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Not a bad book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-2017

If you could sum up Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon in three words, what would they be?

Fast, furious and entertaining.

What did you like best about this story?

It was all quite good, seeing how the aliens, humans and predators fit into this story.

Which character – as performed by John Chancer – was your favourite?

I can not pin down one character, he was very good and I could not wait for the next chapter to start.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you loved the book, you will kill for the movie.

Any additional comments?

Look if you like aliens and predators then you should like this book - just read or listen to books one and two first.

The author phoned this one in.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2017

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better book.

What was most disappointing about B. V. Larson’s story?

The author needs to have a look at his assembled players in this book. Almost every single person was unbelievable, I know it is Sci-fi, but come on. We have the stupid military General, annoying scientist and government making bad choices. This is the best he could do, and yes there are other bad characters in this book that just fit into stereotypes. I found myself turning it off at chapter 12, as I wanted to throw the iPod out of the car.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

None.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Orion Fleet?

I would have help the author understand there are other ways to bring tension in to a book. They need to understand that the image of stupid general is so played out it needs to stop. Most people do not become staff officers unless they can walk and chew gum. That most scientists are not egotistical and government departments are not incompetent. So, in short, I would have the earth side of the story showing some sense of order from the start, and this would have reflected nicely against the disorder of the aliens in his story.

Any additional comments?

Look you may just like this book, it has aliens, space battles. But, it just got up my nose the cliché characters.

Could be better.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2017

Would you listen to Fields of Fire again? Why?

Possibly, if I had nothing else to do. I have read the first four in the series and liked them. This one however, seemed a bit thin. The main character comes of a little whiny in this book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Could do better, I can see the author wishes to leave us on a to be continued edge, but in my option fails to finish the book he was on. Let’s say a six out of ten for the ending.

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

This is a good narrator who bring the pages to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, it is just a book.

Any additional comments?

Not a bad book, worth a listen.

Not bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2017

What made the experience of listening to Rebel Fleet the most enjoyable?

Narrated well.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was a bit predictable.

What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrators voice was crisp and clear, bring the book characters to life.

Any additional comments?

This book is good if you like Sci-fi, but it is not in the league of H.G Well. I listen to it while driving my car long distances, it was entertaining enough to keep me awake.

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