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By Robert on 12-03-13
Builds Momentum Quickly!
What did you love best about Reaper Two-Six?
Personally, the integration of popular science and the emerging tech of today was a big seller for me. The use of Google Glass as integrated into their stealth suits, and other tidbits I found to be particularly exciting.
Robert does a great job of weaving cutting edge technology into the story, without making it seem forced or implausible. Having only a "movie" understanding of military grade aircraft I felt like the technical information was delivered on a level that I could follow without being dumbed down to the point of being generic and uninteresting.
There were perhaps a couple of scenes that could have been left out altogether without detracting from the story, which would serve to get the reader back into the action, but they were not poorly written or totally irrelevant either.
The story also does a great job of getting into the minds of the characters, and conveys how uncomfortable their situation is. You see these types of situations in movies and the strain just can't be conveyed this well. (The specific situation is not being detailed on purpose.)
The only serious criticism I do have is the use of the word 'Clip' when referring to the device by which ammunition is transferred to a weapon. This seems small, but for whatever reason it sticks out to me in books, movies, games, and television and detracts from the story.
From Wikipedia "The defining difference between clips and magazines is the presence of a feed mechanism in a magazine, typically a spring-loaded follower, which a clip lacks."
Who was your favorite character and why?
Professor is likely my favorite, he seems to be more willing to take risks, even sacrificial risks to achieve his goals. That's the kind of guy you want in this situation for sure!
Would you listen to another book narrated by Corey Snow?
Perhaps, though likely not a military thriller. His narration is very clean and crisp, but just a tad more emotion would really broaden the experience his narration provides. A very great job, just might not be best suited for military thrillers.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
There were just a couple of parts that were slow to the point that my mind started to wander, but the momentum always built quickly and the action and suspense were back in full swing.
Any additional comments?
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this writer, and more in this series of stories.