Then our main pal gets shipped off to war in space. There is one character who you encounter who seemed flawed, but I do not see how they will be encountered again. Expected sci-fi and got American army in space fantasy with some pretty dull dad jokes. The biggest problem is the hero, Joe. I tried listening to the audiobook, but despite the superb narration I grew weary of hearing Joe Bishop yammer on about his army days fighting in Nigeria, or about how various alien-based weapons and communication devices work. Humans are effectively irrelevant to the greater galaxy in this book with the best survival strategy to hide in the corner and hope no one notices us.
Ops and Paradise Written by Craig Alanson and narrated by R. I likely won't be buying the next book in the series as long as Skippy's around to conveniently fix everything before anyone gets hurt. And Alanson keeps the man-boy fantasies to the barest minimum, which is appreciated. I had the audio narration and loved the narration, it was perfect! She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. I tried listening to the audiobook, but despite the superb narration I grew weary of hearing Joe Bishop yammer on about his army days fighting in Nigeria, or about how various alien-based weapons and communication devices work. I seem to be in a rut reading the same authors continuously. And that was the good news.
The characters were not like me, but I could understand what they were like. There are issues with both the writing and editing. The whole trilogy is out and there is nothing bad I could say about any of the 3, only that today it's not easy to find a great SiFi trilogy and I couldn't put this one down, not even for sleep so I always woke up with the book in my hands and right away searched to where I remember what I was reading before I started falling asleep and continued reading, that's how good this trilogy is!!! The eBook sells for like a dollar on Amazon, go buy it and give this writer a chance to impress you. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? I always try to avoid spoilers but this book ends by setting up a real Star Trek exploring the universe against the backdrop of warring factions scenario. But the last act takes quite the turn around from the boring world building and makes the entire series seem interesting again. Bray does a great job.
It's a quiet autumn day, Columbus Day, when Army Specialist Joe Bishop sees a space ship crash in potatoe field in his home town, Thompson Corners, Maine. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise. Sounds ridiculous but is actually compelling, weirdly credible and wildly entertaining. There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. And I would also recommend that he look at this as the first draft and reconsider how much time he spends on the tangents in the first half of the book. You don't stop to think.
I seem to be in a rut reading the same authors continuously. So much flat out exposition telling with so much pointless military technobabble. The plot is okay, and even promising, with an intriguing reminder of the Shadows and Vorlons and benevolent Elder Races in Babylon 5. Negatives aside, this reader does look forward to Book 2. Publisher's Summary We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.
This first volume of ExForce is too long, with the beginning of the book being painful and boring. The author did a good job describing the planetary setting, but I would not want to live the I thought this book was good. Every situation is resolved way to easily. Th Kristang then ask for volunteers to help them fight the Ruhar in space, and Joe volunteers. Don't get attached to any other characters, because they either won't be around for long, I'm not sure I read the same book as a majority of other people.
Skippy is a millennia-old artificial intelligence who acts like a child and is the source of endless amusement. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. It was lies, all of it. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. Well it seems he can, he sounded like he was genuinely having a blast at times reading this one. Columbus Day is one of those books that I connected within the first 5 minutes of listening and it is non-stop adventure to the end.
I found this to be great entertainment. The author has not been able to get published, which is normal considering the first chapters of this book, but not with regard to its second half. Helping that I have the Audible version and R. Even though the book starts with an action scene, an apocalypse you could say, I still found it a bit slow. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.
The humor is real life-sometimes it works, other times, not so much. With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. What I loved about this turn of events is how the author had to get creative in different ways so as not to just solve every problem automagically. The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father 3,000 years ago. The humans happen to be on the bottom rung of this hierarchy.
However the characters are shallow and the plot is simplistic; motivation for uber-intelligent species to be conducting a galaxy encompassing war is never explored and the aforementioned humour is school-boy at best. Which scene was your favorite? The author tries to include a diverse cast of characters that is written so forced and clunky. Skippy is highly intelligent and helps Joe stay alive. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades.