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The human-eating Posleen have invaded Earth, decimating all but two North American territories. Heavily outnumbered, humans cluster close together, the possibilities of habitable space shrinking by the day. An epic battle from September 11-27, 2009, will decide the fate of humankind, and the apocalyptic decision to use nuclear weapons - heretofore banned - will alter the fate of alien and human forever.
©2003 John Ringo; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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On the edge guessing

Would you consider the audio edition of When the Devil Dances to be better than the print version?

Yes the voice on this was great

What was one of the most memorable moments of When the Devil Dances?

Fighting in the suits

Have you listened to any of Marc Vietor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

TheAldenata series are all great

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Rednecks with nuclear weapons

Any additional comments?

None

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Can it be better?

In this whole series also......John Ringo is without a doubt, in my mind, one of the best science fiction writers currently plying the trade. I don't know if he grew up reading the masters (heinlien, clarke, asimov....) but I am hearing their echos in his writing. An absolute joy to listen to........... Science Fiction like it needs to be.......(again).

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 12-24-12

Hold the Pass

The battle for Earth continues from the prior books in the series. There was less of Mike and the suits in this story and more about his father Mike Sr. and daughter Cally. The life in the Urb-underground complex where the women and children lived was interesting and the flight to escape was nail-biting suspense. The suspense during the entire book continued to build with lots of battle action to help relieve the tension, along with some humor. The nuclear weapons were used in this story to great effect. Marc Vietor did a great job narrating the book and was impressive with the alien voices. Look forward to the next volume.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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John Ringo spins a great story

Where does When the Devil Dances rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

John Ringo's conversational style of writing lends itself well to audio format. Marc Vietor does a terrific job reading this book so that it is engaging and entertaining. Both the Posleen and Troy series have been great listens and among some of the best audio books I have in my collection.

What other book might you compare When the Devil Dances to and why?

There is more of a straight military/action style to the Posleen series ("Hymn before Battle" and "Gust Front") as compared to the Troy series ("Live Free or Die", "Citadel", "The Hot Gate"), but the humor and pop references in all the books makes for an entertaining story, though the story does involve a lot of military action so if you are not a fan of the genre you will likely not enjoy these that much.<br/><br/>The series here compare well early Honor Harrington novels. Battles are tense, the actions of the characters heroic, but there are moments of humor as well. These are people who are thrust into dangerous events and rise to the challenge.<br/>

Which scene was your favorite?

There are so many, it is hard to pick just one. I think the combination of John Ringo and Marc Vietor makes for a wonderful book, I really cannot say that enough.<br/><br/>The emotions are sometimes very raw, but the reactions of a diverse cast of characters to world shattering events seem real and are as varied as the personalities of the characters.

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

The raid on the Urb and the realization by the characters that they must get out, but that the majority of those in the underground complex were doomed before the characters were even aware the complex had been invaded.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Yea! the story continues and its even better

Well there is not much to say, I dont know if it makes sense to review a book thats the 3rd out of 4 books (or more if you count the side stories) because if you have read the first 2 then you know whats going on and why you should read this one, but here it goes.

So the story continues and its even better then I thought it would get, many if the issues I have had with the other books having side plots that go nowhere and other ones that do but dont make sense, many of those things are not here which is a good thing.

There are some things that are hinted at in the last 2 books that you know have to be going on but are not sure how its done and its sorta touched on here and really its awesome as ever - the regeneration stuff turns out is a little easier then it was thought to do and evidence that might help explain why Earth was helped to prepare its self for the war.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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The goes on and the kids grow up.

What made the experience of listening to When the Devil Dances the most enjoyable?

Marc Vietor does such a great job with all of the different characters and emotions needed in this.

Would you be willing to try another book from John Ringo? Why or why not?

I am determined to get through this entire series, I'm really enjoying it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There's a great part in the middle of the book that really establishes how human these characters are.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book with fast paced action

I loved this book,
Marc Vietor does a fantastic job with all the voices and gives a lot of energy to the characters. All in all this is the one I have preferred so far.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Repeat of the first book

Would you ever listen to anything by John Ringo again?

I am done with John Ringo... 4 books and I just get more disappointed. He doesn't seem to want to invest any effort into character development.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from When the Devil Dances?

Don't repeat scenes from book to book and chapter to chapter... Changing the location of a scene doesn't change the scene and doesn't progress the story. Take some time and invest the characters.

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Great Series!

John Ringo is one on my favorites. His stories have great characters, great military and sf tech. Plus awesome monsters you really enjoy the killing of!

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another winner

What a Rollercoaster ride, they just keep getting better, I look forward to the next

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  • Mike
  • 07-26-17

Good old fashioned alien kick ass

If you could sum up When the Devil Dances in three words, what would they be?

I read these books when they 1st came out and when i saw them in audio I could not resist, they are as good as I remembered them and I have now got the whole set in audio books, and am waiting for the next installment of Mike O'neil's adventures.

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  • bettyandjohn
  • 03-05-15

Ten out of Five thats how good it was

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

great read, and Oh I laughed

What other book might you compare When the Devil Dances to, and why?

Chris Fieldwaters books IRA Intrusion and the Contagion books

Have you listened to any of Marc Vietor’s other performances? How does this one compare?

If Marc Victor is John Ringo, then yes I have read most of his books, I love them

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, yes, yes

Any additional comments?

Oh what an imagination,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful