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ryan mckinney

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The weakest installment in the series, but still good!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

This was the most campy book in the series. The ending was okay, if a bit disappointing. It felt very anticlimactic. I did very much enjoy the series but can’t give this book quite as high of a rating as the first two. It simply was not as well thought out or engaging. Each challenge presented no real challenge other than talking in circles, and coincidence seemed to be used to unfair extremes. It’s a tough balance to write sci-fi that is “believable” and again, the first two books just did it better, setting a high bar. Overall a decent end to an otherwise great series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This must be for 8-12 year olds.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

The reading has very weird inflections and the main character is not likeable or relatable. I was annoyed for every bit that I did listen to, but I couldn’t get past the first few hours. The story being told from the point of view of such a young child is not palatable to me. It makes the author seem unintelligent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Feels a little recycled, and just so short.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-19

It’s cool to hear the full cast reading, and SOME of the sound effects are pretty good. I don’t feel like this was worth the credit though. Bummer.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Disappointed fan of Dennis E. Taylor

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I love this combination of author and narrator, being a huge fan of the Bobiverse. However... the story here fell very flat. If this is another three part series it may get better... but this felt like a very rushed, weak installment from Taylor. The character building is decent (nothing special, but I like a few characters and would like to hear more about them) and that’s why I think that a series could survive this. However, poor conflict buildup and a disappointing, magic wand ending mean that as a stand-alone story, this is sadly a failure for me.

98 of 116 people found this review helpful

Homeworld audiobook cover art

Series only gets better!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I’m a big fan of the genre and fairly picky because of that. This is an excellent series. What a great finish to this book! Holy cow! Starting book 4 immediately.

Still going strong

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Five books in and Craig Alanson and R. C. Bray are still killing it! Stays true to the feel of the series and still feels fun and exciting. Thanks for continuing to write!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Awful.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-18

As a huge fan of this genre of audiobook and the mass effect series, this is right up my alley- but the writing is so overdone, so cheesy, so dumbed-down... the voice actor is also so cheesy, and so overdone. The characters all sound about the same, and they all sound like Jeff Foxworthy.

If you are dumb enough to buy this book... you might be a redneck.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Satisfy your inner cosmology nerd

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Love everything about this book! Perfect performance as well. Found myself so captivated for the entire book and instantly bought the sequel when it was over

1 of 1 people found this review helpful