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Justus Wingert

Karlsruhe
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  • Fields of Fire

  • Frontlines, Book 5
  • Autor: Marko Kloos
  • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 9 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice twists but awful german

  • Von CASE Am hilfreichsten 04.07.2017

I cried...

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.06.2017

Luke Daniels, he's the man! Ok, everytime he uses his grumpy sergeant voice I giggle a bit.

One thing that has been remarkably absent so far was the really hard science. It took a quick look around in Lines of Departure with Newtons third law winning the day but then was absent in the following books. Fields of Fire is different from the start. How do you fight the alien? A question Lieutenant Grayson is giving more and more thought as he grows his experience fighting the Lankies.

Expanding on the relationship between Grayson and Halley, but as well the Halley family, we get a more personal view of Frontlines' main characters. It culminates in the long awaited battle of Mars. And if you were expecting a run of the mill hooray and march to victory ending you are in for a surprise.

Marko Kloos knows how to build suspension, and how and when to relieve pressure. The Epilogue had me in tears. But interludes like the young corporal admitting to being transferred from accounting after she downed a Lankie with a silver-star worthy close quarter combat move had me laughing.

Overall this is a great step in the development of this series, so if you were afraid that this one was coming towards an end: Worry not! There's a good run of books still in this particular world without any kind of boredom in sight.

  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • Autor: Marko Kloos
  • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 47 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Attention recruits!

  • Von Justus Wingert Am hilfreichsten 12.06.2017

Attention recruits!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.06.2017

Luke Daniels is a great voice actor. Seriously.

Andrew Grayson has gained a bit of weight. His wife doesn't appear to mind however. Taking a well deserved break from slugging it out on the frontlines (oh the irony) Platoon Sergeant Grayson is doing his best to get boots filled for the coming assault on Mars. Along comes an offer he can't refuse, so Lieutenant Grayson grabs a bunch of trustee noncom-friends and off he cruises into adventure again. All the really thorny issues have already been tackled in the last two books one thinks, but there are a couple more as Marko Kloos lets his main character discover the difference between lawful, right and right. Lt. Grayson is not perfect, which makes him so much more relatable.

This installment of Frontlines mostly tidies up the open sideplot from the prior two books. It also sets us up for the battle of Mars and develops the characters and their relationships.

  • Angles of Attack

  • Frontlines, Book 3
  • Autor: Marko Kloos
  • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 58 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full throttle ahead!

  • Von Justus Wingert Am hilfreichsten 12.06.2017

Full throttle ahead!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.06.2017

I'll stop giving Luke Daniels his own section here, he's a damn good voice actor. Period. :D

Andrew Grayson has so far matured from some silly kid into a badass combat grunt. In the third installment it's going a bit sideways for him however. The last book started giving a lot more breathing room to other characters and this book benefits from expanding on that. The stakes are ever growing and it's just too much for any one individual to solve. Cooperation is the name of the game and it is believable characters and tragic heroes that safe the day.

Angles of Attack is basically the second half of Lines of Departure, unlike the jump from Frontlines #1 to #2 and later #3 to #4 Marko Kloos had a story line that just didn't fit in one book. So Frontlines 2&3 can best be enjoyed back to back. The world Kloos started building in Terms of Enlistment is ever expanding and his outlook on humanity is fair but scathing.

The fundamentally positive outlook a character like Andrew Grayson manages through all hardships and cynicissm forced on him is heartwarming.

  • Lines of Departure

  • Frontlines, Book 2
  • Autor: Marko Kloos
  • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 6 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is getting serious...

  • Von Justus Wingert Am hilfreichsten 12.06.2017

This is getting serious...

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.06.2017

Any audiobook lives on its performance, and Luke Daniels has a rock solid delivery. This is no radioplay, obviously, but every character has his or her own personality.

Still following Andrew Grayson on a journey through our dystopic future this book seriously subverts expectations. While the last book only covered issues of morality on the sidelines and by proxy Marko Kloos takes of the kiddie gloves in this one. The whole book is a strong statement on its own, and takes the issue of lawful orders directly by the horns. This installment of frontlines didn't drastically change the tone, but it's certainly getting darker and edgier. Even the stakes are rising. The decisions of our main character start affecting the lifes of tens of thousands of people.

This novel continues expanding the world Marko Kloos started showing us in Lines of Departure. Rock solid military science-fiction meets some thorny issues of morality and the result ist just a great read.

  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • Autor: Marko Kloos
  • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 36 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to the frontlines

  • Von Justus Wingert Am hilfreichsten 12.06.2017

Welcome to the frontlines

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.06.2017

Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von Terms of Enlistment für besser als das Buch?

Any audiobook lives on its performance, and Luke Daniels has a rock solid delivery. This is no radioplay, obviously, but every character has his or her own personality.

Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

The novel centers around Andrew Grayson, a kid from the OK-ish part of a really bad town. We are slowly but thoroughly introduced to a not so distant dystopia growing ever more hellish. From civilian to private Grayson our hero goes through a lot of change, and manages to scrape by with that little bit of luck due a central character.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Overall this is very obviously the first installment of a surprisingly well fleshed out world. Culminating in the standardized military scifi hooray final, albeit with enough investment in character development to make us actually care.

A solid beginning and stepping stone for a great series in the making.

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  • The Galactic Mage (Volume 1)

  • Autor: John Daulton
  • Sprecher: David Bodtcher
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 59 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Altin Meade is a sorcerer with a curse. Seeking to avoid a looming doom, he sets his magical sights on the stars--a quest that will likely bring about the very consequence he's seeking to escape. Far across the galaxy, Ensign Orli Pewter of planet Earth has a looming doom of her own--one of loneliness, depression and, worse, a race of genocidal aliens known as Hostiles seeking to destroy humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice teen sci-fi book

  • Von Justus Wingert Am hilfreichsten 14.06.2016

A nice teen sci-fi book

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 14.06.2016

Despite a good performance by David Bodtcher nothing could elevate this book to more than a passable read for science fiction savy adults. The best parts are the magic sidestories, as they at least roughly follow a logical inner ruling. The sci-fi parts are childishly over simplified. Overall not wasted money but also nothing I would recommend again.

  • The Prefect

  • Autor: Alastair Reynolds
  • Sprecher: John Lee
  • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 41 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-Fi Krimi in der fernen Zukunft

  • Von Anonymer Hörer Am hilfreichsten 19.02.2012

Terrible story mangling

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.11.2015

There is such a thing as suspension of disbelief, and then there's what Alastair Reynolds did here. The villain of the piece is probably the only halfway believable character, without telling too much, it's the standard insane menace villain. The rest of the characters in this story have personalities ranging from childish imbecile to severely brain damaged childish imbecile. If at any point in this story any character in a position of responsibility had consulted one of his two brain cells the book would be half as long.

Having enjoyed the previous installments of the series leaves me confused. While there were instances of plot derangement, e.g. a character failing miserably in recognizing the obvious solution right in front of him. they were limited and resolved quickly. For the fourth book Reynolds basically built a plot around those moments.

If you enjoy the experience of shoes raining on characters and being wholeheartedly ignored this is the book for you. If however you prefer waiting for the significant shoe to drop while intelligent characters figure it out with you, you should go elsewhere.