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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Mediocre story

I didn't like the book much. The story itself is quite predictable. The book lacks much human relationships and you have nobody to empathize to. You have a main hero who is a kind of super human: a physics genius who doesn't need any sleep and quickly recovers from major injures received when fighting off alien invaders in breaks from his scientific discoveries. All other people in the story serve minor roles and generally exist only as a background to show off the main hero's awesomeness. There are many parts of the book which do not make much sense. Couple examples come to my mind: you have humans and aliens learning magically each other's languages in a matter of days. Ok, I could buy that aliens are super smart or have means to help to learn new languages but there is no way it would be possible for humans. Another example is that book is way too USA centric to the point of stupidity. I mean you have an alien invasion which affects whole world but the way book describes the world's reaction to the events one could think that Earth consists of USA, France which could be just another state of USA, Middle East which role is to be a place where bad evil terrorists lurk and maybe a couple of small unimportant countries who only capable of complaining about the way USA handles the situation.
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- Ilya

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

Book Details

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