The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.
Battle stations! Listen to another galactic adventure in the Troy Rising series.
©2011 John Ringo (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
“[Ringo’s SF is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.” (Library Journal)
"Fans of strong military SF will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Ringo provides a textbook example of how a novel in the military SF subgenre should be written.... Crackerjack storytelling.” (Starlog)
Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.
The sense of humor of the characters that comes through in the performance. It is a good story performed well.
The interaction between Comet and the South Americans when she is trying to figure out their culture and why they perform their duties the way they do.
Comet with her interactions and the conflicts with those whe works with.
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This one was ok, not nearly as good as the first two. Big area in the middle about multiculteral groups learning to work together etc, blah! I guess I am glad to have finished the series, but this is the weakest by far.
I found the cultural interplay between the characters interesting: latin american vs. north american.
Comet, as she was the central character and is very dynamic.
I enjoyed the story, but it did not have as much action as the previous 2 books. I am looking forward to any more books in the series.
Recommend if you want to keep up with the Troy Rising series. Otherwise this would be the book to skip.
Yes, Troy Rising universe still has potential
Boyett is the voice of the series.
Not quite the "page" turner as the previous 2 books. On Ringo's blog forums he posted that while writing he knew readers would "get sick of cultural commentary". Now he is "noodling" on what to do next. Having a battle globe show up and wipe out the enemy isn't exciting enough for an entire book. I hope he can think of something to get back on par with books 1 and 2.
Yes I would Because it was intresting
Tyler Vernon was an execellent character but wasnt in it all that much
When Termal Died and When James almost Died
I found very little enjoyable in this book. About 2 hours was great. This middle was just so much filler.
This book series is not a deep insightfully look into very tech savvy future like books from Peter Hamilton or Alastair Reynolds. It is more of a fun “RA RA GO EARTH” book series that is easy to follow and addictive, kind of like a Rambo movie but good. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
I am aging and waiting for the NEXT book in this series. This is a masterful , adventures, funny series. I have listened to this series three times. John Ringo must shoot out the next one soon, I know it is there, somewhere in his head. He can't leave me hanging. Is it good? DUH !! It's a 6 star.
I am a Coast Guardsman. I spent a lot of time underway and I could empathize with the competent personnel in the book. Back in the post Viet Nam era military we had some of the same problems. They were overcome by less intense methods but in combat I could see the lead character being just this way.
The everyday problems of daily living in space were carefully considered and delt with.
I read the book before I listened to it. I usually do this because my mind builds a different world in my mind. This gives the book a whole new flavor.
I did listen in a single setting. I travel a lot.
The performance of this book was great but the story didn't do it for me at all. I really enjoyed the first two books but this one felt like it was a "let's do a slightly bigger battle than normal...but I must fill 13 hours of content first with boring, non-space human culture stuff".
I don't want to give too much away but I'm fairly certain that at least 80% of the book was dedicated to...Latin American culture and issues with the clashing cultures of North Americans and Latin Americans.
The ending battle was a bit boring as well. I'm not sure how much I should give away but it basically goes exactly as expected: the enemy is still stupid but a little less stupid now and manage to actually hurt the humans...until the humans win, of course. Now I'm not expecting someone to write a story about humans losing (especially since the previous books built up the human's capabilities so much that it would also seem stupid that they would lose) but the final battle was just ridiculous with the humans having an almost unlimited amount of chances to keep coming back.
The battle strategy of the enemy also didn't make sense. They are not winning the war on one front with one species...so let's start a fight with another species on another front!? That's bothered me during this entire series but this final book was so disappointing it's hard to overlook it anymore.
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