Con folgorante chiarezza vengono qui spiegate la teoria della relatività generale di Einstein, la meccanica quantistica, i buchi neri, la complessa architettura dell'universo, le particelle elementari, la gravità e la natura del tempo e della mente: una limpida e divertente introduzione a quelle scoperte della fisica contemporanea che smentiscono ogni nostra percezione e intuizione immediata. But the last act takes quite the turn around from the boring world building and makes the entire series seem interesting again. The action starts early on but really revs up in the second half of the story. Earth gets attacked by a whole bunch of hamster people, but then saved by some lizards. The plot gets a little lost here and there, but it is witty, funny, and interesting even with its flaws. Perché queste aziende continuano a stupire con il loro spettacolare successo, mentre le grandi marche di una volta arrancano a fatica alle loro spalle? This book is irreverent and light, despite the doom and gloom of an alien invasion. Onwards then, for a merry jaunt through the universe.
The main character, Joe, is a young 20-year-old guy who just returned from a tour in Nigeria. I listened to most of the book on Audible and R. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. I have heard lots of great narrators. Ogni episodio è dedicato a una disciplina scientifica o artistica e a due grandi protagonisti. This book has science galore, comedy galore, aliens galore and space battles. Be aware of the language use if you are a person with sensitive ears, as well as if you are for something fuller of science, the audiobook has plenty of first and not so much of the second one.
After spending too much time sorting through different audio books, I settled on the Expeditionary Forces series as it appeared interesting and is, well, a series. By the end I really enjoyed this book. E davanti ai nostri occhi scorre tutta la Russia dell'epoca, dai salotti dell'alta società alle isolate isbe di campagna, dai gelidi uffici ministeriali alle paludi dove si tira alle beccacce, in un quadro di profonda e spietata bellezza. But he felt something was wrong in this war, something was completely wrong on the side humankind decided to stay. The protagonist in this story is a U. Humans were doing their usual petty things on Earth when spaceships arrived delivering hamster-like creatures.
The humor is real life-sometimes it works, other times, not so much. Spoiler tags are courtesy, not required. But the last act takes quite the turn around from the boring world building and makes the entire series seem interesting again. Seriously, if you like science fiction at all read this book. We also get a sort of interesting long term plot thrown together for the series of books and also a number of fixes for issues that crop up through the book.
I mean, they blew the hell out of it, those soldiers must have had something against potatoes. It is also a book that is likely helped by the narrator in the Audio-book version. After further arguments and discussions, a new mission is set up. As the story progresses further, the conflict becomes much more complicated. Of course, when an alien star ship turns up in earth's atmosphere, followed closely by a second alien race, you just know it's all not going to work out in Earth's favour. Dopo tanti anni Terzani non dimentica la profezia che a suo modo si avvera.
The books are listed in publication and reading order. Bray is an actor, voice over artist and a multi-award winning audiobook narrator. Turns out, space war is a lot less chill than you might expect when you are in a technologically inept society. And that was the good news. Humans are effectively irrelevant to the greater galaxy in this book with the best survival strategy to hide in the corner and hope no one notices us.
I found this to be great entertainment. If you happen to be in any of these cases, then this material is not suitable for you. Sadly, it ditches this fairly quickly to start a lot of grindy world building which is only semi interesting and does not really feel like very interesting sci-fi. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? They attacked the infrastructure, power plants, refineries and industrial sites around the planet on a day that became known as Columbus Day. It had interesting plot, good characters and lot's of humor I really liked. I tried listening to the audiobook, but despite the superb narration I grew weary of hearing Joe Bishop yammer on about his army days fighting in Nigeria, or about how various alien-based weapons and communication devices work.
Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. The humor is real life-sometimes it works, other times, not so much. Outstanding is the perfect word for all of this book, even the narration. I found the humor and the main character very similar to The Martian by Andy Weir. I have rarely seen someone merge hard core science fiction action, the realities of technological disparity, and relatable humor in such an amazing fashion. Then the Kristang come to the aid of Earth to defeat the Ruhar. I was greatly rewarded for my stubbornness, because as soon as Skippy The Mighty enters the scene, the book takes on a new dimension, it becomes a lot funnier, the twists are linked and the rhythm does not fall again.