Four soldiers. One war.
Asteroid miner Mary Rodrigo and freighter owner Mattim Abeeb are green draftees of the Society of Humanity, forced to fight for Earth - a planet they’ve never even seen. Major Ray Longknife and his lover, Senior Pilot Rita Nuu, are career soldiers, invested with the cause of the Unity Party - and its ambitious new president. These four soldiers on opposing sides of the battle are about to discover the true nature of this terrible war: a quest for profit - from the high command of both sides. What they will risk is nothing less than their lives. For although truth may be the first casualty of war, it’s not going to be the last….
©1999 Mike Moscoe (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
As I said in my review of book 3 (that was released 1st), the author has a LAZY writing style: good ideas but no thorough review. This causes regrettable transgressions. The most glaring in this book was people from a low gravity environment completing their daily tasks in a 3-Earth gravity environment. So, say you're a 200lb man, that would be like carrying around a 400# weight in addition to your normal body weight. Also, sometimes I get the feeling he's writing for a young audience. I'm out.
This series is a great listen. If your into the Kris Longknife series, these stories fill in the gaps of her Grandparents histories. Michael McConnahie is an outstanding narrator as well. He is the "ying" to Dina Pearlman's "yang".
yes, good solid story good characters, good narrator
No and i really like him, I'm going to search him and see if that turns me on to some new authors.
If you are familiar with the Kris Longknife universe, then your gonna love this. its about her great grandparents, and what they did to get there start and they are good fun characters that are not what you think. Haven't read a kris longknife book? its okay these are independant books set in the same universe and may be fun to start with this series!
A good listen that is not quite as predictable as one might think
A few twists and turns keeps up the interest
Funny to listen to
Facts already known
The problem with any prequel is that you are limited to what you can do by "facts already known" by the reader. Mike did a great job of handling that. McConnahie was very good.
The reader is awful. Every character has the same voice. Kept getting lost of who was who. Actually could not finish it was so bad, and I have loved all of the other books in this universe. Will stay away from this narrator.
I enjoyed the story after I got over the narrator.
He read like an AM radio announcer, overly modulated and didn't differentiate the characters well.
No. I found the reader annoying and had to break up the listening until I got used to his reading.
1. Numerous POV shifts between plots sides.
2. Lots of fast paced action.
3. Little to no vocal distinction between characters.
The first two, great, but combined with the third and you turn what was a good story into a cumbersome, difficult to follow, disappointing, listen
I felt strongly enough about this disappointment to Mike Shepherd’s “Society of Humanity” series that after 574 results in my library (many of which are multiple section titles though) I was forced to write this, my 1st review.
I truly hope either a new narrator is used or Michael McConnahie can do something with character differentiation for the remainder of the Society of Humanity series.
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