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Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1 Audiobook

Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In the twenty-sixth century, humanity is at war with the Xenophobes, and the planet Loki is the next battleground.

Dev Cameron joined the military to fly a starship but is rated unsuitable and grudgingly accepts an assignment with the ground forces, piloting a massive walking tank (a warstrider). But Cameron may yet get a chance at glory when he makes a discovery about the alien foes that could change the course of the war.

©1993 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2015 Tantor

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    Nate 04-04-15
    Nate 04-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "This one is tough to listen to."
    Would you try another book from Ian Douglas and/or David Drummond?

    I've enjoyed Ian Douglas' work in the past and that's why I tried this one in spite of poor reviews. While I might try another book by Ian, I won't try any more from this series. As far as David Drummond's narration, it was horrible for this book. While Ian created a world that is greatly influenced by Japan, the narration was done with what sounded like a Scottish Pirate.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ian Douglas? Why or why not?

    yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Bad accents and intonation made everyone sound scared and panicked


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I listened to all but the last hour or so and just couldn't stand it anymore.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    dee 06-10-15
    dee 06-10-15

    Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.

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    "S l o w, slow, a little b e t t e r...."

    In the beginning, I had to keep backing up to re listen because my ears were working but my brain kept trying to nap! Finally, I began to sense there might be a story evolving but it was halfway thru the book! I didn't like the protaginst's smart mouth attitude which abruptly became charismatic boy wonderI The overuse of Japanese titles and traditions bogged me down with all the translations. The narrator was a "C" but in fairness, he didn't have much to work with. I'd advise the listener who wants a developing plot, rounded characters and some action to keep looking.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elijah 03-03-15
    Elijah 03-03-15
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    "wait for it ........! give it time starts slow"

    Your best bet with this book is to wait about 20 minutes at that point I think he settles out and starts telling the story

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ed 08-06-15
    Ed 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "pretty good story but with a major flaw"

    the author uses loads of Japanese words/phrases/labels. it drove me nuts! Just use English nexttime! !!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fredrik Anderson Dayton, OH, United States 06-16-15
    Fredrik Anderson Dayton, OH, United States 06-16-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Did you enjoy Starship Troopers?"
    What disappointed you about Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1?

    Using Heinlein's battle-bot shell concept of Starship Troopers, but not with anywhere near the depth of story, detail, scope by Heinlein.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karsten Olsen 04-04-15
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    "Boring"

    Being a sifi fan I must say this book is quite boring. Lots of details describing planets and aliens but little about the people. This makes the story less exiting and in fact boring to read.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Evert Burtonsville, MD, United States 03-01-15
    Evert Burtonsville, MD, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    I did manage to listen to the entire book, barely. Hated the narration but the story really bogs down when a fortuitous ally shows up and then gets really boring as the nature of their common enemy is disclosed. Could have been much more with a better reader and less of a yawner of an ending.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    BDKP 04-08-15
    BDKP 04-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Undeniably and Utterly Horrible"
    What would have made Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1 better?

    It is completely irredemable.


    What was most disappointing about Ian Douglas’s story?

    This story is shockingly poorly written. Really. Its that bad. Do not waste a credit on this idiotic tripe. The plot, the dialog, the horrible characters make this the most appallingly bad story I've made the sad mistake of buying in a very long time.


    What didn’t you like about David Drummond’s performance?

    This man is one of the most ghastly, talentless voice actors to ever disgrace the audiobook industry. I will never buy another book narrated by this strikingly untalented person.


    What character would you cut from Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    For the love of everything you hold dear, RUN from this book. Shame on whomever produced this crime against the audiobook universe and my God have mercy on their soul.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Harold 10-14-16
    Harold 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "exceptional read by Ian Douglas"

    I absolutely loved this book. I've read all of what's available for the Star Carrier series and also could not recommend them enough.

    I was in awe getting to experience the author's imagination and enjoyed the emotional waves felt as Dev had moved through his life, disappointment, excitement, luster, power, anger, all of it was there, other emotions that I currently can not put into words.

    Thanks, can not wait to pick up book two!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grandpa Joe Pawtucket RI USA 05-29-16
    Grandpa Joe Pawtucket RI USA 05-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Strider"

    It was a book that I had a hard time following. The story seemed to jump around a lot. I felt it was a science class lecture.

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