Narrator: James Lindgren
Series: Outriders #1
Published by Audible Studios on 05 May 2016
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Genres: Hard Science Fiction
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A daring hostage rescue leads to the discovery of an imminent terrorist attack. Thanks to the Outriders, thousands of lives are saved. Until they aren't. Despite the intelligence and the warnings provided by the unit, the terrorist attack goes off unhindered.
What was supposed to be a triumph becomes a tragedy, and a 'mission completed' completely unravels. And when they learn the reasons why, the Outriders find themselves tasked with stopping a war before it can ever start. A dangerously cunning woman who most assuredly should be dead has seemingly returned. And her plans aren't just devastating; they might be unstoppable. How do you defeat a hidden enemy when you can't let them know they've been discovered?
©2016 Jay Posey (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
This is somewhat difficult to review, I really enjoyed the story, the characters the mission the Outriders went on…….but it was not an “Oh My God….You Have To Read This!!!!” type story that has you on the edge of your seat. It is slow going in the building of the world and what is happening, but it is well told, the narrator was excellent and I liked listening. I guess what I am trying to say without trying to be harsh is that there is not really anything special about this story, again I did like it, enjoyed listening but there was not really anything about it that made it stand out as a “MUST READ”, just your standard military sci-fi
The blurb for the book is pretty much what you get. Captain Lincoln Suh was a character I liked, and the rest of his team as well, although I have to say Thumper was my next favorite character and even though a secondary character I really liked YaYa (not sure if that is correct but auidobooks don’t provide how names are spelled).
I did like how the story was broken up in to Lincoln and his teams POV, the dangerously cunning woman and her team’s POV and Pipper’s POV (she was a very interesting character). I do wish we could have had more back story on all the main characters we are involved with throughout the story, I would have like to know more about Vector’s past before he became entangled with the dangerously cunning woman.
The narrator James Lindgren is a new to me narrator (but his voice sounds so familiar to me), he did a great job telling the story and giving voice to the characters.
If there is a second book I will plan on listening but that will be a “make it or break it” book for me.
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