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.
I was one of the doubting Toms that felt I had fallen down the rabbit hole in a previous book when Captain Jason and his band of square pegs declared ..Show More »war on the enemy's round holes. With the odds at 1500 to 3, I didn't think Jason 'n crew were long for this world. Boy, am I glad I had no takers! In Craing Dominion, Ganser carefully creates the worlds that author McGinnis shaped with words. It doesn't look good for the Alliance after members pick up and leave because they feel the Doomed card has been dealt to all the members. On the up side, we can now call some of the enemy by name and evilness! Get the book but in order!
hard science fiction makes the best, to learn as I read. the whole novel cut into 7 pieces is a tour through novel philosophies. These six book..Show More »s of," junkyard ship" have been a great ride, andone to go.
Far fetched but it was a fun series and I liked the characters. I thought the narrator was outstanding. There were a lot of characters and he did voic..Show More »es extremely well but also remarkably consistent. Always knew which character and this made it a very easy listen.