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A strong start, then came the attempt of humor

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-12-09

I decided to give this book another shot after dropping it a few chapters in the first time. I felt like there could have been more to this book but by the time I got halfway thru I knew I made a mistake. The narrator in my opinion does not reflect the personality of a former Marine well and sounds like he would be better suited for a comedy space drama.

Then came the attempt at dead pan humor that took you out of the action more than added to it. Much of the book felt like the author didn't trust the listener to put together the scenes for themselves and parts felt over explained and unnecessary. The book would have been better served allowing the listener to interpret the scenes rather then be told how something is happening in rambling detail.

Another thing I didn't feel add any value was the portrayal of female characters. They felt basic and heavily stereotyped to the suburban soccer mom who was more of a stubborn pylon. It gave me the impression that the author feels a type of way about gender equality and unfortunately this lead to missed opportunities in developing meaningful character arcs that would have given the book more dimension.

Overall, I'm dumbfounded this series has went on to push out like another ten books or something? I'll admit that some scenes are entertaining but I can't say the same about the rest of the book.



Let down by my favorite duo

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-17

I loved almost everything Taylor and Porter have come up with to date but unlike their other works, this one was slow, drawn out and anticlimactic. I usually give my undivided attention to the narration of Ray Porter but this audiobook was regulated to background noise and I wanted to finish what I started. Hopefully the next one is better!

Pretty good once you get past...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-27

Pretty decent book once you drop the notion that it has anything to do with 14 or Fold. Started off slow but once the action got going the book was hard to stop listening to.

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Not what I expected, Stayed for Scalzi and Wheaton

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-23

To be honest, I had a hard time getting into this book but being a fan of other Scalzi-Wheaton works, I decided to give it a shot. I had moments where I laughed out loud, was drawn in by the action and enjoyed the somewhat complexities of the universe built out in The Androids Dream. The performance and moments of humor was the saving grace for this book. Once you've accepted the lighter tone and non-seriousness of this book, you'll enjoy it so much more.

Slow moving to start but worth the listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-21

Ray Porter delivers another fantastic performance in this audiobook. The story is executed well and the character development paces just good enough to make you care.

Better than the last one at least.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-17

Decided to carry on with this series because I love the idea and delivery of the narrator. This book feels much more complete and the ending was transitioned so much better this time around.

Like Dropping An Ice Cream Cone On A Hot Summer Da

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-13

Cheeky and vulgar with an acceptable amount of gripping action, this audio book had the making of something I can binge and get into. Unfortunately the ending is abrupt and leaves much to be desired. I'm hooked now and will get on with the series but I feel like the continuation of the series could have launched elsewhere.

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-10

I'm a huge fan of The Expanse and this book filled the void. Gripping action, compelling characters and a universe built out at a solid pace kept me in it. Highly recommended.

Fun, engaging and speckles of hilarity!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-16

Wasn't sure what I was getting myself into but the reviews seemed good so I went ahead with it. Absolutely no regrets, this book is well performed, engaging and the characters although a bit cliche, are well developed. Highly recommended!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful