Into the Looking Glass

Looking Glass Series, Book 1
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Series: Looking Glass, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Formerly of the 82nd Airborne Division, New York Times best-selling author John Ringo brings unmatched authenticity to his military science fiction.

When asubatomic physics experiment causes a massive explosion, interdimensional gateways open in Florida - and aliens pour out. Some intend to bring Earth to its knees. Others seem willing to help, but will annihilate the planet if Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller can't stop the menace from spreading.

©2005 John Ringo (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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"This thoroughly enjoyable ride should appeal to techno-thriller fans as well as to military SF buffs." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Great space opera, but a warning ...

The first thing to say about this book is that it is great. John Ringo, as usual, does a terrific job in creating a story that has a good plot, reasonable and likable characters, a sense of humor and reasonable closure. There is some hard science and the terminology may be too much for some, but I found it reasonable in light of the things that were being done at the time. The narration is very, very good and I found no technical flaws with the production. All in all a great and enjoyable read. If the second book in the series was also by John Ringo I would have already bought it.

But that is the problem. Subsequent books in the series are listed as being by John Ringo and Travis Taylor. I assume this means that John Ringo has created the characters and, perhaps, the plot and given it to someone else (in this case Travis Taylor) to do the writing. I have not heard this book so perhaps I am not being fair, but I assume this is the reason for the drop in ratings for the second book. John Ringo's style is distinctive and he writes in a way I find enormously entertaining, but having someone else write subsequent books means that I generally plan to only read the first book in such a series.

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Can't say it any better than "Mike from Mesa"

April 2019, I just finished this book. I think Mike said it first and better than I can.
I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it. John Ringo is a fun author to listen to.
Please Click on "HELPFUL" to Mikes review, if it is helpful.

Like Mike I will move onto book number 2.

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good book

loved it! read it and couldn't wait to be able to hear it. I use it at work on my phone.

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amazing

it was just as good as reading it the person talking was fantastic for the voices

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Another great Ringo series

John has a great gift of gab and the ability transfer it to paper. As long as he writes, I'll keep buying and reading. The reader does a good job on the audio book as well.

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Wonderful classic science fiction style!

Great story, great narration, even my teen loved it and wanted to hear more. This whole series is one of the bestJohn Ringo has done.

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John Ringo is Awesome

Ganser brings this book to life. This is my second time through this series, and its just as good now as the first time. John Ringo has one hell of an imagination, and is great at making science fiction FUN!

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Always good listening

This is about the 4th time I have listened to the book. Still picking up some things I missed previously. One of my favorite series. Always a treat. Voices are great for the characters. Just wish the series had gone beyond the 4th book.

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Good plot twists

Consistently interesting. Great science, combined with good action and good fiction. Ringo says that there were a few flaws in the physics for security reasons. Can you find them?

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Fun book with a good pace

I've listened to this one a couple times, very enjoyable. I really like the narrator and the rest of this book series. I keep hoping to see a 5th book some day

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