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Michael Moussa

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  • Points of Impact

  • Frontlines, Book 6
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meeting up with old friends that you actually miss

  • By Mgarneau on 01-10-18

If you disliked book 5, this will be no different

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

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I had really high hopes for this installment after how much I enjoyed books 1-4 and how let down I was by book 5. This one was even more disappointing. Nothing terribly significant "happens" in this book. It just feels like filler material. There's no real development of the overall story.When do we get to learn more about the Lankies? Where are they from? Why are they on a genocidal rampage? That sort of thing is the next logical progression I'd expect in a story like this, but it's just another "shoot 'em up" with no real depth.Skip it and hope that book 7 ends up feeling more like 1 through 4.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows

  • The Game Is Life, Book 5
  • By: Terry Schott
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Dawn belongs to a secret group of teenagers who play a cloak and dagger game on their cell phones. Her world is turned upside down when the players' actions begin to affect reality, and not in good ways.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and Switch

  • By Eric Travis on 06-25-17

The preview of the next book was better than the entirety of this one

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

My wife and I have greatly enjoyed the series thus far so it pains me to say this, but what the heck? The last book left off with so many interesting things going on and this one is set way before the timeframe of any of the other books, so the previous story is left hanging until the next book.

Worse, after getting to the end of this one finally, I found myself thinking "oh, ok... that's interesting I guess, but why'd we need a whole book for it?" rather than the "my mind was just blown so many times" feeling I had after the learning the truth about Tygon and who the timeless really were, etc in the previous books.

I'm sure the story in this book will be expanded on in one of the following books and it will all tie in nicely, but I didn't like the way this "interlude" was done at all unfortunately.

Of course, Luke Daniels gets his "I wish there were six stars" rating as usual!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fields of Fire

  • Frontlines, Book 5
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,531

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the series!

  • By Mgarneau on 03-02-17

Disappointing, but at least it was read by Luke Daniels

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Don't get me wrong, the book itself is well-written and I definitely intend to continue the series, but there just wasn't anything that moved the story along in any significant way.

No Sgt. Fallon, barely any Halley. Whaaat? Why? At least there was plenty of Dmitry and his thickly accented Russian humor, but otherwise it was just chapter after chapter of battle play-by-play and Grayson realizing that he's lost his rifle again and again.

Save yourself the credit and use it for Book 6 instead, I think.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful