While still a good read, Haven lacked the intrigue, excitement, and pace of Aurora. Everything is a struggle for survival and after a while you becom..Show More »e some what bored with the experience. The book also becomes slightly predictable. I would still recommend this book though as certain parts are integral in the rest of the series.
I withheld one star because the first three volumes should really be only one. The publisher's decision to break each major 8-hr episode into separat..Show More »e volumes seems to be a common revenue generation scheme. This is frustrating to the reader/listener.
Neither the science nor the military action is strong, the characters are interesting. Again, a little more character development would be good.
Having said all that, I find myself addicted and keep downloading the next installment as I approach the conclusion of the last.
One of the things I appreciate the most is the absence, so far at least, of overly obnoxious contra-characters and frustrating politicians. However, Cameron seems to be a constant irritant who cannot be assuaged. I hope that the final events of this 3rd episode correct her unrealistically implacable role. However, I worry that as with Joseph Campbell, Orson Scott Card and too many other male writers, she will continue to be the bitter ally/enemy or male hero-worshipper that seem to speak to the author's prejudice that delimits the roles of strong women.
Freedom's Dawn was a return to boring and a drag like the Rings of Haven was. It was Okay at the beginning, drags and makes you angry in the middle, ..Show More »and wins you over yet again at the end. One of the greatest endings which made the pain and anger completely worth it.
It certainly suffers the middle book syndrome. But its still a good listen. If you like the characters and style its just fine. There are a few new..Show More » wrinkles added and a minor mystery for now which could grow. This isn't meant to be a negative review and I don't want it to sound like it. This book sets the stage for whole lot more which could be interesting if played out right.
This series continues to get better and better, Mr Brown has done a great job at keeping the reader interested and looking forward... Now that the se..Show More »ries is back in Sol it is like a whole new series with the same characters we love, I like to think that Mr. Brown naming the book Celestia CV-02 while the first was Aurora CV-01 was an intentional wink at this...
I am eagerly looking forward to book 9, get on it audible!
As far as I can tell....Yes, absolutely. I have not purchased the print version, opting to listen to the narration. I wonder how many people who bou..Show More »ght the print version turned around and purchased the audiobook. Out of the couple thousand printed books and the almost couple thousand audiobooks I have purchased so far, I think I have bought both versions maybe 10 times, and never contemporaneously. Seems a smidge redundant and the narrator never keeps up with my reading pace, so I end up not really hearing the narration.
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.
It was definitely worth the wait. Ryk Brown hasn't disappoint as yet, with his superb writing style laced with funny quits, got my attention from book..Show More » one, and hasn't lost it since. This story is so unpredictable, and stomach churning, sometimes I dread listening to the next moment of reading, but one can always depend on the story having a happy ending.