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.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was happy to see several plot threads come together as well as a couple new ones emerging. The narration was great except for the irritating way he tried to pronounce the robot names instead of stating the letters for some of them.
I started reading this series a few years ago. after some substantial changes in my lifestyle, I stopped reading which was frustrating because I really enjoyed the story.
The combination of the story and this being my first audiobook made the experience unique. Add to that the narrator's performance and you can imagine how satisfied I was. All the different character impressions make this a very good audiobook for Sci-fi fans. To me it was almost like watching a movie, but better.
I hope you like it as much as I did.
King Peter and Queen Estara, figurehead rulers of Earth and the Hanziatic League, have quite the problem. His name is Basil Wensaslaus, the Chairman of the Hanziatic League. He thinks everything is his to manage, decide and dispense with. He can't imagine that anyone else can do anything without his leave to do so. Great problem to be saddled with while at least one set of aliens plans to wipe humanity out of existence.
The Roamers, space gypsies, have a problem too. Hydrogues, Earth Defense Forces (EDF) and Ilderans all want to abuse or destroy them. Their main source of income used to be mining the atmospheres of gas giants for Ecty, starship fuel. Now they have to find other ways to stay in food. They might have to...ring some doorbells.
The Ilderans have partially recovered from the Mad designate but are yet to face the music for their treatment of the Burton survivors. Osirah, the half-breed daughter of the Mage Imperator and Neara the Green Priest, has been inserted as the communications bridge between the Imperator and the Hydrogues. A lot of centuries in the making she delivers unforeseen results.
Prince Daniel, a simpering sod of a put-up job, gets brought out of his induced coma and dropped in Amish world. You got it, right on a steaming pile of goodness.
These and many other story lines are enriched in this, the fifth book in the series. I have nothing detracting to say about this work, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Four out of five entertainment points for this installment.
narrator does not pronounce the names as narrator in the first book in the series
in this book, Kevin J. Anderson weaves together several threads of the overall saga. Of course, we still have two more books to go. Naturally if you weren't paying attention, you might have missed those loose threads that still need to be woven into the tapestry of the saga.
it's an enjoyable and engaging read. Perhaps not great literature. But it is engaging enough that you don't want to put down this story.
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