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review 2018-01-21 14:20
Audio Book Review: Reconnaissance in Force
Reconnaissance in Force - Terry Mixon Reconnaissance in Force - Terry Mixon

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Do I need to tell of my love of the voice acting work? Veronica is amazing at different voices, personalities, accents, and infliction. At this point of the series, book six, she is all the characters. There have been several over the books and she has made each individual and unique to hear. In doing so, I feel like I'm watching an amazing tv series and not even listening to a book. Thank you for such a great experience!

The Empire is working to get many things in action and done to protect them from what's coming - More ships like what Jared found, AI's like Marcus made, flip point jammers made, and implants produced and implanted. All of which could take several months to several years to finish. They are working against the clock to be prepared for when Rebel Empire arrives for war.

The beginning places us where everyone is and what the Empire has to do in order to prepare for the Rebel Empire eventually coming to attack. There is a lot to be done. But they have it all in order. In this breakdown we see what Jared's next mission will be - a reconnaissance mission. They need data of the area and the supplies on the supply ship from the Rebels to make more Raiders.

The first few hours of this book could be seen by some as slow, but for me it's exactly what I want. This is book six and I'm HIGHLY invested in these characters and what happens to them. This part is on more a personal level rather than the fighting and space quests of unknown danger. Terry writes these characters in such depth that I feel their anxiety as they are re-positioned in the lives they know. None of this is a bad thing. It's all elevating their statuses that they deserve. And yet there's a lot of events that happen in their lives as well. Families and friends. lol.

I love the family connections that have grown with these characters. Not only the sibling feel that's grown between Jared and Kelsey, but also the matching of others and friendship bonds that have formed rather strongly. The characters and their stories and troubles smoothly flow through the story.

Then we go out on our next mission. The threats escalated more than we could have expected. Wow. What is found here are things that are highly needed and could be used by the Empire. Where our friends end up... Let me just say, it is something to have seen how they've all grown in their abilities. With what they've learned and lived through, they may still doubt themselves but they are ready for the tricks they need to work up in order to live.

These stories are so like Star Trek. We get personal life and the big action and adventure and danger. Then we come out at the other end with a huge sigh. My heart beats for the characters and their dangers. I love this creation.

Goodness. Where's the next book!?! lol. We come in with the major expedition done. Now real life sets in before we are shipped out again. On this mission we end with more than expected. We conclude what we are looking for, but we are left hoping for the safety of all. I know the next book is going to bring us much adventure and danger that leads to fighting. I can't wait!

I don't want to give anything away with this book, as it's the sixth and it's growing harder to not tip the hat. So you need to read this series! That way we can talk about it in more depth. Believe me, it's worth it.

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review 2018-01-21 00:13
The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley (reread)
The Stars Are Legion - Kameron Hurley

Still a pretty awesome book, although not quite as great the second time around. I think I was just in the perfect head space to read it initially. The reread did help in picking up explanations about the world that weren't as obvious the first time around. And I felt like things picked up once we encountered Casamir, the tinker/engineer who thinks Zan is mad because she believes there's an outside.

 

Original review here.

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text 2018-01-18 20:56
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

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This is not the book for me I think. It's just so dry and I could be intrigued (is that the word) by this book if the telling of everything was not a full march to the minutiae Olympics. The time jumping all over the place is confusing the ever loving mess out of me. 


The main character Breq (I misspelled that name like 10 damn times) is not doing a thing for me. I feel like I am reading about Odd Thomas here, though in science fiction, and now gender swapped. 

 

I also like that Leckie did something cool with regards to gender by having the way people use words telling you that is the way you can figure out someone's gender. But after the first ten times, I don't need it repeated. I get it, you have to be careful how you use words. 

 

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Not really, that 50 Shades review will be though. I don't see me giving this above 2 stars max at this point. 

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text 2018-01-17 21:34
Reading progress update: I've read 33% of page 140
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

I am still confused. Not really enjoying this one yet. Since so many of you like this I am going to keep sticking with it. But warning you now if I don't like it, prepare for me to read the next book in the 50 Shades of Grey series and live update/rage at you all day in the future. 

 

 

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text 2018-01-16 22:00
Reading progress update: I've read 15%.
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

Is there a book before this one??? Cause I am totally lost right now. I know I need a good space opera right now, but I am just getting facts/feelings/things thrown at my head and nothing is making sense right now. 

 

 

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