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Yes the voice on this was great
Fighting in the suits
TheAldenata series are all great
Rednecks with nuclear weapons
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).
I am an avid eclectic reader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Let the Wookiee win.
Marc Vietor does such a great job with all of the different characters and emotions needed in this.
I am determined to get through this entire series, I'm really enjoying it.
There's a great part in the middle of the book that really establishes how human these characters are.
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.
The story is written like a masterful painting. I can picture it all in my head. I wish the cover artist was as talented as Mr. Ringo...
Not a lot of story's I've listen to have had me as wound up as this, I can't get over how good this series is. I will read this series when I get it in the mail.
"Ten out of Five thats how good it was"
great read, and Oh I laughed
Chris Fieldwaters books IRA Intrusion and the Contagion books
If Marc Victor is John Ringo, then yes I have read most of his books, I love them
yes, yes, yes
Oh what an imagination,
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