Update: May 3, 2020 – I have decided to go back and add some Audible user comments to the series I grew tired of. These opinions most often compliment my own.
Summary: I’ve decided to dedicate a page to the book series that I find cumbersome to continue reading for various reasons. There are a few. I’ll attempt to point out why I think the series is old and stale and what exactly bothers me about each one.
The Lost Starship Series. You can find my notes on this one in the review section.
Scrapyard Ship Series by Mark Wayne McGinnis. If you see or hear the words “Go for Cap” one more time you’ll want to kill yourself. Technology seems to solve every problem and the story kind of got away from itself. I liked the concept but it would have probably made a better trilogy or a shorter series than expanding it to the big series and spinoff that it became. The overuse of the same phrasal preposition “as well as” also made me want to poke my eyes out with a sharp stick. Pretty sure that happened in this series but I am not going back and checking.
Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick. I’m adding this simply because of the exhausting Audible reader Katherine Kellgren. She reads this book at such an emotionally draining level that I feel like I should be calming her down so she can just read the darn story. I couldn’t listen to it so I bought the e-books. As it turns out, I couldn’t read them either.
Kris Longknife Series. I’m giving this one a placeholder because I am not sure how much more of this I can listen to. She wants to settle down with her husband, take a desk job, and take care of her children. That is great unless you need to finish a book series about a character who really isn’t known for any of those things. I am reading Bold right now and there is way too much baby bullshit than I really care about. I’m not reading these books because I am interested in her child rearing techniques. It takes away from the focus of most of the books which is the main character and her military prowess. I enjoyed all of the books that didn’t involve a baby. The only reason I would continue to listen to these audiobooks was if the baby gets killed. Harsh? Perhaps. I do not appreciate baby bullshit in my military science fiction. I agree with the review below…