©2007 John Ringo &Travis S. Taylor; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"... deals with the arcane mysteries of quantum mechanics, lending ... an absurdist twist appropriately reminiscent of Lewis Carroll." - Publishers Weekly
Having just listened to the complete "Legends of the Aldenata" series, I was disappointed. Maybe this series was meant for children and teens, the story is light, the characters are kinda wooden and the replacement cuss words are "corny," thats the only way I can describe it. It must be for kids...
The narrator was OK, I guess I'm more used to hearing Marc Vietor doing Ringo's work.
Yes I would the story continued on from Into the looking glass, not just in story but the funny scenes with Bill weaver and Miller. and the added character of Two gun just seems to fit, an he story was good it made you think did and try to figure out did they find the bad guys or some new bad guys.
I would compare it to a Hymn before Battle, Only because its 1. a space story, and 2. because it has its funny moments as did A hymn before battle.
I have to admit that at first I didn't care for L.J. Ganser I was so used to Marc Vietor reading for John Ringo's books, but now that I have read into the Looking glass and Vorpal Blade it seems fitting that a different voice do the different saga Ganser does a good Job.
the banter between Two gun and the other Space Marines and between Bill Weaver and Chief Miller I always seem to laugh at them
again John Ringo hits a home run and it seem that the character is Ringo's Co- author Travis Taylor I seen a video of him and as soon as I heard him speak I said out laud that has to be were Bill Weaver comes from.
I highly recommend reading both into the Looking Glass an Vorpal Blade if you Like military space stories you will not be disappointed in This book or this Saga
I just enjoy the John Ringo can hold and develop a story line and the characters in the story. His books come to life when you read/listen to them.
I really can not select any one most memorable moment of the book. t was caught up from the very beginning, and could not put it down the first listen.
They were all good.
great listen, excellent writer and good narrator.
Good book but fake "bad words" were over used. I read a post talking about this issue but dismissed it as whineing. When the Marines were talking or yelling you would hear "Holy gunk!" and a couple other words over and over. Marines while deployed may use foul language. Get used to it. If real words can't be used then I understand. Bottom line, omit false words or use real ones.
I should have read "Dave's" review. The replacement of the cuss words 70 or 80 times gets very old fast. This book is abridged!
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Well this is a little slower then the first book and it takes a while to pick up but once it gets going it stays going all the way to the end, the beginning is sorta a catch-up on what has happened since the end of the first book and quickly introduces characters that are going to be big in the book so its needed.
The Vorpal Blade is actually the A.S.S. (Alliance Space Ship) Vorpal Blade named by Aliens that dont understand acronyms but no one wanted to piss them off by rejecting the name so thats what it is - oh, yea, and the ship has a huge blade sticking out of the front of it, hence its name.
My major complaint is that all the swear words are replaced with "Grap" and "Maulk", like "You mother-grapper" or "Grap you" and "Thats bull Maulk" this is just stupid as ever, the first book wasnt like this at all so I just dont understand it, maybe its Travis Taylor he wasnt named in the first book.
Other then that my only complaint is that its a little strange as in the dreen arent really in here seeing how they were the only actual enemy in the last book this is strange, yea the whole story is about them going out looking for them and they only find these huge crabpuss creatures that are like crabs and octopuses and the ship gets captured and you wont believe how it gets away.
There is something that is happening that isnt explained but its a one or two line phrases about cold and heat, it makes sense in the next book so make sure you get Maxome Foe and the last one Claws that Catch
Hello young marine sit behind the scientist and other new characters. wow just a fun series he brings in some new charaters that are real fun and brings the old back in as well. its just fun
This book was very difficult to sit through. From the absolute lack of understanding of physics, to the completely lackluster encounters with alien beings (especially a particularly drawn-out yawn inducer with a giant 'crab-pus'), I have to advise that anyone expecting a solid sci-fi experience look elsewhere.
The most boring Sci Fi book on tape. This is the only one that just could not finish. But, the narrator was good.
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