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Fun read. It was really nice to see people making smart decisions instead of doing stupid stuff to create additional drama in the narrative.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
There's a simplicity and an innocence to the books in this series that reminds me of "Golden Age" science fiction. If you're looking for highly complex plotting, deep and intriguing character flaws, or science based explanations for things you're going to be disappointed. This a series for fun. The good guys are very very good. The bad guys are clearly defined. The technology is interestingly imaginative and entirely unexplained. It's a fun, predictable, good guys win kind of story.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Where does The Silver Ships rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I rate this book at about the 70% level in my Sci-Fi Library books.
What other book might you compare The Silver Ships to, and why?
This book is simlar to Ryk Browns Frontiers Saga, finding another civilization that is more advanced than the main charactors home world.
Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No not at the moment but I'm willing to give him a fair crack of the whip!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, but I listen to my books on the way to work and when walking my Golden Labrador.
Any additional comments?
I look forward to listening to the next instalment of the storey.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This is not your typical space opera, with battles and fights at every turn. the establishing story takes its time to introduce the characters and you notice the personalities develop over time. Don't misunderstand me, it's not boring. you become engrossed in the universe and engaged in the people with even supporting characters feeling fully fleshed out.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this very much.
I don't know how much I was influenced by the shared narrator but the story and pacing of this book reminds me of Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorosigan universe. This, I believe, is a good thing.
As always, Grover Gardeners narration is very enjoyable.
As far as an uncomplicated Sci Fi goes this one hits the spot. While it's no Peter F Hamilton it's much better than a Larsen. Sometimes it's great to have a relaxing story. Just what the doctor ordered.