I was intrigued by the first volume of the series although I felt that it dragged in places. The second volume doesn't have that problem at. This is o..Show More »ne of the most interesting, imaginative stories I have listened to in a long time. The plot line is pretty standard: bad-ass aliens kick human ass. Humans figure out how to dish it back. Bennett has just made the standard story so interesting. Characterizations are strong too. I really had a hard time stopping to do more constructive things in my life, like work. I strongly recommend this one and can hardly wait for the installment.
'31 Hours and 26 Minutes of Superior SciFi ' pretty much sums up book 4--
It's an awesome addition to the series, well crafted with excellent..Show More » world-building and character development, with just enough science to ground the series.
Now my Ort's on fire and my quantum tattoo's tingling in anticipation of book 5. Unfortunately, my Raspani mind enhancer's on the fritz and that's why this review's de-vol-ving.... I now return to my baseline 'meat-animal' status....
FANTASTIC! (And Book 6 is on it's way to Audible!)
In Book 5 of the series, Steve Bennett takes us to an whole new level of strange alien fun time! (Hang on to your support post!)
Everything t..Show More »he Kobani have learned and achieved in the 20 plus years since the start of the Krall invasion is finally turned on their enemy. With the technical support of their alien friends on Haven, the Kobani have added even more enhancements, and have a far great number of new Kobani in their ranks, as they desperately pursue the Krall and their deadliest weapon yet, through human space in a frantic effort to save the human home world: EARTH!
And just when the Kobani thought it might be safe to go home and start a Federation of their own, new neighbors come to call . . . and they're not nice guys!
The action is non-stop, the aliens are stranger than ever, and it ends with a very surprising "BANG!" (Every time I read this book I think it's my favorite in the series -- but that's how I feel about all of the books!)
HEY KOBAN FANS!!!: Book 6 is hot off production and should be cleared for Audible purchase by November 15th -- still with Eric Michael Summerer as the narrator!
Are you one of those people who can't stand stories with lots of character development? Are you tired of books with plots? Do you want to star..Show More »t right from the beginning with a fight scene and have it not end? Then this is the book for you.
Each story starts with an explanation of Koban and the people or animals who live there. You get told how they are enhanced, what abilities they have and why. Then to prove they have all these abilities, you get a hour long fight scene and then its over. This is a perfect example of story number one.
Story number two, you get a biology lesson of Koban, a very long lesson and then just like watching Wild Kingdom, you get to hear about an enhanced bat going out to get dinner.
I thought story three was going to have some character development. I gave up on the chance of a plot. Then this enhanced genius four year old stars planning a hunting trip. We get a detail by detail explanation of his plan to escape his house and go hunting. I can't remember if he used a Philips screwdriver or a standard, but I am sure we were told.
I am not sure about the narrator's abilities, this did not lend itself to him being able to showcase his talents. I know some people say they like a certain narrator so much they could listen to him read a phone book, well this is as close as it gets.