Into this serfdom ruled by nobles and the Church, Keane and his men brought the radical ideas of freedom, equality, and democracy, and a technology centuries ahead of the world they must now call home. Yet all their knowledge and training might not save them from the true rulers there, creatures to whom all humans were mere cattle, bred for sacrifice!
©1990 William R. Forstchen; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Some of the best adventure writing in years!" (Science Fiction Chronicle)
I have found lately myself downloading and listening to books I read previously in paper format and this is one of them. It is a typical Forstchen book - well written with interesting characters and a compelling story. I enjoyed it as much in Audible format as I did in paper and the narrator did a great job.
But a word of warning - I had forgotten how difficult some parts of this book were to read (and are to listen to). I do not want to spoil the story for those who might be downloading the book, but the segments involving torture and some of the "dinner" scenes were just hard to listen to and I found myself skipping forward.
If you are not squeamish I think you would enjoy this book immensely. Having said that I only bought the first 2 volumes of this series in book format because I found parts too difficult to read. I would recommend it only for adults with a strong stomach, but recommend it highly for them.
Having read the entire series and then have the first book on audio is great. The historical accuracy of the regiment is fundamentally accurate - How they react to such an unknown threat such as it is, I believe is as humanly accurate as you can get. I enjoyed re-reading it and enjoyed listening to it. I look forward to the rest of the series to be added to this audio collection. If you like stepping outside the box, you will not be disappointed here.
Tried three times and just couldn't get into it. I can't figure out exactly what's wrong with it, but it doesn't work for me. It doesn't grab me. Never got past the first sections. Maybe it gets better, but I never got deep enough into the book to find out. Sorry.
This is a bad attempt to meld SF and historical military fiction. It doesn't work at all. I try to finish the audiobooks I start, but couldn't do it with this one.
This book far surpassed my expectations. It was an absolute thrill ride start to finish. I highly recommend it!
my dad read these books when he was in Saudi Arabia, and told me i could read them when i became a man. well at 29, it was a pleasure to find such a well read audiobook. now onto the second one!
I enjoyed the book quite a lot. It's a little 'Dirk Pitt'ish with things being accomplished in very short period of time but in all quite good.
Enjoyed the storyline and the battle tactics. Industrial capacity sure helps when pressed. Not sure "modern" man could fair as well as the Yanks.
Suspense, Dramatic, Adrenaline
Hawthorne--He undergoes a dramatic transformation throughout the story.
Lawlor does a great job. In fact I'm thrilled he narrates the entire series. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. This is even though I've already read the entire series twice.
I would have loved to do so but I'm WAY too busy for that. However, it was hard to turn off.
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