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What could Jamie McFarlane have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Ditch domestic violence as Tabby's "funny" personality trait. Immaturity, seething anger, and violence seem to be her only personality traits and this has gotten way old.
All of the aliens, especially the chicken-people are way too over the top.
Resurrect Liem's brains which seem to have died.
Have you listened to any of Mikael Naramore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I've listened to the whole series so far and he always does a great job.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I'm very disappointed in the writing. More than anything it made me think of Fonzie jumping the shark in a desperate attempt to reboot that series. Using stupidity and over the top chicken-people as plot devices brough shark jumping to mind.
Any additional comments?
I could not bring myself to finish finish this one.
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This has been a 5-star series so far, but this book displays a trend that I see in a number of series'; the author isn't content to create danger for a group of people you care about. Instead, he escalates the danger to the apocalyptic level, necessitating mass slaughter to impress upon the reader the seriousness of the situation. In this case, that means the death of a significant fraction of the population of the Moon and Earth. It's hard to view our heroes as being successful when even victory is catastrophe. None of this was really necessary; you can build as much tension with small dangers as you can with big ones.
And the motivation of the aliens is pretty silly. Why would an advanced, space-faring species not be able to feed itself without needing to cross interstellar distances to eat humans?
This book has dimmed my enthusiasm for the series; I'm going to try to pretend it didn't happen and hope the author returns to the previous formula.
I really enjoyed the latest installment. They cannot be made fast enough, I just want the story to continue. The more the crew continue on in their adventures the more it feels like a crew I would to be a part of!
How the crew of the Hotspur ever managed to survive, I do not know. For all the bravado, I found Liam to be on the naive side for my liking and doubt I would have put my life in his hands.
That said, all’s well that ends well, but it was a rollercoaster of a very enjoyable ride