©2000 Tanya Huff; (P)2008 Tantor
I would not listen again but to read. I always feel a missed a little something or misunderstood.
I am a huge fan of a strong female lead. The author seems to know a great deal about the military. The stories was fun to listen to as a US Army Vet.
Anytime she was thinking what was really on her mind but not saying. I know I have gone through this
Sir, my mother and farther were married.
This is a wonderful read or listen to. I laughed, smiled knowingly, and enjoyed the characters. I will get the next in this series.
This military sf story was funny at times and dramatic at others. At times you wanted time to speed up and at others to slow down, but that is true of most things in life.
I developed a great love for the main character and was sad for all the trials she was put throw. But that made for a very good listen.
I can not wait to get the second in the series.
I read this series as fast as I could. I liked the action and humor. I also liked the fact there wasn't too much detail in tactics and technology. As some one who has never served or is techno stupid it is easy to understand. Ready for the next in line.
It has the action and sense of realism that is satisfied by the Horatio Hornblower series, and while Horatio is in the past this book is in the future.
Our heroine is the clear favorite, but I tried not to get attached to any of her company, which was easier due to the similarity of many names. I like the different alien species too and the contrast/conflict between older, more civilized aliens and the younger species, like humans.
Enjoy the adventure
The best part of “Valor’s Choice” was the witty dialog which I plan to use my friends. Otherwise, an easily forgettable book. But not for me, because I purchased this book and the sequel as part of an Audible special offer.
More character development.
The people are all indistinguishable from each other. No distinct personalities.
Pleasant, but the character voices were too chirpy for marines.
All of them.
Lively, run & gun.
Realistic conversation and inner voice of non-coms. Better than usual, but not quite right, speaking as a former enlisted man.
The(female) 1st Sgt.
Pro soldiers in space
The high point of the book, the final battle scene, was a direct steal from the movie Zulu. The author went so far as to describe most of the high points of the historic battle of Rourke's Drift. After all the work introducing characters and setting up the political intrigue, the author should have found a more interesting / obscure battle to play to the gruff NCO and her heroic squad of soldiers.
Not this genre, but definitely this author
A female reader was very appropriate for this book.
Excellent premise, good storyline, unfortunately the author decided to take the final scenes from a world class movie. If I were to continue to listen to this author, could I expect the next battle to scene to be taken from the movie the Alamo, or perhaps the battle of Thermopylae from the movie 300?
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