Cally O'Neal is officially dead. In her over 40 years of being an active secret agent, she hasn't used her real name, much less spoken to her sister. So when Michelle interrupts an important mission, by seemingly appearing out of thin air, it's an unexpected reunion.
But you can't choose your relatives....
Michelle O'Neal has lived the life of the perfect Indowy adept, rising slowly in the ranks, honing her skills, being a good little girl. But now she needs the help of her "bad" sis when the Darhel start to put the squeeze on the first Human mentat. In a family where her father, the war hero, thinks everyone is dead, her grandfather is a smuggler when he's not distilling moonshine, her sister is a cold-blooded killer for hire, and her brother-in-law is a mobster, Michelle may look like the odd-gal out. But when it's death or dishonor, she's gonna prove that, deep down inside, she's every bit an O'Neal.
this following Cally's War and that one not really being much of a "War" so much as its a "War in Cally's mind, or little world" I was expecting this one to be like that, I really liked that book but I thought it could have been more.
the book starts and ends with a scene sorta the same, Cally with her Sister, no spoiler there its the name of the book - Cally and her sister havent seen each other for many decades and while Cally was off fighting the Posleen and pretending to be dead her sister was living with the Indowy and learning there ways getting less and less human so she acts strange.
There isnt much if any Posleen here its mainly the secret group that Cally works with with her grandfather and other family members, its really much better then I thought and I was hoping it would be good since I liked the other books.
Check my other reviews if you want to see the correct order to read these in
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I like most of JR stuff. good light, fun, adventurous, listens. the narrator does a fine job. a little short.
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This was my fifth time going through this series and I own nearly all of John Ringo's works. easy to listen to, especially nice if you have read thw book and can learn the pronunciation for some of the alien names.
You learn more and you learn you still have a lot to learn.
good to great performance. no problems with anything.
john ringo can't write a bad book. this is a really good fun book. but you better have read at least the book before it in the series. yep there is some explaining of background but there is so much background it's not really standalone.
overall I loved it.
The first three books are kind of slow, but I continued reading and once I got to Callie's War it really took a turn and started getting much better. Sister Time continues the story in a way that I finally feel it is building to something rather than just "aliens invade and humans kill them." This series is still not as good as the Black Tide Rising series (which may be my favorite of all time) but after Sister Time I am looking forward to seeing where the story goes.
Another excellent book! It was great to see the sisters together but, just as with siblings, they turned out to be totally different and just alike. Well Done!
What would have made Sister Time better?
Throw it in the garbage and start over. The first books of the series are interesting and should set the theme for the rest of the series. Sister time is off on another tangent and only marginally related to the first books
What was most disappointing about John Ringo and Julie Cochrane ’s story?
This one is set 50 years after the war was won, Details of how it was won are sketchy. But the first books deal with the invasion, the war and then, its wrapped up with not a lot of details nor details about life just after. This set 50 years into the future and dragged on like a Steven King novel
What three words best describe Marc Vietor’s performance?
Its a job
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Its not the worse book ever written and narrated. You could tell in the narration that the reader is just reading it just to get through and be done with it.
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After listening to Cally' War I had hoped this book was going to be better. It couldn't have been worse. But I was supprise it wasn't bad. The last 3 or 4 hours was the best.
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What made the experience of listening to Sister Time the most enjoyable?
the base story line, and the unusual death of a main character, it was well written and enjoyable, much like I get when I read Chris Fieldwaters books, and that of Ann Rice.
What other book might you compare Sister Time to, and why?
IRA by Chris Fieldwater, although not as humorous, it was most enjoyable, I also recommend all of John Ringo's book.
What does Marc Vietor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
It is the expressions, the tone and way he introduces and brings the characters alive.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
many, and I hope to have many more in the twenty seven books I so far have, and in time I hope to read of of these books.
Any additional comments?
A truly talented author and one which I have recommended to many others.
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