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By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17
Satisfying End to a Fun Series
It took a while for this one to get going for me but by the end of it I felt completely satisfied. Taylor wraps up all the loose ends and gives fitting endings to all of the characters. In keeping with the other 2 books, this one kept the balance of humor, pop culture references, heartfelt moments, and action. Ray Porter continues to show why he is one of the best in the business. I look forward to his future works.
I hope that this is the ending. Not because I'm glad it is over but rather I would hate to see it be brought back and have the conclusion tainted. The subjective nature of the ending is something that my friends and I are continuing to discuss and that is what makes a great story.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
By Virgil on 08-08-17
Clean ending to a fantastic series
Note: Early readers need to redownload to get the complete book!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As with any series ending, you always wish there was more, and this book didn't feel as complete as the others, but was still a great read. The conflicts that arose were varied, and exposes the depths of humanity's desire for power and self interest. They were not as complex as in the previous two books, and the resolution came about a bit easy at times, but it didn't take away my enjoyment. Besides, we wanted to get to the battle with the Others anyway. Again, it was over a bit too quickly, but definitely gives you a sense of finality. The only minor sticking point is the Medeiros story line doesn't feel as complete. There are some real emotional highs and lows in this book I don't want to come close to spoiling. Overall a great end to a fantastic series.
Ray Porter's performance is amazing.
Do not read this book without finishing the previous two.
100 of 115 people found this review helpful
By Eric on 08-15-17
The bittersweet side of Bob.
This book holds up and works a definitive conclusion to the Bobiverse. While I appreciate the nicely tied up plot threads, I feel like some of them were tied lazily. Spoilers ahead:
Bob has to defend earth from the others and that works very well, but abruptly after in about 1 minute of dialogue the others arent just repelled but completely destroyed using implausible and poorly foreshadowed devices. The other story threads seem to focus largely on Bob's growing distance from human/alien kind (living beings in general). I think this is very realistic, but its a bitter pill to swallow. The book ends with Bob largely deciding to abstract himself from all ephemeral life. Not really my desired ending but once again, at least they tied everything up.
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By Michelle on 08-17-17
Compelling Narrative; Talented Performance
Bobiverse book 3 is sets a new standard in sci-fi storytelling awesomeness - things just get more interesting in the wake of crushing Delta Pavonus defeat. The foreboding 'Others' threat maintains a constant suspense you just keep wondering about. The storyline is filled with futuristic realism and compelling plot lines. Dennis Taylor masterfully progresses his grand-plan narrative into an ever culmination climax that leaves you begging for Book 4! Very well done! You'll be taken places you've never imagined possible.
Ray Porter skillfully narrates the complex Bobiverse cast of characters; His consistency of tone with each makes the audiobook very pleasing to listen to and highly believable. His highly talented performance will lead you from laughter to anxiety and everything in between. Thank you Ray for such a great performance; I highly look forward to the next installment!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful