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Download Into the Looking Glass: Looking Glass Series, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Into the Looking Glass: Looking Glass Series, Book 1 (Unabridged), by John Ringo
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,719 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ringo Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Formerly of the 82nd Airborne Division, New York Times best-selling author John Ringo brings unmatched authenticity to his military science fiction.

When asubatomic physics experiment causes a massive explosion, interdimensional gateways open in Florida - and aliens pour out. Some intend to bring Earth to its knees. Others seem willing to help, but will annihilate the planet if Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller can't stop the menace from spreading. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Picchi | 2/3/2014

    " A vastly surprising book. Very rare that I like a contemporary Military Sci-Fi, but this was a pleasant surprise. Basically, an "alien" presence invades Earth (inter-dimensional blah blah whatever) and it's up to our modern military, with a little help from Ringo's take on Indiana Jones, to stop them. Some interesting twists and turns keep the story moving along, and it's a well written start to a series I am looking forward to continuing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/26/2014

    " Fun read - plenty of excitement, action and thinking - couple of weak points in the plot/premise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 1/19/2014

    " The first book of the Looking Glass series, it's very different from the subsequent novels. Although the main characters are the usual John Ringo super-competent and generally military types, the focus on civilian response to disaster sets it apart from the Paladin of Shadows series, or the military sci-fi/fantasy mashup of the Council Wars (which I also enjoy). The subsequent books take a more military, naval sci-fi bent and do it well, though it gets a bit draggy in later books with the evolutionary process of civilians into soldiers, and soldiers in turn into officers, but it's still fast-paced and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Kirton | 12/28/2013

    " Very good book. This is what I consider a "hard" sci-fi. Quite often I find those boring because of the extensive detail or explanations involved. But in this book I was kept interested. There was enough to explain what was happening without getting lost in it. The characters were developed enough to make me care what happened to them. And I loved the of redneck bits in the book. We are civilized but not too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myles | 12/25/2013

    " Book #1 of the Looking Glass series. Action packed and hilarious but the physics explanations can turn your mind to mush. Who other than John Ringo would write a story where the main character is a mountain biking, electric guitar playing physicist? Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/15/2013

    " Great read! Waiting for book 2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 12/14/2013

    " More of John Ringo's military sf, with insurmountable odds being overcome by courage and intelligence. Somewhat formulaic, but a formula that works, at least for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 10/3/2013

    " Great read! Really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 9/18/2013

    " This was a good fast read, the the story really well spun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/7/2013

    " now that I have read book 1 after book 4, some things are clear- lets blow up more aliens and talk physics- a real page turner and basically good read although a bit out there with nasty aliens and a hero (like most of Ringo's)who is brillant, handsome,fearless and saves the world daily "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Williamson | 8/2/2013

    " Very interesting concept with John Ringo's fantastic writing style made this a must read for any fan of Ringo. Not as good as his Troy Rising trilogy or the Last Centurion in my mind but a book you will surely have a hard time putting down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 6/24/2013

    " This is the first book by John Ringo I've read but it won't be the last. I was in the mood for some good action SF and this filled the bill. Well written, lots of action, and some really cool ideas. Good job to the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/27/2013

    " John Ringo does a good military space opera, even when space isn't the main focus. I really liked this series, fun and fast to read, with good characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Starhawk | 2/7/2013

    " Miserable prose that needed another editing pass combined with a boring McGuffin, uninteresting aliens, and pathetic characterization make a read that I struggled to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nihonjoe | 11/8/2012

    " This was a fun romp. The characters were interesting, and the action came in regular bursts. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series: Vorpal Blade . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.E. | 9/11/2012

    " Definitely different. Chock full of science and military jargon. A bit of philosophy I wasn't too thrilled with. Still, all in all an enjoyable read. Good premise. Heroic characters. If you can get through the long stretches of explanation, the action is worth it. And the end was very satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 8/14/2012

    " I'm a big fan of this series. It's heavy on physics and metaphysics, then shifts right into science fiction speculation. There's a way-overused saying of book reviewers that really applies here: "A romping good read!". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/20/2012

    " This is the book that got me addicted to John Ringo books. Its a geeky, sci0fi book that is believable that it really could happen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 6/6/2011

    " I'd reccomend this book fr fans of military SF with low expectations. If a Cliff Notes version of a Tom Clancy novel was crossed with Heinlen's Starship Troopers, this is the kind of book you'd get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 5/7/2011

    " This is the first book by John Ringo I've read but it won't be the last. I was in the mood for some good action SF and this filled the bill. Well written, lots of action, and some really cool ideas. Good job to the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 2/12/2011

    " I'm a big fan of this series. It's heavy on physics and metaphysics, then shifts right into science fiction speculation. There's a way-overused saying of book reviewers that really applies here: "A romping good read!". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 1/24/2011

    " Not great literature.., But the of a great series!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 10/12/2010

    " A great book...looking forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 8/26/2010

    " More of John Ringo's military sf, with insurmountable odds being overcome by courage and intelligence. Somewhat formulaic, but a formula that works, at least for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan457 | 5/22/2010

    " An accident at a lab in Florida starts spitting out some weird subatomic particle. Every place a particle ends up is a potential gateway. Gateways start opening and alien killing machines start coming through.
    great start to a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/24/2010

    " This is the book that got me addicted to John Ringo books. Its a geeky, sci0fi book that is believable that it really could happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 4/4/2010

    " Hard Sci-Fi, Action und Aliens. Alles, was zu einem klassischen Sci-Fi-Roman gehört. "

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