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When the Devil Dances: Legacy of the Aldenata | [John Ringo]

When the Devil Dances: Legacy of the Aldenata

The human-eating Posleen have invaded Earth, decimating all but two North American territories. Heavily outnumbered, humans cluster close together, the possibilities of habitable space shrinking by the day. An epic battle from September 11-27, 2009, will decide the fate of humankind, and the apocalyptic decision to use nuclear weapons - heretofore banned - will alter the fate of alien and human forever.
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The human-eating Posleen have invaded Earth, decimating all but two North American territories. Heavily outnumbered, humans cluster close together, the possibilities of habitable space shrinking by the day. An epic battle from September 11-27, 2009, will decide the fate of humankind, and the apocalyptic decision to use nuclear weapons - heretofore banned - will alter the fate of alien and human forever.

©2003 John Ringo; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Colin Detroit 11-26-11
    Colin Detroit 11-26-11 Member Since 2009

    Thanks Audible for your continued support of "This Week in Tech" over at TWiT.tv

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    "Yea! the story continues and its even better"

    Well there is not much to say, I dont know if it makes sense to review a book thats the 3rd out of 4 books (or more if you count the side stories) because if you have read the first 2 then you know whats going on and why you should read this one, but here it goes.

    So the story continues and its even better then I thought it would get, many if the issues I have had with the other books having side plots that go nowhere and other ones that do but dont make sense, many of those things are not here which is a good thing.

    There are some things that are hinted at in the last 2 books that you know have to be going on but are not sure how its done and its sorta touched on here and really its awesome as ever - the regeneration stuff turns out is a little easier then it was thought to do and evidence that might help explain why Earth was helped to prepare its self for the war.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Smyrna, TN 08-17-12
    Richard Smyrna, TN 08-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "On the edge guessing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of When the Devil Dances to be better than the print version?

    Yes the voice on this was great


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When the Devil Dances?

    Fighting in the suits


    Have you listened to any of Marc Vietor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    TheAldenata series are all great


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Rednecks with nuclear weapons


    Any additional comments?

    None

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Lowell, IN, United States 03-11-11
    Craig Lowell, IN, United States 03-11-11 Member Since 2010

    Bravo6

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    "Can it be better?"

    In this whole series also......John Ringo is without a doubt, in my mind, one of the best science fiction writers currently plying the trade. I don't know if he grew up reading the masters (heinlien, clarke, asimov....) but I am hearing their echos in his writing. An absolute joy to listen to........... Science Fiction like it needs to be.......(again).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 12-24-12
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Hold the Pass"

    The battle for Earth continues from the prior books in the series. There was less of Mike and the suits in this story and more about his father Mike Sr. and daughter Cally. The life in the Urb-underground complex where the women and children lived was interesting and the flight to escape was nail-biting suspense. The suspense during the entire book continued to build with lots of battle action to help relieve the tension, along with some humor. The nuclear weapons were used in this story to great effect. Marc Vietor did a great job narrating the book and was impressive with the alien voices. Look forward to the next volume.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bradley Australia 11-13-12
    Bradley Australia 11-13-12

    Let the Wookiee win.

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    "The goes on and the kids grow up."
    What made the experience of listening to When the Devil Dances the most enjoyable?

    Marc Vietor does such a great job with all of the different characters and emotions needed in this.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Ringo? Why or why not?

    I am determined to get through this entire series, I'm really enjoying it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There's a great part in the middle of the book that really establishes how human these characters are.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. King Nashua, NH USA 08-27-12
    R. King Nashua, NH USA 08-27-12 Member Since 2007
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    "John Ringo spins a great story"
    Where does When the Devil Dances rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    John Ringo's conversational style of writing lends itself well to audio format. Marc Vietor does a terrific job reading this book so that it is engaging and entertaining. Both the Posleen and Troy series have been great listens and among some of the best audio books I have in my collection.


    What other book might you compare When the Devil Dances to and why?

    There is more of a straight military/action style to the Posleen series ("Hymn before Battle" and "Gust Front") as compared to the Troy series ("Live Free or Die", "Citadel", "The Hot Gate"), but the humor and pop references in all the books makes for an entertaining story, though the story does involve a lot of military action so if you are not a fan of the genre you will likely not enjoy these that much.

    The series here compare well early Honor Harrington novels. Battles are tense, the actions of the characters heroic, but there are moments of humor as well. These are people who are thrust into dangerous events and rise to the challenge.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many, it is hard to pick just one. I think the combination of John Ringo and Marc Vietor makes for a wonderful book, I really cannot say that enough.

    The emotions are sometimes very raw, but the reactions of a diverse cast of characters to world shattering events seem real and are as varied as the personalities of the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The raid on the Urb and the realization by the characters that they must get out, but that the majority of those in the underground complex were doomed before the characters were even aware the complex had been invaded.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andre St-Lambert, Quebec, Canada 07-08-13
    Andre St-Lambert, Quebec, Canada 07-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book with fast paced action"

    I loved this book,
    Marc Vietor does a fantastic job with all the voices and gives a lot of energy to the characters. All in all this is the one I have preferred so far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 09-10-09
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 09-10-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Where is mike?"

    This was an good book a bit boring for me after the 1st two in the series. he lost mike a bit here not enough of our favorite hero here but i do like the sheeba.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 09-06-13
    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2012

    A good way to get through the work day.

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    "Story starts to die"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't think i would cause i started to lose interest in this book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Probably the main character but any time it switched it got boring real fast.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was good, but story lost its spark.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, Wish i did cause i like John Ringo.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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