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This is somewhat difficult to review, I really enjoyed the story, the characters the mission the Outriders went on…….but it was not an “Oh My God….You Have To Read This!!!!” type story that has you on the edge of your seat. It is slow going in the building of the world and what is happening, but it is well told, the narrator was excellent and I liked listening. I guess what I am trying to say without trying to be harsh is that there is not really anything special about this story, again I did like it, enjoyed listening but there was not really anything about it that made it stand out as a “MUST READ”, just your standard military sci-fi
The blurb for the book is pretty much what you get. Captain Lincoln Suh was a character I liked, and the rest of his team as well, although I have to say Thumper was my next favorite character and even though a secondary character I really liked YaYa (not sure if that is correct but auidobooks don’t provide how names are spelled).
I did like how the story was broken up in to Lincoln and his teams POV, the dangerously cunning woman and her team’s POV and Pipper’s POV (she was a very interesting character). I do wish we could have had more back story on all the main characters we are involved with throughout the story, I would have like to know more about Vector’s past before he became entangled with the dangerously cunning woman.
The narrator James Lindgren is a new to me narrator (but his voice sounds so familiar to me), he did a great job telling the story and giving voice to the characters.
If there is a second book I will plan on listening but that will be a “make it or break it” book for me.
Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
This seemed like a great story, or would turn into one at least, but 1:48 minutes into it and I find myself bored. This isn't an issue of waiting for something it happen, its an issue of underwhelming narration. There seems to be two types of narrators 1) someone who reads a book to you and 2) someone who acts out and performs books with passion and feeling worth of a movie. I prefer for the latter and this narrator is definitely the former. It seems many people prefer the former and if you are one of them than you will most likely enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a performer, I'd skip it.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
There are some great elements to this story but I struggled to get into it.
The start was good and hooked me, the end was good and wraps things up well but the middle really meanders but the main issue was I didn't buy into any of the characters which makes the whole experience flat.
Narrator was solid enough but didn't bring the story to life. Possibly better to read then listen.
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Really well thought out story line that fit together well. You can tell a lot of time and thought was put into this book. The end product is a very gripping and enjoyable listen.