This title has received criticism of being right-wing propaganda...
Apparently, one can't even read a book anymore without politicising it.
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I for one had fun with this and I'm not ashamed for it.
Yes, the story is a bit cheesy and predictable, the main character a hero who single-handedly saves Earth, but so what?
It's not like Hollywood has done any better lately. At least the characters in Live Free or Die have more depth to them.
If you're looking for something whimsical, surprising or deep, you'll be disappointed, but if you like the majority of SciFi movies, you will enjoy this.
This is a good book, but it dips in the middle and flies off into "ideal" US politics. Generally no problem as this is written by an American, but it ..Show More »needs to keep some form of credibility and that is lost (at least to the non-US ear) when we are told (at great length) how the world depends upon the US but the US does not depend upon the world (being it's saviour for several decades).
You get the feeling that the author is venting his personal anger - especially against the French.
If you can ignore this 30 minutes of nonsense then it is a good story.
The first two books were brilliant so what happened with this book ?
The book is about 16 hours long with about 15 hours devoted to south americ..Show More »an politics that really has nothing to do with the story line , it should have been one space battle after another getting better and better instead it was boring and pointless.
Take my advice listen to the first two books and use your imagination to finish the trilogy.