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All I can say is that this book held me spellbound. The narrator brought it fully and completely to life. The story itself was captivating and so well done. I am so glad I bought books one and two at the same time, because if I had had to wait for book 2, it would’ve drove me crazy. The ending was great. There was closure And it all fit together so well.
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What did you love best about Sector 64 Box Set?
First off, I have to say I was totally blown away by his latest book, Solitude. That being said, I immediately bought the boxed set of this series because that man can write stuff that I can LOVE! Sector 64 is different though. It's really good, do not get me wrong, but it is not up to the caliber of Solitude. That means it is STILL an awesome story though. Dean's mind takes you places that you couldn't have even imagined, much less developed into a compelling alien story. The best part of Sector 64 was the relationship between Jake and Sandra. You couldn't help but love these two, and want them to live through all that is coming at them, and Dean has a healthy dose of funny that makes them SO real!
What did you like best about this story?
I can tell the author is a science fiction nut like me. Star Trek, Star Wars, some people just dream of space and the infinite possibilities there. He not only has a great imagination, but his attention to detail in describing the piloting motions, and the way three men interract with each other shows two different dimensions to his personality that are so varied, and pull you in even deeper to the story. In the beginning, he makes your heart break because of what happens, the humanity in that... being pushed across paper first, then into an audio experience is amazing. Many authors can do it, but Dean makes it seems easy, and it cannot possibly be, not many people can make me gasp and have tears falling form my eyes.
What does Mike Ortego bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Mike Ortego is a good narrator. He is not my number one, but I can't say anything negative about him, we all have our favorites. He has the right talent and seems to love what he does. He just is not my favorite, takes nothing away from him though.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It was, but I couldn't. It was 22 hours long because I bought the boxed set. I have to sleep at least 6 hours when I work, or I am a road hazard :p
Any additional comments?
Yes, in fact, there is. While I did not love this book to the extent I loved Solitude, it's only because it WASN'T Solitude. This is a solid, stand up sci-fi book that stands on it's own and it's my fault I read them in the wrong order. This author is the next amazing writer in the book business. In my opinion, his publisher neds to make sure he gets the right narrators for audible users so that his words are out there in the best possible light. These are not just fun reads. They are fun reads that make your world feel different. They change you. I can't wait for more.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
struggled to finish reading the last quarter of the book disaster after disaster to the point of idiocy.
Sorry to say but its rather boring story line. But who knows maybe its just not my thing. Just couldn't get into it at all, stuff somewhat happens but storyline is so weak I couldn't focus on it.
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What disappointed you about Sector 64 Box Set?
This is perhaps the worst book ever written. The characters are terrible, only surpassed in their horrible triteness by the apalling dialogue. The misogyny and sexism whenever the sole female character enters the story is like having teeth pulled with a hatchet. The worst though is the story itself. Never have I encountered a more predictable "got this from a corn flakes box" storyline. It is just rubbish. They say a room full of monkeys with typewriters would eventually write Shakespeare, well this horror is the other 99%. Do not buy this book. In fact, go wash your hands (and eyes) now just from looking at the cover.
this writer knows nothing about military operations about the military in general nor about Pilots.
he has Conflict for conflict sake that has nothing to do with the story.
it's really hard to listen to It's I find it impossible to suspend my disbelief do not buy this book.