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Nothing in the writing to make me care

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Évalué le: 2019-09-05

Steven Pacey is incredible as always. But not given much to work with here. Characters are wooden and empty. Not the slightest hint of warmth, empathy, or humour anywhere in this book. The plot is a little disjointed and weak, but that would still be ok, if the reader was given anything here to care about.
Meh.

Not as good I was lead to believe, but still decent.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-29

Bought it because it won a major Audie award. Sort of surprised after I started listening to it- found the writing quite poor and the plot very weak. The narrator is excellent and has a beautiful voice. Writer has potential and improved towards the end of the book but I was left feeling like it won the award more for political reasons than overall merit.

Should have quit after book two...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-04


The author strays in this one from what he does best, which is - GI Joe lights the bad guys, Hoo-ah, and spends most of the book examining mundane facets of his twisted American survivalist ideology, in mind numbing detail. It’s a crappy ideology anyway, and not worth hours of boredom hearing about. At least not for anyone who has an actual life.
Large parts of the book are a blatant ripoff of Deadwood - gives the book a very amateurish feel.

Very good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-16

This book is a real step up from book one. The author seem to hit his stride. Basically generic GI Joe action stuff with lots of excerpts from American survivalist handbooks. Falls on its ass with the facts a few times but wtf- it’s fiction. Narration suits perfectly.

Good for what it is.

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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-11

Ok so this is a genre I’m extremely sick of and seem to keep stumbling into - American-centric content, set in apocalyptic shit hole they’ve made of the future - revolves around good ol macho American values of militaristic stupidity, ‘the marines’, guns, bombs, killing people, ‘good guys’ vs ‘bad guys’, and the occasional sprinkle of two dimensional ‘feelings’ for character development.
Having said that- it’s well written and a couple steps above most of the dreck in this field. TC Bray’s narration is top notch. The author spends a lot of time reciting factoids apparently gleaned from American survivalist manuals- which gets pretty old, but overall definitely worth a listen even if you’re as jaded as I am, and if this Stars and Stripes Rambo stuff is your cup of tea you’ll totally love it.

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More Americans in space.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-07

If you think ‘the Marines’ are the height of evolution then what’s not to like about them shootin’ shit up in space yo. Throw in an alien presence and a bunch of other two dimensional generic crap for a truly yawntastic adventure zzzzz. At least it’s set in space, not America, and we don’t have to hear a lot about ‘the president’ and ‘old glory’ and all that stuff. Narrator pretty much exactly suits the content.

Americans in space.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-07

Jaded cop on outlying space colony drinks too much alcohol and coffee, investigates mysterious case of missing woman till he steps on the wrong toes and is fired. Tensions increase between Mars, Earth, and outer colonies and an alien presence is discovered and sinister plot uncovered as jaded cop meets up with space cowboys and they shoot things up blah blah blah.

Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-28

It started off with promise but was largely boring and melodramatic. By the time I got 2/3 through I was having trouble sticking around, and the narrator sounded very much like he was too.

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Absolutely incredible!

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Évalué le: 2019-01-30

A wonderful work of genius and one of the best things I’ve ever read or listened to in my life. An amazing narrator reading the work of an amazing writer.

Worth listening to, overall, but there are real issues...

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Évalué le: 2019-01-27

It’s a testament to Hobbs’ writing skills that I managed to make it through to the end of this, the second book of the trilogy. Of course she’s also the one who created the issues that made it a little hard to get there. The book faces some fairly big problems, including some major holes in its plot that make it hard to suspend disbelief. The characters are so bound by myopic ignorance and frustrating codes of chivalry that the story is basically a longwinded account of what they ‘cannot’ do. Every turn they make we run up against another farfetched reason for not taking the obvious path. Is this book meant to be a philosophical study of chivalry? Like the first book in the series it drags on and on, with incredibly little real movement till the very end. It’s like being locked in a closet for 29 hours. Still, it’s a nice enough closet that the time passes reasonably pleasantly despite the frustration of being there.
I’m sure she has better books. It’s obvious she’s got talent. Unfortunately it sounds like most of the audio renditions of her other books aren’t very good, and due to some vision problems I can’t read them anymore. Too bad.
I’m not hooked enough to face going back into that closet for round three.
The narrator is very good IMO.