I went through my SF era about 40 years ago. The likes of Asimov, Heinlein, Herbert et al. I KNOW good Science Fiction when I encounter it. This is my..Show More » first encounter with M.R. Forbes and I am impressed.A narrator is like a carpenter. He can build rickety walls with good material and poor craftsmanship, or work with the materials and build something others can enjoy for a long time.Jeff Hays is a craftsman. He adds so much to his narrations.With these criteria, this is up in the top 10 of the Audible books I own.
The story moves forward on two fronts, earth-bound and space-bound encounters. It expands on the aliens hierarchical caste system and Darwinian approa..Show More »ch for advancement. We also find out more about their technology and motivations for the human cloning program. The battle encounters both on earth and in space are exciting and often have unpredictable outcomes that adds to the heightened interest in the follow-on unfolding of events.
Very much interested in what follows in book 3 after the final unexpected revelation at the end.