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Nah

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2020

The previous books were interesting and fun but this one was cumbersome and slow. The battle scenes really dragged on, are unconvincing and were not really important for the story. Do you really think battles will include trench warfare in a time when interstellar travel is possible and AI battle systems etc. There was a whole part that was a Straight rip off of the black hawk down situation. There are almost no characters (one of the best things in previous books) in this story just boring pointless battles. Clearly the author wanted to write about war in Iraq or Afghanistan but for what ever reason couldn't or wouldn't do created a future colonized universe. It is also clear this is a clumsy attempt to present a jingoistic world view of those wars and agenda of the authors. The view is that the the military (US imperialism) is inherently righteous, noble and pure. But women are inferior, incapable and unnoticed. Government is corrupt; military revolution is the only way to save the universe and establish justice. The zhee are clearly the worst possible stereotypical representation of Muslims; the representation appeals to and perpetuating a racist view. All in all very disappointing given the previous books were fun sifi action adventures with great characters and an intriguing universe.

it's amazing

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

"I loved it, it's just amazing. i want to listen to it again", 9 year old charlie

Don't judge a book by its cover; its cover is good

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2017

Would you try another book written by Kel Kade or narrated by Nick Podehl?

No

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favourite?

None but not because of the performance, which was pretty good.

Any additional comments?

The story is cliched, linear and boring. The characters are two-dimensional, ridiculous and stereotypes. Based on the ratings, I kept waiting for it to become good, but it never did so then I couldn't wait for it to be over. Very disappointing.

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8 yrs old review

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2017

My 8 year old son loved it and played it again as soon as he finished it.