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I could almost not stand listening to this book because of the narration. The character accents were awful and the pace was too slow. The narrator was a huge distraction to the story.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
While I give this book a 3.5 I would highly suggest getting it! The series overall is an easy 4 or maybe a 5 (on the last 2 hours of book 6). The problem with this book is the story seems hopeless and there are quite possibly too many characters and a lot going on. Eventually towards the middle of the book and in all the others it focuses mostly on the main character.
The narrator does a decent job in this book, as I've seen much worse, but he becomes top notch in book 2 and only gets better. You can tell every character apart without a problem; even the ones that don't talk much. This book as well as all others don't take much time getting into the action. The story isn't predictable and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the hell the main character and humanity go through. It has quite a bit of strategy (which i like the most) and more action and space battles than any book I've read.
If your into science fiction, space battles, and hand to hand combat; I would highly suggest getting this book and the rest of the series. I rank it up there with the star force and lost fleet series (so readers know where i stand), but the books are quite dissimilar. It is much closer to the star force series, but in a much crueler world where genetic superiors claim themselves as the rulers.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
What could Vaughn Heppner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I don't know as after 2 hrs the robotic speech stopped me from understanding plot and stopped listening
Any additional comments?
The narrator sounds like a speak and spell from the 1980 s
I couldn't finish it. too mired down in hopelessness,battle tactics and blood. both sides are evil, so there's no real hope for freedom. too grim an outlook for me. disappointing as i really enjoyed the 'lost' series written by the same author so was hoping for another good series start. but this is one series i wont be pursuing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I've read other books by this author, the invasion series, and loved them. I'm not into sci-fi but thought I'd give this a go.
However, I couldn't enjoy it as I did not enjoy the way it was read. It sounded too robotic for my taste, almost as if individual words had been edited together. Could just be me though.
I suggest that you listen to a sample first and see if you like the narration. If you do then this could still be a great "read".