At first I took this audiobook for pulp si-fi and intended to listen with a modicum of disinterest as I went through my daily rituals, ear buds dangli..Show More »ng in their usual position. Then, as the penultimate battle approached, I went into serious listener mode. 'This is going to be good,' I thought. Not!
The book ends without resolution and in the middle of a space battle where tactics (human) are pitted against overwhelming numbers (alien). What happened? Who knows? You have to buy the second book.
Unlike Jack Campbell, who resolves the dilemma before setting up a new one for readers to ponder, McGinnis churns pulp like an episode of "Orange is the New Black." Want to know what happens…tough luck buddy…spend another credit.
Well…not me…I am returning this wholly unsatisfying example of churn.
I would have given this book a 4 star rating and maybe a 4.5 if that existed if it wasn't for the ending of this book. Granted, I know the author want..Show More »ed to leave the reader with a cliffhanger but to stop mid action and declare end of story? If you are like me and need some sort of resolution, then wait for the series to be completed. At this writing there is a second book but ends in the same manner. I really did enjoy the story but to be honest, I feel a bit cheated - like the author lacked the confidence I would buy his next book unless he left the reader hanging mid air. That way he could be assured I'd buy the next book just so I could get resolution to the story.
After writing 3 mildly entertaining books, Why????
The first three books were entertaining. Nothing original or complex but entertaining. Yeah I thought the previous books were a little contrived but t..Show More »his book is just horrible. Each step of the way, this so called former Navy SEAL team commander makes dumber and dumber mistakes and his colleagues drop like flys. His ideas on time don't mesh with any consistent theories and the action is forced. Why???? I can only think he was contracted to write a fourth book and was trying to get out of the contract by writing a mess-ter-piece.