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Firstly, Mark Boyett is one of my favorite narrators. He adds personality to the characters and the story without going too over the top.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit and look forward to the next in the series. I don't believe it's available in audiobook yet so I will probably read it now then listen to it at a later time.
The characters in the story are complex and imperfect and you find yourself worrying about what happens to them maybe with the exception of Loco who gets a little annoying at times for all the wrong reasons.
The whole mutual, unmutual debate sounds a bit like the Orwellion socialism in the book '1984'. Its understandable the authors are laying a foundation to the story but I hope not to hear so much about mutuality in the future books.
In spite of the few things I commented on I highly recommend this book especially if you're looking for a new series to follow.
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Would you try another book from B. V. Larson and David VanDyke and/or Mark Boyett?
Thats a no brainer! They rock (usually)
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something not from this series!
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
It was pretty boring! Not because nothing happens, but because there is no reason to care about the outcome.
Any additional comments?
The book dives direct into action and just keeps going. Action is fun but only when you care who dies and who lives. The book literally begins with NO character development and throughout the book there is almost none to be found. The familiar voice of Mark Boyett does help as does his professional reading, but nowhere near enough to compensate for the lack of content.
Was this book an experiment? Did they want to see who little character development you can possibly get away with? I was beginning to think these two writers were infallible, a sure thing, but I guess they are just human.
Final word: DONT BUY!
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I was so, so disappointed with this. Read lots of other BV Larson but this one is so clearly mostly written by someone else and it’s just not the same. There’s so much technical description you just lose sight of what’s supposed to be going on. Shan’t be buying any more in this series.
Liked this first book in the series very much. However, there were one or two sections which were not so great. Too much technicality in one or two sections which seemed to go on and made for boredom' hence only 4 stars.
Apart from the boring bits, narration was, as always, very good with Mark Boyett and worth the credit.