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Publisher's Summary

John Birmingham is the master of alternate history adventure - and now he's mastered a new genre with the volcanically fast-paced and wildly inventive Dave Hooper urban fantasy series. The series is anchored by a thrilling high concept: An oil rig opens a deep ocean rift that unleashes terrifying monsters into the world.

But perhaps its coolest asset is its hero, Dave Hooper: a tough, bleakly funny, down-on-his luck oil rig worker with an unlikely destiny as a monster slayer and world savior. With a memorable concept and an unforgettable new hero, the Dave Hooper series will satisfy Birmingham's large fanbase and convert a new legion of devoted fans.

©2015 John Birmingham (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Great action and held my attention the entire book

What did you love best about Resistance?

I loved that I got another book to continue after the first Dave vs The Monsters

What did you like best about this story?

All of it, the characters, the story, the monsters, etc

What does Mark Zeisler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He provides added entertainment because he nails the characters

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

Buy it, totally worth every penny (or credit)

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the story lacked direction with the main character

The main character lacked direction. The story was a cross of Hulk smash and I hate the government but will work for them. I don't appreciate whining from the main character.

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I just...I can't do it...

Would you try another book from John Birmingham and/or Mark Zeisler?

Based on this and the first book in the series, no, I don't think so.

What was most disappointing about John Birmingham’s story?

The main character is disappointingly dense. We keep getting reminded about how he has multiple engineering degrees and is in charge of a team that performs dangerous and exacting work. What we actually get is a moron who rarely bothers to think, and when he does, it's typically not with his head. Time after time, we're shown that he is surrounded by competent if sometimes contrary individuals, and time after time he chooses his own inane answer instead of listening to sound advice. There's a major disconnect here, and it's infuriating.

Any additional comments?

I really wanted to like this series. It's a cool concept, and has some fun possibilities. It's fun to see the monsters of old run headlong into the technology of today. The main character is entirely too obnoxious, though.

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Ve and I work in the oilfield so it was hilarious

great way to past the time ...
p s lot of cussing so don't let your children listen to it

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really picks up right from the start.

great story. the narrator guy sounds a lot like Scott Siggler back in his story reading podcast days. very entertaining.

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Pretty awful

I agree with the other reviewers that didn’t like the book. The story has the opportunity to be interesting. I got through book 1 hoping the MC was going to see some growth. I guess he did, just not what I had in mind. I can look around the real world and see lots of misogynistic bigots like this guy. If he’s not going to develop into a better version of himself, I don’t care to hear any more of this drivel. It’s for 15 year old boys whose parents let them read mature material.

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Annoying delivery

The good news is that if you enjoyed book one you get a 2nd book that cranks the throttle for you. The bad part is that apparently the narrator did everything on his first take; he takes breaths at weird moments destroying how the sentences flow and stumbles over words. I swear it sounds like he is reading this out loud for the first time,in the dark, with a dying flashlight.

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5 Stars if the language wasn't so foul

great story... imaginative and funny but not something that you can listen to around the kids

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loved it

took abit in the first book but got hooked. i read alot of negative reviews. ..not every book for everyone. i loved this book.

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great story and narrative.

this is a new favorite for me. the narration really matched the story well. nice curves in the story and the end really has me hanging.