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I picked this up on a recommendation of Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte from Security Now.
It reminds me of a "superhero" film or story, where the first part of the story is the "gathering of the heroes" for the coming crisis. This portion of the story was a bit slow, and he almost lost me.
But when the assembled team ventures out into the galaxy to investigate stories they've been told of the "Broa Overlords", the story really takes off. There is a sense of mystery as the team seeks to answer some critical questions, and the tension builds. In a paperback, I often cheat and look ahead for spoilers, but with an audiobook, there's no good way to do that. But this book created suspense for me that really made me want to cheat.
The narrator is fantastic, and is able to suggest numerous characters with his voice. Overall a great read, and I'm plowing into part 2!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
This book has been on my to do list for months and i am so glad that i got around to listening to it. Definitely in the top ten of books i've listened to. With the top 5 (not in any order) being Barsoom series, Lost Fleet, Star Force, Troy Rising, and Second Ship, The Rho Agenda. This book is at least #6 possibly 5 if the next 2 books continue this trend.
The story reminds me of the Stargate series for you SciFi channel fans out there. The start to this book completely pulls you in and i couldn't stop listening from that point on.
The narrator does a great job with the different characters which made me feel like i was watching a movie and not just listening to a book. My wife can attest that I was completely immerse and couldn't hear anything outside of the world that this book creates. Great book and now onto the second installment.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
As standard Sci Fi goes this was OK, started off really well, but then settled down into a linear narrative that seemed to be written to appeal to people who don't like to think too much.
I was over thinking and added twists at key points that, disappointingly, didn't occur.
Do you think Gibraltar Earth needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
It has 2, and I have no interest in reading them.
This book is narrated spectacularly. Often with an underlying hint of humour an all round great performance, the storey is also really good. Definitely worth the time.