Into the Looking Glass : Looking Glass

  • by John Ringo
  • Narrated by L. J. Ganser
  • Series: Looking Glass
  • 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Formerly of the 82nd Airborne Division, New York Times best-selling author John Ringo brings unmatched authenticity to his military science fiction. When asubatomic physics experiment causes a massive explosion, interdimensional gateways open in Florida - and aliens pour out. Some intend to bring Earth to its knees. Others seem willing to help, but will annihilate the planet if Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller can't stop the menace from spreading.

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What the Critics Say

"This thoroughly enjoyable ride should appeal to techno-thriller fans as well as to military SF buffs." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Totally cool

This is just such a great adventure, with so much humor and I have to say nifty ideas. I loved how although religions were mentioned, with this story line being very scientific, it did not intrude in either a positive or a negative way. I loved how the main character was a scientist with a thought pattern that could have gotten him gelded and no idea how to fire a gun.
I do have something to point out, I haven't really read huge amounts of SciFi recently however i have noticed that the Southern Hemisphere doesn't seem to exist on these worlds. Can perhaps new/old Authors take note?
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- R

Great space opera, but a warning ...

The first thing to say about this book is that it is great. John Ringo, as usual, does a terrific job in creating a story that has a good plot, reasonable and likable characters, a sense of humor and reasonable closure. There is some hard science and the terminology may be too much for some, but I found it reasonable in light of the things that were being done at the time. The narration is very, very good and I found no technical flaws with the production. All in all a great and enjoyable read. If the second book in the series was also by John Ringo I would have already bought it.

But that is the problem. Subsequent books in the series are listed as being by John Ringo and Travis Taylor. I assume this means that John Ringo has created the characters and, perhaps, the plot and given it to someone else (in this case Travis Taylor) to do the writing. I have not heard this book so perhaps I am not being fair, but I assume this is the reason for the drop in ratings for the second book. John Ringo's style is distinctive and he writes in a way I find enormously entertaining, but having someone else write subsequent books means that I generally plan to only read the first book in such a series.
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- Mike From Mesa "MikeFromMesa"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books