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This is the third book in which we see the same time-frame of the story, without advancing the plot. Lotus Eaters, Amazon Legion and Come and Take them all explore the period leading up to and the initial TU invasion of Balboa. If the author has any idea of what comes next, there's no reason to suspect it, as he's written three books and not gotten anywhere. Admittedly, each of these books explores the time from a different point of view, but without advancing the plot, Lotus Eaters, Amazon Legion and Come and Take Them just come off as rants or position papers thinly wrapped in repetitive fiction (and I'm either curious or partisan for the authors position). I'm interested in seeing how things work out with the UEPF, but, since the author isn't ever going to tell that story, there's no point in continuing.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
A deaf person.
Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Kratman again?
No. I am done with this author. I brought two earlier books from this series and this one pretty much ended it. The first book took a good story line and backed it up with some solid action scenes. I had hope. This book took that promise and tossed it in the dirt, then unzipped its fly and pissed on it. There simply was nothing ever going on except a bunch of bored people talking on and on about things that didn't drive anything forward.Oh, I do remember one story running through this book - Carreras's kid, for some reason I have since forgot, has a dozen or so 12 year old girls comprising a harem in training who worship him and can't wait to be "deflowered" (Carrera's kid's word) by him. They think he is some kind of god. And Carrera's wife is the girls' den mother. There was a time (1st book) when this woman actually had something to say and played an important part in the story. Now she is running around trying to corral a bunch of screeching virginal 12 year old girls on some pathetic mission to be impaled on Carrera's kid's pole. Kratman ran out of ideas and this greasy scenario seeped in. I think it was pretty much pathetic.I guess Kratman sees women, and pre-teen girls for that matter, as good for only one or two things. Equipment needed: mood lighting and lubrication. Hey Kratman, you were supposed to be a writing a military sci-fi book, remember? If this is what you got, I don't want it. You bore me.
What three words best describe James Fouhey’s voice?
did his job
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Come and Take Them?
I would turn this twenty-something hour meandering yawner into a 3 1/2 hour novella and cut out the plodding coming of age story and kid-god garbage. I would probably keep scenes concerning the gal who is running one of the spaceships who had to act like a dominatrix when she secretly wants to be the one ravished by some other gal's tongue and forefinger all night. So, make the edited audiobook 5 hours.
Any additional comments?
Too long, too much $$$$$. A huge dose of blah, blah, blah.
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