss of George Guidall as narrator and can honestly say that once again I can't wait to hear what happens next in The Saga of Seven Suns.
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