I have read all 10 books in the series and liked them all. The first two books are a little too cutesy in places--apparently the author thinks this i..Show More »s adding to the book when it's actually taking away. While it's great that the main character is a "natural" rather than the book learning type, he takes a little too much continual dufus pride in this. Also, fiction seems to be littered with characters that do what needs to be done and then fret about it like a little school child. While I dig characters with emotional depth, the books occasionally go overboard.
Also there's a Messiah gimmick which is pretty cheesy at times and may scare the reader that the books are going to go "Left Behind" which they thankfully don't. If the books didn't keep me interested with battles, espionage, and intergalactic diplomacy, I might have been more annoyed. At some points the military aspects are pretty inauthentic, but at times they are very well done. All-in-all these are better than average, although not exceptional SciFi. I actually found them better than the Lost Fleet books I read because I found the main character in those to be somewhat of a caricature, but I respect those that disagree.
THAT NUT IS THE ONLY HOPE WE GOT RIGHT NOW The trilogy and the Series are the worst things that can happen to a good writer. In stead of taking th..Show More »e effort to make each book a good read on it's own, each book (except the first) is just another chapter. This whole book could have been edited down to two chapters in a whole book. No space battles in this, just a couple of firefights. No conflict between characters, everybody just gets along. Haven is just the planet of the week.
I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book that centers around one planet, but Ryk Brown continues to deliver. With every new book I find myself excited to s..Show More »ee if the Aurora will finally be refitted and fully repaired to 100%, as we've seen what she can do with minimal repairs and severe damage thus far. Book 4 continues to offer continued character development and great narration. At 10 hours, we're also getting twice the book we usually get in the series, which just proves Ryk Brown is an author that listens to his fan base.
Great series easily compared to the Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell.
The Aurora is finally crewed to capacity and fighting with an alliance that is taking the fight to enemy homeworld. The battle scenes here are well w..Show More »ritten and not everyone survives. Attacking an enemy homeworld is presented as no easy task and we get to enjoy a storyline that takes place on both the ground and space. A fitting and satisfying end to the conflict in the Pegasis cluster. Now on to Earth?
While still great, Book 7 did not deliver as much excitement or plot development as previous novels. With an entire expanse to travel, I would have e..Show More »xpected many more events and trouble on the crew's journey back to Earth. Worth a listen to keep abreast of events that will play out more in books 8 and 9.
If you've made it to book 8, you'll undoubtedly continue on as Celestia delivers as expected. We are introduced to new characters and the back story ..Show More »of what happened to Earth while the Aurora was away. I was unsure if I wanted to hear an entire novel about past events, but was pleasantly surprised at the depth and quality of story. Well worth a listen!
High praise for book 9 as it delivers continued character development and an interesting storyline that moves the novels in an interesting direction. ..Show More » Getting to know Nathan's father was a nice touch here as well.
Yes. This audiobook packs some very well written fast paced action scenes wrapped around the continuing saga of two female main characters who, altho..Show More »ugh quite different in their individual talents / strengths, have one key similarity - they are two 100% rock solid beauties. If I was magically transported into this series and served on their ship and had any crumb of officer status I would find a way to be in their general area as much as humanly possible. As the call goes out "All officers to the bridge!" who is always magically there to open that sealed door for either / both to get though and then nonchalantly cadge a glimpse of them striding down that inner passageway in their skin tight "Star Trek - esque mini skirt suits? Lieutenant Me! That's why I would listen to this again.
This is Brown's best yet. His characterizations are becoming well-developed with real emotions and real problems. Nathan Scott has matured into someon..Show More »e far wiser than his years, which one would expect considering his past 8 months. The plot continues to interest and occasionally surprise. Can't wait for the next installment.
I think Ryk Brown's Frontiers Saga was well written and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer superbly; however, I have say that the fact it takes 12 credits puts..Show More » it a very high price. Quite often, a single episode spanned multiple "books" was disappointing. An example was "Celestial CV-02", needed to include almost half of the next episode "Resistance".
If you are ready to spend well over $100 to listen to a good Saga, then I recommend this one as a great "Read".
I listen to audio books everyday, especially when I am working. I listen to about five books a month. I attempt to listen to books that will stimulat..Show More »e my creative and intelligent side with some reasonable level of drama. This book was confusing because the author made two of the smartest main characters pretty dumb to create drama and to hook us in for the next book. We don't need a hook to keep us reading, we need a good story.
I have absolutely fallen in love with this series. Such a fantastic roller coaster of action and emotions. There are so many different views of the hu..Show More »man race and living through the characters as they grow or in many cases perish makes this series a must have for any science fiction fans who love space adventures. All I can say say is more, more, more! Sincerely hope there are more in the works!
From the first book in the series, I was hooked. Besides the great story lines, Brown has deftly matured his characters through the crucible of war, b..Show More »attle, and survival. Some mature faster than others, but all are growing in depth. This latest installment keeps the characterization on the same track. I would have never imagined at the beginning of the series that Nathan Scott would mature into a thoughtful, careful leader who, at the end, makes the tough calls. This is worth every minute of time. I also compliment Jeffrrey Kater. I did not care for his reading in the beginning. However, he too, has matured in his craft and listeningf to him is enjoyable.Thumbs up to the team for this one. Bring on the next.