This book was a chore to get through. It was only 9 hours long but it felt like an eternity. The sci fi tech was too hokey and things were over explai..Show More »ned in parts and not explained at all in others. There were too many "just in time" reveals that something had a previously unknown capability so it now does what they need at just that moment. The world building was shoddy. They favor republics but they have a Royal Navy? Also, author doesn't seem to have any technical knowledge. The movement and combat in space was too unrealistic and frankly too boring. Took way too long for something to actually happen and when it did, meh.
Also, a marine colonel outranks a lt commander in any service. Do a little research at least.
The reader was excellent, though. I probably would've quit this book if not for his performance.
Doubt I'll get the second book. Maybe if I can't find anything else interesting and I have a spare credit. Otherwise, pass on this.