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
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.
Bad accents and intonation made everyone sound scared and panicked
Disappointment. I listened to all but the last hour or so and just couldn't stand it anymore.
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.
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.
Using Heinlein's battle-bot shell concept of Starship Troopers, but not with anywhere near the depth of story, detail, scope by Heinlein.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Drummond's voice attempts grate on my soul and detract from an otherwise interesting book. if he had just stuck with one voice it would have been preferable since his normal tones aren't bad. but ask him to do a female or a child? be prepared for a bleeding brain.
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