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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 18 Oct. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009SHA0LK
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Mech 2: The Savant Audiobook – Unabridged
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A quick comment about the aliens, although the "hive" scenario has been explored many times in sci-fi literature I found the approach of making them organised in a sentient manner to be most welcome, having an insight into their insecurities was fascinating and engaging, so often "aliens" of this type are nothing more than mindless killing machines hell bent on destruction with no apparent motivations other than it being some kind of genetically driven rage. It was intriguing and scary to read about "monsters" who made concious and weighted decisions about invading and another species for there own ends.
Although I did enjoy reading (and would love another in the series), I can't help feeling that at times, there were missing details, as though I were reading an abridged version (I would also say the first one made me feel the same way). I'm torn by the feeling as I don't think it's a bad thing for the reader to be left to fill in some of the blanks, creating there own vision of what has gone on, whilst the reader has been elsewhere. At times it felt more like a film experience in that respect.
I guess it leaves me wanting more!
One more thing, the title of this series. Is it just me, or was I foolish to expect it to be more about Mechs than it is? Or have I just missed the point? The Mechs seem very much like supporting cast to the story rather than the focus of it, from which the title would have lead me to believe they would be. Or will they become more prominent as the series moves on?
All that said I really did enjoy the book, and as I said previously, would love another one. Bring it on!
The second book is just as good as the first and, if you have read the first one, it is all the more in depth. There is more character development and I found myself taking a genuine dislike to Nicu, feeling weary of Zuna and felt chilled at certain points of near-death for the main characters. I definitely recommend the Mech series.
I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 only because there were even more typographical mistakes than the first (for example, at one point, Aldo is referred to as 'Also'). Whoever is in charge of checking the finished works for spelling is doing a pretty bad job.
A good read but a little short for my taste (Hence the 4 stars). I would have preferred Mech1+2 as one novel.
The only fault that I had about this book was the propulsion system used for the main ship - whilst I understood what the author was getting at I think he missed how inefficient and unrealistic it was, but at least he was using his imagination which does seem to be one of his strong points.
Overall it kept me wanting more, so can't fault (any more of) it.
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