John R. Monteith

Farmington Hills, MI United States
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  • A Sword Into Darkness

  • By: Thomas A. Mays
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

Aerospace tycoon Gordon Elliot Lee cannot stand idly by while a mysterious alien presence from Delta Pavonis bears down upon mankind's only home. Shut out from NASA and military support, Gordon is forced to go it alone, to sow the seeds for an entirely new sort of planetary defense: a space-based naval force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audio Rendition of Military Sci-Fi

  • By John R. Monteith on 09-08-14

Great Audio Rendition of Military Sci-Fi

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-14

What did you love best about A Sword Into Darkness?

The concept of humanity having two decades to prepare for first contact, the vivid description of the technology, and the high-stakes plot were awesome.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was the brilliant girl who blew up her developing the futuristic propulsion system. Who doesn't like a girl like that?

Which scene was your favorite?

Describing my favorite scene would be a spoiler because my favorite scene was near the end. Suffice to say, it was the final battle scene.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The launch of the Sword was a pivotal moment that moved me.

Any additional comments?

I gave this four stars in its Kindle format, really 4.5. I gave 5 stars to the audio version because it felt more real and alive hearing it. The reasons I withheld the 5th star in the written version were washed away by the audio.

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