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glenn urquhart

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Good stuff again.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2016

It's developing really well, this series.
Expanding on first book in a really cool direction. Don't want to give anything away, but if you enjoyed first book, you'll love this even more.
Narrator is great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Really good stuff

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2016

I'm really picky on my sci-fi and there are few authors I'll go back for more on.
Whilst this is more in the hard-sci fi / fantasy meets noir crime thriller in parts, it was the characters that won me over.
Narrator was great. Really really great. Probably a large part of why I liked it so much.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Such a good series

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2016

Have been devouring these stories.
It's all about the characters. Though not a huge fan of the central protagonist, and sometimes the villains can be a little cardboard-cutout, most of the supporting cast are so much fun ride along with. particularly this novel, where we get to know much more about the crew of Rosanante (I know I'm not spelling that right but I have no idea how to spell it)
Narrator has just brought this whole series to life.
Can't wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Enjoyable fan-service romp. Wil Wheaton great.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-2016

Yes it unashamedly riffs off blatant and continual nostalgia but it was just a really fun romp.
Wil's narration was great and good to hear female characters not getting the wussy, inspipid, breathy read most make narrators give them.
I got most of the references, but not all, and I'm not sure you'd get as much out of this story if you aren't somewhat familiar with the 80's or old-school videogames, but I found it utterly ridiculous fun and didnt want it to end.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

One of the dullest stories I have ever encounterd

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2016

Reads like a train schedule. Endless meetings about what characters are going to do, or would happen if they don't do what they are going to do.
I'm no stranger to sci-fi and hard sci-fi but this is my first dabble in military sci-fi.
Is it all like this? Am I missing something?
First book I haven't been able to finish in over ten years..
So, if you like lots and lots of strategy, planning and exposition about what is going to happen in a meeting, and then dialogue that plays out what happens in said meeting as they planned it, then a brief battle followed by some what if's in the next meeting, all wrapped up in zero characterization and beige world-building, then this is the story for you!
Me, if I require a soul-crushing litany of perfunctory chit-chat and boring strategy meetings, I'll just go to work, thanks.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2016

Even better than the first book the series. Feels like he's hitting his stride. Love where the story is going. A brooding menace on the horizon, much like GoT's White Walkers.
Narrator, Jefferson, has been SLAYING it on these stories.
Have to say his delivery of the Indian UN official, 'Avasarala' has been outstanding.
Brilliant story enhanced by great voice performance.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

TERRIBLE narration

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2016

Oh no! New narrator!
This guy delivered a stilted delivery and inhumanly bizzare inflection worthy of a nineties speech-synthesizer.
Way overcooked accents - British, German - and will male narrators please STOP voicing ALL women characters with this breathy, insipid tone that just belittles the characters and women everywhere.
Gahhhh, been loving the series up to this point, and this performance really took me out of the story. Thank the Lord Jefferson Mays is back for the next one.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful