First, you have to purchase both books at the same time because they must be listened to one after the other. Second, make sure you have about 35 hours of time you are not doing anything else. I found the story and the reading to be addicting. The characterizations are intense, the plot lines are complexly interwoven, and there are a lot of them, and the reading is superb. It's pretty obvious from the ending of the second book that more is to come and there are still unresolved plot lines. However, the second book does leave you in a satisfied place. One of the better listens since Ringo's Troy series. I strongly recommend this one.
Many twists and turns just what you would expect from Herbert and Anderson
fantastic as usual
Benhur in Space.... Red October ..as you know kinda what needs to be done just no way to tell how there going to play things out. Always a new twist as we learn the new worlds and their ways.
I always like hearing Scott as his clear and concise voice are wonderful to listen to on long stretches.
A new dimension has opened for your race. Do you close it or embrace it?
What a wonderful tail, bravo ya’ll theirs something new around the corner and you won’t want to put this one down. Get it.. sit back.. enjoy for hours the tails told in this first installment.
This started out to be a great story and then it just ended . I guess they just want to sell more books.
I enjoyed the story, but I hate it when the story ends with so many loose ends! I did not realize this was first of a series, but it was only published this year. Still, it would have been nice to know that this was the first installment. Being a long-time & devoted sci-fi/fantasy fan, I've got several story lines in progress & will be fine until the authors publish the next installment of the story. I like Scott Brick as well. Will probably watch for & get the next part, but will have to listen to the first part again to catch up.
The book is cut short so abruptly, I kept checking my iPhone audible application to check if there was something wrong. The book could have rewarded listeners with (at least) an end chapter full of action. Is that too much to ask?
This book was publicized by audible as a complete novel, but it is written open ended as one of a series. I feel mislead and wasted my money as, frankly, it's not good enough to be a series.
Great book but horrible ending. How many years do we need to wait to find out what happens. I hate authors that use this tactic. Give a little closure will you!!!!
Great story, with deep character development. Look at this book as the first installment. I would expect the next book to pick-up right where this one left off - in time and the sequence of events. I can't wait! Scott Brick did an outstanding naratation job!
I'm an astronomer. Scifi is all I ever read/watch/listen to. (with the occasional epic fantasy here and there, for diversity :)
This is a very poor effort. I cannot believe it got published, and I wish I had actually *read* some reviews of this book before buying it. Instead I just went with the star rating it has which seemed decently high. I don't understand how the rating can be so high, I gave it one star only because I couldn't give it negative stars, it's *that* bad.
This book is full of literally stupid characters and so many cliches it's not even funny. The storytelling style is naive and simplistic, as if this was written for children. The characters are flat, uninteresting, stereotypical, completely unbelievable and one dimensional. They're either exaggeratedly good or exaggeratedly bad. Like I said - simplistic. But most of all it's really irritating how incredibly stupid they are. This makes the story incomprehensible at times.
The narration doesn't help. I will avoid this narrator in the future at all cost. He's horrible. He's whining, melodramatic, and completely inadequate.
If I could play editor I wouldn't release this book at all. Or at least I'd target a very young audience. This book is below the average adult. I have no problem with the book not having a true ending because there's no way I will subject myself to listening to the rest of this crap. I listened to 3 hours and I can't take it anymore. Enough.
Save your credit for something else.