The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own. Written "blog-style", it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy, and organic farming.
©2008 John Ringo; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Ringo excels in the depiction of combat, managing to capture the carnage and horror while maintaining a sense of the absurd....with the unexpected twists that Ringo has made his hallmark." (Publishers Weekly)
"Miller becomes Bandit Six, patriotic, no-nonsense, and extra rough around the edges." (AudioFile)
The book is aimed at 16 to 26 year old males.
The story line is cross between Star Ship Troopers and a USA conservative Republican Radio show.
The first chapter is in Military jargon to bond with people either in or just leaving service. All
There is alternate science that has nothing to
with the real world. Such as a new ice age even
though the glaciers are melting. How does that
The author assigns behavior to the opposition that is
truly dastardly. (Unbelievable)
The hero is flawless, smart, and a farmer.
If you enjoyed Star Ship Troopers, as I did.
I have the book and reread it once in while.
You'll like this book. In my opinion it's has about
as much relevance to what's going on today.
Star Ship Troopers is relevant in a quirky way,
but I would not quote it like Shakespeare,
except to a Conservative Republican Radio show
host. "Seven Habits of Successful People" it is
I would consider the book only to be a work of fiction and an okay read. Light humor.
An accurate mirror of today and how you should live your life. No, unless your a conservative
Republican Radio show host. The world only needs
one or two of them.
This is not the John RIngo that I have enjoyed in a number of Novels. I did not buy this book to listen to hours of his political opinions. If he wanted to write such a book, why not call it a polictical commentary. I wish he would also check his facts before he claims them as truth.
Gotta say, love this book. Lemme put it to you straight though.
This is a book for the patriotic, the open minded and the conservative. If you fall outside of these categories then you will be disapointed and probably insulted.
If you want to listen to a book that is filled with great action, great commentary and one of the most memorable characters i have ever read, then this is the novel for you.
If you want to listen to a book that will challenge your assumptions and push your beliefs to the breaking point, not with rhetoric, but with facts and reason, then this is the book for you.
If that sounds scary, then stay away. Please, just go find something else. You won't enjoy it, i promise you, and you'll just get all upset and huffy of these intolerant people spouting hate (or, the right people spouting the truth, one could argue).
For those of you who think that sounds good, by all means, download and enjoy one of the greatest audiobooks that i've had the pleasure of listening to. You won't be disapointed at all.
I enjoyed the Prince Roger books with David Weber but this book is a political rant very poorly disguised as an action SF novel. I'm sorry I wasted by time and money. I'll never buy a John Ringo alone again.
Wow...I sure wish I had read the reviews beforehand, which would have warned me off. I, like other posters, am a sucker for a good post-apocalyptic novel. But that is not what this book is. Rather, it is long winded angry rant poorly disguised as a story. The tone is so acidic that Tom Clancy and Orson Scott Card seem like peace-loving long-haired socialist hippies.
Europe is doomed, organic food is evil, government is filled with losers (except for the sharp edge of the US military), and American is without flaw. Cultural supremacy in its most rabid form. The hate never stops.
This title is for the Bush-loving Clinton-hating FauxNews-watching crowd. Not for the rest society. There is no middle ground.
Hat tip to the narrator for successful conveying the tone--very well done.
A promising start and good reader soon degenerates into thinly veiled right-wing preaching. At three hours, when I finally gave up on this novel, the storyline had not yet progressed beyond criticism of (democrat) government response to events recently past.
I like good military SF as much as the next guy, and I'd seen Ringo's name associated with it, so I gave him a try. If I'd known I was gonna get a right-wing rant, I'd have chosen something else for my money. I looked Ringo up on Wikipedia and found he had been a commentator on Fox News. It all fell into place.
Unless your tastes run to Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, & Rush Limbaugh avoid Ringo like the plague he is. I need to hear more of this world-view like I need a serious case of the clap. A waste of time & money. I should have read the reviews.
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